If you’ve shopped for skincare products lately, you’ve probably seen these labels overtaking the shelves: “clean,” “natural,” “organic,” “safe.” These words are compelling — after all, who wants unsafe skincare products? Sitting pretty on the beauty aisles, they can make even your most beloved moisturizer seem toxic. But is so-called clean skin care worth the … Continue reading Is “clean” skin care worth it?
Even though they are only the size of a pencil eraser, bed bugs have been causing some major problems across the country, closing down retail stores, movie theaters, and piggybacking home in travelers’ luggage. Bed bugs are flat, six-legged, reddish-brown insects that hibernate during the day and come out at night equipped with a special … Continue reading Banishing the Belligerent Bed Bug
With this most recent recall of eggs by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a good time, according to Jeff Jarvis, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock, to understand the signs and symptoms of salmonella (also referred to as food poisoning), in addition to easy ways to … Continue reading Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella