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Scatterbrained: dementia or forgetfulness?

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By MotivHealth Child eating large quantities of fatty foods. Preventing Childhood Obesity A Lethal Epidemic This week (July 4-10) is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Week. However, we should really be focusing on prevention year-round as U.S. childhood obesity rates have doubled, and teen obesity rates have tripled, since 1980. Obesity heavily contributes to several serious physical and …

doctor payment issues

Our system for paying medical professionals is broken, and patients foot the bill American healthcare is an enormous tangled knot made over decades, and one strand that must be untied before quality and affordability improve is how America pays its doctors. The problem is right in our face and in our wallets. Consider the following. • …

Michelle Vance’s battle with bipolar disorder, and how she overcame Written by Michael Richardson | Healthy Magazine Understanding your enemy is the first key to winning a battle, but more often than not, that is a luxury the mentally ill don’t possess. The story of Salt Lake City’s Michelle Vance highlights the damage mental illness’ …

Loneliness Epidemic

The stigma and struggle of social disconnect Written by Michael Richardson | Healthy-Mag.com A prisoner in isolation. Tom Hanks talking to a painted volleyball. A child alone at a lunch table. Loneliness is an enemy humans universally fight, yet not one with universal respect. We hesitate to admit we’re lonely, claiming “depression” as a more …

Most Americans have predicted heart ages older than their actual age. By Caitlin Schille Generally, being “mature for your age” is a good thing, but the fact that most Americans have hearts with a predicted age older than their actual age is in fact a bad thing. In terms of health education focused on heart …

How to get the best massage

Tips from a Massage Therapist Written by Brenda Smith, LMT You enter the spa and are welcomed with a warm greeting and a cool glass of water. You smell the scent of aromatherapy, and climb between clean, fresh sheets for your treatment with a skilled service provider. This is the kind of top level customer …

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 …

by MotivHealth Karate man in a kimono hits foot on a blue background Fighting Inflation Congrats to Inflation on Its Personal Record Inflation is currently at an all-time high, and that’s not just a figure of speech. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the consumer price index has increased by 8.5% in the last year. Here’s a …

By MotivHealth What are UV Rays? July is National UV Safety Awareness month. We’ve all heard the term “UV ray” a thousand times, but what exactly is a UV ray? UV stands for ultraviolet. The sun (as well as manmade tanning beds) emits electromagnetic radiation called ultraviolet rays. Radiation is defined as the emission of …

Kin No More Written by Dr. Sherrie Campbell Cutting ties with family members is one of the hardest decisions we may face in life because we are conditioned to believe that to terminate relationships with family is morally and inherently wrong. The fact is that family members are sometimes people we’d never allow in our …