Health

Barbecuing sounds like a relatively harmless activity that’s fun for everyone. But did you know that thousands of people living in the United States wind up being injured while enjoying this activity in their own backyard? Yes, this event, which is supposed to be nothing but fun for friends and family alike, is often dangerous to those involved due to a...
The number of cases of patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s is steadily rising and is expected to get even higher in the decades to come. As of now, over 10 million people in America have these conditions, and unfortunately, there’s no real cure for either of these conditions. However, researches have begun to find links to things that may combat the...
Cancer can turn the lives of a person and their entire family upside down. For Julian, watching his mother receive a diagnosis of cancer and watching as she underwent treatment when he was just 13 years old was an incredibly difficult time. She recovered, but then, a few years later, she was diagnosed again, and this time, Julian took the news...
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 30 million people in America make use of indoor tanning beds every single year. This figure includes 2.3 million teenagers, and USA Today has revealed that the use of these machines is linked to over 400,000 skin cancer cases annually. Ashley Trenner from Washington State was one of these tanning bed users....
A huge ovarian cyst was removed from a woman’s abdomen weighing a whopping 50 pounds. Now, the woman in question, 30-year-old Kayla Rahn from Montgomery, Alabama, is using her experiences to raise awareness in others about being your own advocate when visiting a medical professional. Several months ago, Rahn began to experience severe shortness of breath and bad abdominal pain. Rahn worked...
There are many diseases that we consider to be things of the past and that we’re perfectly happy to leave behind in the dust as we move on through the ages. But unfortunately, it seems that the plagues of olden days have returned. After a boy was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with the plague, the disease, previously forgotten...
dementia mom starts remembering
Dementia is a condition that results in an individual slowly and steadily losing their memory or mental skills. It has always been known as a disease that can only be managed, not fully cured, and mainly affects older members of society, though it can happen to people of all ages. When Mark Hatzer’s 82-year-old mother, Sylvia, developed dementia, her forgetfulness progressed...
When it’s hot out, it’s easy to just reach for a nice big glass of ice water to relieve the heat and help you cool down. But ice water in itself has been suspected of having detrimental effects on health for centuries, and now, with modern research, we’ve found that these beliefs may just be true. Here are the eight reasons...
mosquito repellent
Summer is a great time for lounging by the pool, going for swims, and heading to the beach. Unfortunately, it’s also a good time for mosquitoes to start buzzing around, annoyingly swarming around our heads. Luckily, there’s a way to keep them at bay that you may not have heard of: essential oils. Here are six essential oils that you...
lysine benefits
You are always trying to do the best thing for your body. Between diet and exercise, it can be hard to keep up with the latest information. There is always some new, “latest and greatest” product that everyone is raving about and trying to get their hands on. And now there is lysine. Is the hype justified? As an essential amino...

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