November 19, 2012

Things All Teen Drivers Should Know

Let's just put it right out there: teen drivers are scary. They're new at the game, so their inexperience is worrisome. Worse, some don't take driving as the serious privilege it is, which causes a whole separate set of issues that the rest of us have to deal with.

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May 16, 2012

Easy Meals for the Busy Professional

To harried modern professionals -- especially the singles among us -- easy meals are always welcome. Often there just isn't enough time in the workweek to waste any of it in the kitchen, beyond preparing the occasional sandwich.

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September 30, 2009

Can Air Purifiers Kill the Flu Virus?

With flu season upon us and the continuing threat of the H1N1 virus, many people are fighting back. In attempt to kill the virus in their homes and businesses, different methods and devices are being tried. One of these devices is one you are already familiar with -- the air purifier. The question is, "Can an air purifier kill the germs that cause the flu virus?"

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September 28, 2009

Is Swine Flu a Cause to Party?

What exactly is a swine flu party, and why would a case of h1n1 make anyone want to sing and dance?

Simply put, a swine flu party happens when people deliberately expose themselves to close contact with a person who has swine flu symptoms. In "theory", the partiers get infected with a mild case of the disease, resulting in future immunity. In other words, a swine flu party is supposed to be a sort of natural vaccination.

In theory, it sounds like a pretty clever idea. But there are plenty of reasons why swine flu parties are disasters waiting to happen.

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July 22, 2009

Get in Shape with Elliptical Trainers

Add a twist to your workout! Try elliptical trainers

Want to add a twist to your workout routine? Try elliptical trainers and shake things up a bit. These machines add variety and new dimensions to your training program.

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July 9, 2009

Get the Best Bike Helmet Fit to Keep Your Child Safe

Learn how to get the right bike helmet fit to protect your child

Choosing the best bike helmet is the first step in keeping your child safe. But getting the right bike helmet fit is equally important. Without the proper fit, the best bike helmet in the world won't protect your child from a traumatic brain injury. Follow these tips to get the correct fit for maximum protection.

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June 30, 2009

Diet Ice Cream: Myth, Dream, or Fact?

Even if you're on a diet, ice cream doesn't have to fall from your meal plan! Check out these low cal favorites

I love ice cream, but the thought of diet ice cream makes me cringe. All too often, we're talking about grainy, sticky clumps of too sweet goo with a vaguely dairy feel to them. Fortunately, though, diet ice cream doesn't have to be awful. The key lies in compromise. If you try to go with nonfat, no sugar ice cream, it will probably taste like, well, it doesn't have any fat or sugar.

Instead, you want to opt for lowered fat and sugar. And by the way, don't think that going for something like rice milk or soy products makes the calorie count automatically improve -- some tofu based products boast more fat than Hagen Daaz!

But there are companies out there making fantastic diet ice cream, so before you get too despondent, give these brands a try.

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June 11, 2009

Can Resveratrol Supplements Make You Younger?

Learn the truth about resveratrol supplements before you buy

What do resveratrol supplements and the fountain of youth have in common? A lot -- if you believe all the marketing hype online and on TV these days. Before you invest in the latest, greatest supplement that will keep you young forever, take some time to learn the truth.

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May 26, 2009

Tips for Choosing the Best Sunscreen

Don't get burned! Buy the best sunscreen

When it comes to sunscreen, you don't want to play around -- you want the best sunscreen that will protect you and your family. But which one? There are so many to choose from it gets confusing. Use these guidelines to be sure you get the best sunscreen that is right for you.

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April 10, 2009

Looking for the Best Back Pain Treatment?

Check out the best back pain treatment for chronic sufferers.

Looking for the best back pain treatment? You are, if you're like 80% of American adults. Research shows that 46% of people who suffer from back pain don't sleep well and 31% say it keeps them from exercising to keep their weight at a healthy level.

If back pain is interfering with your life, read this report to see what works best for getting rid of back pain.

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September 30, 2008

Organic Chicken: What's on Your Dinner Table?

Is Organic Chicken Worth the Price, or Not?

I've heard a lot about organic eating, and organic chicken is one of the topics of discussion among my more health conscious friends. The question is, are the benefits of eating organic chicken really worth the high prices and the difficulty of finding it? Here's some information you might find useful...

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May 29, 2008

Is BPA Contaminating Your Kitchen?

Some Things You Should Know About BPA and Your Health

There's a controversial chemical in many kitchens and you could be feeding it to your children without even knowing. Have any baby bottles? How about food storage containers? A water pitcher? All of these things can have BPA in them, and some consumers are worried that BPA could be getting into our bodies and doing harm. Here's what you need to know...

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May 24, 2008

Is Your Multi-Vitamin Killing You?

What You Need to Know About That Multi-Vitamin In Your Medicine Cabinet

Take your vitamins - it's something your mom would say. And mom doesn't want to kill you, right? Well, there's something mom doesn't know. Those multi-vitamin bottles on the shelves don't always contain something that's good for your health. In fact, sometimes what's in them can hurt you.

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May 19, 2008

Is Your Bottled Water Really Safe?

Are Consumers Wasting Millions on Bottled Water?

If you're buying bottled water, you probably do it because you think it's healthier than tap water. That's why most consumers buy the bottled water off the grocery store shelves. Surprisingly, some bottled water isn't healthier than tap water. In fact, some of it is worse. Before you buy another bottle of H2O, there are some things you need to know...

