April 1-7, 2012 - Original Health Articles

10 Ways to Get to the Gym Regularly

Many of us begin exercise programs with the intentions of making fitness a habit. Unfortunately, hitting the gym after a long, hard day can quickly become our biggest obstacle. Here 10 ways to get you in the door: Pencil a gym trip on your calendar like you would other can't-miss events.

Plan B: How Does the Morning After Pill Work?

Accidents happen: a condom breaks, or it can slip off. Maybe neglected to use one at all. Whatever the scenario, you've had unprotected sex and now may be facing an unwanted pregnancy. For these emergency situations, there is a way to prevent it—but you need to act fairly quickly.

Your Free Health Newsletters

Newsletter Update We're making changes to bring you more of the health information, recipes, and valuable savings you want.  You may have been notified that the newsletter you signed up for is being replaced with something new. We're doing our best to match your needs.

Think You Have Food Intolerance? Test It

Only 3 to 4 percent of adults have true food allergies. If you experience bloating after consuming a plate of pasta, or gassiness after enjoying an ice-cream sundae, you most likely have a more common condition: Food intolerance. While it's confusing to tell the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance, the main difference is that an allergy to an offending food is an immune system reaction.

Asthma Management at Any Age

It's essential to adjust your asthma management plan for different stages of your life. At any age, the key to treating asthma is to have a comprehensive action plan that includes these basic components: Measurement tools to monitor your asthma. Fast-acting and control medications.

Is It Food Allergies or Just Picky Eating?

Do you avoid certain foods because you're a picky eater or is it because you're allergic to a food item? It can be difficult to tell the difference since the symptoms of food distaste/ intolerance and a true food allergy can appear very similar. Navigating Food Allergies and Intolerances An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that at least half of all Americans who think that they have a food allergy are mistaken.

Antidepressant Fears and Facts

Antidepressants are one of the primary treatments for depression and the second most prescribed drugs in the U.S. More than 11 percent of Americans 12 and older take at least one of the two dozen FDA-approved antidepressant medications. However, many people who might benefit from antidepressants are reluctant to take them—or fail to take them as prescribed—due to fears and concerns.

How Your Relationship Status Affects Your Health

Want to live a long, healthy life? You may stand the best chance if you're happily married. Married folks are less likely to get heart disease, cancer, and even dementia, according to research reported in The New York Times.  But don't think you'll stay healthy if you're in a toxic relationship.

How Yoga Can Damage Your Body

Yoga is often touted for building a strong body, mind, and spiritual connection. It's also praised as a cure for a long list of aches, pains, and chronic illnesses. What you may not have heard about are the injuries many endure as a result of practicing yoga.

Monthly Archive

Popular Health Centers