Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can have a number of different causes — and naturally, there are a number of different solutions, too. Understanding the causes and treatments of elbow pain can help you decide how to approach your pain. Common Causes of Elbow Pain There are many possible causes of elbow pain including one time injuries, wear […]

Travel Medicine and Health Risks for Travelers

Traveling abroad can be exciting, educational, and lots of fun. The last thing you want is for your trip to be spoiled by a health emergency. You can’t always prevent medical emergencies, but understanding the health risks for travelers can help you plan and prepare to stay healthy and safe. What are some of the […]

Where Do You Go for Health Information?

What do you do if you start feeling ill, or if you start having unusual symptoms? Do you search your symptoms online? Do you ask for opinions on social media? Technology makes it easy to find health information these days, but the information you can find online isn’t always reliable. Talk to your doctor when […]

National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut butter is a fun food — and nutritious to boot. It deserves its own national observance day. Two tablespoons of peanut butter provide 8 grams of protein and 1.9 grams of fiber. It has 10% of your daily requirement of Vitamin B-6 and 12% of Magnesium. Peanut butter is high in fat — 16 […]

7 Myths About the Flu

Some of the things that you hear about influenza virus simply aren’t true. Don’t put your health and your family’s health at risk because of misinformation. Here are some common myths about the flu, and what you need to know to protect against the flu. You only get the flu during flu season Most cases […]

Is It Safe to Eat Raw Dough?

Maybe you’ve had plenty of experience eating raw dough — a taste of cookie dough, a smidgen of unbaked pie crust, or a fingerful of cake batter. You’ve been eating it your entire life, and you’ve never been sick from it. You let your children eat raw dough and they haven’t gotten sick either. This […]

What Is a Healthy Weight?

Are you unhealthy if you are not at a healthy weight? Does being at a healthy weight mean that you’re healthy? What does healthy weight mean, and why is it important? What does healthy weight mean? A healthy weight, or normal weight, means that your Body Mass Index falls within a weight range that is […]

6 Tips to Help You Keep Moving Through Winter

You need to stay physically active regardless of the season. However, it’s not always easy to find the motivation to get up and move around when it’s cold, dark, and gloomy outside. It might be tempting to curl up next to the fire with a good book and a cup of cocoa, or stay indoors […]

Recipes for Oatmeal Month

Whole grains are better for us than refined grains, and oatmeal is the health powerhouse among whole grains. It’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. The health benefits of oatmeal include: Oats are higher in protein than most grains, and they contain lots of fiber, too. Half a cup of rolled oats gives you […]

Thinking About a Diet? Focus on Healthy Eating and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

January is a popular month for dieting. Losing weight and eating better are consistently at the top of the list of popular New Year’s resolutions. One of the issues with New Year’s resolutions is that they often involve sudden, drastic lifestyle changes. It’s not easy to turn these changes into healthy behaviors and fully adopt […]