The Unconventional Travel Guide to Brooklyn

When most tourists visit the Big Apple they focus completely on the island of Manhattan and neglect its outer boroughs. Sure, Manhattan has Broadway shows, Harlem and Little Italy, but you can see all of that in a day and a half, and then you’re left with shopping at an H&M store or Macy’s. Those stores are everywhere!
Brooklyn, on the other hand, offers visitors completely unique experiences. Here are 6 things you can do and see in Brooklyn that you can’t do or see anywhere else!

Take a Trolley Ride Through Greenwood Cemetery
Okay, now you may be thinking to yourself, “Why would I want to visit a cemetery on my vacation?” But this isn’t just any cemetery. Greenwood Cemetery is 478 acres of beautifully landscaped land, with rolling hills, flower gardens and ponds galore. It also happens to be one of Brooklyn’s most historic landmarks. Read More


A Guide to Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

It’s easy to feel helpless when trying to lose weight, especially when you’ve just had a child and are gearing up for the whirlwind years of early parenthood. Between the sleepless nights, the seemingly infinite crying, and the momentous “firsts” like walking and talking, it can be hard for new moms to find time for self-care, much less time to think about their diets. Losing weight while taking care of a newborn is never easy, but don’t feel discouraged! By adhering to a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise, you can lose those extra pounds in anywhere from six months to a year, according to LiveScience. So, here are a few important things to consider when trying to shed those extra pregnancy pounds! Continue Reading


Types of Medications That Most Likely Will Not Be Prescribed at Urgent Care
While there are many types of medications that can be prescribed at an urgent care clinic, there are certain medications that are often not prescribed by urgent care doctors.

Prescription Refills: If a patient forgot to get a refill from his or her doctor at the last visit, and the patient’s refills are all out, it is unlikely he or she will be able to obtain a refill at an urgent care. Most of the time urgent care doctors will not approve of the prescription refill request, because chronic conditions that require long-term medications are best monitored by a primary physician, who will be monitoring the patient through the medication treatment, and can help with lifestyle changes due to the condition.
If the patient does not have a primary care physician, an urgent care doctor would be able to provide a referral to go see one so that the patient can make a long-term relationship with a doctor who could monitor the condition and medications. Continue Reading