How Far Can You Trust Generics

Half of all drug prescriptions filled these days are generics, and most large insurers, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, favor them because they’re cheaper. Even government VIPs getting medical care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington are given generics. They are, of course, widely used in Canada. But many people worry that […]

Home Remedies

Some home remedies are so bizarre that scientific research will probably never be done. Here are a few remedies that are supported by some scientific evidence and may be worth a try. Plants in the mint family have been used for centuries as antispasmodics, that is, to keep intestinal muscles from contracting. Peppermint oil, available […]


Many researchers today are convinced that the aging process and disease occurs when certain substances, known as “free radicals”, are generated by normal oxygen-requiring chemical reactions in our bodies. Free radicals are also generated by exposure to sunlight, ozone, X-rays, tobacco smoke, car exhaust and other environmental pollutants. Thus, life is a continual process of […]

Vitamins And Health

A vitamin is defined as “any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism and health, found in natural foodstuffs and also produced synthetically.” One of the most unique characteristics of a vitamin is that it participates in our bodies chemical reactions to help the reaction occur more efficiently yet […]

General Guidelines for Coping

Up to 80% of ALL health problems can be caused or aggravated by stress! Think about that for a second. Stress accounts for 8 out of every 10 health problems. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that learning to more efficiently manage our stress would lead to a heck of a lot […]

Poison Ivy Dermatitis

“Leaves Of Three, Let It Be” Summer is here and it’s time to spend some quality time outside. Whether you are hiking or working in your garden, you are always at risk for getting poison ivy. There are three types of plants in the Toxicodendron species family that cause the same itchy red rash. They […]


Phobias occur in several forms. A specific phobia is a fear of a particular object or situation. Social phobia is a fear of being painfully embarrassed in a social setting. And agoraphobia, which often accompanies panic disorder, is a fear of being in any situation that might provoke a panic attack, or from which escape […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It’s chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even though nothing seems to provoke it. Having this disorder means always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. Sometimes, though, the source of the worry is hard […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event. Often, people with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. PTSD, once referred to as shell shock or battle fatigue, was first brought to public attention by […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by anxious thoughts or rituals you feel you can’t control. If you have OCD, as it’s called, you may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. You may be obsessed with germs or dirt, so you wash your hands over […]