3 Ways to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Swimmer’s Ear this Summer

3 Ways to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Swimmer’s Ear this Summer

Otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear, is a painful infection of the ear canal. The condition is caused when excess moisture finds its way inside the canal, irritating the skin and giving bacteria an easy entry point. Swimmer’s ear is frequently talked about...
8 Great Reasons for Staying Hydrated (and How to Do It Right)

8 Great Reasons for Staying Hydrated (and How to Do It Right)

We won’t bury the lead: 8 glasses of water per day is the golden standard for staying hydrated, and it’s particularly important as summer temperatures begin to rise. The hot sun draws moisture from our bodies as we sweat. This lack of fluid can wreak havoc as a...
The Signs of Lyme Disease and How to Prevent Tick Bites this Summer

The Signs of Lyme Disease and How to Prevent Tick Bites this Summer

Summer is almost here, and warmer days will mean more time spent outdoors. But there’s a hidden danger lurking in the tall grass and under the canopies of trees, where popular activities like hiking, camping, swimming and so much more take place. Ticks that carry Lyme...
5 Summer Safety Tips to Remember on Memorial Day and Beyond

5 Summer Safety Tips to Remember on Memorial Day and Beyond

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and with it – the kickoff (if not official start) of summer. Within days, families will be flocking to the pool and National parks, piling into the minivan for a trip to the drive-through, and heading to the Capitol to stroll...
4 Ways Laughter is Scientifically Proven to Improve Your Health

4 Ways Laughter is Scientifically Proven to Improve Your Health

Did you have a good laugh this April Fool’s Day? If so, that’s great. You’ve taken one of the most important steps to improve your health. And that’s no joke. April, which kicked off with everyone’s favorite prank-filled celebration on the first, is designated as...
4 of the Most Common Springtime Injuries to Avoid

4 of the Most Common Springtime Injuries to Avoid

Made it through winter without slipping on a patch of ice or freezing the tips of your fingers when shoveling snow? Great! Onward to sunshine, green grass, green skies, and these four common springtime injuries to watch out for: Shoot, it’s ladders: Spring cleaning is...