• Is Sleep Apnea Making You a

    Morning Zombie?

    Do you wake up feeling like a zombie? Do you have trouble keeping your eyes open at work or school, or even while driving? You might be one of the 12 million-plus Americans feeling the effects of a disorder known as sleep apnea. Even though you may be getting to bed at a reasonable hour and assuming you’re getting a normal night’s sleep, sleep apnea can subtly interrupt the quality of your sleep, making you feel tired and lethargic in the morning. (more…)

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  • What You Need to Know About

    Ebola

    Thomas Eric Duncan became the first casualty of the disease on U.S. soil. Duncan was exposed to the disease in Liberia before returning to the U.S. He died in a Dallas hospital on October 8, 2014, after being treated for the disease. By the time Duncan began an experimental treatment, his case of Ebola was too far advanced to respond. A deeper look at Duncan’s case shows that it is actually harder to catch Ebola than most Americans may believe. (more…)

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  • Recipe: Homemade

    Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Fall is finally here and we are officially excited about EVERYTHING pumpkin! Instead of buying the famous coffeehouse drink, skip out on the saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugars by crafting your own version of the pumpkin spice latte in the kitchen. You may be used to waiting in a long line for this tasty treat, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find you can whip up this recipe in half the time. Better yet, this version uses real pumpkin, not syrup! (more…)

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  • Infographic:

    Colors of the Eye

    From the famous lines of beloved songs to the stories of ancient legends, eye color has captivated audiences throughout time. The origins and genetic makeup associated with eye color makes the color of one’s eye more complex than a simple collection of aesthetic traits, however. Genes and pigment concentrations are two important factors in determining eye color. Some eye colors are more rare than others and can be linked to genetics or family origins and heritage. (more…)

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Archive for August, 2014

Germs in the Classroom

by Urgent Care

Germs are tiny microorganisms that exist all around us. They can live in body fluids like stool, mucus and pus as well as in food and untreated water. They can live on counter tops, water faucets, toilets and other inanimate objects. They can even live and spread through the air. (more…)

What Are the Types of Thyroid Disorders?

by Endocrinology

Approximately 27 million people in the United States are affected by thyroid disorders, but some may not even know they have one. Those affected may experience symptoms associated with slower or faster than normal bodily processes, such as weight gain or weight loss, tiredness, or dry hair and skin. Alternatively, others may experience weight loss, fatigue or weakness in the muscles. Dependingupon the particular type of thyroid disorder, the symptoms can vary. (more…)

7 Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

by BodyChangers by Main Slider

There’s more to lemons than meets the eye. This fruit may pair well with some of your favorite dishes, but it also offers incredible health benefits. Lemons are packed with nutrients, promote weight loss, and have even been linked to kidney stone prevention and cancer treatment! This tangy fruit has also been known to possibly help halt bad breath and get rid of dandruff when applied to the scalp. In addition to its properties as a beauty treatment and health aid, there are a number of uses for lemons. (more…)

Why Should I Get A Flu Shot?

by Urgent Care

Each year, the dreaded flu puts more than 200,000 Americans in the hospital. Although the flu can linger and make for a very unpleasant period that can last for days or even weeks on end, some people bounce back faster than others. A number of factors impact how people react to the flu, although different strains of flu crop up every year. Older adults, pregnant women, very young children, and people with a compromised immune system due to an existing medical condition all play a role in how a person reacts to the flu. Symptoms seem to spread like wildfire, and range from mild to life-threatening. (more…)

Yoga vs. Pilates

by Orthopaedic Surgery

Yoga and Pilates have become increasingly popular, and they’re often talked about together. You may have even heard that they can relieve back pain, decrease stress, and increase strength. But can these low-impact exercises really provide all of these health benefits? And just how different are they? Depending on the type of exercise you enjoy most and what your personal fitness goals are, yoga and Pilates can serve as excellent ways to provide your body with an additional type of physical movement. Both forms of physical activity allow you to focus on specific parts of the body, to improve overall muscle tone and physique. Because both have become so popular, we wanted to give you a better understanding for the incredible health benefits that each exercise provides. (more…)