Vision Changes Common During Pregnancy

Once you receive a positive pregnancy test, get ready for your body to undergo a host of changes in the upcoming months. Most notably will be a change in your appearance — the growing belly that is a clear sign of impending motherhood. Yet hormones can create many other changes that you may not expect, […]

Nutrition Label Know-How

You grab a package from the frozen foods and flip it over to scan its label. The calories and fat numbers look good, you think. The cholesterol level seems okay. But what about the daily value? Or the serving size? Or the nutrient value? Now the label looks like a foreign language. The food label […]

Healing a grieving heart

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience. The powerful, complex, and conflicting emotions that survivors struggle with often leave a person feeling alone and helpless. Understanding the basic elements of grief and learning key coping skills can help individuals heal and move forward after their loss. There is no correct way to face the […]

Think Before You Sip

It happens every day. People take a quick swig from a bottle of water or juice that they thought was theirs. If they’re lucky, the only consequence might be a chiding comment that they’ve picked up the wrong drink. Far too often, though, the consequences are much more serious. The person drinking the “wrong drink” […]

Blood Donation Basics

Each year, millions of people give the gift of life by donating their blood at blood drives. Some do it without a second thought. But others may have not donated because the thought of giving up blood makes them queasy. If you are in the latter group, it may put you at ease if you […]

Spa Star: Barbara Findler’s Many Hats

Barbara Findler wears many hats. She is a mom, a massage therapist and, for the last seven years, the co-owner of Fallbrook Wellness Spa, which she founded in Fallbrook, California, in San Diego County. Her passion for massage therapy has led Findler to study at 13 massage schools and accumulate 2,700 hours’ training during her […]

Kill the Coffee Habit for Good

The numerous coffee shops around cities and towns are proof that millions of people jump-start their day with a cup of coffee. Sure, its taste and smell delight the senses. But for the sake of your health, you should try to give it up, or at least reduce your intake, as coffee may do more […]

Smoothies Take Over as Growing Beverage Trend

Everyone loves to customize their food and beverages. Case in point: A few years ago, the only ways you could order your coffee were black or with cream. Today, coffee bars serve every flavor under the sun to meet the demand of individual tastes. Salad bars allow you to pick and choose favorite foods, while […]

Simple Exercises That Anyone Can Do

(MS) — Maybe you tell yourself you are too busy to work out. Perhaps you lack the motivation to hit the gym. Or maybe you think you are just too old to exercise. Those habits are doing you more harm than good. Exercise impacts your mental and physical well-being. It’s a key component of living […]

Foot Efx: taking away the pain

The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. It is no wonder why your dogs ache at the end of a long day. There are numerous over-the-counter arch supports, creams and ointments that claim to ease foot pain, but for Johan Backlund, these remedies were the equivalent of snake […]

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