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May 12, 2008

Natural Supplements: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

Some Natural Supplements Aren't As Healthy As Their Makers Would Like You To Think

You go to the local health store or vitamin aisle looking for the latest natural supplements. There's supplements to help promote liver function, supplements to help weight loss, sleep problems and almost every single health concern you can name. The problem is, some of these health supplements aren't just ineffective - they're downright dangerous. Before you buy any health supplements on the market, there are some things you need to know...

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May 6, 2008

The Secrets the Makers of Popular Fruit and Vegetable Juicers Aren't Telling You

Not All Juicers Are Created Equal

If you're thinking about buying one of the many juicers available on the market, there are some facts that may surprise you. You've probably already figured out that some juicers aren't as good as others, but did you know that some can actually negate the benefits you receive from juicing your fruits and vegetables? Before you run out and buy a juicer of your own, there are some things you need to know.

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April 18, 2008

Who Is The FDA Really Working For?

Can You Trust the FDA?

If you think that "FDA Approved" wording means something in today's day and age, you might be in for a surprise. Many consumers are beginning to wonder if they can really trust the agency that is responsible for keeping our food, supplements and medications safe. Why the concern and is it warranted? The answers may surprise you.

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January 26, 2008

Things Everyone Needs to Know About Diet and Cancer

Can Diet Really Prevent Cancer?

Cancer is a devastating disease and I know this personally. My father died from it just under a year ago. I will be the first one to admit that I feel his diet played a huge role in what happened to him. Not only did he have poor eating habits prior to being diagnosed, he refused to change his ways after the diagnosis was made. I wholeheartedly believe that if he had made changes for the better or had taken a different approach to health and nutrition, he'd be with us today. If you think diet can't prevent or help fight cancer, there are things you really need to know.

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December 27, 2007

More Scary News About MRSA

As If Having MRSA in Hospitals Wasn't Enough...

Not too long ago we wrote an article about MRSA, also known as the Super Bug. The article focused on the fact that MRSA has infected some hospitals, putting patients at risk. It seems, however, that hospitals being infected with the bug is just the tip of the iceberg. Some doctors aren't even diagnosing it when it does it, and that can cost children their lives. If you know someone who has an "infected bug bite" that just won't go away, you absolutely must read this...

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November 12, 2007

The MRSA Super Bug: Will Your Hospital Visit Make You Sicker?

What You Need To Know About the MRSA Super Bug and Hospital Stays

In an ideal world a hospital would be a place of healing -- a safe refuge where you could go for treatment of illness, injury and disease. In the real world, however, the world where the MRSA super bug exists, hospitals are not that safe place. In fact, they can make you sicker than you were the day you checked in.

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August 21, 2007

Is There a Hospital Cash Card in Your Wallet?

What is a Hospital Cash Card?

The other day I received a letter from my credit union telling me that they would pay for two months of the premium if I signed up for a hospital cash card. The advertisement was very compelling. After all, if I could get coverage for my family that would pay up to $400 for each day we were in the hospital if (God forbid) anything went wrong and it would cost me less than $20 a month, why not? Of course, I had to dig further. What exactly is a hospital cash card? Would it really pay? This is what I found out...

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July 16, 2007

Organic Milk: Why Health-Conscious Consumers Are Paying Double

Is Organic Milk Really Better?

Head over to the dairy section of your local grocery store and you'll notice that organic milk prices are sometimes more than double of what the regular milk is going to cost you. Why in the world would people be willing to pay more than double for organic milk vs. the regular stuff? The answers may shock you.

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June 26, 2007

Medical Expenses Don't Have To Bleed You Dry

Cutting Back on Medical Expenses

If you don't have health insurance, medical expenses can literally bankrupt you. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the ridiculously high costs of health care. While these tips may not be as good as actually have an employer-paid health care policy, they are the next best thing.

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May 11, 2007

Picking a Healthcare Plan That is Right for You

Choosing a Healthcare Plan

As a healthcare consumer, you might be wondering whether or not managed healthcare plans are really as bad as many people say. Managed healthcare plans do have some limitations, but choosing the right one can make all the difference. Below you’ll learn more about how to make the very important choice of selecting a healthcare plan.

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May 1, 2007

Are You Considering Orthodontic Treatment?

Helpful Orthodontic Treatment Tips

Pursuing orthodontic treatment can be somewhat of a nightmare for many patients. It can be confusing and frustrating not to mention expensive. If you are considering pursuing orthodontic treatment, then the information below will help you make the right decisions.

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February 15, 2007

Orthodontic Treatment and Retainers

Making the Most of Your Orthodontic Treatment

I am going to give you the low down on orthodontic treatment. Every year many parents have to fork over a lot of money so that their teen can get braces. Orthodontic treatment isn’t covered by all dental plans, and even when it is, you might still have to contribute half the cost of treatment.

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November 25, 2006

Deciding on Family Health Benefits

Health Benefits Advice for Dual Income Households

If you live in a dual income household as many Americans do, you should evaluate the health benefits offered by each of the family member's employers very closely before making a decision about what coverage you and your spouse will opt for. Health benefits are a great perk of many jobs, but if employers of both spouses offer health benefits, you really only need to take advantage of one.

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November 9, 2006

Fluoride Treatments Explained

Should You Get Fluoride Treatments?

Many consumers wonder if fluoride treatments are really necessary. There are many dentists who highly recommend them, but some consumers opt not to get fluoride treatments. If you’re interested in knowing more about fluoride treatments, you will probably find the following information helpful.

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September 10, 2006

Getting Migraine Relief Does Not Have To Be Cause for a Headache

Various Migraine Relief Options

For individuals who are unfortunate enough to be plagued with migraines, migraine relief is a constant focus. Migraine relief comes in many forms, and what works for one individual might not work for another individual. You might be surprised just how varied your migraine relief options are.

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