Have you had your blood pressure tested lately?

Have you had your blood pressure tested lately? High blood pressure affects one in three Americans. Even still, many people with the condition don’t know they have it. The previous standard was 140/90. But, recent guidelines redefined high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80. If you have high blood [...]

Is It A Stroke? Act FAST: Know The Signs And How To Respond

Call 911 if you think you recognize the signs of a stroke. Act FAST and learn to recognize the signs of a stroke: What is a stroke? Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. The National Stroke Association defines it [...]

Healthy and Fun Mother’s Day Activities

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Instead of going out to dinner, here are a few unique ideas to get your family out of the house and celebrating mom! 1) Go for a Picnic - It's a great way to plan healthy snacks in advance. It also gets your family outside, active [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Know The Facts

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is a serious public health problem in the United States.   Facts about Sexual Violence   Sexual violence is any sexual activity where consent is not freely given. It affects millions of people each year in the United States.    Sexual violence is [...]

STD Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested

Since April is STD Awareness Month, we're dedicating this post to giving you the facts.   Three common STDs—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—are surging across the United States. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Young people are especially hard-hit. The CDC says 15-24-year olds account [...]

Dealing With Those Annoying Spring Allergies

Spring is here! But for some, that means dealing with intense spring allergies.   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says over 50-million Americans suffer from allergies each year. They also claim that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.   Seasonal allergies develop [...]

It’s National Autism Awareness Month!

It's National Autism Awareness Month! This month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness. Let's look at the facts:  More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Buescher et al., 2014)   Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in [...]

Yucky Pink Eye!! Here’s How To Get Rid Of It Fast

Yucky Pink Eye!! Here’s How To Get Rid Of It Fast There are actually a few different causes for pink eye: viral, allergic, and bacterial. Viral Viral pink eye is not treatable but usually goes away within a week or so. Allergic Allergic pink eye is not contagious. You can [...]

Omg! Did I Break My Toe? How To Determine If Your Toe Is Actually Broken

Omg! Did I Break My Toe? Determine If It's Actually A Broken Toe Is there anything worse than stubbing your toe? We've all been there. In that moment of blinding pain, you're sure you've got a broken toe. Watch For Signs If it starts bruising, swelling or becomes discolored, it's [...]

Flu Vs. Cold: What’s The Difference?

Can't tell the difference between the flu and a cold? Don't feel bad. They're both respiratory illnesses, but different viruses cause them. It can be tough to differentiate the two. In fact, you need to get tested within the first few days of illness to know for sure. Generally, though, [...]