Tag Archive: health

Tai Chi and Your Health

You may have seen the flowing postures and gentle movements of tai chi and wondered what it’s all about. Tai chi is an ancient mind and body practice.


Help Your Brain Fight the Urge to Splurge

Seeing, smelling, tasting, or even hearing certain cues, from food ads on the radio to the smell of cinnamon buns in a shopping mall, can make us crave fattening foods when we’re not even hungry.

International Clean Hands Week 2016

International Clean Hands Week 2016

Proper hand washing takes more than just a quick pass under the faucet. Hands should be lathered with soap, making sure to scrub well between the fingers and under the fingernails.

Identifying Learning Problems

Learning disabilities aren’t related to how smart a child is. They’re caused by differences in the brain that are present from birth, or shortly after.


You can’t “catch” psoriasis by touching someone who has it. Flare-ups can arise when people are stressed or experience a traumatic event, and smoking, heavy alcohol use, and being overweight can also aggravate it.

Your Sense of Smell and Your Health

Chewing your food releases aromas that travel from your mouth and throat to the nose. Without smell, we can detect only 5 basic tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami (savory).