• 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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  • 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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    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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A Healthy Vegetarian Diet Can Be Good for You

by BodyChangers

So you’ve decided to eliminate meat from your diet: You’re in good company! There are now more than 7 million vegetarians in the United States. And Meatless Mondays have millions more worldwide vegging out on a regular basis.

Many people switch to a vegetarian diet because of the potential health benefits. Research shows that a meat-free diet can lower your risk of heart disease, some cancers, and chronic illnesses (like diabetes), and can even help you to slim down. (more…)

Surviving Suicide: The Ripple Effect on Family and Community

by Mental Health

Losing someone to suicide can be painful and devastating. The shock and stigma of such a sudden loss can be isolating and lonely. So many questions are left unanswered and those left behind may feel depressed in the wake of that loss. They may not understand why their loved one made a final choice and may even feel as if they hadn’t done all they could to prevent that loss. (more…)

Identifying Spider Bites

by Urgent Care

Arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias around the world. But despite scaring many, the majority of the 3,000 species of spiders will cause no harm to people. Most spider fangs are either too short or fragile to break through human skin, or their venom is not poisonous enough to cause damage.

Common spider bites usually result in a small, itchy, and sometimes red, irritation of the skin that will clear up in a few days. However there are two specific spiders in the United States – the brown recluse and the black widow – that can cause serious ailments, and even be deadly. It is important to be able to identify these spider bites in order seek proper treatment. (more…)

Breast Cancer Symptoms You Can’t Feel

by CancerCenter

It’s October – the time of the year when you see autumn leaves, Halloween treats, and the color pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is diagnosed in an estimated 207,090 women and 1,970 men in the United States each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is the most common cancer among women across all races and ethnicities. (more…)