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“I'm sorry if I have asked you these questions before...we just got a new electronic medical record system and we have to update everything...hold on, I need to find the right box to click...”

Do you do the cobra? How about downward facing dog? Happy Baby? 

Namaste, y’all. This is National Yoga Awareness Month.

Yoga, an ancient practice and meditation, has become increasingly popular in the United States. You might be thinking that you’re aware of yoga, but you don’t  have the flexibility to give it a try. You could be an ideal yoga student. Yoga has many styles, forms and intensities. Some of the restorative styles don’t involve balance poses or twisting yourself into a pretzel. But, all of them have health benefits.

What if the best beauty product cost practically nothing and was as easy to obtain as turning on the faucet?

Can drinking water help you lose weight and give you beautiful skin? 

Did you know that the term “dog days of summer” actually has nothing to do with canines? Jon Katz, author of Dog Days says it actually goes back to the Romans belief that Sirius, the brightest star in the “big dog” constellation rose with the sun to create great days of heat. However, dogs may know how to better deal with hot days than humans do...they find shade and lay down, while we just go about our busy lives.

Do you know how to tell when you are too darn hot? Johns Hopkins School of Medicine describes three levels of heat related illness.

How many mosquito bites have you already received this summer? While most of the time, mosquitos just provide us with itchy annoyance, according to the World Health Organization, of all disease-transmitting insects, the mosquito is the greatest menace, spreading malaria, dengue and yellow fever, which together are responsible for several million deaths and hundreds of millions of cases every year.

The mosquito became even more infamous recently due to it being the source of transmission of the Zika virus and the resulting microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers.