I recently had to get a tetanus shot… even as a healthy adult! Here’s why you would need to get a tetanus vaccine, what it’s like, and the symptoms of lockjaw. And in case you’re wondering… yes, even if you were vaccinated as a child against tetanus, you still need to get a tetanus shot as an adult!
Getting a CAT scan soon? Nervous? Don’t know what to expect? I recently had my first CT scan with contrast. See what it was like, the difference between MRI and CT scan, what CT scan prep is like, and how long a CAT scan takes. I attempt to answer all your questions about CT scans — so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when you have your first CAT scan!
My first colonoscopy a few years ago required drinking 1 gallon of a nasty tasting solution. This year, my colonoscopy prep drink was CLENPIQ instead. See why I love this new colon prep drink — it’s SO much better than other bowel prep drinks!
It’s not just people with compromised immune systems that are dying from the flu. See all of the ways the flu can kill an otherwise healthy person. Thinking of getting a flu shot? Here’s what you need to know — who should & shouldn’t get it, popular flu shot myths, flu shot side effects, and where to get cheap (or free) flu shots!
Scared of crossing bridges — either in a car or on foot? You may have Gephyrophobia. I had a similar fear and overcame it on my own without professional help. See how I did it… maybe these same tips will help you get over your bridge phobia too!! These are very simple things you can do to gradually minimize your fear of bridges.
Want to know how to stop stammering and how to cure stuttering once and for all? I stuttered until I was 22 years old. After about 1 year of trying different things, I finally learned how to stop stuttering forever. Take it from this former stutterer, there are some rather simple techniques to stop stuttering — all it takes is consistency and patience. Here’s what worked for me.
Have you bought any products that had a California Prop 65 warning label on them? I don’t live anywhere NEAR California, yet I’ve seen a slew of them! Here’s what the Proposition 65 warning means, why it’s on so many products, and which chemicals are on the Prop 65 list.
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
Having blood work done soon? I once had a fear of needles, but now I don’t. It’s not a painful process for most. Here are my best tips for getting through a blood test.
Holiday weight loss tips and advice from a guy who’s kept off the holiday weight but still loves his pies! My best tips to help you quickly lose weight for the New Year.
The decision to choose Obamacare or private health insurance is a tricky one. Which is the right health care plan for you? Some things I’ve learned might help you decide.
I walk 10000 steps a day. If you’ve got a fitness tracker, I bet that’s your goal too. Here are some ways you probably haven’t thought of to get more steps in.
A simple skin biopsy is usually the best way to determine if a strange looking spot is skin cancer or not. Here’s what it’s like to have a biopsy.
I have a pollen allergy. If you do too, then you’ll appreciate these 5 simple things you can do to avoid pollen – inside and outside of your home.
If you have a pronounced risk of colon cancer like me, you might wonder if eating processed meat & cancer go hand in hand. Here’s a list of meats to avoid.
If you like weird facts as much as I do, then you’ll appreciate these 5 human body facts that are almost too strange to believe. Trust me, they’re true!
If you’re anxious about getting a CT scan, these tips from someone who’s been there with scanxiety might help. Here’s how to worry less over your CT scans!
I am a caffeine lover — I almost said “junkie” but of course, that has a negative connotation. I have recently felt the need to cut back on caffeine and If you want to stay awake without using caffeine like me, here are 8 clever and effective ways to stay alert that don’t involve guzzling coffee, cola, or power drinks.
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal but there is such a thing as healthy fast food. If you go through the drive-thru as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these 7 healthy fast food options. Here’s a list of the healthiest menu items at fast food restaurants and their nutritional info.
A healthy dose of fun! 4 outdoor activities & games that can be enjoyed by all ages. Burn calories in your own backyard. Staying fit has never been so fun.
Wondering how to get Obamacare insurance… fast? Here are my own tips & tricks, as a freelancer who used the insurance marketplace for the first time.
What is stevia? It’s a natural sugar substitute! Here’s what you need to know about the safety of stevia products, plus how to make stevia sweetener at home
Looking for organic desserts that are easy to make and delicious, too? Here are 4 great organic dessert items you can find in your local grocery store.
You’ll be shocked at all the places indoor allergens are lurking around your house. See what might be causing your allergy symptoms & how to eliminate them.
Do you have an office job? Sit behind a computer for a living? You can avoid the most common desk job health risks with these 5 simple tips.
Can early cancer screenings help save your life? Yes. If cancer runs in your family, getting screened at a young age may help you avoid getting cancer.
Trying to avoid the flu this year? These flu prevention tips have kept me from getting the flu for the past 3 seasons. They’ll help you too!
Are you tired of seasonal allergies? So am I. Here are 5 tips that have helped me cope with my seasonal sneezes and wheezes.
Do you know if you’re eating GMO foods? Find out what the common GMO ingredients are, the potential health risks, and what brands to buy so you can avoid eating GMO food products.
When I learned I was close to having pre-diabetes (also known as impaired glucose tolerance), I started looking to diabetes support groups for information on how to avoid becoming diabetic. Here’s where you can find the help you need to prevent pre-diabetes.
How did I go from weighing 265 pounds to dropping down to a lean, mean 175 – without yo-yo dieting, throwing out every last trace of sugar, or opting for bypass surgery? Read my story about my obesity travails and triumphs to learn more.
Whether you have cancer or you know someone who does, cancer support groups are the place to turn for answers to your questions, information about treatment options, and to meet those who have been through similar circumstances.
Losing weight is never an easy battle, but having waged the war victoriously a few years ago, I was able to remove 90 pounds from my body. Here are 4 tips that will make reaching your weight loss goals even easier.
It takes me almost an 1 hour to drive to work. This long, daily drive has inspired me to find several ways to relieve stress while commuting. Here are 5 techniques that have helped me reduce stress during my commute. I bet they’ll help you too.
There are many ways to reduce the aggravation of job fatigue, so here a few tips that I would like to share to make your day in the cubicle less physically burdensome.
Avoiding high fructose corn syrup in your diet? Here are a few easy ways to avoid the corn-based sweetener that has been linked to health problems and has even been called a highly dangerous toxin.
Weight loss stories can be both educational and inspirational. With my weight loss story, I aim to do the same – telling people how I lost 90 pounds and kept it off with relatively simple lifestyle changes.
Getting a colonoscopy wasn’t all peaches and cream (I couldn’t even eat those when I was prepping for the exam), but with cancer throughout my family, I gained peace of mind, all while losing a few pounds in the process.
It’s important to follow colonoscopy guidelines so you can reduce your risk for one of the most preventable forms of cancer in the colon.
I’ve already lost a lot of weight & don’t want to gain it back! Here are 5 healthy fast food choices that I make every time I pull up to a drive-thru window
I dropped below 200 pounds after changing my eating habits. Here are the 3 portion control tips that helped me to lose weight.
Want to lose weight? Trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Think you’re too busy to workout? Try these 10 easy ways to get a little exercise every day!