Nurse Alice Benjamin

Do you sometimes put off til tomorrow some things that you can do today? If so, you’re not alone. According to psychology professors at DePaul University up to 20% of people may be chronic procrastinators. In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands have found that “bedtime procrastination” may be keeping many of us from getting sufficient sleep. In their […]

How well do you brush your teeth? Do you… Use soft bristle tooth brush (and change it at least every 3 months or when bristles go haywire) Use a toothpaste with fluoride Brush your teeth twice a day, one of those being prior to bed Brush all teeth surfaces (even the ones you can’t see) […]

While making better food choices is important to being healthy, exercising and being physically active is just as important if not more. According to researchers at the Centers of Disease Control, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans do not get the recommended amounts of exercise each week, potentially setting themselves up for years of health […]

When was your last eye exam? Many of us avoid it like the plaque, resistant to the idea of having our eyes dilated blinding us for what seems like an eternity (usually lasts 3-6 hours, sometimes longer). But what if your eyes could see into the future? New research suggests that a retinal eye exam […]

As the number of older mothers has risen, younger women have become less likely to bear children. Younger women are still much more likely to have babies than older women, but birthrates sank to record lows among teens and women in their early 20s in 2011, the data show. Some older mothers say they were […]

If Salt & Pepa can encourage us to talk about sex, most certainly doctors can… at least they should.  However despite women being the usual initiator of this conversation, “most women don’t have discussions with their doctors about resuming sex after a heart attack even though many experience fear or other sexual problems.” said Emily […]