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What is Your Child’s “Screen Time”?

What is Your Child’s “Screen Time”?

Many parents would agree with the notion that children are spending more time than ever on electronic devices. Over the last decade or so, smart phones, laptops and tablets have become highly valued items among adolescents, and are now becoming ...

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Protecting Yourself Against Listeria Outbreaks

Protecting Yourself Against Listeria Outbreaks

Most people generally assume that the food they buy is safe to eat. Although this is usually true, even developed countries like the United States can experience widespread food contamination outbreaks. In October 2013, Taylor Farms, the world’s largest producer ...

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Why Are More Young Adults Suffering Strokes?

Why Are More Young Adults Suffering Strokes?

When looking at the top causes of death in the United States, it becomes clear that older adults and senior citizens bear the brunt of many notorious ailments. This is especially true of strokes, which claimed nearly 130,000 lives in ...

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What Being Left-Handed Might Say About You

What Being Left-Handed Might Say About You

It’s a statistical fact that most of the people reading this article are right-handed. Because of this, it’s difficult to imagine what the world is like for those who use their left hand for everyday activities. Everything from writing to ...

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Five Practical Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Five Practical Alternatives to Halloween Candy

There’s no other time during the year where candy is more in-demand than Halloween. Americans spent well north of $2 billion on Halloween candy every year, a figure that continues to rise. The sweet taste of various candy products make ...

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The Not-So-Visible Effects of Aging

The Not-So-Visible Effects of Aging

Say what you will about getting older, but at least it is thoroughly democratic; no matter how healthy your diet, lifestyle and overall appearance might be, everyone eventually succumbs to Father Time’s onslaught. The telltale signs of aging, such as ...

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Why Do We Sleep? Five Possible Answers

Why Do We Sleep? Five Possible Answers

No matter your age, gender, size or shape, everyone on the planet sleeps. Likewise, the consequences of failing to get enough sleep are well-known and well-understood; who hasn’t felt sluggish and lethargic after getting a poor night’s sleep? Since sleep ...

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Putting E-Cigarettes Under the Microscope

Putting E-Cigarettes Under the Microscope

There are few products that have as bad of a reputation as cigarettes, and deservedly so. Study after study has linked long-term cigarette smoking to deadly ailments such as lung cancer, coronary heart disease and emphysema. In recent years, some ...

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Six Surprising Allergy Triggers

Six Surprising Allergy Triggers

Whether they are due to pet dander, foods or plants, allergies can easily make a routine day feel more like an endurance test. Far too many people are familiar with the telltale signs of an allergy flare-up – the swollen ...

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