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10 Types of Skin Rashes You Should Never Ignore
Skin rashes are rarely regarded as more than a minor annoyance. After all, in most cases, they simply cause irritation, inflammation, and itching, but aren’t really life-threatening. While this may often hold true, skin rashes do not occur in isolation and are connected to other bodily processes. This means that untreated skin rashes can increase the risk of more...
Prebiotics and probiotics are getting a lot of attention from nutrition and medical communities! Why? Many research studies are showing a wide variety of health benefits from these food components. In this article, I will review exactly what you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics. This includes ways both food components can benefit you as well as how...
It is no surprise that the diet industry is one of the biggest money-making industries. Why? So many people want to achieve a healthy weight and reduce their risk of serious health problems. As a registered dietitian, I want to help you find an eating plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high...
Heat Illness - Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Prevention
As a physician, I prepare for everything and do my best to prevent the worst from happening. Unfortunately, heat illness can occur from temperature and humidity. The spectrum of the two creates a dangerous atmosphere for anyone spending time outdoors. In this article, I'll review what you need to know about heat illness, including signs, symptoms, risk factors, and...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
When searching for non-dairy milk, there are the usual suspects: soy, rice, almond, and coconut or a blend. A relatively new product is giving shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are legumes that contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A nutrition-packed food, to say the least. When made into milk,...
Signs of Physical and Emotional Trauma (and How To Address Them)
We all know the toll traumatic, catastrophic events have on life. Trauma also comes in the form of recurring and persistent experiences. This includes living in areas with high crime, chronic illness, homelessness, bullying, neglect, abuse, and more. Because trauma has many forms and looks different in each person, it is hard to describe a specific presentation. Some people come...
How To Avoid Not Having Enough Money For Healthcare in Retirement
Retirement is an exciting time. The last thing you want is to start off on the wrong foot. Avoiding one of the biggest retirement mistakes could help you transition smoothly into retirement.  The mistake we are referring to is not having enough money saved up specifically for healthcare in retirement. Although many finance experts say you don’t need a million...
Drug Development Process Overview From Lab to Market
Many people are unaware of just how complex and long-winded the route of bringing a drug to the market really is. From first laboratory discovery to the clinical research testing phases and then eventually being granted a license to become available for purchase, the whole process typically takes up to 12 years and costs over $1.4 billion dollars. That being...
Top Food Safety Tips To Avoid Foodborne Illnesses
When you are preparing to enjoy a meal with your family or friends, getting sick is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, if you have ever had a foodborne illness, referred to as gastroenteritis, you know you would do anything to prevent it.  Unfortunately, symptoms can range from inconvenient nausea to serious organ failure or even...
Male Infant Circumcision - Making the Case For and Against This Procedure
As a parent, you have a very important decision to make in regards to the circumcision of your son. When a male infant is born, their penis is covered with a hood of skin that covers its head. Circumcision is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the foreskin. Usually, it is performed a day or two after...