Work with your pharmacist to keep healthy this cold and flu season

(ARA) – The beginning of fall marks the start of aches and pains from seasonal influenza and the common cold for many Americans. Each year between 5 and 20 percent of Americans will get the flu, and colds send patients to the doctor’s office more than 100 million times a year for treatment. There are

Feeling sluggish? Follow these three rules for maintaining energy throughout the day

(ARA) – Whether you’re a busy parent, a career go-getter or both, modern life has never been more hectic. Busy days can leave even the most energetic people tired and drained. If you want to live a more healthful, energized life, some simple choices can help you make each day dramatically different. Kathy Kaehler, author,

College graduates: Six financial survival tips for the working world

(ARA) – Despite a turbulent job market and economy, if you are a recent college graduate, there is much to be optimistic about as you leave campus and head out into the real world. No one ever said life on your own would be easy, but post-graduate financial bliss can be a reality. These six

Tips for making helpful and lasting donations for disaster victims

(ARA) – When a natural disaster occurs, there is often an outpouring of support and compassion from individuals. Moved to make a difference in the lives of those touched by the unexpected, many citizens are eager to gather and send supplies, as well as volunteer their services. However, sending unsolicited supplies can actually hamper relief

Make a splash – how you can attract new birds to your yard this summer

(ARA) – When summer really heats up, there is nothing more refreshing than drinking a tall glass of ice water, taking a quick dip in the pool, or running through the backyard sprinkler with the kids. But what many people do not realize is clean, fresh water is as important to birds and other wildlife

A perfectly simple and delicious gourmet meal for entertaining

(ARA) – Building a gourmet menu doesn’t mean that you’ll have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing before guests arrive. By keeping the menu simple and focused on the foods and flavors that are perfectly in season, you can showcase what makes the season special without sacrificing time spent with your guests. Plan on

Keep the excitement of summer fun high and exposure to germs low

(ARA) – As the summer months bring beautiful weather and many new activities, it’s important to make sure illnesses won’t hamper anticipated plans. Donna Duberg, a leading hygiene expert, assistant professor of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University and member of the Tork Green Hygiene Council, says increased activity during the summer could foster