It is no secret that our healthcare system in America is in dire straits. With the growing tension surrounding the idea of universal healthcare and the rising costs of health insurance, we’re incredibly divided as a nation on these issues, and we’re not getting any healthier. In this list, you can look under the hood […]

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medical apps

Our mobile phones are incredibly useful tools, even though many of us aren’t using them to their potential. These 25 medical apps and their companion websites help put you in the driver’s seat of your health by putting all of the power and control in the palm of your hand. These Android, iPhone and iOS […]

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I don’t know about you but every time I feel a cold coming on I sorta freak out. If I don’t beat it early, my colds turn into 2-3 week events with runny noses, low energy, sore throats and lots and lots of coughing. I really don’t like going there. So over the years I’ve […]

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In Michael Pollan’s latest book How To Change Your Mind he suggests that as people grow older the magic of the world goes away. Things feel more tedious. Our brains get used to the patterns we see around us. The joy of life can fade. And for this reason, Pollan suggests psychedelics as an antidote. […]

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Focus On One Thing At A Time

Starting fresh is something that you can do anytime that you feel the need to do so, but there is something very symbolic about the beginning of a new year. It is widely celebrated around the world as the marking of a milestone, and it sparks people to try and create positive changes in their […]

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Health Apps

With the holiday season quickly approaching, health tends to fall by the wayside. Whether or not you celebrate, a lot of people go home around this time of year because of school breaks, there is a lot more decadent food to be had, and of course, many students are feeling the pressures of finals week. […]

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Honey for Fighting Bacteria

The term ‘natural remedies’ evokes strong feelings in a lot of people, from those of vehement support to well-meaning skepticism. Some natural remedies have faded into the background in favor of scientifically supported alternatives and for a good reason. Tim Minchin said it best when he said “You know what they call alternative medicine that’s […]

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nuclear fireball

While the 2011 earthquake and worries surrounding Fukushima have brought the threat of radioactivity back into the public consciousness, many people still don’t realize that radioactive contamination is a worldwide danger. Radionuclides are in the top six toxic threats as listed in the 2010 report by The Blacksmith Institute, an NGO dedicated to tackling pollution. […]

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jonestown massacre

Halloween is on its way and feeble horror tales are being dished out left, right and center. The following true stories, however, are not only filled with death and gore; they actually happened. Though often brutal and nonsensical, ritual suicide is real and has occurred throughout history. The motives behind mass suicide are varied. In […]

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You’re likely doing it right now – and it is slowly killing you. Yes, sitting down for more than six hours a day can increase your risk of death by as much as 40%. Our friends at Medical Billing and Coding put together this graphic to illustrate how a sedentary lifestyle and sitting for hours […]

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