It's Winter: 5 Ways To Control Your Allergies

It's winter. The cold air outside means the pollen count is low. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean your allergies won't act up when you're indoors. There are actually a few things that can make your allergies act up during the cold winter months. Here are five steps you can take to prevent allergy flare-ups this winter. Keep the Mold Spores Outdoors If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, the wood you use could be exposing you to mold spores. [Read More]

Scared Of Scheduling A Colonoscopy? Here Are 2 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be Fearful

Colon cancer is one of the more preventable cancers, yet it isrampant among the population. Having the health of your colon examined regularly can help catch colon cancer early and increase the chances of successfully treating it. If you have problems such as abdominal pain, bloody stool or diarrhea, you should consider scheduling a colonoscopy with your doctor so as to investigate the underlying problems. Colonoscopies can also be scheduled for screening purposes even if you are perfectly healthy and asymptomatic, especially if you are above theage of 50 or have a family history of colon cancer. [Read More]

3 Reasons Why You Should Let Go Of Guilt And Get Caregiving Help

If you're the sole caregiver for a family member in your life that's elderly or ill, reaching out and asking for help can be difficult. You may feel as though asking for help or hiring supportive in home care to help take care of your loved one is irresponsible of you, a sign of weakness, or you may feel guilty, like you don't love your elder enough. While it may be hard to accept, that's not the right way to think about it. [Read More]

3 All-Natural, Science-Backed Cough Remedies

When you're sick, coughs are one of the worst symptoms that you can have. This is especially true if it is one of those awful, consistent hacking coughs that just won't let up. If you don't want to use over-the-counter medications or these drugs have been ineffective in relieving your cough, you may want to consider using a few natural remedies instead. Here are three – backed by science – to give a try: [Read More]