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The Body-Positive Movement is Adding to the Obesity Problem: Study

By , June 24th, 2018

In recent years numerous campaigns for body-positivity have made way for the normalization of the plus-sized American. Although the body-positive movement may help raise the self-esteem of some individuals, it may actually be adding to the obesity problem. Obesity-related illnesses account for $190.2 billion in medical spending in the United States (about 21 percent of annual […]


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Fewer U.S. Teens Smoke, Have Sex or Do Drugs, CDC says

By , June 17th, 2018

American teenagers are having less sex and doing fewer drugs than they ever have since 1991, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began surveying their habits. The percentage of teens having sex has dropped to 40 percent from 48 percent a year ago. And the those who have had at least four sexual […]


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How Much Do You Save (or Spend) After You Lose Weight?

By , June 15th, 2018

About one in three Americans are obese, and around half of them are trying to lose weight. Dieters are typically motivated by health concerns and the desire to look better; usually the issue of cost doesn’t even come into things — whether reaching a lower weight saves money or whether the efforts to get there […]


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What to Do When Insurance Won’t Cover All of Your Meds

By , June 14th, 2018

You’ve probably already experienced challenges getting your insurance to cover all of your meds. You might face higher out-of-pocket costs on a medication you really need because: The doctor prescribed a brand that is not covered by your insurance You’re at a pharmacy that’s outside of your network Your doctor prescribed something your plan doesn’t […]


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Summer Allergy Update: Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies

By , June 11th, 2018

For most of the country, the worst of 2018’s allergy season has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean everyone is out of the woods just yet. In early June, tree pollen will likely peak in northern New York and into New England, according to AccuWeather. Furthermore, grass pollen will also increase in the southeast […]


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You Might Be Underinsured. Ethos Can Fill in the Gaps.

By , June 5th, 2018

Helping the Underinsured, Ethos Makes Term Life Insurance Affordable No other financial product provides the kind of security you get from life insurance. It helps beneficiaries during truly painful circumstances. Sadly, most adults either don’t have life insurance or have insufficient coverage for all of the things that arise in bereavement and its aftermath. Today […]


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Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Mental Illness, Multiple Studies Confirm

By , May 20th, 2018

British teens between the ages of 14 and 24 believe social media increases anxiety and depression. This comes from a survey by the Royal Society for Public Health — and it’s merely the latest study to say so. It’s by no means the first. Much of this fear and anxiety may be due to FOMO, […]


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Low-Carb Diet Best for Managing Blood Sugar: Study

By , May 13th, 2018

A low-carbohydrate diet can help certain diabetes sufferers control their insulin levels, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This finding was only for type 1 diabetes patients who had been diagnosed between the ages of 14 and 16 years of age. Type 1 diabetes patients don’t produce insulin like they should. […]


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Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes and Tick Bites This Summer

By , May 10th, 2018

The number of Americans  who have contracted life-threatening illnesses from mosquito and tick bites has tripled in recent years — making it more important than ever to protect yourself. Mosquitoes are known to carry West Nile virus and, in some parts of the country, the Zika virus. As if these viruses themselves weren’t enough to […]


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Your Nail Biting Habit Could Kill You

By , May 6th, 2018

For many people, nail biting is something that mothers have nagged against, and partners have scolded, and it may be time to listen. Father of two and former nail biter, Luke Hanoman, nearly died due to his nail-biting habit after developing sepsis from a small cut on his hand. “I used to bite my nails all the […]


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