Fibroids and polyps: What women should know about a common health problem

May 16th, 2017

So what is a fibroid or polyp and how do you know if you have them?
Fibroids and polyps
Fibroids and polyps are growths in a woman’s uterus that are usually benign but can be malignant in some cases. While they are mostly be benign, some of the most substantial problems they cause for women result in [...]

Three simple ideas for creating an amazing cheese platter

May 16th, 2017

Here are three unique platter ideas that are sure to impress at your next party:
1. The cheddar flight. Wine isn’t the only thing that gets better with age. Offer your guests a plate of delicious, aged cheddar cheese. Black Creek’s premium cheddar cheese is available aged nine months, two or three years and features a [...]

Invest in family-healthy diets by growing half your plate

May 12th, 2017

Healthy eating is defined in many different ways, but the United States Department of Agriculture replaced the former Food Pyramid with MyPlate – creating an easy visual for everyone to enjoy healthy and balanced meals.
 

The MyPlate graphic shows a place setting. The dinner plate is divided in half. One half of the plate is composed [...]

Parents urged to get kids vaccinated against meningococcal disease for new school year

May 10th, 2017

While parents may have grades and carpools on the mind, they should know that meningococcal disease is the result of a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can progress very rapidly and take the life of an otherwise healthy person in as little as one day. Symptoms that parents and their teens should watch out [...]

Alzheimer’s caregivers: Tips to take care of yourself, too

May 5th, 2017

“It’s important for caregivers to take care of themselves as well, and to help those they care for find treatment options that can make it easier for both patient and caretaker to better manage Alzheimer’s symptoms,” says Dr. Richard S. Isaacson*, associate professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention & Treatment Program at [...]

How to blast through your weight loss plateau

May 3rd, 2017

If it seems like you work out regularly only to continue to struggle losing weight, you’re not alone. But losing weight in order to improve health may be the wrong approach. First you need to fix what’s holding you back on the inside, so you can see the transformation you want on the outside.
Cliff Edberg [...]

Secrets for a streamlined routine: How to look flawless in seconds

April 25th, 2017

Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominated star of the TV series “Nashville,” Connie Britton was one of these women whose routine involved multiple steps. Back on set and busier than ever, Britton offers up her favorite tips for simplifying her routine.
* Connie’s beauty secret: “I have tried many products over the years and have a [...]

How to put together a casual, yet professional look

April 25th, 2017

When the directive comes down from management that your workplace is moving to a casual dress code, it’s usually cause for office-wide celebration. More and more companies these days are recognizing the importance of keeping their employees comfortable, and are adopting looser standards for their corporate dress codes.
If your company goes casual, it doesn’t mean [...]

Just the right size: How to shop online

April 21st, 2017

Still, the concern that stops many people from pushing their virtual shopping basket to check out is sizing. To learn how to order just the right size when shopping online for clothes, follow this advice from fashion school pros in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Measure yourself

“It may seem simple, but invest in a measuring tape,” [...]

Delaying treatment for minor health issues could cost more in the long run

April 19th, 2017

Many families go through a check and balance process when it comes to their health. They try to determine if avoiding the cost of medical bills as well as time off from work is worth the risk of delaying medical treatment for a problem – especially when they question how serious the problem is for [...]