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August 11th, 2017

If you’ve ever experienced serious heartburn, you may have thought you were having a heart attack. Many people describe the feeling as a “burning,” “stabbing” or “tightening” sensation in their chest, and it often occurs shortly after a big meal or during exercise.  So it’s no surprise that this very common symptom is named as it is. But what’s actually causing your pain? And when should you...

August 11th, 2017

OK, we all know that we need plenty of calcium in our diets in order to keep our bones strong and healthy. That’s especially true for women as they reach the age of 50 and beyond, when the risk of osteoporosis increases. But what does it mean to be diagnosed with too much calcium?

Hypercalcemia, as it is termed, is a serious medical condition in which there is too much calcium...

July 28th, 2017

Don’t let heat illness ruin your child’s summer

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult’s? Because of this, children get dehydrated and experience heat illness much quicker than the rest of us. Common side effects of dehydration and heat illness include dizziness, vomiting, headaches and fainting. While it’s impossible to avoid the heat completely,...

July 21st, 2017

As women, most of us are all-too-familiar with that uncomfortable time of the month when our bodies experience so many changes that affect our moods, our energy, and our general feeling of wellness.  Many of us also experience various degrees of cramping, pressure, bloating and pain.

In fact, more than 80 percent of women experience painful periods at one time or another,...