Reduce Stress for Clearer Skin

stress is linked to inflammatory skin conditions

The way you’re feeling can actually have an affect on how you look. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a variety of studies anecdotally link stress, depression and anxiety to an increase in skin, hair or nail problems, but proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea… Read more »

August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month

august is national psoriasis awareness month

August is National Psoriasis (pronounced “suh-RY-uh-sus”) Awareness Month.  Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes painful scaling, itching and inflammation. It happens when skill cells grow too quickly.  Normally, our skin cells grow slowly and flake off every four weeks allowing room for new skin cells to take their place. However, those suffering from… Read more »

Whey Protein for Muscle Recovery

whey protein powder essential for muscle recovery after exercise

It is generally agreed by experts that consuming protein following a workout is beneficial for muscle recovery, but the best type of protein remains debatable. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that whey protein (a group of protein found in milk and milk-based products) has an advantage over casein… Read more »

Five Ways to Beat Insomnia

5 ways to beat sleeplessness

We’ve all been there—lying awake in the middle of the night when we should be asleep. It’s frustrating to say the least. Do you turn the light on, read a book and “give in?” Or do you just lie there with your eyes closed wishing and hoping you’ll fall back asleep? If only it was… Read more »

Vacationers Beware – Drowsy Drivers are Everywhere

drowsy driving dangers

According to a new government survey, it’s not just drunk drivers and texting behind the wheel that you need to be wary of on the road; 1 in 25 drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel in the past month. Numbers from the AAA Foundation for Safety, estimate that as many as 7500… Read more »

Cases of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Rise

skiing and traumatic brain injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a large number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In 2010, there were 2.5 million cases of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused… Read more »

Study Finds Cognitive Activity Battles Brain Lesions

brain lesions and cognitive activity study

What if you could take actions today that would keep your mind sharp decades into the future, despite harmful physical changes in the brain? Recent research published in the journal Neurology suggests that it’s possible to mitigate the effects of physical brain deterioration with brain-boosting activities. Many previous studies have suggested a link between cognitively… Read more »

Warning Signs of Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest

heart condition warning signs

You’ve seen it before – on TV and in the movies – an older man breaks into a cold sweat, grimaces, and clutches his chest, leading us all to understand that he is having a heart attack. The problem with this is, in real life, heart attack symptoms don’t always announce themselves so dramatically. More… Read more »

Being a Couch Potato Just Might Kill You

being a couch potato could be dangerous

The more we learn about our couch potato status, the more dangerous it seems. A new research study has tied sedentary behavior to heart failure in men, regardless of physical activity levels. The study, conducted by researchers examining the health records of more than 82,000 men 45 years old and over who were part of… Read more »

Researchers Grow Miniature Beating Hearts to Study Disease

lab grown hearts for research

A team of scientists from Abertay University in Scotland has developed thousands of miniature beating hearts in the lab in the hopes of finding a cure for a particular heart disease called ventricular hypertrophy.  This is a form of heart disease in which the muscles of the ventricles, or chambers, become thickened or enlarged. Lab-grown… Read more »