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The Eyes Have It

Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash Vision is generally regarded as the primary human sense. When unimpaired, we tend to rely on vision above any other sensory input. As such, vision plays a key role in almost everything the brain…

This Pox is Bananas

Photo by Mike Dorner on Unsplash The next major pandemic may already be here. I’m not sure who ordered it, since we’ve still got plenty of COVID-19 leftovers in the fridge, but monkeypox, typically a disease confined to the African…

So Healthy Together: The Care and Feeding of Your Immune System

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash With all of the COVID-related anxiety we’ve slogged through these past years, it’s been very easy to forget just how remarkable the human immune system is. All animals have some ability to recognize and…

Thicker than water

Photo by ANIRUDH on Unsplash “Love heats my blood, blood spins my head, and my head falls in love.” –Cat Stevens Making up about 10% of your body weight with a volume of between 1.2 and 1.5 gallons, life-giving blood…

What’s Cooking?

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash We aren’t just what we eat, we’re also how we eat it. Our evolution as a species, particularly that of our brains, has been tied to our remarkable ability to extract nutrition…

Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy

Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash Since 1995 Martje Van Werken-Glidden has operated a branch of her Eureka-based Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy practice in Garberville. A popular offering of local healthcare provider SoHum Health, her busy practice helps patients return to…

Autoimmunity

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash Over the past 100 years or so the medical world has gone from vehemently denying the possibility that the body’s immune system could turn on itself, to cataloging as many as 80 autoimmune disorders.…

Stay Tuned: Music is Good for You

Photo by Alireza Attari on Unsplash It’s not really surprising that music has positive health benefits. After all, pretty much everyone likes at least some kind of music, and liking things and being happy is of course deeply tied to…

I’ll Second That

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash An unexpected diagnosis, a nudge in the direction of a surgery that sounds scary, a sudden change in a child’s health, or just a lack of understanding of information your provider has explained…

Give it a Rest

Photo by No Revisions on Unsplash Are you getting enough sleep these days? If not, you probably recognize right away how that manifests in your body and your mind. Maybe you’re irritable, you struggle to concentrate, you feel heavy and…