How Do You Know When a Bruise is Serious?

Everyone knows what a bruise looks like, but may not understand exactly what’s happening under the skin. When the soft tissues of the body experience mild trauma, the small veins and capillaries (the smallest blood vessels in your body) under the skin sometimes break, and red blood cells leak out. When this happens, the red … Continued

How to Tell the Difference Between Allergies and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness that’s affecting people of all ages around the world. As of March 20, 2021, nearly 30 million people in the United States have contracted this illness, and 540,000 of those have died. Though we don’t know everything about it yet, scientists are learning more every day. The good news … Continued

What Are Superfoods and Why Do I Need Them?

Superfoods are foods that have very high nutritional density. That means they are rich in minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Antioxidants help lower your risk of serious health problems like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke respiratory diseases, immune deficiency, emphysema and Parkinson’s disease. They also help protect your organs from toxins, lower cholesterol, prevent digestive problems, … Continued

What Is a Normal Body Temperature?

Spoiler alert! It’s not 98.6° F. Keep reading to find out why. In the mid-1800s, a German physician determined 98.6° F was the normal body temperature after studying more than a million temperatures from 25,000 people. However, recent research suggests challenges this long time standard and states the average normal body temperature is actually closer to 97° … Continued

DIY Ways to Remove Foreign Objects From Your Skin at Home

Splinter injuries are common, especially among children, so it’s important to know how to remove them safely. Small pieces of wood, glass and metal are the most common culprits and are often superficial enough to be easily removed from home. That being said, if you or your child has a large or deep splinter, it … Continued

How to Treat the Flu: A Guide

Are you wondering how to treat the flu? Do you have symptoms and are looking for the best advice? Getting the flu can stop you in your tracks and make it difficult to perform everyday tasks. Symptoms of flu include fatigue, headaches, a fever, and more. Most people will recover from the flu within a … Continued

A College Student’s Guide to Science Lab Injuries

Are you starting a lab this semester? If it’s been a while since you’ve worked near dangerous substances, you may need a refresher on how to prevent injuries. Luckily, most injuries and common ailments are easy to prevent with a few tips. Here is your quick guide to common science lab injuries, how to prevent … Continued

Burn Treatment: When to Visit Emergency Care

Did you know that over one million burns are treated or need medical attention every year? Have you recently suffered from a burn? Not sure what kind of burn treatment you might need? Don’t worry, keep reading to learn about the different types of burns, how to treat them at home, and when you need … Continued