Health in Centralia, IL

Water & Contact Lenses
Water and contact lenses don’t mix
Many people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when showering, swimming, or using a hot tub 1-4
Water can introduce germs to the eyes through contact lenses
Water can cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell, and stick to the eye. This is uncomfortable, and can scratch the cornea (the clear dome that covers the colored part of the eye), which…

No one likes when her face is too damp to apply makeup on summer mornings or when it seems like every white shirt you own is permanently discolored, but sweat is actually the body's (pretty brilliant) built-in cooling system. Your body temperature rises, your nervous system gives your sweat glands the green light, and moisture pops onto your skin, where it promptly (well, eventually) evaporates, cooling you down in the process. (Not feeling as well as you used to?

Learn about the many different symptoms, triggers, and treatments for these severe headaches. Pictures show the visual problems (aura) and brain structures affected.

What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and how to monitor, treat and prevent high blood pressure.

Anti-inflammatory antioxidants and good ol' caffeine make a trip to the green side a very smart move. Here are five ways the ancient elixir heals you from your brain to your belly: 1. It revs your memory. A drink with 250 mg of green tea extract increased the brain connections that process and store information. (Take a look at these 10 other ways to seriously improve your memory.)

California Governor Jerry Brown announced a deal with legislative and labor leaders on Monday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023, saying the nation's most-populous state would lead the way toward higher pay for the working poor.

Cruciferous is a term that's being thrown around a lot these days when talking about vegetables that are really, really good for you. These veggies (also known as brassicas and or cole crops) are

It's Friday night just after 6, and the Manhattan chapter of Workaholics Anonymous has finished reading the 12 steps aloud.

It's time to think outside of your burger box and fire up these mouthwatering meals that are heart smart and low cal. Grilled Pork Tacos with Avocado Radish Salad (pictured above)

A new study found that being emotional or rational can be determined by how the brain is structures. The researchers particularly looked into the density of the grey matter in the different areas of the brain to identify the kind of empathy the study participants have.