How to Define a Strain vs. a Sprain

Many people consider a sprain and a strain to be the same thing. In reality, these are two separate types of injury. While they both have to do with soft tissue damage in a joint, often due to tearing or over-stretching, there are key differences between each term. Knowing what they are can help you … Continued

Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever: Fact or Fiction?

There are millions of cases of the common cold in the USA every year, with each adult American having a cold two to three times a year. With cold symptoms lasting anywhere from seven days to three weeks, that’s a lot of time to spend having a cold! Because of the prevalence of colds, there’s … Continued

When Do You Need Antibiotics? 5 Factors to Consider

When you’re sick, many people think a good dose of antibiotics is the answer to getting better. The problem is not all illnesses respond to antibiotics. Taking it unnecessarily can cause more harm by forming antibiotic resistance. Before you jump on the antibiotic bandwagon, know when you need it… and when you don’t. By educating yourself … Continued

Can STD Symptoms Appear The Next Day?

The chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease comes with any sexual act. Even if you’re careful, you run the risk of coming into contact with an STD. As a sexually active person, your responsibility is to be informed and prepared. Practicing safe sex is the first defense, but knowing what to look out for … Continued

The Top Horseback Riding Safety Tips

If you’re lucky enough to know what it’s like to fly through a field, wind in your hair, with a 1,000-pound animal carrying you like you’re light as a feather, then you know the appeal of horseback riding. After all, there’s nothing that gets as close to the feeling of flying as galloping on horseback. … Continued

UTIs in Men 101: The Top Signs You Have a UTI

When most people think of UTIs, they think of women. But the truth is, men can get UTIs too. UTIs, or Urinary Tract Infections, also known as bladder infections, can cause many painful and unpleasant symptoms. UTIs are not something to mess around with as they can lead to other infections outside of the bladder … Continued