Category Archives: Health Advice

Vaping and E-Cigarettes – Here’s What You Need to Know

Chances are, you’ve heard about vaping (inhaling an e-cigarette). The practice has become especially popular recently with young people and teens. Although e-cigarettes were introduced less than a decade …

Packing a Healthy School Lunch for Your Child

Are you asking yourself “how should I pack healthy lunches for my children every day of the week and actually get them to eat them?” If so, here are …

Sep 20, 2015 / Health Advice

Medical Mythbuster: Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Growing up, most of our mothers warned us that cracking our knuckles will “cause arthritis.” Fortunately, those who still savor cracking their knuckles seem to be safe. There is …

Medical Mythbuster: Are Flip Flops Bad for Your Feet?

Many people love flip flops, and they’re great for showing off pedicures. However, for some people, they really can cause problems. This type of footwear does not provide any …

Jul 28, 2015 / Health Advice

Medical Mythbuster: Can You Really Get an STD From a Toilet Seat?

Fortunately, the answer is no. Venereal diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea are only transmitted through person-to-person contact. However, studies have shown that hard surfaces like toilet seats can hold …

Going for a Swim? Be Aware of Recreational Water Illnesses

We all love being at the pool or beach on a summer day. Unfortunately, it’s not always the healthiest place to be. Over the last two decades, there’s been …

#AskReliant with Dr. Joanne Samant, Pediatrician

We asked our Facebook fans to to give Reliant’s own Dr. Joanne Samant any general health related questions that they may have about their children. Hear Dr. Samant’s responses to these questions …

Can Too Much Sitting Lead to an Early Death?

According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the answer could be yes. The more hours the study participants spent sitting at work, driving, lying …

Medication Tips for Vacation

Be Prepared! Whether you’re going away for a weekend or for an entire month, it takes a little planning to make sure you’ll have your medications when you need …

Medical Mythbuster: The Base Tan

Will a “base” tan help prevent sunburn at the beach? Hopping in the tanning bed before a weekend at the beach or pool is not a good idea. The …

Medical Mythbuster: Does gum really stay in your stomach for seven years?

Although this myth seems to have been around forever, it is simply not true. While the body is not able to fully digest chewing gum, the indigestible gum base …

Apr 14, 2015 / Health Advice

Medical Mythbuster: Is a Migraine Just a Really Bad Headache?

You’ve probably heard a friend say, “I must have a migraine, my head is killing me.” However, a migraine is simply not just a bad headache. A true migraine …

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