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

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Maddie A.14 hours ago
Tips To Kickstart A Healthy Lifestyle
5 Simple Tricks to Fit Your Busy Schedule
You Wouldn't Have Noticed an Eating Disorder
Out of the many types of eating disorders that people have, I rarely see it discussed in the light that I would like to bring it to. Some people struggle with being unable to control their portions, w...
What It's Really Like to Live with Epilepsy
I tell my dad I don't feel good and walk into my room. I feel a rush of cold water run through my body and my stomach tightens. I know it's coming, but there's nothing I can do to stop it. I wake up i...
Cindy Montalvo7 days ago
Do I Need a Root Canal?
I’m often surprised how many people visit their dentist and recount, they were told they need a root canal. why? As in what’s the reason behind the procedure? Most patients say they don’t know. The fo...
Hashimoto's Disease
Have you ever felt tired? Not normal tired, but really tired. As a kid, I had sooo much energy! I was always full of life and ready to party! But as I got older, like teenage age, I noticed how fast I...
Angela Fausone9 days ago
How Late Is Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot?
It’s well into November and signs of the flu are starting to pop up everywhere we look. Sneezing and coughing is starting to run rampant in the office, while headaches and waves of fatigue are on the ...
Misha Alsleben10 days ago
Drop Soda for Good
Soda, for some it's the carbonation for others it's the sweetness. Regardless, one thing all soda lovers can agree on is that it's increasingly difficult to stop drinking it once you've developed a ha...
Elizabeth R.12 days ago
Alba Botanica Products Are Not Actually That Great for You
Alba Botanica is a natural beauty brand sold at places from Target to CVS, the Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods. From their name—botanica, derived from the Ancient Greek word for pastures and greenery—t...
Alana Redmond12 days ago
Shedding Light On Daylight Savings
Daylight savings time transitions effect 1.6 billion people worldwide every year. The extra hour of sleep seems to be the only perk of daylight savings ending. Recent studies show that when daylight s...
amber hatfield12 days ago
The Journey Begins
When the journey had only begun I can remember it was warm outside, maybe July or August. I came in from swimming one day, and taking off my bathing suit, I realized how weird my stomach had started t...
Tuesday Styx16 days ago
A Cyst, Cancer, and a Hysterectomy at 32
When I told people about my experience of being taken into hospital in April with severe abdominal pain so many of them told me that I must have been scared. Having an ambulance sent out to me at 3:30...
Taylor Hansen18 days ago
The Rarest of Them All
Last summer of 2017, I was diagnosed with something not everyone knows about. It is called "Evans Syndrome." "What is Evans?" you may ask. Well, Evans Syndrome is an Autoimmune Disorder where your own...
Matt Junghans19 days ago
The Health vs Beauty Epidemic
*Cracks knuckles* *Stands on soapbox with megaphone* THE SHAPE OF YOUR BODY AND HOW MUCH MUSCLE OR FAT YOU HAVE ON IT IS NOT ABOUT BEAUTY! It's 2018, we have access to MILLIONS of outlets to rant and ...
I'm a Grenade: Part 1
I became dangerous when I was 13 years old. I was ready for a fresh start in high school. I was ready for dating. I was ready for fun. I was ready to start this new journey. But I wasn't ready for wha...
Mary Yarwood19 days ago
Gluten Put My Life on Hold
I was never a healthy child, constant colds and infections and endless visits to the doctors only to be told it was “just viral.” My life has always revolved around the weak efforts of my immune syste...
James Kopniske21 days ago
What Is Your ACL?
A torn ACL. Unfortunately, it's something you hear all too often in the world of sports. Maybe you've had a friend or teammate deal with this injury. You know it can be painful. You know it can stop y...
What Alcohol Does to the Human Body
Alcohol in large quantities can cause brain damage. It can also damage your liver, by causing cirrhosis. While in Europe, drinking alcohol is a cultural norm, in the United States many people go for t...
Korrie Denton24 days ago
My Road Trip Through Life: Currently in Stand Still Traffic About to Run out of Gas
It's 11:30 on a Friday night. Four hours ago Clementine (my three year old daughter) and I were making homemade sugar cookies that looked like monsters. It was raining outside, so we grabbed our umbre...