The cause of your problem, like so many that we women face, is probably gravity. What you’re seeing is not flaking, which is a common problem when the polymers that form a film around your eyelashes breaks down and flakes off onto your cheeks. It’s also not the same as smudging, which is, well, usually your own fault. You rub your eyes and move the mascara from on your lashes to…not on them. Read more »
I was diagnosed with diabetes three and a half years ago. Thankfully, I was able to act on the diagnoses quickly and avoid some of the deadly complications.
As a worldwide diabetes advocate, my battle with diabetes has extended beyond my own health. I have worked with organizations and healthcare companies, including those that make medicine for diabetes. Unlike many other conditions or diseases, I don’t see a lot of unity or solidarity among the diabetic community. Sure, many participate in the walks and some fundraisers, but I don’t feel that we truly have a movement that will make progress in the fight against diabetes.
I strongly believe that we need someone with a powerful voice like my great-uncle, Bob Marley, to fire us up! Someone who help spread the word that there are approximately 350 million people suffering daily from diabetes. Someone who will inspire a movement and unite those millions into a powerful voice for the cause.
As Bob Marley once sang, I believe “it takes a revolution to make a solution.” That’s truly what we need as the number of diabetes diagnoses continues to increase. More people are getting sick and we need more and more voices to help educate people about the disease. After all, one of the best ways to help prevent future suffering is by teaching others what they can do to prevent diabetes.
Let’s stand up and work together! I hope you will join me as I walk in my great uncle’s footsteps and use my voice to help ignite change.
According to the CDC, despite the start of some declining numbers the overall flu activity is still above baseline. And as a practicing physician I can attest to that!
But often during this time of the year it is hard to distinguish a common cold from the flu. There are some things that can tip you off. First, colds usually begin gradually with more mild symptoms like sore throats and are less likely to cause high fevers or severe headaches and muscle aches. The main symptoms of a cold tend to be sniffles; runny nose and a wet sounding junky productive cough often from postnasal drip. Flu on the other hand usually hits you suddenly like a freight train with a high fever usually greater than 101-102° F, a bad headache and muscle aches. If there is a cough, it is more likely to be a dry non-productive cough. Most people suspect they have the flu because it wipes you out!
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Brazil rocked the nutrition world and made international headlines in recent weeks when it unveiled its new dietary guidelines.
The list earned high marks from nutrition experts for focusing on food – a valuable approach because while the science sets the foundation, at the end of the day people consume food (e.g. an apple) rather than individual nutrients (e.g. fiber or saturated fat). Read more »
Watching the Winter Olympic games at Sochi, perhaps for some of us, might have been inspiration to get out on the slopes this cold winter season. However, not all of us are trained to know the hazards associated with our favorite winter sports, especially as it relates to our feet and ankles. Here are some ways to protect yourself from injury while enjoying your favorite winter activity:
Ankle sprains/Tendonitis: Skiing, snowboarding, and skating may lead to increased risk for ankle injury. Tendons, ligaments and nerve fibers may all be damaged, which can result in swelling and bruising. Close-fitting ski and skate boots with correctly adjusted bindings (skiing) are helpful in preventing ankle injury. Also, poorly placed blades or blades that are too sharp (especially for beginner skaters) may result in further injury. Read more »
Some combinations yield a final product that’s better than each individual ingredient on its own (think peanut butter and jelly or Affleck and Damon). The same is true for skincare products. It might seem at first that throwing another step into your routine would be annoying, but doing so could actually help you get more for your money—and more youthful skin. Read more »
The winter’s harsh outdoor conditions and dry indoor heat can be terribly drying for skin. But it is particularly rough for babies and young children. Their skin is delicate and easily stripped of its natural oils. If dry skin is allowed to advance, babies and toddlers can quickly develop itchy, uncomfortable rashes that often lead to disrupted sleep. In the most advanced forms of this dry skin rash, the skin can break down and crack, allowing bacteria to enter and infect the skin. Protect young skin in the winter with a few simple steps.
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For many of us, romantic relationships tend to be by far the most challenging kind of relationships of all. When we are at our best, they can require a lot of energy and attention to handle well. When we are not at our best, for example, when we are under the weather, overtired, over-stressed or otherwise compromised in some way, navigating romantic relationships effectively can become extremely challenging. These six simple tips can help navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of romance well, even when we are not our best self: Read more »
While frosty months have us enjoying hot cocoa and roaring fires, there’s another wintry tradition that is far less fun: eczema.
Icy temps often kickstart this common condition that affects 30 million American children and adults – a number that has tripled over the past 30 years. Eczema is marked by inflamed red plaques that itch incessantly, and is a medical condition that goes beyond more than just a side effect of dry skin. Read more »
When it comes to health and wellness products, we are all used to hearing about how much money you can save when you choose the store brand versus the brand name product. While that may be true, a more important factor to consider when purchasing these products is not about saving money, but about trusting the value of the product you are choosing.
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