Why You Can’t Rely on Medical Apps

There’s a growing number of mobile apps out there designed to help people self-diagnose medical ailments. While medical apps may seem like a cheap and convenient way to keep tabs on your health, it’s important to understand the true value of these apps. Medical apps can be helpful and informative tools, but they’re not always […]

Help Your Kids Stay Safe On Halloween!

Children spend the entire month of October counting down the days leading up to Halloween. Now that it’s finally here, your kids are probably beside themselves, worked up into a frenzy that can only be quelled by a night of trick-or-treating. This is an exciting holiday for children, and Halloween safety is the last thing […]

It’s Time For Your Seasonal Flu Shot

It’s that time of year, again. Fall is the beginning of flu season, which means that it’s time for you and your family to get your flu shot. Influenza vaccinations can help prevent flu outbreaks, reduce flu symptoms in individuals, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Learn more about influenza vaccinations and why it’s important to get […]

Adults Need Exercise Too!

We know that children need physical activity to develop properly, grow up strong, and stay healthy. That’s why parents diligently encourage children to get up off the couch and play outside. This is especially important as recess and play time are whittled down at schools, and our lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary. But it’s not […]

Insect Bites in the Fall?

Fall is a great season to get outdoors. It’s one of the best times of the year to get outside and enjoy hiking, backpacking, and other healthy outdoor activities with the whole family. The trees come alive with color, the air is nice and crisp, and the swarms of insects and lush thickets of poison […]

Are Carbohydrates Bad For You?

Are carbohydrates bad for you? The short answer: no. Some people have a misunderstanding of carbohydrates.People talking about “carbs” usually mean bagels, not milk or spinach. But fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products are sources of carbohydrates. There are a lot of fad diets that encourage people to entirely eliminate carbohydrates. This has cultivated […]

The Dangers of Raw Milk

You may have heard that raw milk is more nutritious than processed milk, or that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk. There’s a small group of people choosing raw milk because they believe it has health benefits. Before you get caught up in the raw milk fad, make sure that you know the facts. […]

Arthritis and Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control recently released a map showing which counties in the United States had the highest rate of arthritis. William Heisel of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation thought he saw a strong similarity between the CDC map and his organization’s map of obesity rates by county. Arkansas shows up strongly […]

Your Kids Want Healthy After School Snacks!

Well, maybe they don’t want healthy snacks. They would rather have cupcakes and chips, but they need healthy after school snacks. Kids usually have four or more action-packed hours between school lunch and getting home from school. A satisfying snack at this time puts kids in position to eat a good dinner — rather than […]

Work And Wellness Go Hand in Hand

When you talk about work/life balance, it may sound as though work is separate from life. Yet we spend about a third of our life on work, and our bodies are with us during those hours. The truth its, work and wellness go hand in hand. Work affects health, and health affects work. How work […]