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Why Do They Call it a Cold?

The common cold can strike at any time, but we often find that the occurrence of a head cold increases in the winter season. This timing leads people to ask: Is the contraction of a cold actually related to lower temperatures?
What Causes the Common Cold?
When you come down with a cold, it means that you […]

The Difference Between Natural and Unnatural Sugars

When you eat sugar, this simple carbohydrate is converted into glucose, making it a form that the body can use for energy. But did you know that there are variations in the way the body reacts, depending on the type of sugars you choose to eat?

Not all sweeteners are created equal, which is why it […]

Checking for Breast Cancer

Cancer is a terrifying word that makes everyone uneasy. Breast cancer claims more than 40,000 lives each year. It’s easy to ignore any symptoms that you may be experiencing and chalk it up to aging, but a breast cancer screening could be imperative to treatment and a better chance of success.
Early Diagnosis
Early detection and diagnosis […]

A Brief History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

That little pink ribbon. We have all seen it every year in October, and most people are aware that it is associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, not as many are aware of its roots and its goals.

 
Who Started it?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society […]

How Does the Brain Impact Mental Health?

The brain is an incredibly complex organ that responds to all of the inputs and outputs of day-to-day life. Every second, there are hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions in the brain that enable the body and brain to respond to what is happening both outside and inside the body. Taking time to understand what […]

How to Boost Your Mental Health

It can be intimidating to even know where to start when it comes to improving your mental health. Luckily, we are here to show you real, actionable steps that you can take to boost your mental health and improve your overall wellbeing.

 

Meditation

Mediate! Mediating is one of the simplest (and cheapest) ways to improve your mental […]

Dental Philosophy of First Tooth

If your child’s health is a top priority, introducing oral health to your kids as early as possible is one of the best things you can do. The key to dental health is prevention. And the earlier you can get your child’s teeth checked, the earlier you can stop bad habits before they ever start.

Experts […]

Women’s Health – Making the Most of Your Annual Checkup

It’s that time of year again. Although you may be feeling well, annual checkups are an important part of every woman’s health care. Many women only come to see their doctors once they’re already experiencing signs and symptoms of disease. Yearly visits can help prevent illnesses and address any concerns before they turn into bigger […]

When Does a Sunburn Needs Medical Attention

Florida’s not called the Sunshine State for nothing. Maybe you’re getting ready to head to the beach, go sunbathing, or play some outdoor sports. But if you haven’t put on enough sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection, you or your loved ones may be vulnerable to sunburn.

 

Sunburns are usually just a minor annoyance when they happen. But […]

Safety After a Storm and Power Outage

So, you’ve just experienced a severe storm, or worse yet, a hurricane. If you live in Florida, you may already know how bad it can get. But what about after the storm has passed?

 

Severe storms can deal plenty of damage to our property and homes. Not only is it important to prepare before a storm, […]