This week the World Health Organization labeled COVID-19 a global pandemic. There are many things we don’t know and a few things that medical professionals and officials do know. For people who are uniquely at risk, this virus is of even greater concern.
Sneezing, wheezing, red eyes and more, the discomfort of seasonal allergies can sneak up and wreak havoc on your well-being. Whether you’re used to the yearly onslaught of unwelcome symptoms or are brand-new to the frustrating experience, there are ways to alleviate the pain.
At a time when it seems people don’t agree on much, it’s heartening to find something that brings us together. We love our pets! A whopping 67 percent of American households own a pet. Whether you consider yourself a dog person or a cat person, your furry (or feathered) friend is part of the family.
We often think of our homes as a safe haven, shielding us from the outside world. Most people take the air they breathe at home or at the office for granted. But more often than not – even with the many fumes produced from factories and cars – your indoor air quality is much worse than the air beyond your walls. And the quality of that air can have an enormous impact on your health.
Did you know that the air in your home is two to five times more polluted than outside air? No wonder people say they need to get some "fresh air." So, how can you clean your air? There’s a big difference between a clean home and healthy home. You may pride yourself on keeping your house nice and clean, but without the right precautions, you still breath in contaminants that you can’t see. In fact, the EPA reports that concentrations of some pollutants in your home are two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. And we spend 90% of our time indoors.
Sneezing, itching and a running nose? No problem! While flu season may still be in full swing, we have the scoop on easy ways to keep your home germ-, virus- and allergen-free.
Being pregnant is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. However, between the excitement and the planning often comes anxiety. There are so many things to think about when it comes to pregnancy. Is it a boy or a girl? What name are you going to choose? What is the nursery going to look like? Will the baby be healthy? Will you be a good parent?
New year, new start, new resolutions! As we kick off 2016, consider these five tips to keep your family healthy and happy this upcoming year.