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Mia Barnes


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Hey I'm Mia! I love writing about health and wellness. I'm a journalist and a big-time foodie hailing from the northeast. Hope you enjoy my work!


8 Natural Ways to Boost the Immune System

2020 may be behind us — however, cold and flu season is here, and COVID-19 lingers on like an unwanted houseguest. It’s wise to do whatever you can to stay healthier.  Fortunately, you can strengthen your body’s innate germ defense system. Here are eight natural ways to boost the immune system and stay healthier this […]

8 Risk Factors for Heart Attacks That You Can Control

Heart attacks scare many as much as the fabled “Big C,” and for a good reason. Cardiovascular issues remain the number one killer of both men and women.  You can’t control all heart attack risk factors. If you were born with a genetic propensity for high blood pressure, you might need medication for life. Likewise, […]

10 Achilles Tendonitis Exercises

Achilles tendonitis can put a damper on your athletic career. Trying to play through such an injury can prove disastrous, but the right exercises can help you heal.  The perfect recovery regimen combines flexibility and strength. Here are ten Achilles tendonitis exercises to try the next time your heel starts to ache.  1. Stair Calf […]

Bladder Infection Treatment: Home Remedies That Work

You wake up with a flaming hot bowling ball in your lower body. When you go to relieve yourself, it feels like fire.  If you have frequent bladder infections, you don’t always have the time or money to go to the doctor for a cure. Here are eight home remedies that work as at-home bladder […]

Top 10 Tips for Stress Management

Can somebody please dub 2020 the Official Year of Stress Management already? It seems as if many folks added: “managing their emotions” as a full-time job on their resumes this past year.  What can you do when it all seems overwhelming, and you fear you may crack? Before you do anything you could live to […]

How to Deal With Chronic Illness: 8 Tips

Living with a chronic illness can drain you physically, mentally — and financially. Unfortunately, no one gives you a crash course on how to deal with your condition.  You now have to navigate a new world of diet plans, medications, appointments with providers and workplace accommodations. You also have to learn how to cope with […]

How to Prevent a Stroke: 8 Tips

Strokes affect hundreds of thousands of Americans yearly. These cerebrovascular accidents can have lifelong consequences and cause permanent disability.  While rapid intervention can halt severe brain damage, relatively few access services in time. Therefore, it’s vital to do what you can to decrease your risk. Here are eight tips for how to prevent a stroke […]

How to Prevent a Heart Attack: 8 Methods

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of American men and women. How can you prevent a heart attack and other trouble from ending your days prematurely?  While you can’t change risk factors like your genetic makeup, heredity only plays a small role in determining your overall chances. You can control the environmental factors that […]

5 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Uterus

There are many ways that your body can alert you to problems. The uterus isn’t any different. If you experience specific symptoms, you may have an underlying medical issue that you need to address. But you need to which indicators are irregular so that you can take action. Here’s a look at uterine diseases, causes, […]

6 Common Eye Disorders and Diseases

It’s normal to have a few eye problems throughout your life. There are times when you’ll be able to treat them yourself, but you may develop a disorder or disease that requires professional help. In any case, it’s smart to learn more so that you can identify your symptoms. You likely already know about nearsightedness […]

7 Common Foods That Cause Headaches

A headache can be anything from a minor nuisance to a full-on migraine. These pains typically have different root causes. But did you know that food contributes to headaches? If you suffer from semi-frequent headaches, you may want to take a look at your diet. Here are seven foods that cause headaches so that you […]

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure? This condition affects millions of people across the country. If it’s left untreated, you may experience additional health issues. It’s essential to take specific steps to lower your high blood pressure. Your diet can play a crucial role in your health. Here are seven foods that lower blood pressure. […]

7 Types of Stressors and How to Cope

If someone asks you to identify what was stressing you out, could you do it? If you’re going through a divorce or recently lost your job, the answer is a no-brainer. However, sometimes you feel on edge without knowing why.  Learning to identify the source of your stress is the first step in addressing the […]