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When should you replace your toiletries

We’ve all been there—you pull out a bottle of dipping sauce or salad dressing and it’s (way) past the expiration date. Yikes! Even though many perishable items, like those of the food variety, have the date clearly printed, it’s still surprisingly easy to overlook or forget about. And that’s not even including other items, like toiletries, that don’t always have a clear expiration. Case in point: your razor.

Tips to tell if your athletic shoes are the right fit

Sure they’re cute, but what about support?
Beyond knowing your shoe size, most of us don’t give too much thought to the details of feet, like their shape or how they move. And most of the time these factors don’t really matter when picking out shoes. However, athletic shoes are a whole different story.

Ready To Move? Watch For These Summer Injuries

Once upon a time, starting a new exercise or activity was no big deal. Well, as long as you had the motivation and the proper gear to do so. But after you reach a certain age, and you’ve suffered one too many pulled muscles or unexpected injuries, you learn that jumping into a new exercise isn’t quite that simple.

Rizwan Bashir, MD

Can Your Genes Put You At A Higher Risk Of Stroke?

Your brain is pretty amazing. It has about 100 billion cells called neurons that allow it to perform its many functions throughout the entire body. It not only helps to regulate basic functions like breathing, blood pressure, and heartbeat, it also helps you do everything from moving and thinking, to speaking and remembering.

10 Health Tips To Have Your Best Flight Ever

When you first book your vacation, all that you’re worried about is the fun that awaits—did you see that hotel pool? As you countdown to the long-awaited time off, the excitement only continues to build. That is until it’s the week of and you realize all of the things you still have to get done in a matter of days. (Yikes!)

Redefining the Colorectal Cancer Patient

When you’re in your 20s, your biggest concerns should be what classes you plan to take during the spring semester of college, which awesome apartment you want to live in, or maybe whether or not you should ask your longtime crush on a date, etc.—not colorectal cancer.

Here’s Exactly What To Do Now To Prevent Heart Disease Later

Heart disease has developed quite the reputation, but not for anything good. of course. When you think of heart disease, what comes to mind? That it’s the number one killer of both men and women, or maybe that it’s something that you only have to worry about when you’re older.

No Thermometer, No Problem: 6 ways to tell if you have a fever

If you remember one thing about the month of December, remember this: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. The holly-jolly festivities have already begun (and it’s only the first week), including everything from gift shopping, and menu planning to attending family gatherings and festive office parties, and the fun won’t stop until the New Year. While all of this holiday cheer is what makes this time of year so special, nothing drains your energy faster.

Why Is Juuling All The Rage Right Now?

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let’s start with the good news: the number of adults smoking cigarettes continues to steadily decrease—currently only 15.5% of U.S. adults. Thanks to increased awareness and ongoing publicity surrounding traditional cigarettes, more and more adults recognize all of the harmful effects of smoking.