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“X” Out Food Poisoning

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Yoga = A Healthy Brain

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That Time of the Month: Everything Women Need to Know About Exercising on Their Period

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Use your willpower carefully, because it runs out Written by Caitlin Schille Most people have the best of intentions when it comes to their health. They intend to go to the gym, they want to wake up early and go for a run, they want to control how much they eat, and they want to …

And how neuroplasticity plays a role in recovery Written by Annie Hopper We’re more stressed than ever. In its latest “Stress in America” survey, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that Americans’ overall stress levels are rising. On a scale from 1 (little or none) to 10 (a great deal), overall stress levels rose from …

gonorrhoea antibiotic resistance

By Dr. Dominic Rowley, Medical Director, LetsGetChecked Untreatable strains of gonorrhoea are rapidly on the rise, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. At least three people worldwide are infected with an untreatable superbug strain of gonorrhoea, fuelling fears that last-resort treatment will be useless. Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease …

Written by Stephen V. Faraone, PhD  You’ve heard all sorts of misinformation about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), whether from friends, the internet, or uninformed press articles. “ADHD is not real.” “Pharmaceutical companies invented ADHD to make money.” “I’m just a little ADD.” “Natural solutions are the best for ADHD treatment.” ADHD in Adults—a Partnership between SUNY Upstate Medical University, the …

contact lens hygiene

Recent surveys show that 6 out of 7 contact wearers report at least one behavior that puts them at risk for eye infection, be it anything from sleeping with lenses in, swimming with contacts, or not replacing lenses enough. This general disregard for eye health is cause for concern among medical professionals, in part because …

Written by Caitlin Schille  Closure. It’s an interesting concept, and it’s a word that’s often thrown around in the realm of dating. To really heal from a broken relationship and move on, people purport the need for closure. So what is closure? Closure is a sense of something being resolved; it’s a sense of having found a …

Do Corporate Wellness Programs Live Up to the Hype?  Written by Caitlin Schille  Corporate wellness programs are all the rage. Companies like them for many reasons, including saving money on healthcare expenditures, increasing employee productivity, promoting good company culture, and attracting the best employees. As a result of Affordable Care Act (ACA) stipulations that encourage workplace wellness, wellness programs have become quite …

newly delivered baby

The idea of having a newborn to care for is intimidating, but don’t get ahead of yourself. Written by Maureen Ferrin 1. No time for yourself. It has been said a time or two before, that once you have a baby, everything changes. You forget the last time you showered, put on makeup, or really …

TV watching stretches workout

7 stretches to do while watching tv After a long day, sitting down to watch your favorite TV show on a comfy couch sounds like the perfect reprieve. But, in the day of “Netflix and Chill” it can be easy to spend too much time sitting and not enough time taking care of our bodies. …

Written by Leslie Johnson It can be tricky for family members to recognize when a loved one is experiencing depression. Take Monica Rios and her mother, Maria Gonzalez. At 42, Monica looks back on her life and can see that she struggled with depression as a child. She thinks it was due to a series of painful losses—her parents got divorced, she and her family lost their home, her beloved grandfather died. Early on, Maria didn’t …