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 05 2011
Coca-Cola Finds “Loophole” to Legally Advertise Products to Children
The obesity epidemic sweeping the United States is no joke. Just this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data showing that as of 2010, every single state in the U.S. is at least 20 percent obese. The worst part...
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...
Aug 02 2011
Your Brain on Shark Week: Fight, Flight, and Alpha Mode
Great White Shark, photo courtesy of Terry Gross, (CC BY-SA 3.0)Aww yeah! It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel is rolling out the goods with hours upon hours of shows dedicated to the most efficient killing machines in the water. That means ro...
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 26 2011
Psoriasis: Kim Kardashian Joins the Club
Most of the time when people take a good look at my hands, they ask, “What happened to you?” Sometimes, I get “Who did you get into a fight with?” I’m not offended, though, because the knuckles of my hands—and elbows, knees, and other parts ...
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.