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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…

Neuropathy

Photo by Matthias Zomer. Neuropathy is a catch-all term used to describe a collection of symptoms affecting the nerves ranging from mild numbness and tingling to sharp pains to weakness and even paralysis depending on what nerves are affected and…

Concussion Repercussion Discussion

Photo by Milad Fakurian on Unsplash. Because I know you have been glued to watching all the matches in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, I suspect you have noticed how quickly the whistle blows, and the action is stopped…

Fascinating Rhythm

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio. Have you been struggling to catch your quota of z’s during the recent heat waves? It may be that warm temperatures are messing with your circadian rhythm, the natural, environmentally determined pattern of various bodily functions…

Sweat it out

Photo by Shashank Shekhar on Unsplash. After a relatively gentle and temperate spring, summer has well and truly arrived in force. And as temperatures rise, humans start sweating to help keep cool. Perspiration is but one finely tuned part of…