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Brighter Spots for Asthma

Of the 100 cities ranked, these 10 are the best.  For the most part, they have less poverty, better school asthma programs, and better access to health care. But they also have cleaner air and good smoking bans. The result: fewer ER visits and deaths,... Read More

Portion Control Tips

If you don’t want to measure and weigh every last morsel of food, here are a few tricks to keep portions in check: Only eat what can fit in your two hands cupped together at one sitting Use smaller plates, bowls, and glasses, which will... Read More

When to Use Allergy Emergency Pens

Although these pens can be pricey, it’s important to carry them with you if your doctor recommends it. They just might save your life. What is an epinephrine auto-injector? Epinephrine auto-injectors such as the EpiPen® can delay a potentially fatal... Read More

What’s Causing Your Rash?

It could be caused by an allergy, or because the protective layer of your skin got damaged. Allergic Reaction Triggers If it’s an allergy, your immune system is involved. After you touch something, it mistakenly thinks your body is under attack.... Read More

What is An Allergy?

What’s an allergic reaction? Allergic reactions happen when your immune system overreacts to something that comes into contact with your body. The immune system, your body’s defense against infection, mistakenly treats substances called allergens... Read More

Answers to Your Food Allergy Questions

Every 3 minutes, someone is sent to the emergency room because of a food allergy. Learning how to recognize symptoms of a food allergy can help protect and even save a person’s life, especially during a severe reaction. What is a Food Allergy? A... Read More

New Gadget Stops Kids from Slouching

Kids’ spines are at risk of developing incorrectly due to the amount of time they now spend hunched over smartphones and tablets. Medical Wearable Solutions – a company that develops wearable technology to solve healthcare problems – has launched... Read More

@DRMCREED discusses e-Prescriptions, Health & Wellness

Dr. Michele Claudette Reed is a native of Long Island, New York. Dr. Reed enjoys speaking at local schools, churches, and health fairs but especially appreciates the opportunity to interact with the youth of the community as a mentor and tutor. She... Read More

Why Health Care Costs Could Be Your Retirement’s Achilles’ Heel

Taking Potential Medical Expenses Into Account Is Important When Preparing For Retirement, Says Financial Planner A majority of affluent older Americans who are nearing retirement share the same concern – that health care costs could strike a blow to... Read More

5 Arenas For Improving Wellness At Work In 2016

Well-being Involves More Than Losing Weight; Doctor Offers Tips While it’s no surprise that losing weight consistently ranks at the top of New Year’s resolutions, Dr. Donna L. Hamilton says obsession with weight is often too narrow a focus. “For... Read More

Ways To Foster Self-Acceptance

Most people see newborn babies as cute bundles of joy symbolizing hope for the future. Unfortunately, some adults are so challenged in life that they cannot see hope in an infant – not even their own. That was true for the mother of A.K. “Kim”... Read More

5 Tips For Staying (Almost) Stress Free During The Holidays

The calendar doesn’t lie and already you may feel the stress starting to build. The holidays are approaching, bringing with them a flurry of must-accomplish tasks such as baking, shopping, entertaining, traveling and dealing with eccentric family... Read More

Ways Parents Can Use Toys to Promote Learning

Toys And Unstructured Playtime Promote More Than Just Fun Children Thrive When Imagination Is Allowed To Flourish, Experts Say A child maneuvering toy cars down an imaginary highway in his backyard appears to be doing little other than having a good... Read More

Health Coaching is on the Rise

Growing Field Of Health Coaching Provides Alluring Opportunity For Job Hunters Flexible Schedules And An Increased Demand Make It A Desirable Career Patients experience it routinely. A scheduled visit with a physician seems to be set to a timer. The... Read More

You are What You Eat: Master Aesthetician and Pediatrician Weigh in on the Benefits of Healthy Eating

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in the United States, 18% of children between the ages of 6 – 11 years old and 1/3 of adults are obese. Now more than ever, it is vital to teach children the benefits of eating healthy and... Read More

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