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increase vertical leap

How to Fly: The University of Utah’s basketball strength coach gives some tips on improving your vertical leap. There is a lot of advice out there about how to get a better vertical leap. Weird shoes, intense month-long programs and more promise to send you flying, but a lot of that is nonsense. Ute men’s …

Low- or no-cost solutions to common problems 1. Smartphone too quiet? Just set it over the top of an open glass fruit jar. This is an old trick, but one that still works. 2. Crowded closet? Find an aluminum can and break off the opener, which should have two small circles. Run the tops of …

OTC painkiller danger

By Dr. Aristotle Economou Many people don’t realize that pills, even OTC, provide a lot of medication to the body – often more than the amount needed to simply dull the pain. This excess medicine must be included, because the liver acts as the filter for the body and knocks out about one third of …

sick zones

Social media and public health are now tied together in a new way with an app called Sickweather. The app gathers information from social media sites about illness-related posts and then generates map results and notifies you upon entering areas where a lot of sickness exists. We’ve all seen social media updates about illness. “I’m …

Does lumosity work

Written by Linsy Hunsaker We all like the idea of brain-training games; we want to play an app on our phone that makes us smarter. But the truth isn’t as glamorous as the commercials lead us to believe. A recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that brain-training games might help people perform specific …

Antibiotic Resistance

The White House released an executive order recently calling antibiotic resistance a threat to national security, and declaring their commitment to fighting the problem, sometimes called Superbugs. Antiobiotic Misuse There are multiple reasons why certain strains of illness become resistant to common medication, according to the World Health Organization. “The evolution of resistant strains is …

cancer 2014

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released their 2014 report on the progress made against cancer. Here are some of their key findings: New Anticancer Medicines/Screenings Between August 2013 and July 2014, the FDA approved six new anticancer therapeutics and approved new uses for five previously approved anticancer therapeutics. Two imaging agents received cancer-related …