Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
Cough and Cold Medicine Safety: The Essential Dos and Don'ts
With winter approaching, you might be thinking about stocking up on over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines. But there are several things you should know about cough and cold medicine safety.
What Is Genetic Testing? Understanding the Ins and Outs
Genes are inherited from our parents, and the structure of these genes dictate who we are, including our features and characteristics. However, sometimes a mutation or change occurs that causes an abnormality, and genetic testing identifies that change.
The Difference Between Cold and Flu: Symptoms and Treatment
When researching the difference between cold and flu, you'll quickly realize that these two illnesses overlap quite a bit. For the best ways to treat one versus the other, here is some expert insight courtesy of Srilakshmi Madhusudhan, MD, a family medicine practitioner at Dignity Health Medical Group — Bakersfield, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation.
Medication Safety: 5 Prescriptions You Should be Extra Careful With
Almost 50 percent of Americans have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Medications help us eliminate deadly diseases, relieve pain and suffering, and increase quality of life — but with so many drugs on the market, medication safety is more important than ever. To help keep yourself as safe as possible, here are five types of prescription medications you should be extra careful with.
Medicine Cabinet Essentials: The Definitive Checklist for Staying Fully Stocked
If you're looking for a list of medicine cabinet essentials, you've come to the right place. Having the right medications and medical supplies on hand can make a world of difference when you're in need! Whether you're cleaning your bathroom, tossing old drugs, or sending your child off to fend for themselves, this guide will help you understand the essentials of a well-stocked medicine cabinet.