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Keeping your mind and body in check - popular topics in health and medicine to maintain a long and healthy life.

Ally Patton6 hours ago
My Medical... Story? I Guess
My story started with a horrible accident... I was in the 5th grade, maybe 10-years-old. It was spring break at the time and my best friend lived down the street. We were riding our bikes up the stree...
On the Fine Art of Concussions
I apparently am the poster child of concussions. I have had more than the average bear, that’s definitely showing my age. Anyway, back to my concussion. I fell in February. I slid on a petrified piece...
Shae Nicole3 days ago
Chagas Disease
Chagas Disease is a disease that is transmitted from insects to animals and people. Chagas Disease is a tropical parasitic disease caused by protozoan flagellate Trypanosoma cruzi found in insect vect...
Katie Stanley5 days ago
Living with Tourette Syndrome
The symptoms for me started early. As young as 7-years-old. Watching back old home movies, I can see myself showing signs, but back then we didn’t know exactly what was happening. Fast forward to six ...
Cady Sinclair6 days ago
This Is Me
Imagine yourself sitting on the colorful, carpeted floor, huddling in close. It’s circle time. Which consists of a book being read to the class, as we all watch our teacher’s eyes light up in enthusia...
Caffeine and Sugar Addiction
These addictions are the latest frontier in modern medicine as far as medicine is concerned. Caffeine addiction comes from a culture heavily saturated with caffeine and alcohol. Sugar addiction is the...
Brian McCann8 days ago
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Low carb, high fat, Whole 30, Keto, Paleo. The list of diets goes on and on. But intermittent fasting isn't hijacking a new dietary trend, it's based on the ancient principles of fasting applied to ou...
After Scoliosis
When I had found out that I was gonna have surgery I didn't want to believe it. I always told myself that I wouldn't have it done. In truth, I was terrified that I was gonna die during surgery. I had ...
Staring at the Sun—My Cancer Story
When someone tells you it’s likely you have cancer I don’t think there’s much that can really prepare you for such news. Everything you’ve probably read or seen on TV, all those stories about the floo...
Lauran Cornock9 days ago
A Broken Silence
Chapter 1 About Moi
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Taylor Bri10 days ago
Type 1 Diabetes
First, let me talk about what type 1 diabetes is. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease that prevents the pancreas from producing insulin, which is an important hormone that controls blood sugar l...
Linda Paul10 days ago
Rice Bran and Cancer
There is a little substance called inositol that has been in the news lately as a potential cure for cancer. Known more commonly as IP6, it is composed of an inositol sugar molecule (one of the B vita...
Type 1 Diabetics Do Not Die Young
Diabetics do not die young. This is ridiculous. Your lifespan is not shortened by insulin, but rather prolonged. I plan on being around until like, 120 anyway because my aging process has already been...
Plum Winters11 days ago
WARNING! Pregnant Women: Beware Gallstones
I started my pregnancy like any woman. Except for maybe the cyst on one of my ovaries. I was happy and in love with this life growing inside me. I was finally able to feel her moving inside me. I was ...
Galaxy Child12 days ago
New Kidney, New Life
Writing this wasn't easy at all. I do not wish to release my own name, or the names of the people I will mention in this writing period. However, I will mention the names of the hospitals I've been to...
Vicky Wilcox13 days ago
Epilepsy
Everyone struggles daily to accept who they are, and why the way they are that way. It's a constant reminder of all the positive influences we've experienced, but also embracing all the negative impac...
Jessica Shoemake13 days ago
Is Vaping Healthier Than Smoking?
Since vaping became popular, everyone has asked; is it healthier than smoking cigarettes? Everyone has had their doubts. I used to think that vaping was dumb (as I was smoking a pack and a half a day)...
Indigo Soul13 days ago
Ultimate Benefits of the Magical Herb Moringa
Moringa oleifera or Moringa is a fairly large tree native to North India. Almost all parts of the tree are eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines. This especially applies to the ...