health

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

Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
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 Denton3 months 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...
Allison Decker3 months ago
What Nobody Wants to Admit About Living with Type 1 Diabetes
For some who may not know, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. This means that my body attacked itself and my body no longer produces insulin (the hormone that turns the sugar that you eat into...
Tiffany M3 months ago
I Knew I Was Sick
All my life I've been sick. Somehow, some way. I'm now 23, with a loving boyfriend, in a very small town in Pennsylvania. My whole life I've been told that I have autoimmune diseases. Including; IBS C...
Roninkan Karate-Do3 months ago
Walking the Old Ways
The modern world poses interesting challenges to us all. We are in constant danger. Not from physical violence as much as some would think. No, this danger is far worse, because it is comfortable. Thi...
Abigail Brooke3 months ago
Should We Drink Green Tea
Does anyone find themselves feeling older than what you really are? People always tell me that I'm an old lady at the heart. I love to wake up early, bring water to a boil, pour that water into a Japa...
Jenny Beck3 months ago
Understanding Meniere's Disease
Meniere's Disease is a complicated condition that may have several underlying causes. It is believed to be caused by an excessive amount of fluid in the ear which causes symptoms of dizziness, vertigo...
Hawaiian Plants and Their Sustainability Uses
Seven Plants We See in Hawaii Hawaiians have traditionally used plants for food and medicine, describing the practice Laʻau Lapaʻau. Around UH Hilo campus alone, you will likely find seven plants that...
RK
Ria Koumi3 months ago
High
High. I mean on drugs right? Wrong! Type 1 Diabetics are possibly the only people that would inject in order to avoid being "high." It may be understandable when you see a young girl, probably with a ...
Paisley Hansen3 months ago
Prevent and Recover Quicker from Injury and Sickness as a Single Parent
Being a single parent means doing double the work most of the time. You don't really get a time out or a breather to take a minute. However, there are some ways you can prepare for issues ahead of tim...
Jenny Beck3 months ago
Tinnitus
As I sit here in a quiet room, my ears are ringing, a loud hum that I am attempting to ignore. For me and millions of others who suffer from tinnitus, the world is never truly quiet. So, what is tinni...
Paisley Hansen3 months ago
Lack of Sleep Will Impact a Person's Health
Many people may have work situations or other things occurring in their life that will cause them to experience insufficient sleep. It has been estimated that over 30 percent of people don't get a suf...
KM
K. L. Michaels3 months ago
Journeying Towards Silence
Growing up, my life was filled with sound. I loved music and would sing my tiny heart out. I started taking piano lessons when I was 7 and was in the children's choir at church. According to my father...
Jasmine Soliz3 months ago
Sharing an Allergy with Only 0.6 Percent of the World
This is my story, my story about going through reactions after reactions, over and over, for two years straight, countless doctors appointments, and no answers. Until we turned to our own research and...
Toni Koraca3 months ago
Astonishing Benefits of Ice-Cold Showers
I’m trying to open my eyes in defiance. They are fighting back. Rebellion is the only thing on my mind. My mouth is dry and thirsty. The alarm rings my ears off. My thoughts are commanding me not to m...
Daija Stepney3 months ago
I Have Autism
Hi, my name is Daija. I’m a college student from Westchester. But what’s important is, I have Autism. I didn’t realize the effects until high school. I was bullied to the point where I had a mental br...
Max Fisher3 months ago
10 Things Not to Say to Someone Allergic to Cold
When I was younger, say 15 or so, I went to a car show with my dad and my friend Rosie. It was the 4th of July—her birthday—and summer. It wasn't the nicest weather, but it wasn't particularly bad. A ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
Carbohydrate Counting
Counting carbohydrates is an easy part of diabetes management. Milk, grains like rice etc., flour, bread from that flour, and corn products are all carbohydrates. So is butternut squash soup, pasta, y...