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Zika A to Z

Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries. The mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika live in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States.

How Does Technology Affect Sleep?

Sleep and technology seem to have a love/hate relationship. On one hand, technology can enhance our sleep, but some electronics can inhibit our sleep and maybe even cause insomnia. Fitness trackers and their associated apps can provide us with information about the quality and duration of our sleep. 

Should You Take Dietary Supplements?

When you reach for that bottle of vitamin C or fish oil pills, you might wonder how well they’ll work and if they’re safe. The first thing to ask yourself is whether you need them in the first place.

The Healthy Side of Technology

Physical and mental health go hand in hand. In today’s world, technology, in one form or another, is rarely out of reach. Ways to put technology to work for you in helping maintain your own healthy balance are currently quite popular and diverse. With new gadgets constantly on the horizon, the possibilities are endless. 

Family History and Your Risk of Disease
Did you know that your family history might be one of the strongest influences on your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer? Even though you cannot change your genetic makeup, knowing your family history can help you reduce your risk of developing health problems.
Itching for Allergy Relief

Pollen grains from trees, grasses and weeds can float through the air in spring, summer or fall. But on their way to fertilize plants and tree flowers, pollen particles often end up in our noses, eyes, ears and mouths. The result can be sneezing spells, watery eyes, congestion and an itchy throat.


Online Gaming: Hobby or Health Hazard?

Video games of all kinds are popular and certainly fun and entertaining. Yet, as with many other things we have discovered and explored in our lives, there are sometimes hazards that need to be addressed. We have learned that this is especially true about new and exciting video games. Often to our shock and amazement, reports abound about online gaming that led to unhealthy results.

Exercising in Cold Weather

Cold weather doesn’t have to slow you down. Exercise has benefits all year, even during winter. But before you brave the cold, take a few extra steps to stay safe. Exposure to cold can cause health problems such as hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature.

What You Should Know About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that infects both women and men. Although most HPV infections go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can cause changes in the cells and lead to cancer. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine is a powerful tool to prevent most of these cancers from developing.

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Using a tanning bed, booth or sunlamp to get tan can cause skin cancers including melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation also can cause cataracts and cancers of the eye (ocular melanoma).

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