Facts About Coconut Oil

People take dietary coconut oil for myriad reasons, including the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer complications, boosting the immune system, chronic...

Differences between Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative care and hospice care have a lot of similarities, but there are also important differences. One of the most important distinctions between the...

6 Things to Know on Quit Day

Every smoker can become a former smoker. But it’s going to be hard work. That’s why smokers should plan ahead for their “quit day” and...

What Former Smokers Should Know

Snuffed out your last cigarette years ago? Great! You did something wonderful for your health by quitting. Snuffed out your last cigarette years ago? Great!...

How Smoking Can Change Your Appearance

If knowing that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke and other serious illnesses can’t convince you to quit, how about good old vanity?If knowing...

Avoid Holiday Emergency Department Visits

Dad falling off the roof as he strings lights, Grandma fainting under the Christmas tree, a massive fire in the kitchen: These emergencies are...

Wash Your Hands of Germs

One of the most effective and easiest ways to prevent the spread of disease is to wash your hands. As we go throughout the...

Drink This, Not That

You may have heard the warning: Don’t drink your calories. That bit of wisdom recognizes that beverages can be as waistline-expanding as a cheeseburger...

7 Subtle Signs of Depression

True or false: You can’t be depressed if you’re going to work and taking care of your family, and not lying in bed for...

Just One Thing: 10-Minute Fitness

Want to get some exercise but don’t know where to start? Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier on weekdays. We know — sleep is precious. But...

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