• 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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    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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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…)

Benefits of Honey

by BodyChangers

It’s been called “nectar of the Gods” and used as medicine for centuries, but what benefit does honey really offer? Aside from serving as an excellent energy source for athletes before, during, and after a workout, it also provides essential vitamins and minerals and has even been shown to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Even more, it can soothe a sore throat and amp up skin and hair treatments. You may enjoy it in your food, in your tea, or on your face, but no matter how you choose to embrace it, there are plenty of reasons to love honey (more…)

Don’t Lose Your Voice: Common Problems and Treatments

by Ear, Nose, & Throat

If you’ve ever screamed at the top of your lungs at a football game, or chatted on the phone for hours on end, you may have experienced some slight hoarseness. For some people, even small bouts of voice use or brief outbursts of shouting can result in complications with speaking and projecting their voice normally. In fact, problems with speech and projection are more common than you might think. (more…)

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids on the Go

by Pediatrics

During the school year, kids spend the bulk of their time in the classroom and often come home only to go to practice, attend music lessons, or work on homework. All of these activities can build quite an appetite, and it’s important to make sure your kids are fueling their minds and bodies with the right types of snacks. Some snacks that are marketed to children may be loaded with sugar or unhealthy additives. As your child develops, it’s important to instill good eating habits in them, as well as a penchant for healthy snacks that will help them remain active as an adult. Check out some tips for healthy snacks for today’s kids on-the-move. (more…)

Recipe: Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

by BodyChangers

Low in calories and fat, but packed with vitamin C and lycopene, tomatoes are a perennial favorite in salads, sauces, and other dishes. Although they’re typically thought of as a vegetable, tomatoes are actually classified as a fruit. While tomatoes are a staple for many cooked dishes, never underestimate the healthy, wholesome deliciousness of a fresh tomato. Looking for a quick and easy tomato basil appetizer to share at your next gathering of friends and families? Try out this healthy alternative to pizza or chips and queso. Make use of fresh tomatoes packed with nutrients to create this quick, simple, and delicious appetizer. (more…)