Strokes on the Rise in Younger Adults


By Kristen M. Leccese

A stroke – or an event that occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either by a blood clot or bleeding – is something we often associate with aging adults. Essentially, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can leave victims with devastating and permanent damage to all parts [...]

Fitness Spotlight: How to Work Out Like a Gymnast!

Female Gymnast Doing Push-up (Silhouette)

By Kristen M. Leccese

It’s hard not to be impressed by the incredible skills of elite gymnasts on TV. Most of us are left wondering, how is that possible? But despite the fluidity and ease gymnasts display in their routines, gymnastics is an extremely structured, calculated sport that requires intense conditioning and tedious drills [...]

Health Spotlight: Hidden Stressors


By Lydia Patel


It’s no secret that stress is part of our lives, but how we manage it is what makes the biggest difference in our health. Certain stressors, even though they may be subtle, have been proven to increase our stress levels and put our bodies into panic mode.



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Calorie Counts to Become Mandatory for Food Chains


By Lydia Patel


By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be required to post calorie counts on their menus. Although the goal is to let consumers know exactly how much food they consume – and hope they make smarter portion choices – unfortunately, recent research shows that eating behaviors may not [...]

Health Spotlight: The Flu Shot


By Lydia Patel


The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are saying that it’s definitely time to get your flu shot! We are just about in the full swing of flu season and taking precautions to prevent the flu is essential. Nearly 60% of the flu cases [...]

Tips to Stay Healthy on a Long Distance Flight!

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By Lydia Patel

It’s fun to venture out and explore new places. But sometimes, the long haul of getting there, sitting down for hours on a plane – not to mention airport security – can be a bit of a pain. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to make traveling long [...]

Healthiest Foods for the Fall Season!


By Lydia Patel

It’s the season where foods are definitely of a deep colorful nature. Oranges, deep reds and plums dominate the isles of the supermarkets. In fact, even large coffee chains like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts get in on the fall season with pumpkin infused flavored for their beverages. So what exactly are the [...]

6 Flu-Fighting Foods

Toasted pumpkin seeds spilling from a yellow bowl

By Kristen M. Leccese

With so many people coming down with the flu this time of year, we’re all trying everything we can to fight off the nasty virus. Of course, getting the flu shot is highly recommended, especially for the elderly, pregnant women, and anyone with compromised immune systems. However, certain foods can also [...]

6 Mood-Boosting Tips to Stay Happy This Winter!


By Kristen M. Leccese

This time of year, many of us get stuck in a mental rut – less sunlight, colder temperatures, and added stress from school, the approaching holidays and more can all contribute to feeling a bit low. You don’t have to suffer through the winter, though. Try some of these mood-boosting tips [...]

Mental Health: Eating Disorders


By Kristen M. Leccese

With regards to Mental Illness Awareness Week, today’s blog is dedicated to raising awareness on a mental illness that’s far more common than many people realize: eating disorders.

Eating disorders affect mostly females between the ages of 12 and 25, although they can occur in other age groups as well as [...]