Changing how we think about this deadly disease A quick flip through TV channels or a magazine would probably lead one to believe that breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most serious cancer threats we face. While those battles are of great importance, many don’t realize that lung cancer […]

Home births are on the rise, but is this good or bad? In recent years, the process of how babies are typically delivered in Western culture has been brought into question. Questions have been raised about epidurals, cesarean-sections and even the necessity of the doctor and hospital environment for delivery. Films […]

Written by Taylor Smith  “Don’t forget to take your vitamin!” It’s an imperative command many of us are familiar with. Moms and wives remind children and husbands to take their Centrum or Flintstones multivitamin. Odds are you’ve shouted it at someone or had it shouted at you at some point […]

Written by Angela Silva When it comes to preventing illnesses, we all want to do what’s best for ourselves and our families. One of the most basic ways to prevent illness is through hand-washing. But how do we know if the soap we’re using is actually helping eliminate germs and […]

Written by Whitney Lewis  The food pyramid (or plate these days, with choosemyplate.gov) provides a good guideline, but the truth is, your body needs different things in different growing stages. So before you go putting your baby on a skim milk diet or get fed up with your teenage son’s […]

The dangerous effects of stress on our bodies Written by Sadie Wirthlin  We have all heard that stress can have a negative effect on our bodies, but do we know the extent of what that effect can be? Stress can often cause sleep deprivation, headache, anxiety and depression, but recent […]

Exploring the best work schedule for your age.  Written by Sadie Wirthlin Let’s start with circadian rhythms, the body’s biological clock that regulates physical, mental, and behavioral changes over a 24-hour period. Did you know that your circadian rhythms change as you age? This means that your body may change […]

The presidential election is leaving many sick to their stomachs, so we thought it would be good if we chimed in a few words to ease the pain. Heated arguments are just a few sparks away in most family gatherings, so here we’ve outlined the common temptations, and how to […]

Written by Sadie Wirthlin   Summer is coming to an end and everyone is coming home from vacation. But after some much-needed time away, many of us come home to find that relaxing on the beach or exploring the city has completely frustrated our diets. In a recent study done […]

Written by Sadie Wirthlin When you’re out on vacation, the last thing you want to be doing is to be stuck in bed, sick from food poisoning. Stomach infections, such as E. coli, have been reported in the news more and more over this last year, but even if they […]