Sep 06 2011
Slow Down: Your Eating Speed Helps Determine Your Weight
I’ve always been a fast eater, but I didn’t find out until college. There I was, sitting in the cafeteria staring at my empty tray of food and all my new friends were just starting in on their food. I guess those 18-minute lunch periods in hi...
Sep 01 2011
Skin Tan Implant: Tanning from the Inside Out
The Scenesse tanning implant.I had a friend who frequented the tanning salon. I watched as her weekly habit gradually darkened her skin to deeper shades of bronze. Only when she started to look conspicuously orange did she stop the sessions. B...
Aug 30 2011
Is Marriage the Answer to a Longer Life? Probably Not.
If you’re married, it’s time to love your spouse a little more because he or she may be keeping you alive. Even when things seem difficult, trying, taxing, and mind-blowingly confusing, you really should be thankful for all that your spouse ...
Aug 16 2011
Be Nice to Your Coworkers. You’ll Live Longer.
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Aug 11 2011
Chemicals and Thyroid Disorders: Are they Connected?
When I was 18, some things happened. I gained weight, experienced insomnia, and my body underwent waves of heat that made me want to peel off my skin. Blaming these on the “freshmen 15” and college stress, newer symptoms (racing heart, eye redn...
Aug 09 2011
Get Up and Move Around: Sitting Causes Too Many Problems
As a writer by trade, I spend most of my day in a cubicle, typing away at a computer. After work, I go home and work on more writing projects, accumulating even more time in front of the computer or typewriter. Between the hours on the comput...
Aug 03 2011
Can Red Wine Prevent Sunburn?
Red wine. It’s been associated with preventing heart disease and cancer, reducing inflammation from age-related disease, and extolled for a number of other health benefits. Studies continue to examine the properties of this centuries’ old elixi...
Jul 29 2011
Week in Health: July 23 - 29
Study: 1 in 3 People Who Get Nose Jobs have Body Dismorphic Disorder (Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) CDC: Strokes Rise Among Pregnant Women, New Moms (Huff Post Have Researchers Found a Vaccine Against Heroin? (Was...
Jul 27 2011
How Your Personality Predicts Your Odds for Obesity
We know there is an obesity crisis in this country. Statistics fly at us from various sources (here’s another one: about one third of adults in the United States are obese, according to the CDC). Despite the rising rates over the past few decad...
Jul 22 2011
Week in Health: July 16 - 22
The past weeks top health news items, including the latest obesity study, news on how Google changes the way your memory works, and information on why we are not on track to rid the world of Polio.