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How Yoga Can Help Heal Trauma  

When we hear the word “trauma,” we often think of the worst moments of our lives. The ones that haunt us and make it harder to navigate through life. But sometimes, minor incidents can leave the deepest wounds. So, how can yoga help you heal? Yoga therapist Paula Brown, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, explains what trauma-informed yoga…

Infrared Saunas: What They Do and 6 Health Benefits

Facts are facts, so let’s get one thing straight: Infrared saunas are definitely “cooler” than more traditional saunas that date back to ancient times. Instead of steam or flame-stoked heat, infrared saunas use infrared lamps and electromagnetic magic to create warmth. The process allows infrared saunas to operate at a lower temperature while still providing…

Can Heart Disease Be Cured?

Atherosclerosis is a condition where the arteries in your heart become partially or fully blocked by a fatty material known as plaque. This can lead to coronary artery disease, which is also known as coronary heart disease or heart disease. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for coronary artery disease, and you can’t reverse this condition…

What Are Adaptogens and Are They Healthy?

Stress affects us all at different times and in different ways. You might be worried about a big work presentation. Or maybe you feel exhausted from dealing with in-laws. Or it could be something as simple as forgetting milk at the grocery store. Whatever it is, managing stress can be difficult. That’s where adaptogens come…

Can Hearing Loss Lead To Dementia?

If you’ve experienced hearing loss, you may be missing out on more than conversations around you. Several studies suggest hearing loss can increase your risk for cognitive (mental) issues, including dementia. Geriatric medicine specialist Ronan Factora, MD, helps us understand the connection that occurs between our auditory (hearing) system and the rest of our brain, while…

What Are At-Home Sleep Apnea Tests?

Most sleep studies are performed in a sleep laboratory. Today, these laboratories are often located in a hotel rather than a hospital. But if your doctor suspects you have sleep apnea — a condition where your breathing pauses or is disrupted while you’re asleep — you might be a good candidate for an at-home sleep apnea…

How You Can Ease Your Aches and Pain With Meditation

When everything hurts, the last things on your mind are mantras and deep breathing. But meditation can be a great tool for easing pain — and reducing stress overall. It’s also free, and the only side effects you’ll have to worry about are feeling blissed out or possibly dozing off. How meditation can help manage pain  “In…

How Long Should You Keep Your Child Rear-Facing in a Car Seat? 

As a parent, you celebrate each milestone your child achieves — sitting up, crawling, taking first steps and saying their first word. But graduating to a front-facing car seat? That’s one such milestone that shouldn’t be rushed, according to guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  For years, parents have learned that keeping their child rear-facing in…

How To Spot Relationship Red Flags

Navigating the ups and downs of a relationship can be a complicated — and maybe a little messy — process. We all move through the stages of love differently. Many of us go through a honeymoon phase that later makes us question whether things are working out the way we want. Sometimes, it’s easy to…

How To Remove a Splinter — and When to Call Your Doctor

It’s a familiar situation for many parents: Your child is playing in the yard barefoot and comes in complaining that they stepped on something. You take a look at their foot. Sure enough, you see a tiny splinter. Should you grab the tweezers from the medicine cabinet, or take your child to urgent care to…

How To Check Yourself for Testicular Cancer

If you have testicles, setting aside two minutes a month could save your life. That’s how little time it takes to do a self-exam to check for testicular cancer. Here’s the reality, though: Most just don’t reach down to “check their berries” on a regular basis. In fact, only 4 in 10 men surveyed by…

6 Safe Ways To Stop Your Period

It’s almost that time of month. You’re about to start your period, but you have a big vacation coming up. Instead of dealing with menstrual cramps, bleeding and bloating, you’re wondering what your options are. Can you stop your period? And is it safe? “A lot of people think if you skip your periods, it’s…

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