When going out to the grocery store, we are faced with thousands of different food choices. According to the Food Marketing Institute, your average grocery store has up to 47,000 different products! Yikes, that is a lot of food and a lot of choices. Faced with so many choices, many of us narrow down our […]

Are you throwing away your unwanted or expired medications? Think about this: The same prescription medications that may help you get better will only make someone else much worse, if they fall into the wrong hands. In fact, throwing medications in the trash makes them a target not only for your children or other family […]

Have you ever felt a burning pain in your chest? Well, it’s probably heartburn. The pain is often worse when lying down or bending over. Occasional heartburn is common and no cause for alarm. Most people can manage the discomfort on their own with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications, or alternative remedies. (Note: Seek immediate […]

What does mindfulness look like to you? Maybe it’s taking a walk outside and focusing on the sounds of nature around you and how your feet feel with each step. Maybe it’s spending a few minutes before eating a meal appreciating the smells and colors of the food on your plate. Or perhaps it’s taking two […]

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and affects up to 50 million Americans each year. It is an inflammatory condition that causes “comedones” (blackheads and whiteheads), small reddish bumps or pustules, often called “pimples”, or deeper cystic lumps on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne Facts […]

There is a fair amount of “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to the marketing of the e-cigarette. Currently, there are 466 brands and 7,764 flavors available in retail shops and online. All kinds of tactics are underway to market these products, including referring to them as a “green” alternative to smoking. They are not. […]

Preparing for a health care visit helps you get the most out of time spent with a doctor or another health care practitioner. It may also help you communicate with a practitioner more effectively. Here are eleven ways you can make the most of your health care visit. Pre-register. We want to make it as simple as possible to […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

One of the fastest-growing issues in eye health—and health care in general—is age related macular degeneration. In fact, this disease—also called AMD—has become the most common cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. As we live longer due to the amazing advances in medical care, and the healthy manner in […]