Wake Up, Sleepyhead!

(CARLSBAD, CA) – ZZZZZzzzzzz. How’s your sleep these days? Are you getting enough shut-eye? Or do you find yourself yawning in the morning carpool and nodding off during lunchtime meetings?

Detox Diets – Friend or Foe?

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Everywhere you look, it seems that detox diets are celebrated as the best way to drop pounds and shed unhealthy toxins. Hollywood’s A-listers are reportedly undergoing detox treatments. Spas and health food stores tout detox diets as an essential part of your weight-loss regimen. Even grocery and drug stores sell the latest detox drink, pill, or powder.

Don’t Sweat It

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Whew! Working up a good sweat can be exhilarating. When you finish your exercise hour drenched in sweat, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. But, what does medical research have to say about sweat? What exactly is sweat? And how do you know if you’re sweating enough? Or too much?

Exercise-Induced Asthma

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Having difficulty breathing? Feeling chest pains and breathlessness? You may be experiencing asthma, and you don’t even know it. By 2020, one in every five American families will be affected by asthma, according to the American Lung Association.

Who’s on First?

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Whew! What a day! Your daughter forgot her clarinet, but you rushed it down to school. Your husband needs a root canal, and you scheduled it with the dentist. Your dog was due for an annual check-up, so you squeezed in a visit to the vet. Your boss requested lunch for 15 executives at the last minute, and you brought the caterers to the rescue. At the end of the day, you managed to make dinner, run a load of laundry, check the kids’ homework, and return three phone calls. You did it! Everyone’s needs were met. Or were they? Did you get a chance to take care of yourself today?

Women’s Heart Disease – A Matter of Life and Death

(CARLSBAD, CA) – What do you picture when you think of a heart attack? Perhaps it’s the “Hollywood Heart Attack” scenario, whereby someone clutches his chest in pain and collapses to the floor. Whatever your picture, most people tend to see the victim of the heart attack with one common factor – the victim is usually male. And this is where the problem lies.

Combat Childhood Diabetes

(CARLSBAD, CA) – “Mom, can I have a cookie?” Before you answer “yes” to this question the next time it comes around, you may want to think about the long-term effects, beyond cookie crumbs on the carpet or teeth that need brushing. Kids are getting heavier every year in America, and dozens of health complications are accompanying the weight gain.

What’s Your Emotional IQ?

(CARLSBAD, CA) –  You probably know someone who fits this description. The person is brilliant, with a mind unparalleled by others. But their success has been halted by a social ineptness, an inability to handle personal emotions and interpersonal relationships with finesse. This person may have an extremely high IQ, but a faltering EQ.

Weight Gain – Is Your Thyroid the Culprit?

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve dieted, you’ve exercised, you’ve practically set-up residence at the gym. And yet those stubborn pounds just won’t come off. If you’re doing everything right, yet your numbers on the scale keep increasing, there may be a surprising reason. Your thyroid may be the culprit!

Name That Injury

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Aches, pains, and just plain uncomfortable feelings in your body have you stumped. You don’t know what you did, you don’t know how to feel better, and you don’t know how to keep from doing it again!

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