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30 Ways to Make This Summer Different Than All the Others

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Why Don’t People Price Shop For Medical Services?

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Why Nice Brains Finish Last

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Your Epic Summer Do This: See an MLS Soccer Game Soccer is becoming less of a foreign sport to Americans, and its professional soccer league (Major League Soccer or MLS) is showing that. Stadiums are packed even for new teams, and the season goes through June and July. Go Repelling Looking over a ledge and …

medical price transparency

Here is list of things we’ll buy without bothering to look at the price: a pack of gum, a coffee, and… knee surgery? There are several reasons why people don’t “shop around” for healthcare prices. Underlying this phenomenon is the fact that we’ve been shielded from the true cost of healthcare for so long, we’ve …

knee replacement

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most reliable operations for patients with end-stage knee diseases, research shows. When anti-inflammatory medications and other treatment options don’t suffice, knee surgery provides a excellent solution. There are about 700,000 knee replacement procedures performed annually in the United States, and that number is expected to 3.48 million …

breast cancer treatments PARP inhibitors

Treatments for Breast Cancer With a Certain Genetic Mutation: PARP Inhibitors In January 2018, the FDA approved the first treatment for breast cancer with a certain inherited genetic mutation. Called Lynparza (chemical name: olaparib), it is the first PARP inhibitor to treat breast cancer. The PARP (poly ADP-ribose polymerase) enzyme fixes DNA damage in cells, …

why-nice-brains-finish-last

Depression studies find the “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression Written By Jack Turban      Excerpt from ScientificAmerican.com We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish last? A new study published in Nature Human …

The coconut oil industry likes to promote coconut oil as “good” saturated fat, but is coconut oil really as healthy as they suggest? Let’s take a closer look and see just how “good” it is. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and contains mostly saturated fat (around 92%). Ounce for ounce, …

Dancing With the Stars Pro Witney Carson talks melanoma, overcoming, and relationships Healthy Mag: Tell us about your experience with melanoma. Witney: I was a big advocate for tanning in the UV beds.  In high school I would do that probably three times a week. My dad actually had skin cancer. He had melanoma, and …

Important information about the Norovirus Written by Joe Alton, M.D. On a recent trip to New York City to visit our daughter, my Wife and I both experienced a medical issue so common that it surprised us that we haven’t yet written about it: acute gastroenteritis, or the “Stomach Flu.” When this infection hits you, it …

Develop a fire escape plan during National Preparedness Month SALT LAKE CITY UT, September 6, 2016 — its National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, of Utah and Nevada encourages people to create a fire escape plan so everyone in the household knows what to do if a fire occurs. The theme is “Don’t …

fat is healthy

The Craze for Low-Fat Dairy May be Slimming Down By Sadie Wirthlin For years, people have been told to lose full-fat milk and to drink low fat or skim milk instead. Research has shown links between full-fat dairy, weight gain, and disease risks. BUT now those same researchers are pressing on the brakes and questioning …