nfluenza (the flu) and COVID-19, the illness caused by the pandemic coronavirus, are both contagious respiratory illnesses, meaning they affect your lungs and breathing, and can be spread to others. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, … Continue reading COVID-19 vs. the Flu Similarities and Differences
Growing up in India, the changing seasons often meant fighting a blocked nose, congestion, and a fuzzy feeling in the head. India is a country of many seasons, and every seasonal change brings with it a wave of colds and … Continue reading Traditional Indian Remedies for the Common Cold
Researchers at the CDC say women tend to have stronger side effects to COVID-19 vaccines than men. Experts say this isn’t unusual with vaccinations because the estrogen in women’s bodies is designed to elicit a stronger immune response. They add … Continue reading Why Women Experience Stronger Side Effects to COVID-19 Vaccines
There are several general guiding principles that lay the foundation for the ethical standards further detailed in the statement. These guiding principles include: Protecting Patient Health In line with the Hippocratic Oath, espousing the belief to “First, do no harm” … Continue reading What Are the Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki?
A great source of vitamin C and fiber, lemons contain many plant compounds, minerals, and essential oils. These yellow fruits also have many potential health benefits. Eating lemons may lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and kidney stones. This … Continue reading Lemons: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged … Continue reading Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19
If you are facing a terminal illness or have a loved one who is nearing death, the question as to whether or not death is painful has likely entered your mind. This may be particularly so if the illness has already … Continue reading Is Death Painful? Managing End of Life Pain
Around the world people have tested positive for coronavirus after recovering from COVID-19. Doctors say people most likely have immunity against COVID-19 for at least several months. Immunity against COVID-19 likely won’t last your enitre lifetime, according to experts. Scientists … Continue reading Doctors Answer Whether You Can Get COVID-19 Twice
I’m a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on … Continue reading Nurse Gets Covid-19 While Pregnant With Twins And Shares Symptoms
If you’ve been to the grocery store during the coronavirus COVID-19, you’ve likely felt some mixture of anxiety, loneliness, fear, confusion, frustration, and maybe even paranoia. And if you’ve turned to social media for help with grocery shopping during the … Continue reading Grocery Shopping Coronavirus Safety – Supermarkets and COVID-19
As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise (now up to 693,224 globally, according to the World Health Organization), people are understandably nervous about potentially contracting the virus, spreading it, and what symptoms they’ll face … Continue reading Novel Coronavirus Symptoms Vs. Cold And Flu: What’s The Difference?
As more cases of the new coronavirus are diagnosed throughout the US (currently, there are 33,404 confirmed or presumptively positive cases of the illness known as COVID-19 here per the CDC), many people are wondering how they can prepare, what … Continue reading How Long Does Coronavirus Last? COVID-19 Duration of Symptoms
Sales of face masks are spiking in China and around the world amid a coronavirus outbreak. For the average person, wearing a mask is not as effective as everyday measures like hand-washing and avoiding close contact with anyone who might … Continue reading Why Face Masks Probably Won’t Protect You From Coronavirus
Any doctor will tell you that every guy needs a primary-care provider—a trusted physician who knows you, knows that your dad had a heart attack at age 40, helps you figure out how to tweak your life according to your … Continue reading Urgent Care, Telemedicine – Ways Going to the Doctor Is Changing
We can agree that a cough medicine must provide hours of relief for an irritating cough. That was the deciding factor for the best cough medicine that we selected. If you want to skip reading all of the details, the … Continue reading Best Cough Medicine in 2020 – Cough Medicine Reviews and Ratings
The mounting spread of the coronavirus now known as COVID-19 has prompted widespread concern around the world as public health officials race to contain the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed more than 2,800 people worldwide, with the vast majority … Continue reading 20 Questions About COVID-19 Coronavirus, Answered by a Doctor
As fears surrounding the current coronavirus outbreak continue to spread around the world, historians and public health officials are drawing comparisons to another deadly global health … Continue reading The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Prepared the World for Coronavirus
When you think of using protection during sex, your mind might default to penetrative intercourse. But the reality is, protection also matters during oral sex—even though people sometimes ignore or overlook that fact. A condom in your mouth? Does anyone … Continue reading Do I Need To Use Protection For Oral Sex?
