Looking to get ripped in the coming year? January signifies a time to create change for many people – especially when it comes to health and fitness goals. If you’ve always wanted to have a nice set of abs but you’ve never been sure how to eat for abs, read...
With all the medical conditions from which I have suffered the past four years, one might think a CT scan would have been simple, but it wasn’t. When I shockingly gained sixty-five pounds in fewer than eleven days, my doctor (actually, a physician’s assistant, but for the purposes of...
Under certain conditions, diabetes can be inherited. Individuals with family members or close relatives with diabetes have a greater chance of developing diabetes than those without a family history of the disorder. In many instances, diabetes is an inherited disorder. The best approach for individuals with a greater risk...
On a recent episode of Army Wives, one of the character’s dogs had to be rushed to the vet because he ate an entire bag of chocolate chips. That reminded me of how I’ve always heard that dogs can’t eat chocolate, because it will kill them. I had never...
Heroin is an illegal Schedule I narcotic, placing it in the group of the most highly addictive drugs available on the streets. There are many methods of using heroine, including: snorting, smoking, swallowing or injecting. Heroin is one of the few drugs known to sometimes cause an instant physical...
Particularly during the spring months, when it’s warm enough for ear wax to flow, but cool enough it gets congealed in your ear, knowing how to safely remove ear wax is important. It’s not the most pleasant topic to talk about, but removing ear wax can help you hear...
There’s been a new trend in the fitness world the last few years – digital devices that track the amount of calories you burn. As people are becoming more aware that an overall calorie deficit is how the body burns fat, they are becoming more interested in tracking calories...
My very first trip to a gynecologist was when I was pregnant with my daughter. While my mother took me to a pediatrician as a child and teen, she never actually took me to a gynecologist. Of course, I was a young mother, but even being pregnant, I was...
Hiccups always seem to come at the worst time, don’t they? There’s actually a reason for that. Emotions and emotional situations are actually known to be precursors to hiccups. That means when you’re nervous or excited, the chances of getting a bout of hiccups is increased.Hiccups also can happen...
Time and time again, we’ve seen the female lead in a romantic comedy drown her sorrows in a bucket of ice cream. There’s long been the running joke about women and chocolate improving PMS symptoms and improving mood. It’s been said the enzymes in chocolate can mimic an ‘in...