You're miserable: achy, feverish, and exhausted. Your head is pounding, and you're nauseated. All the tell-tale signs are there; it's the flu. Before you stock up on ginger ale and jump into bed for the week, you might consider phoning a... Read more
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t... Read more
About a year ago I started having severe hip pain on my right side. I couldn't work out because of the pain. I've now discovered it was my mattress. I put weight back on 😠 but bought a new mattress so now I'm better and not in pain. #backagain... Read more
It's now my vacation time from work and i'm sick as a dog with severe sinus stuff but my main problem is the pressure in my right ear. Does anyone know of any remedies for sinus problems/ears clogged? I feel so horrible I don't want to do anything.:(... Read more
So I've had a severe ear infection for about 2 weeks. I have to wait until Tuesday the 31st to see the Ear Nose Throat doctor it was the only appointment available all this time I've had the infection. But that's Rural living y'all! ;)... Read more
My mother has severe diabetes. Doc said she can't eat meat., crackers, anything with flour. Very little fruit. She can't have beans, nuts or seeds because of kidneys. No potassium
What is she left with to eat? Anyone else bad health like this?... Read more
One way I save money is by substituting baking soda for antacids. My grandmother taught me this trick, and it works wonders when my gastritis is bothering me or when my kids eat too much pepperoni pizza! Just dissolve 1 tsp. baking soda in a glass... Read more
We all have them--and when we succumb to our food cravings, we often overindulge. It is sometimes a stumbling block that leads us to binge eating, deflated motivation, and problem that can get us off track from reaching our goals.... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She blogs monthly on the topics of menopause, health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This is the third blog in the series on menopause... Read more
Just when you thought fat and calories were the biggest restaurant hazards, some new threats have been making headlines lately. Chipotle was recently subpoenaed by the Federal Grand Jury when more than 140 Boston University students contracted n... Read more
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