We all know that having a healthy immune system is critical to having a healthy and full life. But the reality is that most of us really don’t understand the complexities of our immune system and how it can be easily impacted by small day-to-day decisions.Read More
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You’re sitting in the waiting room at your doctor’s office for a routine check-up, when a mother walks in, toting her visibly ill child. While looking at her child might make you reach for the hand-sanitizer—after all, no one likes being in enclosed spaces with contagious people—seeing her sick child might actually be good for you.Read More
On Tuesday, March 24th, Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed column for The New York Times, in which she announced that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to decrease her risk of ovarian cancer. This news comes two years after she announced that she had a double mastectomy, a decision she made due to her high risk of breast cancer.Read More
Dinner out. Theatre tickets. Dancing. These are universal gifts and symbols of love and happiness. Whether it’s for a special birthday, a milestone accomplished, the coming together with good friends, or just your standard Friday night “date night” - there is nothing quite like getting out to celebrate.Read More
During the month of February, our thoughts are typically with our loved ones. It seemed that everywhere you went last month, you saw red cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and beautiful bouquets of flowers. While these gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how important they are to you - what if you could give them an even better gift?Read More
It’s kind of like clockwork, as the cool winter weather arrives so do the sniffles, coughing, sore throats, and sneezing. Why does this happen? It’s no secret that the common cold is a conundrum for doctors and researchers - but a recent study is shedding some light on why we’re more likely to catch a cold in the winter than in the summer.Read More
Sneezing. Coughing. Achy joints. Fevers. Chills. Headaches. Sore throat. Trouble sleeping. Fatigue.
It probably seems like everyone around you is sneezing, coughing, sniffling and generally feeling unwell. Once again, we’re deep in the middle of a tough cold and flu season. This season in particular is a tough one with the flu shot having just a 23% effectiveness rate and lots of us contracting colds and flus that are lasting longer than normal.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus but, it is one that is still not widely understood or openly discussed. Because this virus is more common than most people realize, it’s important that teens, young adults, parents and the general public have a clear understanding of HPV.
Awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) is on the rise, but so many of us don't really understand the facts about this sexually transmitted disease. While there have been extensive public campaigns to highlight how common this sexually transmitted disease is, most people who are at-risk don’t have the information they need to protect themselves.