How Much Sleep Do You Need?

The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep Sleep is more than just a period of physical and mental “downtime.” Getting restful sleep and enough of it...

Best Sleeping Positions

Most people have a sleeping position that they find to be the best way to sleep. However, every position has its health benefits and...

Back Pain and Its Causes

Persistent back pain affects millions of Americans to some degree and is a leading cause of disability. One of the challenges is that there...

Sleep Cycles and Stages of Sleep

While sleep may feel like one long period of unconsciousness, perhaps broken up by some dreams, it’s actually more complex than that. There are...

Aromatherapy for Sleep

Essential oils are oils that are extracted from plants and have their characteristic fragrance. They are typically obtained through a distillation process and are...

Living with Pet Allergies

Understanding Pet Allergies If you have a passion for pets but also have pet allergies, that conflict can be very difficult. You may decide you...

What are the Differences Between Celiac Disease and a Gluten Allergy?

What is Gluten and Who Should Avoid It? Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (also referred to as a gluten allergy) are two different conditions...

Germs and Hand Washing

One of the most effective and easiest ways to prevent the spread of disease is proper hand washing. As we go throughout the day...

Why are Peanut Allergies so Severe?

Peanut allergies are among the most common and the most severe of food allergies. For people who have a serious peanut allergy or peanut...

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, is a very common condition in adults and can be caused by a wide range of factors,...

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