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Migraines: Fact vs. Fiction

If you are a migraineur, a patient that suffers from migraines, you know that they are not your average headache. Migraines are headaches associated with severe throbbing pain or pulsing sensations usually on one side of the head or behind an eye accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. The fourth most prevalent disease in the world, migraines affect many and can last for hours or days. They are often so severe that they interfere with everyday ... Read more

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

With 47 million people worldwide afflicted with dementia, almost everyone knows a friend or family member struggling. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It is a whole month dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, providing access to available support and information resources, and showing how anyone can get involved in the fight for a cure. What is Alzheimer’s disease? Spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s disease starts with gaining knowledge about what the condition is. As we age, we often feel a ... Read more

Summer Bugs and Bites

Mosquitos, chigger and ticks, oh my! It’s summer and the bugs are in full force. We are spending more time outdoors and might experience bites from all types of insects. There are ways to protect yourself and loved ones from getting bitten as well as ways to treat bites once they happen. There are also certain signs and symptoms that can indicate a more serious reaction we should all be aware of. Read on to be in the know about summer ... Read more

Summer Skin Health Tips

We’ve been waiting a long time for warmer weather, and finally, summer is just around the corner. Summer means outdoor fun, get-togethers, vacations, and no more school. It also means we need to step up our skin health routine so we can enjoy summer to its fullest potential. Just being outdoors more exposes our skin to more harmful sun rays. The good news is that there are lots of things we can do to keep our skin health in check all ... Read more

Vaping – What You Need to Know

Vaping is a new way of smoking that initially hit the market as an alternative to cigarettes, meant to be a cleaner and healthier option. The handheld electronic devices were touted as a better way to smoke without the terrible smell that goes along with traditional smoking. By heating liquid to an aerosol or vapor form, e-cigarettes allow the user to inhale or vape the liquid into their lungs. In addition to claiming to be safer, vaping was marketing as a ... Read more

How can Health Insurance benefit you even when you aren’t sick?

Of course, we need health insurance when we are sick. Having access to a doctor when feeling bad can help quickly diagnose and treat your illness so you can get better as soon as possible. When an illness is more serious, health insurance can be a lifesaver. Diagnosis, referral to a specialist, treatment, hospital stays, surgery and so much more can be astronomically expensive without insurance. But what about when you are well? Health insurance still has its benefits if you ... Read more

Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a magical time full of cheer, happiness, and joy. It can also be riddled with stress, lack of sleep and lots of unhealthy (yet delicious) foods. Finding the right balance to stay healthy while enjoying all the holidays have to offer can be challenging. The good news is that this is also the season of giving. While holiday shopping can add stress to your life, giving thoughtful, health conscious gifts to your loved ones can help them ... Read more

Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

With the holiday season right around the corner, there is always much to do. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. There are get-togethers galore, events at the kids’ schools, office parties, baking and shopping to be done and the list goes on and on. Staying healthy during this busy time is so important, but many regular healthy habits can find themselves on the back burner. Healthy Holiday Tips Enjoying this magical ... Read more

Childhood, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is something that directly and indirectly affects Americans on a daily bases. This disease touches so many. During the month of September, the focus shines on Childhood, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancers. Increasing awareness is the ultimate goal in the hopes of informing people about symptoms and screenings. Armed with the right knowledge, cancer can very often be beaten, and across the board on all types, early detection is key. Childhood Cancer Often the most heartbreaking, childhood cancer strikes the youngest and most ... Read more

It’s Time to get Back to School

It is officially back to school season whether you love it or hate it. The lazy days of summer are gone, traffic is worse, and school and activities fill the calendar. This time of year can be a difficult transition for parents and kids alike. There are some easy things you can do to ensure a smoother journey into the back to school routine. Get Organized for Back to School With everyone venturing off in different directions each day and evening, back to ... Read more
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