Month: January 2018

How to Communicate More Effectively with Your Doctor

The relationship with a healthcare provider is a very personal one that’s built on trust and open communication. Whether you’re visiting your primary care doctor of 10 years or a specialist for a new problem, you need to feel comfortable discussing your health and confide in their care.  In turn, your provider should listen to you, offer feedback, and give options that allow you to take an active role in your own healthcare. 

Is It a Cold or the Flu? (Infographic)

When you or your child wakes up with chills, aches, a runny nose, or a fever, sometimes it’s tricky to discern if it’s a cold or the flu. Proper treatment begins with understanding the symptoms that differentiate a cold from the flu. A cold is a mild respiratory illness that can keep you ill for a few days, while the flu is a virus that may last a few days to even weeks.

Organization Hacks for Your Fridge, Closet, and Documents

What’s the number one New Year’s resolution? That’s an easy one: Losing weight. But do you know what #2 on the list is? This one’s not as obvious: it’s getting organized. The holidays do a number on our homes, bank accounts, and nerves; what better time to regroup and reorganize? So in the spirit of new beginnings, here are some tips that will help your living space become cleaner, more efficient, and more comfortable in 2018.