Avoiding Big Foot Problems on the Trail

Frank Wolf didn't just get lucky when he finished the Sandakan jungle trek with feet intact. No trench foot, skin-burrowing parasites or blisters to speak of. His secret? Don't leave anything to chance “I wore...

Never Take Your Brain for Granted

It's mind-blowing to know that even a small bump can cause a life-threatening brain injury Tracey Champagne tells her story like it happened yesterday. One morning, a relative a few doors down was cooking brea...

Don’t Get Caught With Your Teeth Falling Out

Follow the 2 Great Rules of Good Oral Health: start young and be consistent, even when you're on the road The growing standard in dental care is teeth so straight they’d impress a drill sergeant, and so white ...

Water Safety Dos and Don’ts

Would you sink or swim? Here's how to survive an unexpected plunge, even when the water isn't cold Summer’s coming, and most of us will be taking the plunge—into lakes, streams and oceans. Here’s something you...

Sunburn, Skin Care and Skin Cancer Prevention

Though our skin needs sun to produce Vitamin D, that takes just minutes per day of unprotected exposure. The rest of the time, say experts, you're wise to cover up If you're 26 and notice a mole below your sho...

Should You Travel With Your Kids?

Travelling with your kids can be the best risk you’ve ever taken—or the worst decision you’ve ever made. Guess what makes the difference? To avoid one and get the other while travelling with kids, plan, prep...

When Counterfeits Kill

The toxic truth about the cheap alternative and underground market for fake medicines abroad A new epidemic is galvanizing public health experts—the proliferation of counterfeit medicines. And it’s one with se...

Sometimes it’s the Little Guys Who Get Ya

It’s almost legendary among Eco-Challenge elites—the race of 2000, where so many athletes go sick with leptospirosis “They had a river swim in the middle of the race, and of the teams that jumped in, at least ...

How the Race to the Moon Made Food Safer

Necessity is the mother of invention—not such a cliche when it comes to the history of modern food-safety practices It was at the height of the 1960s race to the moon that NASA and the Pillsbury food company d...