Get the Right Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

Everyone wants a new pair of sunglasses to look cool, but before settling on a pair of shades, consumers should consider their eye health and how well sunglasses protect against the sun’s harmful rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six factors are most important when shopping for sunglasses: Protection from ultraviolet (UV)…

Suicide Does Not Discriminate

The report of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington’s suicide yesterday and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell’s suicide in May are two in a long list of high-profile celebrities who have taken their own lives. It also starts discussions about the causes of, and mystery surrounding, suicide itself. Away from the bright lights and the fame, however, are hundreds…

Don’t Let Dangerous Diseases Ruin Your Trip Abroad

Planning a trip out of the country? Be sure to check in advance for any needed vaccinations or medications because far-off and exotic travel destinations may harbor dangerous diseases. Malaria, measles, chicken pox, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, rabies, dengue fever, flu and typhoid are just some of the serious illnesses found throughout the…

Crushing Bad Medicine: 2017 Nationwide Health Care Fraud Takedown

A nationwide sweep that began with tips from consumers resulted in what federal officials are calling “the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action” by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. The 2017 National Health Care Fraud Takedown, which occurred this month, was a nationwide sweep involving more than 1,000 law enforcement agents in at least 30 states.…

Fake Online Pharmacies: The Dangers Are Real

Like many “deals” that sound too good to be true, the same goes for most online prescriptions. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fake online pharmacies not only steal your money, but can cost you your personal and financial information, health, or even your life. Your financial identity may be at risk…

MANTERRUPTING—Has it Happened to You?

Someone being interrupted while they are speaking is nothing new. In fact, it happens quite often to both men and women. However, there is current research that shows that in conversations, men interrupt women more often than they interrupt other men and vice-versa. The name given to this phenomenon is MANTERRUPTING. You may have seen or heard this…

Elderly Can be Vulnerable to Dehydration in Summer Heat

With summer temperatures continuing to sizzle, staying hydrated becomes more difficult than usual. For older people, maintaining proper hydration can be even more challenging. The elderly are often more susceptible to dehydration because the ability to recognize thirst decreases after about age 50, and the ability of kidneys to regulate the body’s water supply also diminishes,…

Beyond Childhood: ADHD as an Adult

Often thought of as a condition found only in children, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—when left undiagnosed and untreated—can last into adulthood. ADHD symptoms may be overlooked during childhood because of highly structured and protected school and home-life environments. Young people who are extremely bright may also be able to mask and compensate for their symptoms. According…