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Foods to Eat With Medication

Different medications have different instructions for taking them. Some require an empty stomach; others recommend taking with food for better absorption. (And still others discourage some food combinations, such as grapefruit and cholesterol medication.) But what constitutes “with food”?  According to the New York Times, your stomach is empty about two hours after you eat

Why Allergies Persist in the Fall

Itchy eyes in September? Watery eyes on Halloween? Allergies are only supposed to carry on through the warm months, right? While spring is the season best known for allergy problems, the truth is that allergies can be a problem year-round. This begs the question: Why? We asked around and did a little digging, and discovered

Headaches Explained

For many people, headaches are not much more than a minor inconvenience that they deal with a few times a year. For others, they can be much more frequent and problematic. Whatever your headache situation, you’ve probably often wondered, “Why exactly do these happen?” We have put together an infographic to answer that question, as

How to Properly Store Medicine

When it comes to medicine, proper storage is essential to ensuring medicine efficacy. Taking the right steps when storing your medicines isn’t difficult, but it does require the proper knowledge on best practice. Below we’ll go into detail on some of those best practices, and also talk about what makes proper medicine storage so important.

Fruits and Veggies That are Super Hydrating

Summers in New York offer plenty of fun things to do, but they also bring along some more unsavory things too. To be more specific, New York summers can be extremely hot, with periods of intense humidity, and that can lead to an increase in dehydration. Luckily, summer also is also peak growing season for

Safely Exercising on Hot Days

Exercising frequently has a ton of benefits. According to medicineplus.gov, regular exercise can help you control your weight, reduce the risk of heart disease, help with the management of blood sugar and insulin levels, and improve mental health and mood, among other things. However, getting regular exercise isn’t always so simple, especially when the weather

How to Cope With Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects 18.1% of the adult population, which is around 40 million Americans. That’s nearly 1in 5 adults in the country, which makes anxiety disorders the most common mental illness in the country. It is always important to reach out to a healthcare professional if you

Dermatitis Explained

According to the National Eczema Association, 31.6 million- or around 10%- of Americans have some form of atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema. Despite its prevalence, not everyone is totally familiar with the condition, and some who experience it may not even know that they have it. Read on to learn all about dermatitis, from

5 Ways to Manage Stress While Social Distancing

An immediate and unexpected change in lifestyle and habits can be the cause of an increase in stress, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has been especially hard on New Yorkers and their usual way of life. According to the CDC, pandemic outbreaks can lead to an increased sense of fear, anxiety, and an elevated