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Answering all of your health, wellness, fitness, and personal questions.

Alana Redmond7 days ago
Riding in the Rain: Seattle Bike Safety Tips
Seattle, WA—Not even a bike crash could stop award-winning Ed Sheeran from performing across Asia on his most recent tour. He’s still playing full sets every night and selling out shows and doesn’t pl...
Stress Management
Stress can be cured by not indulging in nicotine, caffeine, or alcohol. I was a functional alcoholic for years before I decided to quit drinking altogether. This helped a lot, including my use of medi...
Jenny Beck25 days ago
Am I 'Disabled?'
Disability. When you hear this term, what is the first image that pops into your head? Someone in a wheelchair? Someone who is blind? What emotions do you feel? Sadness? Pity? Relief that you don't ha...
Brandon Krogel25 days ago
10 Ways to Cope with Insomnia
Sleep is a basic and necessary human function. Yet with all the advancements in modern science and medicine, we still don’t know what sleep ultimately does. When you really think on how little we know...
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Brian a month ago
How I Overcame My Physical Incompetency
I guess I should start off by letting you know that I’m nobody special. In fact, I’m probably physically more inept than a lot of people. When I started breakdancing back in 2001, I noticed that there...
Josh Pta month ago
Getting Started at the Gym
So you want to start going to the gym? It might be to lose a couple of pounds or to add some muscle to your physique or just to generally get fitter. Whatever the reason, here are a couple of useful t...
Patricia Sarkara month ago
Health Issues Associated With Smoking And How To Prevent Them
Cigarette smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths annually in the United States. This is almost one in every five deaths. No wonder that smokers are interested in ways to reduce the health risks...
Jenny Becka month ago
Making True Health Accessible to All
Chiropractic is a form of holistic healthcare that can benefit everyone, from young to old. Sadly, the healing message of chiropractic is not reaching many due to communication barriers. The deaf community is considered to be an under-served population in terms of holistic healthcare and the primary reason is because the message of true health and wellness is not being communicated in their main language, American Sign Language. As a chiropractor and someone who is hard of hearing myself, I bega...
Alicia Brunskill2 months ago
Coping with Sleep Deprivation
Not getting your eight hours a night puts you in a strange place, your needs become a little different to those of people who sleep and recharge at night. Your outlook becomes different too, often qui...
Wendy Wachtel2 months ago
Chamomile Tea Bath
With all the calmness of Chamomile tea, with all of the soothing, gentle, sleepy-time effects of a cup of this tea that is so relaxing, refreshing, and great tasting—what sounds better than a long, ge...
Jenny Beck2 months ago
Listening Fatigue
I am sitting in a lecture hall, trying desperately to concentrate. Seemingly outside of my control, my mind wanders. I pull my focus back on my professor, only for my mind to start wandering again mer...
Kimberly LU2 months ago
Hypothyroid Prisoner: The Rant Many People Think
If you are like any of the 12% of Americans living with a form of thyroid disease then you are very well aware of your daily struggles just to get out of bed in the morning. You understand not knowing...
Rebecca Fairfield2 months ago
Helping a Family Facing Cancer
I wrote this piece back in 2015 in the midst of my husband’s treatment for blood cancer. I have left it, for the most part unedited as the rawness and sense of what we needed at the time really does c...
Audrey O'Donnell2 months ago
How to Start Your Day Fresh
Do you feel groggy and slow in the morning? Do you wish you felt better but don't feel like you have the time to workout for hours on end? If that sounds like you then you might want to consider this ...
Supplements?
Almost everyone I know takes some sort of vitamin or supplement. I hear debates about this all the time, especially in my field. I hear people say that supplements are the worst and that you should av...
emily e3 months ago
Stress for High School Students
Being a student myself, I have dealt with a seemingly unbearable pressure from my parents, teachers, and peers. This has caused me a massive amount of stress, but how does one relax with everything go...
Red Adair3 months ago
Should You Get a Facelift?
If, like over 2000 people last year (2017) in the UK, you are contemplating giving nature a helping hand and having a facelift, you should make sure your surgeon is the right man or woman for the job....
Kendall Cardoza3 months ago
5 Ways to De-Stress When You Are Short on Time
STRESS, a six-letter word that nearly all Americans struggle with. Stress can be very... well, stressful! It is not easy to cope with and can potentially lead to medical issues down the road. (Trust m...