If you take a look at the hundreds of scientific peer-reviewed articles that have been published about black seed oil benefits, one fact is clear: It … Continue reading Black Seed Oil Benefits, Uses and Possible Side Effects
IN JANUARY 2019, Mike Dudley got a call that his 69-year-old brother-in-law had died a mere 48 hours after checking into the hospital with flulike symptoms. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Just five months earlier, they’d been backpacking … Continue reading Why Antibiotic Resistance Is Ignored by Big Pharma
The Food and Drug Administration has warned the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to stop claiming its products can prevent people from catching the flu, Ebola virus, the MRSA superbug and norovirus. In a notice dated Jan. 17, the F.D.A. … Continue reading F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu
There’s no contesting that allergy season is annoying AF. You’re supposed to *finally* be running outside again or picnicking in the park, but instead, you’re stuck inside trying (key word) to breathe through snot and see through watery, itchy eyes. … Continue reading When Is Allergy Season 2020 – Seasonal Allergy Calendar
Nutrition is important for everyone because food gives our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy, grow, and work properly. Foods are made up of six classes of nutrients, each with its own special role in the body: Protein … Continue reading Why Is Nutrition Important? – HIV Positive
We’ve all been there — sick in bed, simultaneously feeling hot and cold with a high fever. All we want to do is feel better if only this darn fever would break. Looking for a natural remedy for a fever? Turns … Continue reading How to Break A Fever (and How to Get Rid of One)
Ingredients: 1 glass of warm or hot water (12–16 ounces) 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½–1 teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 dash cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional) Directions: Warm the water. … Continue reading Secret Detox Drink Recipe: Cleanse and Rejuvinate
If you’ve ever fallen victim to norovirus — commonly known as the stomach flu or the throw-up bug — you know there’s absolutely nothing worse than pooping and puking your guts out for days. But if you’ve dealt with it … Continue reading Stomach Flu – Can Grape Juice Prevent Norovirus?
Calling in sick from work to watch Netflix in bed sounds pretty great–unless you actually get sick. The 2019-2020 flu season is nearly here, and you … Continue reading When Should I Get a Flu Shot 2019? Here’s What Experts Say
If you haven’t put your vape pen aside yet, the sixth death believed to be related to the new, mysterious vaping illness, should inspire you to. So far, more than 450 cases of this lung illness have been reported in … Continue reading Vaping-Related Lung Illness: What to Know Now
If you played outside a lot growing up or are an avid hiker, you’ve probably heard time and time again that you should *always* do a tick check when you come inside. But given that ticks are teeny-tiny and easy … Continue reading What Does A Tick Bite Look Like?
I got my first push-up bra in ninth grade, years before I launched my YouTube channelin 2011. In my mind, everyone who was famous then had boobs … Continue reading YouTube Star Karissa Pukas Says Her Breast Implants Made Her Sick
When an airplane from Dubai landed in New York yesterday morning with reports of passengers coughing and vomiting, health officials jumped into action—detaining the plane and screening all 549 passengers and crew members for illness before allowing them to disembark. … Continue reading How Fast Do Illnesses Spread On a Plane?
