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

Stacie Amelia2 days ago
D Day
Finally today I began my treatment (a form of chemotherapy). It has been a long time in the waiting, many hurdles none of my own making however the day has been and gone the first two pills taken. I h...
Crunchy Mony2 days ago
Is Living Toxin-Free a Luxury?
Today I was presented with an interesting topic: is toxin-free living a luxury? In all honesty, it's really not something I've given much thought about. It's simply something that I just 'DO'. But, af...
Out of Order—Living with Fibroid Tumors
When a healthcare professional first mentions the word "tumor," it seems the natural thing to do is panic. But we have all learned over the years that is is not necessary. Benign tumors of some sort a...
Adrenal Fatigue or Something Worse?
We hear about ‘adrenal fatigue’ on a daily basis. There are thousands of people in social media groups, making appointments at various doctor’s offices, and self-diagnosing with ‘AF’ because of being ...
Phil Cartwright3 days ago
Brother Phap Hai
Brother Phap Hai “There’s nothing to it!” By Phil Cartwright I traveled to Deer Park Monastery in Southern California to meet with Brother Phap Hai one of the senior Monastics and Dharma teachers in T...
Emay Tea3 days ago
Key West to Miami
The shock, along with the heavy medication, left me unconscious for at least two, maybe three days. When I awoke, after having the weirdest, most vivid dreams, of which I still remember the weirdest o...
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Mark Lewis4 days ago
I Had a Stroke (Pt. 2)
Enter ER via wheelchair, at approximately 12:15 pm, Sunday, June 23rd. "Hello sir, can you tell me your name and date of birth?" "Yes, my name is Mark Lewis, and I was born [date withheld for privacy]...
ishwa iqbal4 days ago
Sedentary Lifestyle: A Curse
Since my medical school teacher introduced me to this smartphone application to track my daily footsteps, I have realized how much of a couch potato I am! 10,000 steps are apparently my daily target; ...
Aleea Whitmire5 days ago
Dear Self
Dear self, It's been three weeks since your emergency brain surgery and things have been hard. Really damn hard. Today as you were looking into the mirror, I noticed you run your hands over your scars...
Jade Pulman7 days ago
How to Improve and Better Your Health
If you want to live a long life, one of the things you should aim for is to have a healthy body. Deadly diseases are claiming tens of thousands of lives in the whole world every day. Most of these dis...
LeLa Becker7 days ago
My Life At a Standing Desk
I recently got a standing desk, and it has changed everything for me. I have found that my productivity is higher, my cognitive capabilities are faster, and my stamina is greater. I have sat for the b...
Majid Ghauri7 days ago
How to Choose a Pain Management Specialist
Treating and managing specific types of pain is best accomplished by choosing a specialist in the field of pain management. There are many things involved when considering the selection of a doctor th...
Katie Hall8 days ago
Type One Diabetes Is a Major Challenge
On April 19, I will celebrate my 14-year diaversary. Not many people know what a diaversary is—it’s a “diabetic anniversary”—since only about nine percent of Americans have diabetes. I am one of those...
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Mark Lewis8 days ago
I Had a Stroke
On Sunday, June 23 at 11:04 AM, I walked into the toddler room at my church. At 11:05 AM, I began to feel the effects. My wife was outside of the room on the playground, trying to dry up some of the w...
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Kevin Gardner9 days ago
Go Beyond Fitness to Lose Weight
"You can't outrun a bad diet." That is one of many sayings that has become a mantra in response to questions on how to lose weight, and yet many people continue to struggle with finding a way to lose ...
Isla Wright9 days ago
The Importance of Straight Teeth for Your Health
Even the most random smile makes us happy. Why is that? Well, in fact these random smiles aren’t exactly accidental. There’s always a reason for someone smiling at you. It may be because they like you...
Amelia Grant15 days ago
The Effect of Chewing Gum on the Body
Before it looked different. In ancient times, people used completely different materials that imitated chewing gum. It was tobacco for the first Americans, tar for the ancient Greeks, frozen larch jui...
Hecate Jones19 days ago
Cromolyn Sodium for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Cromolyn sodium oral (brand name Gastrocrom, but I’ll just refer to it as “cromolyn” for this article) is used to treat mast cell activation diseases, allergies, and asthma by reducing the release of ...