- Question Number One: Should I get a flu shot? The answer is a resounding YES! Although there are several rumors saying the flu vaccine isn't effective, doctors say it really does prevent you from getting sick. Research shows that people who get flu shots have a lower risk of catching pneumonia, and are less likely to be hospitalized for flu-related reasons. And according to Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, spokesperson for the Infectious Disease Society of America, there's no truth to the rumor that you'll get sick after getting the vaccine. So hurry up and get your shot!
- And the second question about cold and flu season: If you catch a cold, what can you eat to feel better? If you feel ill, start by downing a glass of orange juice. Studies show that vitamin C may shorten the duration of a cold. You should also munch on bananas and turkey. These foods help maintain the health of your organs so they can keep making infection-fighting white blood cells. And finally, you should have an apple or some cranberries. These foods contain flavanoids, which can reduce inflammation and strengthen your immune system.
You may think over-tanning before your big event will help you look fabulous. We'll tell you why toasting yourself could cost your life - even if you tan on a regular basis.Read More
For some, asking their doctor about the digestive system can be unpleasant. So, we saved the embarrassment and asked for you!Read More
There's a difference between spending money and investing it. Let's take a look a few ways you can invest your money wisely toward your overall happiness!Read More
Long-term exposure to hidden toxins can raise certain health risks. So, what toxins can be avoided, and where are they hiding?Read More
We’ll tell you how to gauge the cleanliness of the your dentist’s office and how to protect yourself at your next dental visit.Read More
Want the key to longevity? We’ll tell you what it is and how you can apply it to your everyday life!Read More
All that hand sanitizing and the anti-bacterial soaps we use may be doing us more harm than good. We explain why experts say being so clean could be bad for our health.Read More
We explain why senior communities are the new hip places for the elderly.Read More
We explain how even the smallest stressful event impacts our health and the right way to handle those types of situations.Read More
Experts say the perception that some people can’t lose weight – or simply don’t want to – is bunk. Find out what worked and the myths that can get in our way to a smaller size.Read More