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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 …

Antibiotics and obesity

Antibiotics and Obesity While antibiotics may play a part in the development of obesity, it probably isn’t a big enough factor to forego the benefits of antibiotics. Written by Caitlin Schille As obesity rates rise, particularly in children, the medical community has become increasingly aware of its negative health effects. Because of obesity’s myriad consequences, …

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 …

sitting kills

Written by Allyson Gordon The job you work to support your family could actually take you away from them sooner than you would have ever thought possible. Your job could be killing you—literally. I’m not talking about the “it’s one of those weeks that never seems to end” type of unbearable that you feel from …

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 …

Heart Rhythm Society’s Annual “AFib Feels Like” Campaign Educates Salt Lake City Residents on the Common Heart Arrhythmia and Its Connection to Stroke  WASHINGTON, September 9, 2014 — Misconceptions about atrial fibrillation (AF) are common among people nationwide, according to a new survey by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). More than half (56 percent) of Americans …

A recent study suggests poor sleep or a lack of sleep may affect the size of your brain Written by Taylor Smith | Healthy Magazine European researchers recently looked at 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 to examine the link between poor sleep and participants’ brain volume. During the course of this …

Surgeon General issues call to action to slow alarming trend Written by Taylor Smith | Healthy-Mag.com According the the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is on the rise. The latest statistics show that there are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. The Surgeon General of the …

Listeria News

Walmart, Costco and more are pulling produce after voluntary recall issued on peaches, nectarines and plums. Written by Taylor Smith | Healthy-Mag.com If you’ve shopped recently at Walmart, Costco, Kroger or Trader Joe’s, this article’s for you. Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall on peaches, plums, pluots and nectarines packaged at its Cutler, …