Cutting Just 300 Calories Per Day May Keep Your Heart Healthy


Heart disease is the leading cause of disability and death worldwide. About 2,200 people in the U.S. die per day due to cardiovascular problems, or one every 40 seconds. With that in mind, if you knew that you could help keep your heart healthy by eating just a little bit less every day — about six standard-size Oreos’ worth … Continue reading Cutting Just 300 Calories Per Day May Keep Your Heart Healthy

13-Year-Old Scientist’s Research Shows Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears


Hand dryers are ubiquitous in public restrooms, but according to research recently published in the Canadian journal Paediatrics & Child Health, the noise they make may be harmful to children’s ears. And the study’s author can speak from personal experience. To read the entire NPR article, click here

How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?


Summer is a time of travel and fun. But with every bed an exhausted traveler falls into after a day of sightseeing, the chances of bringing home an unwanted bug increase. Bedbugs don’t fly or jump or come in from your garden. They crawl very quickly and are great at hiding in your luggage when … Continue reading How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?

How To Pick A Doctor (Or Break Up With One)


Finding a good primary care doctor can feel a little bit like dating. It’s awkward. Your expectations are high. You know it’s rough out there, but you’re still secretly hoping to find the one. So where do you begin? Just like dating, finding a doctor you click with is all about trusting your intuition. Click … Continue reading How To Pick A Doctor (Or Break Up With One)

Earthquake Preparedness by L.A. County


What Is an Earthquake? An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of underground rock. Earthquakes can cause buildings to collapse and cause heavy items to fall, resulting in injuries and property damage. They happen anywhere and at any time. Earthquakes can: Happen without warning; Cause fires … Continue reading Earthquake Preparedness by L.A. County

Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem


At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. While kids may bristle at the thought of posting fewer selfies, surveys indicate 55 percent of adolescents enjoy volunteering. And according to a recent study, when it comes to helping others, teens may … Continue reading Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem