Are Essential Oils Dangerous for Kids?


As essential oils continue to grow in popularity, we have to think about how to protect our children from potentially dangerous encounters with these substances. While there are safe uses for these oils, such as in diffusers or for aromatherapy, it’s important to know what is safe and what is not. 3 Things You Might […]

Summer Travel: How to Stay Safe and Healthy


Traveling has been a beloved summer pastime for decades, but it can be difficult to know how to prepare both you and your family for a safe and healthy vacation. June is National Safety Month, so whether you have plans to travel within the country or abroad this summer, here are a few tips on […]

Being Smart About Alcohol


Whether you choose to drink or not, alcohol is a part of life here in South Louisiana. Here are a few benefits and risks of consuming alcohol, along with a couple of extra things to keep in mind: The Benefits Moderate alcohol use, which is one drink a day for women and one to two […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…to Quit


Stopping the regular use of tobacco products is a tremendous step toward bettering your overall health, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. For most people, tobacco use is an addiction, and like any addiction, it takes great focus, dedication and strength to make the change permanent. Here are some of the most commonly […]

Choosing the Right Date to Quit


So you’ve decided you’re ready to quit smoking. Congratulations! You’ve already made a huge step towards better overall health. The question now is, when should you start? Tomorrow, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day, and many would argue that there’s no time like the present, so what about then? To ensure your ultimate success […]