“Tissue mommy! I need a tissue!!” Your child comes running at you, with double-barreled boogies from both nostrils. Ugh. It’s definitely that time of the year! But, come late winter/early spring, it can be tough to know if it’s due to a cold, or allergies. Which is why I’m always being asked by moms around this time, “Is it a cold or allergies?” As an ER doctor, mom … [Read more...] about Is It A Cold Or Allergies?
Sweating the Pounds Off: How Much Weight Can You Lose During 15 Minutes in a Steam Sauna? It's every dieter's dream to be able to lose weight without exercising. One recent fad is using steam saunas to sweat excess weight away without lifting a finger, which sounds too good to be true. Just how much weight can you lose by sitting in a sauna? The Miraculous Sauna … [Read more...] about The Calories Burned Sitting in a Steam Sauna for 15 Minutes
With flu season reaching its peak in January, my office will soon start filling up with parents and their children who are sick with a cold or the flu. The influenza virus causes a staggering 32 million missed school days and 100 million missed days of work. Symptoms of the flu are often hard to distinguish from those of a common cold; coughing, sneezing, runny nose, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Surviving Cold & Flu Season
When the weather starts getting chilly, we all want to bundle up and avoid the sniffling and sneezing that comes with the flu. A real flu can lay you low for days, if not weeks, and in general, it is far better to simply avoid it. If you have kids in the house, they are going to be exposed to all sorts of germs as they go to school and play, so make sure that your entire … [Read more...] about Influenza Prevention
We've all experienced it - the stuffy nose, sore throat, exhausted feeling that has you reaching for the thermometer. There's nothing worse than getting bogged down with a bad cold. So here are ten easy tips for fighting off winter colds: 1. Rest Your body needs lots of it! That means instead of running all those errands, you get yourself in bed. You need to save your … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Ward Off That Winter Cold!