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
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’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
I'm trying to get back into a workout routine while I'm slowly recovering from bronchiolitis(makes it harder to breathe, especially with exertion). I was doing shorter, less intense workouts just to keep myself moving in someway. Feeling better now,... Read more
I noticed when I increase my calories from 1,800 to 2,100 my bicepts have grown larger. Mind you this is with continual weight lifting and exercising every day. This is my first time trying to maintain though. I have been overweight all my live since... Read more
A couple of weeks ago I started incorporating pushups and crunches into my routine so I can get toned as I lose weight. When I started I could barely even do 3 pushups. I just did 23 and feel I can do at least another 2 sets of 8. Same with the crunc... Read more
What would you do if you found out you had strep throat and were invited for thanksgiving?
My husbands cousin has strep and is going to dinner at my SIL's where my 80 yr old MIL will be (she's very fragile) and I'm a little disgusted that he's goin... Read more
I'm in the home stretch of my weight loss with about 25 pounds to go until I reach my ideal weight. I really want to focus on losing as much body fat as possible, while maintaining my current muscle and getting a lot more toned. How do you do this? I... 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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