The RX for Back Pain

(CARLSBAD, CA) – “Ouch! My aching back!” If it’s not an expression you’ve used before, it may be one that you’ll use in the future. Back pain is prevalent among Americans, both young and old, active and inactive, male and female.

Summer Skin Safety – Fact vs. Fiction

(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s summertime! Beach vacations, outdoor barbecues, and family bike rides may be on your agenda this season. But, do you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful rays of the sun?There are quite a few myths about sun safety, some of them fooling even the most sun-conscious outdoor aficionados. So, take a moment to test yourself on your sun safety IQ. See if you’ve fallen prey to any of these fictional myths.

Back to School Allergy Relief

(CARLSBAD, CA) – School is back in session! The bell has rung. It’s time to sharpen the pencils, refill the notebooks, zip-up the backpack, and ... pop the Claritin?

Protect Your Fertility

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Tick-tock! You’ve heard it before, if not from yourself, then from the gentle prodding of your mother or your well-meaning in-laws. And whether you hear it now, or whether your biological clock is laying low for a few more years, chances are that your fertility will come to mind sooner or later.

Active Aging – Staying Young at Heart

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Frank Sinatra sang the immortal words, “Fairy tales can come true. It can happen to you, if you’re young at heart.”  And while the definition of “young at heart” means different things to different people, the overall message remains the same. Why just exist if you can really live?

Are You a Hypochondriac?

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Hypochondriacs: they’re often the butt of jokes or the subject of gossip. You know the type, from your worrywart grandmother who insists you wear a sweater on a warm summer day to your best friend who launches a Google search for signs of respiratory failure every time she sneezes or coughs.

Healthy Bones

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Your mom, your aunt, and your grandma pay attention to their bone mass and take steps to fend off osteoporosis. They know the dangers, they’ve had the appropriate tests, and they take their calcium supplements. But, what about you? Do you know the status of your bone health?

Protect Yourself Against MRSA

(CARLSBAD, CA) – It began decades ago in hospitals. In the 1990s, it started showing up outside hospital settings. And now, it’s suddenly making national headlines, with healthy people – even athletes – teetering between life and death, all from one superbug. In fact, in 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced a large-scale report on the culprit – MRSA.

Marketing Childhood Obesity

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Advertisers are targeting your kids. And if you think they’re just trying to convince your kid to ask for the newest PlayStation upgrade, then think again. Television and Internet advertisements are leading kids to ingest foods that are high in calories and low in nutrition, such as sweets, fast foods, and soft drinks.

The Battle Against Breast Cancer

(CARLSBAD, CA) – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no time like the present to take an inventory of your breast tissue health. What are you doing to be sure that you’re not next?One step you can take to prevent breast cancer is to make adjustments in your diet. 

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