How You Can Benefit From Weight Loss Programs

Of course, you want to lose weight quite quickly. However, losing weight fast should never be your first priority. You'll be more successful in really losing weight when you start off losing perhaps 1 to 2 pounds each week. This is an achievable goal when you start a new weight loss program. You should begin with a weight loss program that includes diet and exercise habits. Your initial goal will be to introduce changes that place you on track to losing weight and not returning to old habits. [Read More]

What's Causing That Itch?

Have you noticed that all of a sudden you have developed an unsightly rash?  Has your skin become itchy and irritated seemingly out of the blue?  This could be the cause of contact allergic dermatitis.  Contact allergic dermatitis is a condition in which the skin has an allergic reaction to a substance.  There could be a number of different allergens which can trigger such a reaction in your skin.  According to Mayo Clinic, some common causes of contact allergic dermatitis are medications, personal care products such as soaps, deodorants and cosmetics, or nickel which can be used in belt buckles. [Read More]

Can Your Family Doctor Help You With A Mental Health Condition?

Shopping for a new family doctor or primary care provider can be a tough and emotionally draining process. It takes time to sort through the providers who are in your network, who have the credentials and ratings you're interested in, and with whom you can see yourself developing a rapport and a sense of trust over time. For those who are struggling with mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, the thought of jumping through these hoops to find a psychiatrist or psychologist can seem overwhelming. [Read More]

Foot Pain And The Weekend Warrior: What You Need To Know

Whether you are going on a long walking tour, or you are jumping whole hog into a workout routine that only involves three-hour workouts on the weekends, you are very likely to encounter a lot of pain. A large part of that pain is going to be in your legs and feet. This "weekend warrior" approach to any exercise, even when you are on vacation, is not good for your feet. [Read More]