Taking Medications Correctly

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can play an important role in your everyday health. However, they can also delay your treatment or even worsen your symptoms if they aren’t used properly. All medications come with directions from the manufacturer, and you need to make sure you follow them carefully. This is especially true for prescription…

Staying Safe on Social Media

CYBER BULLYING Nearly 60% of teenagers have been bullied online, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. And, while connected platforms like social media, text messages and game networks make it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family, they also present an opportunity for bullies to find targets. While…

Buying and Selling Online

It’s easier than ever to buy or sell things on online platforms like Craigslist and the Facebook Marketplace. However, you always need to be careful when meeting strangers to exchange purchases. These simple steps can help protect you when completing an online purchase in person:  Only finish an exchange during daylight hours. Bring a friend…

Teaching Teens to Drive

There are few experiences more nerve-wracking than letting an anxious teenager get behind the wheel for the first time. But there are some common training strategies that help ensure that teens can learn to drive safely and at their own pace: Be ready to take control of the steering wheel in case a teen driver…

Cut Back on the Caffeine

Classified as a psychoactive drug, caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, some nuts and certain medicines. It has many effects on the body’s metabolism, including stimulation of the central nervous system. It can make you feel more alert and give you a boost of energy. For most people, the…