Health & Wellness
New research shows health benefits of salt
In a recent New York Times article, award winning science journalist Gary Taubes describes the considerable efforts and expenditures made by government public health agencies to support and promote salt restriction, despite clinical evidence which does not support population-wide salt reduction strategies. Here are the f...
Umbilical cord stem cells provide life-saving treatment for children
When expectant parents imagine their children's future, chances are that a rare genetic disorder is not part of that picture. But that was the reality for Andres and Paulina Trevino from Boston. At 2 years old, their son, Andy, was diagnosed with an uncommon life-threatening immune disorder. By the age of 3, Andy had bee...
Five tips for choosing a nursing home
Transitioning to life in a nursing home can be difficult, especially after living independently. When thinking about the next step for yourself or a loved one, it is important to consider how the quality of care you receive will affect your health and well-being. It's helpful to plan ahead, consider all your long-term-care options, and make good financial plans early.
Five tips for choosing a hospital
Americans are faced with many purchasing choices every day. From cars to restaurant meals, informed consumers often take the opportunity to research their options before making a decision to buy the item that best fits their needs. So why don't Americans apply the same rigor when choosing a hospital? Like any other product or service, all hospital care is not equal, and not every hospital is right for every person. In fact, the quality of care you receive can have a big impact on your health,...
Summer health: stop frequent heartburn
Summer is here, which means it's time to pack your bags for vacation, dust off your beach umbrella and fire up the grill. Unfortunately many people will not only feel the summer heat outside with friends, but also inside their chest. Summer is prime time for heartburn.
Five tips for choosing a home health care agency
Recovering from an illness or injury can be easier with home health care, which provides you with a wide range of services to help you recover in the comfort of your home. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence and become as self-sufficient as possible.
Experts say the scalp is the foundation for strong, beautiful hair
Whether hair is wavy or straight, dry or fine, one thing most women have in common is the desire for strong, beautiful hair. What many women may not know, however, is that they've been treating the wrong end of their hair instead of focusing on the source - the scalp. A well-nourished scalp is the right foundation for st...
How massage therapy can give you an active, healthy summer
For many people, summer means fun in the sun that includes outdoor activities like running, hiking, biking and team sports. Having a massage therapist around to ease those aches and pains caused by the summer activities will decrease stress and improve circulation, reduce fatigue, and help keep your muscles, bones and co...
Simple tips to stay safe from the sun while outdoors
Warm weather means more time spent enjoying the outdoors: picnics, bike rides, hikes and sporting events. While the summer months should be enjoyed to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all of the benefits it brings, also has many dangerous effects. Try these simple tips on your next trip t...
Expert advice on keeping your health care costs down
Health care costs now make up approximately 6.6 percent of the average family's budget. It's true that the health care industry is immense and sometimes seems impossible to navigate but you are not powerless. Here are 10 tips for keeping health care costs manageable.