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

Tanya Huffman2 years ago
My Experience with Paracentesis
No one really wants to undergo paracentesis; however, the procedure is quite quick and simple. You begin to feel better almost instantly. Paracentesis is a procedure that is conducted when a patient h...
Anna Smith2 years ago
Benefits of Laughter
Have you ever had a really bad muscle ache that lasted all day and just wouldn’t go away no matter what you did? That happened to me the other day; my low back had been hurting, nothing was stopping i...
Kaylee Chaffin2 years ago
Cough Drops that Will Actually Soothe Your Sore Throat
I woke up this morning with a sore throat. I've decided that I'm either sick (my brother is sick) or it's the air quality with all these wildfires going on. As most people do when they're sick, I whin...
Jordan Hauprich2 years ago
Dream Child
Around mid-July I was listening to the radio, just cruising in my red truck, with my radio blasted on an average day to work. My ears were suddenly perked up by a story I began to listen very intently...
Alex B2 years ago
Opioid 360
Jerry works seventy hour weeks as a desk-bound middle manager for a big virtual corporation. He barely sleeps at night and wakes up with a three-ton anvil attached to his body and brain. His exercise regimen includes jogging on concrete and long bouts of elliptical. Jerry is a great friend. He agreed to help his friend Barry move into his first bachelor pad after a draining divorce today, even though he had planned to stay home and relax on his only workless day. The move goes well until the two...
Peter Thwaites2 years ago
Come Smile With Me - Episode 6
During the late 1980's I was working as a free-lance building surveyor which enabled me to base my working day around my children and allow me the opportunity to generate sufficient income for the ann...
9 Reasons You Should Learn to Fight (#5 is Most Important of All)
How many times have you wished you could whip some ass like the action heroes you see in movies today? Everyone has seen a movie where one person has the capability to smack the piss out of enough peo...
Lyn Swirda2 years ago
Unexplained Infertility…. Now What?
New patients often ask me if Acupuncture can help with a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility." My answer is yes, because Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis relies on the state of the body'...
Peter Thwaites2 years ago
Come Smile With Me - Episode 4
My homecoming is a cauldron of emotions. I am happy, sad, tearful, frightened, worried, and excited all at the same time. The butterflies in my stomach have decided to escape through my throat, and my...
Nelisiwe Zuma2 years ago
My Life Transformation After the Tragic Accident
I urge you not to read this article if you are a sensitive person. For those who do not know last year on the 13th of August (midnight), I was involved in a tragic car accident and that lead to me los...
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Troy Whittaker2 years ago
The Major Keys to Life
Your opinion of yourself and the direction of your life matters more than anything in the entire world. Your visions for yourself are always more important and accurate than someone’s opinions of you....
Audrianna Gurr2 years ago
I'm Not Going to Throw Away My Shot!
Days are counting down and we are on the move to our departure on our round the world trip. 23 Days and counting. This week we are wrapping up tasks. A big one has been getting our inoculations for th...
Sky Vettel2 years ago
Old You Vs. Current You: Getting Yourself Healthy (While Still Getting Your Fun On)
Today when I was getting my grocery shopping done, I thought of how I like having some kind of fruit juice and a carbonated drink (like Sprite or seltzer) and that does it for me on a Saturday night. ...
Peter Thwaites2 years ago
Come Smile With Me—Episode 2
I am a big six now and progressing very well, considering the doctors’ prognosis. I am still having physiotherapy, mainly on my legs that don’t want to work too well. I wear a sort of brace during the...
Joe Snaith2 years ago
Nutritional Medicine and the Medical Monopoly
Many times people will say, they don’t ‘believe’ in so called ‘holistic medicines’ meaning that they don’t believe in the healing and medicinal values of plants, herbs, and vegetables. This just point...
Kathlyn Hossack2 years ago
I Need to Lose Weight
The phrase I hear almost daily as a personal trainer. "My doctor said I needed to lose 20lbs in 3 months to get healthier". An actual sentence I got from one of my clients a few days ago. Yes, droppin...
Max Fisher2 years ago
What Happened When My Invisible Illness Stopped Being So Invisible
When I was born, my mother looked down at me, her perfect little angel. 10 fingers, 10 toes. A little late, but otherwise perfectly healthy. I did all the normal things babies did. I cried when I shou...