It’s no secret that garlic works wonders for our immune system. Despite leaving you worried about your breath—which we’ll tell you how to avoid in a bit—garlic is a magical antioxidant. In honor of National Garlic Day, April 19, 2017, we’re spreading awareness of these perks and how to use it to your advantage.
It’s no secret that washing down a half a dozen donuts with a liter of coke every day can lead to obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately, you can now add Alzheimer’s disease to that list. Researchers at the University of Bath in the U.K. have found that high blood sugar levels can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.
Fish oil can be a lifesaver—literally! Research shows that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil reduced the risk of death in patients who have experienced heart attacks. We hear the recommendations from our doctors, medical journals and blogs just like this one, but how many of us actually increase our intake of fish oils to improve our health? Whether you’re battling with the stress of a job, or something as serious as a cardiovascular disease, we break down how fish oil can help mitigate some major health problems.
Americans spent $3.2 trillion on healthcare in 2015, and that figure is predicted to rise at a rate of 5.6% per year for the next ten years. However, thanks to the advancement of technology, physicians and medical professionals now have a less costly way to see patients without having them physically visit the office or emergency room.
Many of us look forward to “cheat days” that allow us to indulge in burgers, pizza, cake and anything fried. One day can’t hurt, right? Cheat years, on the other hand, can.According to a recent Tufts study, unhealthy diets are responsible for an estimated 318,000 American deaths per year.
Want to live longer? Laugh as much as you can—it could help. While it is said that laughter is the best medicine, we seem to forget this as we grow from children into adults. As adults, we laugh about 12 to 15 times a day, while children laugh about 300 to 500 times a day. Think about it, daily tickle time, hilarious cartoons, and not having a care in the world makes them happier human beings with amazingly low stress levels. As adults, we are faced with bills, work, and other responsibilities that leave us perpetually tense. There are various ways that laughter can combat not only stress, but other health conditions we may potentially face.
Pain from a medical condition or injury that persists for six months or longer is considered chronic. Pain during an injury or illness is normal; however, if the pain lasts for months or years after the injury has healed or illness has subsided, it’s best to seek medical attention. Chronic pain can interfere with daily activities such as work, household chores and even family interaction.
73.5 million Americans are currently living with high cholesterol, and it’s important we understand that daily behaviors such as diet and physical activity can significantly affect our cholesterol levels. Understanding the impact these behaviors have on your levels can help you take the necessary steps to prevent high cholesterol and maintain control over your health. In this blog, we explain what cholesterol is, as well as what causes cholesterol.
We do it in the shower, on the freeway, and mostly when no one is watching. Whether we’re belting it out in front of the mirror or enjoying a jam session with a friend, we can’t resist singing along to a catchy tune. But did you know there are several health benefits associated with singing? Get to know the perks of channeling your inner Adele.
It is common for us to instinctually rush to the emergency room (ER) when we get sick or injured, but depending on the injury or illness, there may be a better alternative. A visit to urgent care can save you a significant amount of time and money in comparison to the ER. Use these guidelines to help you decide whether you should visit the ER or urgent care.
In May 2016, The United States Department of Labor issued updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. According to the new regulations—which were scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016—some employees would need to be reclassified from exempt status to hourly non-exempt status. Here's what you need to know about the proposed FSLA changes.