Brain Awareness: How To Improve Brain Health

Brain Awareness Week Brain Awareness Week (BAW) was started in 2011 as a global campaign designed to raise awareness and public support for neuroscience, as well as a platform to advocate for adequate science funding for education, research, and discovery. Officially, Brain Awareness Week occurs once a year in March, and this year’s BAW was... Read More

Colon Cancer Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Affecting both men and women equally, colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer sweeping the United States. The symptoms, however, are not always apparent to most people and they can often be confused with a different medical problem altogether. That’s what makes screening for colorectal cancer a crucial part of identifying, treating... Read More

Women Experience Heart Disease Differently Than Men

Women And Men Experience Heart Disease Differently The media normally portrays cardiac arrest as something very obvious, clutching at the chest, breathlessness and more. However, those symptoms are normally portrayed in men. Women’s cardiac arrest symptoms are not quite the same. It turns out a woman’s heart really is different than a man’s. For one... Read More

Can Adopting A Pet Improve Heart Health?

February is American Heart Month, a time for medical practitioners, health care professionals and the American Heart Association (AHA) to publicly promote habits and behaviors that can benefit heart health. It’s no coincidence that in the same month of love, PetSmart and PetSmart Charities are hosting a National Adoption Weekend from Feb. 17-19. The reason... Read More

Can Consuming Sugar Shrink Your Brain?

A great many of us can’t resist the lure of a sugary treat. Those afflicted with what’s commonly known as a “sweet tooth” have a definite weakness when it comes to tasty foods such as cookies, cakes, candy, and other assorted products. It’s no surprise then that foods laden with sugar consistently rank as some... Read More

When Should You Feed Kids Peanuts?

There are hundreds of food allergies out there. While some occur later on in life, many develop at a young age. One of the most dangerous and potentially deadly allergies revolves around peanuts. This simple, edible nut, can cause severe problems within the human body to those who are allergic, including a complete closing of... Read More

Are Detox Therapies Beneficial?

From maple syrup and cayenne pepper master cleanses to ancient eastern practices, detox therapy seems to be all the rage these days. These therapies claim that they will eliminate toxins from the body and help you to feel more energized and focused. But does detoxing actually work? While anecdotal evidence on detoxing abounds, most doctors... Read More