Articles by Debbie Swanson


Do Dogs Dream?

Scientists have growing evidence that supports not only that dogs do dream, but in their dreams, they relive some of their recent activities.

Testing for Omega-3 Levels: The Future of Routine Blood Screenings?

A recent study suggests routinely monitoring an individual’s levels of omega-3 fatty acids may be a better predictor of good health than monitoring cholesterol.

In a League of Their Own: Pups Bring A-Game to First Ever Corgi Nationals

Move over, greyhounds, there’s a new contender at the race track. The first Corgi Nationals took place on May 27th at the Santa Anita race track.

DIY Natural Treatments to Help Repair Damaged Hair

Looking to restore damaged hair, or boost shine and softness? The good news is many items you normally keep around your house will do the trick.

How Seasonal Changes Affect Your Skin and Care Tips

As the largest organ in your body, your skin has a tough job: it adapts to a different set of threats each time the season changes.

What is Binaural Beats Therapy and Can it Really Reduce Stress?

Looking for a new way to fend off stress, without opening the medicine chest?  A solution may be as simple as reaching for your headphones.

Secondhand Stress is Real, and It Can Alter Your Brain

A recent study suggests that a companion’s stress may invoke similar changes to a partner’s brain, even if that partner wasn’t even exposed to stress initially.

5 DIY Dog Treats Your Dog Will Love

Decades ago, most dogs ate the same meals as the family – leftover meatloaf, some stewed chicken – whatever was being served wound up in Fido’s bowl.

The Hidden Pet Danger on Your Kitchen Counter

Jumping up to, or even on top of, kitchen counters is a common pastime for many family dogs, always eager to snag a treat. But experts agree that such ‘counter surfing’ habits should be firmly discouraged.

Here’s What Happens to Your Body After Too Much Concentrated Fructose

A study out of Princeton University reveals new thinking on exactly how your body handles concentrated fructose, and it also tries to pinpoint the 'optimal' time for you to enjoy a sweet treat.