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

My Battle With Crohns
This all started 5 years ago. I was experiencing horrible stomach aches and frequent trips to the bathroom. I went to my family doctor to get checked up. We started by doing some blood tests and other...
Lilli Adams2 years ago
Our Lungs
In this day and age, we are all a lot smarter than we were ten years ago. We know that cigarettes will eventually kill us. Now I expect that there will be people who read this and say that I do not un...
Hannah Lilly2 years ago
Eating Healthy: Losing Weight Isn't the Only Thing that Makes You Lighter
We all feel body image pressure, no matter your gender, size, age, or any other category. I have suffered from these issues since I was a child, when I started becoming really aware and self critical ...
Kathy Lester2 years ago
The Monster Behind the Candy Bar
It’s hard being a victim of this. It doesn’t happen every day, but it happens often. You can’t control when it happens or the outbursts behind it only because you are not the one that is angry but the...
Kelsea Peet2 years ago
Cigarettes
I live in a family of smokers, one who has heart and lung problems due to smoking for the last 50 years, one who's got gut problems due to smoking more addictively for the last 20 years, and the other...
Shawna Du2 years ago
My Breast Cancer Story
April 15th, 2017, I found a lump in my left breast during a self breast exam. I knew it was cancer the moment I felt it, so hard, defined, and different than the other tissue around it. I called my si...
Megan Roche2 years ago
Chronic Illness Turned to Education and Empowerment
Barby Ingle had it all. She had just been hired by Washington State University as the head coach of their spirit programs, started her own cheer and dance training company, and was living the post-col...
Paul S. Madar2 years ago
A Child’s Voice Found Through Intuitive Science
No one really knew what to do for Gracie. The doctors didn’t know what was causing it, so they didn’t know how to treat it. Allergies? At eighteen months old, Gracie couldn’t tell anyone what was goin...
Sarah Garvey2 years ago
Tired of Narcolepsy
It first happened sometime during the summer of 2010, during the last lesson of the day. I had my eyes down as I was reading Macbeth in English; the teacher was reading out loud to us all. After a whi...
Kathlyn Chassey2 years ago
Cure Fixed Not Found: A Cystic Fibrosis Short
As a warning, this going to be a very redundant, thing...? It's going to have negatives, a lot but hopefully some good can come of this. So let's start at the beginning. I was born with Cystic Fibrosi...
Temporarily Handicapped Part 1
First things first, I am not a small woman, and with that being said, having an accident that makes you wheelchair bound is not easy. People judge you immediately without looking, asking, or even simp...
Anik Marchand2 years ago
The Day I Thought I Needed to Shave My Head
It was a cold-ish November day, about a week after my mom’s birthday (I remember because we had to go to my cousin’s for a late birthday dinner for my mom that evening). My sister and my brother-in-la...
Samantha Hill2 years ago
What Are the Implications of Using Public Health Initiatives to Help Individuals to Change Their Lifestyle in Order to Improve Their Health and Well-Being?
This essay will look at what public health initiatives can do to help individuals to change and improve their health and well-being. It will also look at what the pros and cons are of such initiatives...
Kristina Hedley2 years ago
The Very Long Road to Recovery
In April of 2015, my life changed forever. In an instant, not knowing it at the time, walking 2 dogs at the same time would start a nightmare that is still ongoing. I wound up having to take both dogs...
Lindsey Duncan2 years ago
Life with Reggie
Everyone, say "hello" to Reggie. He is my 18-year-old brother, and yes, he has Down syndrome. And, since October is Down syndrome awareness month, what better way to make you aware than to show you th...
Jonci Potts2 years ago
13 Simplest Things to Make Oneself Happier
You're only as happy as you make your mind up to be!
Tracey Evans2 years ago
Ageing, Exercise, and Neurodegeneration
Ageing is thought to be the highest risk factor for neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia. Dementia is characterised by the progressive decline in cognitive functions and memory. The WHO indic...
SR James2 years ago
I'm Doing Something Inherently Right...
I've been a heavy smoker since I was thirteen years old. I'm twenty-two now, and though I've tried to quit several times during my nine year smoking stint, it's only just become something that feels w...