When it comes to vitamins and supplements there are so many options that sound great, but there are also many questions: Which ones really work? Exactly how effective are they? Are they worth the money? What researchers have found is that vitamins or supplements aren’t a substitute for a balanced, nutritious diet that limits excess […]
Not everyone’s idea of a great vacation is lying on a beach or strolling around tourist sites. There is a growing group of vacationers who are looking for a more physically engaging trip that challenges them, while providing an opportunity to see new places and have new experiences.
Hiking and biking vacations, or other types of active vacations, require a different type of planning. Here are some suggestions that will help you avoid mishaps and maximize your enjoyment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are presently tracking the greatest number of reported cases of measles in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. From January 1 to May 10, 2019, 839** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states. Indiana is one of the states […]
As more states legalize the use of marijuana, CBD oil is becoming more widely available. With this new found popularity questions about this product’s benefits, uses, side effects and safety are being asked.
Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow. All of us just moved our clocks forward one hour to accommodate daylight saving time and many of us felt a little sluggish the next day because of the lost hour of sleep. This simple example of not getting as much sleep […]
Recreational use of marijuana has now been legalized in ten states and for medical use in 33. Indiana has not legalized marijuana for either use and the current governor is not promoting its legalization. So what’s the conundrum? In some states getting high on the weekend or after work is O.K., but there are no […]
Many middle and high schoolers believe that vaping (the use of e-cigarettes) is less harmful then smoking traditional cigarettes because they get the high from the nicotine, but not the tar and other carcinogens. This is true to a degree, but for young people there is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use can be highly addictive […]
The 2017-2018 flu season was one of the most severe the United States has experienced in decades.
Many of us balk at getting a flu shot each year for a number of reasons. We think we are healthy, so we don’t believe we need to be immunized; we think a flu shot will give us the flu (not true); or we just don’t take the time. In 2017 49% of adults and […]
In 2017, 84 percent of large employers offered high deductible health insurance plans to their employees and 35 percent of those companies only offered high deductible plans, based on a 2016 Kaiser/HRET survey. The trade-off for the lower premiums associated with these plans is substantially higher out-of-pocket costs that are incurred before a portion of […]