Summer Blues: How to Avoid Common Seasonal Injuries!

By Kristen M. Leccese

We all love the summertime, but it’s also the time of the year when hospital emergency rooms are the busiest! From BBQ burns to pool accidents and potentially dangerous insect bites, this season is full of dangers you might never think of. Here are some summer accidents that are more common [...]

Health Spotlight: Healthiest Fish to Eat!


By Lydia Patel


If you’re a lover of seafood, then this is definitely going to shed some light on your options. Over the years, studies have come out to show to that fish should be consumed at least twice a week. But with mercury level and polluted waters, contamination has risen significantly.



Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

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By Lydia Patel

It’s a publically known fact that smoking while pregnant has many serious side effects on the baby. Everything from low birth weight, potential development issues, and now, ADHD. That’s right, new studies show that ADHD is linked to mothers who smoke. Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appeared to have [...]

Health Spotlight: Male Pattern Baldness


By Lydia Patel


It’s something that most guys hate to hear: baldness. The fact is, though, that male pattern baldness is natural phenomenon, and although you can delay it, if you are genetically wired for baldness to occur, it will. It is a complete myth that baldness is inherited from only the mother’s side [...]

Wear Contact Lenses? Don’t Be Lazy About Cleaning Them!


By Lydia Patel


Whether you wear contacts for medical reasons or just to make a fashion statement, it’s pretty common knowledge that regular care for your contacts is important. Germs and other forms of bacteria can do permanent damage to your eyes, and even lead to blindness!



A woman left her lenses [...]

5 Delicious Summer Superfoods


By Kristen M. Leccese

Summer brings around lots of fresh, healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables. When you’re picking out your healthy salad ingredients from your garden, farmer’s market or local food store, keep these five major summer superfoods in mind – they pack the top health benefits of everything on the stand!

1. [...]

New Music to Get You Moving



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With summer in full swing, so is the season for great new music. If you’re looking for some new tunes to give you an energy boost and keep you moving during your workout, then Columbia Recording Artist Alec Benjamin is definitely one to add to your playlist.

19-year-old [...]

Health Spotlight: Summer Depression


By Lydia Patel


Long, hot summer days can bring a sense of joy to many people. But for some, it’s actually a time where depression kicks in. The heat, the drag from not being able to go on vacation, or not having anyone to socialize with on summer nights can make the summer a [...]

Health Spotlight: Most Addictive Legal Drugs


By Lydia Patel & Kristen M. Leccese


By Lydia Patel & Kristen M. Leccese

At some point, most of have taken at least one of these 100% legal, yet extremely addictive substances. Whether it was by choice or prescribed by your doctor, it’s true that all of these drugs carry highly addictive properties. If [...]

“Miracle Baby” Tests Positive for HIV Virus


By Kristen M. Leccese

Back in the spring, we wrote a blog about a baby girl born in Mississippi who appeared to be “cured” after being born with the HIV virus.

Immediately after birth, the baby received high doses of antiretroviral drugs and showed no signs of HIV a few weeks later. This pointed to [...]