How to stop diarrhea Americans have a bout of acute diarrhea–three or more loose, watery bowel movements a day–about once a year, usually related to food poisoning or another passing infection. Others have chronic diarrhea, often related to a long-standing … Continue reading Home Remedies for Diarrhea
INGREDIENTS: 4 pounds beef bones with marrow 4 carrots, chopped 4 celery stalks, chopped 2 medium onions, peel on, sliced in half lengthwise and quartered 4 garlic cloves, peel on and smashed 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns … Continue reading Savory Beef Bone Broth Recipe for Your Slow Cooker
As the calendar inches toward spring, you might be enjoying the last few weeks of your life without seasonal allergy symptoms. But instead of just waiting for the sneezing, itching, and congestion to start all over again, here’s an idea: … Continue reading How to Prevent Seasonal Allergies – Seasonal Allergy Prevention and Remedies
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disease that causes inflammation and scaling of the skin that affects approximately 2 percent to 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. (1) Normal, healthy skin experiences cell turnover about once a month, but when you … Continue reading Psoriasis Diet and Natural Treatment Options
No one ever expects to get cancer, but as a healthy 29-year-old working in the fitness world, I really didn’t see it happening to me. Of course, looking back now, it’s easy for me to see the palm-sized tumor poking … Continue reading Thyroid Cancer Story: ‘I Had Thyroid Cancer For Five Years Without Knowing It’
People with a depressed immune system or nutrient deficiencies may be more prone to catching the flu or a cold. Stress, lack of sleep and exposure to toxins can worsen flu symptoms. According to a report published by the Centers … Continue reading Flu Natural Remedies: 12 Ways to Relieve Flu Symptoms
It’s been a common belief held by smokers for ages: Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day is bad—so if you cut down to just a cig or two, that’s much better, right? Well, it might not be as helpful … Continue reading Smoking One Cigarette a Day Health Risks
The old adage, “If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated!” is actually still up for debate among experts, but one thing is certain: Thirst is far from being your only signal that you need to hydrate, stat. Dehydration occurs when your … Continue reading Dehydration Symptoms That Show You Need to Drink More Water
Yeast infections occur when there’s an overgrowth of yeast (a fungus) in the vagina and the balance of bacteria gets thrown off. So it might seem that consuming probiotics, which are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, … Continue reading Probiotics for Yeast Infections: Do They Really Work?
I get 7 to 8 hours of sleep most nights, I make it to my favorite workout classes regularly, and I eat all of my servings of fruits and vegetables in every day (okay, I leave room for wine and dessert … Continue reading Why Some People With Healthy Habits Still Get Sick A Lot
It’s no surprise that alcohol affects people differently—think of that friend who falls asleep after two beers compared to the one who can stay out until … Continue reading Drinking Alcohol Is More Dangerous If You’re Poor
What is nux vomica? Well, there is a Nux Vomica band, but I’m talking about nux vomica as in the homeopathic medicine that — despite known dangers — is used for a range of common problems like motion sickness, headaches and … Continue reading Nux Vomica Herbal Remedy Dangers & Precautions
Ask a coworker how they’re doing before 10 a.m. and odds are you’ll hear “tired.” Actually, ask any time of day and there’s a good chance you’ll hear some version of sleepy, spent, or downright exhausted. Fatigue has become ubiquitous … Continue reading Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
Winter has come and it’s sticking around for the duration, which means that if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to prep your closet with … Continue reading Best Winter Accessories for Men
If you’ve set out to lose some weight and you’re watching the pounds melt off, congrats! Everything’s working the way it’s supposed to. But if you’re unintentionally losing weight, don’t start celebrating. Your weight is a marker of your overall … Continue reading 9 Reasons Why You’re Suddenly Losing Weight Without Trying
Acute meningitis is considered a medical emergency. A very scary finding shows a high percentage (up to 75 percent) of all life-threatening meningitis cases occur in young children under the age of 5. Meningitis has also become an increasingly serious … Continue reading Meningitis Symptoms: Natural Management + Prevention
Let’s be real: Between the small children, shared bathrooms, and confined cabin, every time you set foot on a crowded airplane you put your health at risk. But while scary-sounding illnesses like tuberculosis and meningitis make headlines when they’re contracted … Continue reading Why You Always Get Sick When You Fly—and How to Fight It