6 surprising signs of an unhealthy heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States—an equal opportunity killer that claims approximately 1 million lives annually. The heart and arteries comprise one of our…

You Asked: What are my hiccups telling me?

Most of us can remember the Grey’s Anatomy episode where Meredith’s step-mom checks into the hospital for a case of hiccups that won’t go away. The diagnosis wasn’t pretty and…

Popular diet myths debunked

As a new year begins, thousands will flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle. Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often…

Resisting the lure of a #filtered life

Fix your hair, tilt the phone to find your best angle and smile prettily for the camera—a beautiful sunset is in the background. Ten snaps later an ‘impeccable’ photo is…

Feeling ‘SAD’ this winter? Here’s how to deal

Ever feel like nothing can drag you out of your warm, cozy bed on a dreary winter morning? During colder months, our moods seem to fall as fast as the…

You Asked: Is snoring bad for your health?

A serene scene of blue skies and rolling fields lies behind your eyelids. Suddenly, a horrible racket disturbs you from your peaceful slumber. No, it’s not someone breaking into your…

Staving off sickness at the office

From winter to spring, coughing and sneezing co-workers traipse into the office and further the spread of communicable illnesses. While it is challenging to maintain a germ-free workplace it’s certainly…

Bad habits that wreck your teeth

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Most often, the first thing people notice about you is your smile. Did you know some of your everyday behaviors…

You Asked: Is juicing healthy?

It’s a new year full of new possibilities—and for the majority of society—January is a month focused on healthier living. Juicing has become a staple in many households as an…

What your gynecologist really wants you to know

Cultivating a good relationship with your gynecologist is important. Too often, women in paper gowns are overly anxious about their first visit or are afraid to share intimate details with…

When “access” becomes a barrier: The environment of health care accessibility

A young woman shivers at a bus stop on a cold morning. You observe her every Monday during your commute to work and hardly give her a second glance—but today,…

You Asked: What are the benefits of probiotics?

“Promoting life.” This is a slogan everyone can get behind. But, did you know it’s actually the definition for “probiotic?” In fact, taking a probiotic supplement or eating a serving…

You Asked: Does melatonin really work?

Western society has long abandoned the days of rising and setting with the sun. Our daily habits translate into restless nights because our body clocks are completely out of sync—enter…

Fast Facts: What you should know about Chagas disease

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threating condition transmitted by triatomine bugs, or “kissing bugs.” While Chagas disease is more prevalent in the tropics and Latin…

8 things you should be cleaning more often

As we head into cold and flu season, good hygiene is crucial. Viruses and bacteria can breed and multiply in the most unusual places. Staving off sickness this winter could…

Palliative care: Putting power in the hands of patients

When it comes to advance care planning, patients should be in charge of what they want in terms of quality of life and treatment. Palliative care is beginning to transform…