Posts Categorized: Health Tips

Skin Cancer Screening: Who Really Needs It?

Skin Cancer Screening

Thousands of Americans head to the beach every summer in order to soak in the sun and develop a natural tan. However, extended exposure to the sun does carry a risk. It’s estimated that around 76,000 Americans will develop melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and an estimated 10,000 will end up dying from…

6 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Eliminating Mosquitoes

One of the biggest health scares this summer has been the Zika virus, a virus that affects women who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. The Zika virus is spread through mosquitoes, but even though the virus isn’t a problem in California, mosquitoes certainly are. Mosquitoes are extremely annoying and can cause itchy and…

The Right Way to Select a Sunscreen and Protect Your Skin

Select a Sunscreen

Now that it’s summer, many people are heading to the beach – especially in California. To protect themselves from the sun, they should apply sunscreen. A lack of sunscreen and over exposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to not only excessive sun burn but also to the development of skin cancer. However, not…

Shelter Dog Rescues His Master

shelter dog image

Most people are aware of how big of an impact a pet dog can have on their lives on an emotional level. The companionship of a dog can help to diminish feelings of loneliness and stress, after all. However, what many people may not realize is that adopting a pet dog can have a positive…

Is It the Flu or a Cold?

Man Sneazing, flue or a cold?

Winter is right around the corner, which means more and more people are going to be coming down with a cough. Dealing with a cough and a stuffy nose can be quite aggravating, especially if your symptoms begin to worsen. But are you suffering from the common cold or have you caught the flu? It…