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!
There are medications for everything under the sun these days. But if you're looking for personal experiences and advice about specific OTC medicines and prescriptions, where do you turn? Right here. This is where we share our own unique experiences with a number of medications -- for treating everything from colds & the flu to taking vitamins & supplements, and even issues with prescription meds. If you're looking for firsthand opinions, you've come to the right place!
Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
I have PTSD and I’m not a veteran. Causes of PTSD aren’t the same for everyone. You might have it and not even know it. You or someone you love might be suffering from untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. I’ll take you through the causes of PTSD, how to decide which PTSD treatment options are best for you, and how to find PTSD apps and PTSD therapists to help you recover.
If you have trouble sleeping or can’t sleep at night due to insomnia, you’ll appreciate these tips from a former insomniac. See what causes insomnia, tips for treating insomnia yourself, and how to fall asleep fast — starting tonight!
I had thyroid surgery. I had no idea what it would be like. So to give you a better idea of what to expect after thyroid surgery, I’m sharing my detailed thyroid surgery recovery story — complete with my thyroid scar photos and tips that I hope will help to speed up your thyroid surgery recovery time.
There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to how much Vitamin C is really safe to take on a daily basis. We clarify the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C that is safely allowed per day, along with signs that you might be experiencing a Vitamin C overdose.
With so many rehab facilities out there how can you choose the one that’s right for you? I can help you choose the right addiction treatment for you based on the abused substance, length of use, legal issues surrounding use, and other ways to find the best treatment for you.
When did buying an over the counter pain reliever become such a difficult choice? Things like type of pain, duration of usage, age, and more are the considerations you should be making when choosing the right pain relievers for your family.
Got expired medication? Here’s the scoop on which prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines are still safe to take — even after the expiration date printed on the bottle — and which ones are not safe to take. Plus, tips for safely storing and disposing of old medicine.
Have a loved one in need of a family intervention for alcohol or drug abuse? I’ve been there. Here’s my experience with how an addition intervention works – so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
What do exercise, meditation & reading have in common? I’ve found them all to be great when dealing with anxiety. Plus 4 more natural ways to treat anxiety.
Anyone can fall victim to prescription drug abuse without even realizing it… I did! I’m proof these tips will get you through prescription drug addiction.
On antibiotics or meds for blood pressure, thyroid, or cholesterol? Watch for medication interactions if you eat bananas, fiber, soy, dairy, greens, or grapefruit!
Suffer from anxiety, stress or panic attacks? (Me too.) Mindfulness meditation improves concentration, offers deep relaxation, and helps with stress & sleep
Tired of allergies and OTC medications? Incorporate these natural allergy remedies into your life – from neti pots to steam baths. You’ll finally get relief.
Frequently constipated? Feel bloated & gassy? Here are 4 ways to get constipation relief… naturally. The fastest one: raise your knees!
Whether you call it hay fever, seasonal allergies, or allergic rhinitis, here are 2 things I’ve learned about treating seasonal allergies: (1) An allergy remedy that works great for Person A doesn’t necessarily work for Person B and (2) Something that works well for you now may become less effective over time. Here are the OTC meds that I’ve found work best for seasonal allergies.
Topical pain relief creams and gels CAN alleviate some of your pain when applied directly to the skin right over the pulled muscle or sore joint. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 types of topical pain relief cream like analgesics or aspirin-like rubs, counter-irritants, and creams made from chili pepper seeds.
To avoid accidental overdose or taking the wrong pills, you should really use a pill organizer. It’s the best way to keep track of pills, doses, and schedules, and now they even come with hi-tech reminder systems! Using a pill box organizer is helpful for elderly caretakers and anyone who needs to regularly take doses of medication. Check out my favorite picks and see which ones might be right for you.
Some people swear by Airborne cold remedy to help fight colds, but does it work?… Is it safe? Because of my own experiences with some of the ingredients found in Airborne cold medicine, I’m confident that it probably does, at the very least, reduce the duration of a cold. Not too fast though… because of the possibility of overdosing on certain ingredients — such as Vitamin A, which can be fatal if too much is taken — I think it’s important to be smart about using the airborne supplement.
Do natural weight loss herbs like cayenne, ephedra, green tea, and hoodia actually work at helping you lose weight? Are they safe? Here’s how they work, plus 2 that are safe, and 2 that are not.
Check out these 5 natural remedies for the common cold: onions, zinc, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and garlic. Here’s how and why each works to prevent colds and heal your body faster after you have a cold.
Ever wonder which medicines the doctors themselves use to treat everyday colds, flu, upset stomach, headaches and other minor aches & pains? In a survey of 5 leading female doctors in the U.S, these doctors had very similar opinions regarding the best products on the market. Plus, 3 out of 5 of them used the exact same products! Do you use these?…
The common cold typically lasts 6-8 days. But Cold-Eeze can cut the length of your cold in HALF! I’ve used it. And it really seems to work. Where most cold meds attack your symptoms, Cold-Eeze attacks the cold virus itself. There is a difference between Cold-Eeze, Zicam, and Airborne.
The well-respected consumer product authority, Consumer Reports, has started reviewing medications as well. Their free Web site compares medications in terms of price, effectiveness, and safety.