Despite our best efforts at prevention--hand scrubbing, disinfecting, coughing into elbows, avoiding handshakes--a virus sometimes weasels its way in. Follow the tips below to prevent the flu from spreading, and learn how to care for a loved one with... Read more
Is it a cold or the flu? Our handy charts will quickly help you figure out what type of virus has you in its grip and help you decide how to treat the symptoms. (However, if your symptoms are severe, you may need to visit your doctor.)
Cold and... Read more
You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else?
When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus... Read more
For many of us, heartburn is an all-too-familiar sensation: a burning in your chest, throat and stomach. Sometimes called "acid indigestion," it occurs when stomach acid comes up from the stomach and into the throat. While certain foo... Read more
You know, I'm finally ready to be serious, but I've had sciatica for 2 weeks. I also have two perforated discs. Did the prednisone taper off thing...it helped but it's back. I would love to be able to do back exercises to relieve it but I look at t... Read more
I had a pretty nasty cold that began Monday night, and missed work Tuesday and Wednesday. At some point between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the inside of my left knee started to feel as though I had injured it. I'm completely at a loss... Read more
I have to track my pain level each day...maybe even have a way to track the level up to 4 times a day (first get up, lunch, dinner, bedtime or some such). Some with other ailments may have the same issue/need. Is there a way to set this up. I know... Read more
I just started a beginning yoga class and absolutely love it. But, I am very surprised with my level of soreness! At first I thought my sore muscles were from a tough tennis match, as my yoga class is very mild. We go through a series of poses, the... Read more
I started a new job last week, and I've been very sore. Today, I woke up and I can barely put any weight on my left foot. It feels like I sprained it, but all I did was spend more than 20 hours in a 4 day span walking.
My feet have always given... Read more
1.Extend toothbrush life. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before your first use; they'll last longer.2.Clean teeth. Use one part fine salt to two parts baking soda -- dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush as usual. You can also use the same mix di... Read more
Last week I was feeling under the weather and determined I was suffering from allergies. Well, that allergy attack morphed into a behemoth of a head cold, which then bestowed upon me a wicked sinus infection and clogged ears. Around the same time I b... Read more
Yesterday, my co-worker woke up with a full-on case of the sniffles. Red eyes, a runny nose, and a sore throat plagued her all day. Today my throat is scratchy and my head hurts. She says hers is allergies. I'm worried mine is a cold. This time a yea... Read more
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