Sore Throat: Allergies or a Cold?

The colder months are the most common time to develop a cold. They are also the culprit for seasonal allergies with the changes in weather and greenery.   Common colds and seasonal allergies often have similar symptoms, leaving us to wonder what we are experiencing, especially if our symptoms align with both illnesses. Annually, over a … Continued

How to Prevent a Cold

As its name suggests, the common cold is far too common. Affecting about a billion people yearly in the United States alone, the common cold is quite synonymous with the fall and winter months. As it seems now, when it starts to get cold outside, everyone is catching a cold. Although it can affect anyone … Continued

Are Sports Drinks Good for Dehydration? Here’s What You Should Know

From Gatorade and Powerade to electrolyte-enhanced waters and sports drinks, the market is filled with refueling beverages that promote healthy hydration post-workout. While they promise to keep you hydrated and replenish lost electrolytes, the real questions are, do they actually work, and are they good for dehydration? Although sports drinks may help restore lost electrolytes … Continued

Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia: Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you or a loved one currently experiencing a nagging cough that won’t quit? It can be hard to decipher precisely what your cough could be from, especially because most of us automatically think COVID is the underlying reason for it since the rise of the pandemic. Although many people are still testing positive for … Continued

Why Is My Heart Racing? Here’s What You Need to Know

Has nervousness or excitement ever caused you to feel like your heart was racing or beating out of your chest? This normal sensation happens to millions of people each year for various reasons. Not often linked to a serious underlying condition or heart issue, a racing heart can be a symptom or effect of an … Continued

Do I Have Allergies or the Flu? Understand the Difference

Oh, allergy season. The time of year when millions of us experience the wrath of the flowers and trees blooming all around us, which causes symptoms such as runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and stuffiness. Sometimes, symptoms can become so strong that we may begin to question whether we are living with seasonal allergies or … Continued