What to Ask Your Doctor Before Scheduling Surgery

If you are planning to have surgery, you may be anxious. Asking the right questions before scheduling surgery can help ensure good care and give you a better idea of what to expect. Here are a few ar...

The Importance of Knowing your Family Health History

The information you gain when you look into your family’s past is vast and full of pertinent knowledge. You might learn the geographic location of your ancestors and what social or political position...

Hand Washing Not the Answer to Combat Germs

They are everywhere. On every surface; on our hands, our lips and noses and everywhere on us and in us. There is no crevice, nook or cranny of our bodies that is excluded. They will find us, no matte...

Adding Peanuts to a Meal Benefits Vascular Health

A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function. “Peanuts are a healthy snack whe...

Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood But contrary to common belief, exercise does not h...