Is Alternative Medicine for You?

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Your neighbor insists that you see her acupuncturist to relieve migraine headaches. Your co-worker swears by the carpal tunnel relief she has experienced from her chiropractor. And your sister raves about her newfound freedom from depression, thanks to St. John’s Wort. But, you’re not sure if any of these alternative medical options are for you.


Beat the Heat – Tips for Hot Weather Safety

(CARLSBAD, CA) – “There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues,” or so it seems, when the blazing sun wreaks havoc on your outdoor adventures all summer long. The good news is that you can protect yourself against both mild and severe heat-related illnesses. Donning sunscreen is just the first step. Learning about common summertime health hazards is imperative for hot weather safety.


Learn to Recognize a Stroke

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Do you know what to do if a friend or family member suddenly experiences numbness, blurry vision, severe headaches, loss of balance, and slurred speech? Would you recognize these symptoms as signs of a stroke? Would you rush the afflicted person to the emergency room, knowing that early detection allows a stroke’s effects to be lessened, or even reversed?


The 411 on Skin Cancer

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve found a suspicious mole. Is it cancerous? Is it harmless? Do you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor? Or are you losing sleep over nothing? If you’re unsure what to look for when it comes to possible skin cancer cells on your body, you’re not alone.


Skin Safety: Answers to Your Burning Questions

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Trips to the beach, picnics in the park, and other adventures in the great outdoors may be on your agenda this summer. But, all of this fun in the sun can equate to dangerous rays penetrating your skin, increasing your risk for melanoma or other forms of skin cancer.


Making Time for Yourself

(CARLSBAD, CA) – When was the last time you read a book for pleasure? How often do you pursue a hobby or personal interest? Are you spending enough time on things you like to do? If you find yourself hopelessly searching the archives of your memory for the last time you had a moment to yourself, join the millions of Americans who are experiencing the time famine epidemic.


Learn Your Medical Family Ties

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You watch what you eat. You exercise regularly. You minimize stress. But, you may still have unknown risk factors for serious health maladies if you don’t know your family health history.


The Headache Rx

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Between work, school, laundry, cooking, cleaning, friends, family, volunteer service…It’s easy to lose your head in today’s fast-paced world, especially if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from headaches on a regular basis.


I’m Too Young for Menopause!

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, short-term memory lapses, and sleep problems…these are all what women typically experience in menopause, right? Yes, but these symptoms may also be experienced long before menopause actually takes place.


The Heart of the Matter

(CARLSBAD, CA) - When you think about a heart attack, what enters your mind? If you envision a middle-aged man clutching his chest, you’re missing half of the picture. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, and more than eight million American women are currently living with some form of cardiac condition. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports that more women over age 65 die of heart disease than from all cancers combined.


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