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The Heat is On

Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash. With high temperatures beginning to show up all around the country, it’s time to get prepared for dealing with extreme heat. Fortunately, there are some new resources that can help with that and some…

The Panic Button

Photo by Francisco Moreno on Unsplash. The sudden onset of a pounding heartbeat, drenching sweats, chills, shortness of breath, tingly hands, chest pain, and nausea, accompanied by an overwhelming fear for your life or a sense of impending doom might…

Positive Research on Cannabis

Photo by Alexander Grey. Over the past year, many new studies have been published, and many more are being undertaken, that look into the effects of marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, on human health. Below is a short digest…

Resistance is Not Futile

Photo by Anna Shvets. More and more studies are piling on the good news about the benefits of resistance training, the kind of exercise that improves muscular strength, whether it be shredding at the gym with the pros, or using…

Good Eats

Photo by nrd on Unsplash. Almost half of young adults in the US suffer from anxiety. In all age groups, depression is on the rise with nearly 30% of adults having been formally diagnosed at some time in their lives.…

RICE is out and MEAT is in

Photo by Kindel Media.  You’ve probably heard it recommended many times after an injury resulting in acute pain in a joint or muscle: RICE is the acronym for the plan of self-treatment and stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.…

You Rang?

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya. In medieval Britain you might have been advised to take a freshly baked and piping hot loaf of bread from the oven, tear it in half and hold an end up to each ear as long…

Be Indefatigable

Photo by Vanessa Garcia. “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out I found, was really going in.”  –John Muir There is a growing collection of research showing the health…

The Skinny on Obesity Drugs

Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash Looking back at all of the health problems we have discussed in this column over time, several things keep consistently showing up as helpful interventions, regardless of the nature of the illness or condition…

The Plastic Inside Us

Photo by FLY:D on Unsplash. Plastic! Of all the anthropocene’s worldly delights, none have become so ubiquitous as that nigh-immortal petroleum product, and no form of plastic has infiltrated as much of the biosphere as microplastics. To say they are…