Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

Dry needling is a treatment that uses thin, stainless steel needles (called filiform needles) that are gently inserted into tissue or muscle to stimulate...

Just One Thing: Cocoa Powder

Yes, we are about to label chocolate a health food — sort of. Cocoa powder, which is used to make chocolate, contains compounds called...

Quiz: Do You Know How to Protect Yourself from Ticks?

Summer is laze-in-the-sun-sipping-lemonade season. It’s barbecue and baseball season. And unfortunately, it’s tick season. These little bloodsucking parasites spread disease — including Lyme disease, which...

How to Stay Healthy at the Office

We Americans work — a lot. People with full-time jobs work an average of 47 hours a week, with nearly 4 in 10 people saying...

6 Things to Know About Backyard Chickens

You don’t have to be a farmer anymore to raise chickens. Keeping these birds in urban and suburban backyards has become popular in recent...

What is Smoking Cessation?

Smoking cessation is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. It can take many forms, including counseling, behavior therapy, medication and gradual weaning using nicotine-containing...

Flu Shot Side Effects & Common Reactions

Seasonal influenza (or what is commonly called “the flu”) is a contagious respiratory condition caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat and...

5 Foods to Keep You Cool During Hot Weather

A big scoop of ice cream may sound great when you're battling summer's scorching temperatures, but it's only a quick fix that will you...

Healthy Habits for Your Eyes

It is easy to take your eyesight for granted. However, from injury to illness, there are a number of potential issues that can have...

Which Sleep Cycle is Best for You?

Getting adequate sleep (7-9 hours for most people) is critical to your physical health and emotional wellbeing. In the U.S., we tend to focus...

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Capabilities of Genetic Testing and Screening

Used at the right time and for the right reasons, genetic testing can be a powerful addition to your care provider’s toolkit. It is...

Turn Back the Clock

Plastic surgeons can help people look younger, but they are the first to tell you what really turns back the clock happens on the...
Sepsis

What Causes Sepsis?

Many people are surprised to learn that the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals is a condition called sepsis. In sepsis, the body’s...