In present day society, there exists an expectation held by doctors to handle any problems with their patients’ attitudes and continue on with their jobs. However, research in this particularly unique topic has found that this pressure can greatly and negatively impact the performance of doctors everywhere. Embed from Getty Images The rudeness of patients has been … Read More

As the summer weather is finally here to join us, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds us to stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays. According to the EPA Regional Administrator, Judith Enck, “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.” While sun safety is never out of season, summer’s … Read More

Sit up. Stand straight. Don’t slouch. These commands probably sound familiar to you, voiced many times over by a parent, guardian, or perhaps your very own mind. In that moment, you may have obliged only to sink back into your previous position soon after, if you didn’t shrug it off entirely to begin with. After … Read More

Being stuck in traffic can be seen as a minor disturbance to most adults, but now according to researchers, it might just be physically harmful as well due to its correlation to polluted air exposure. The World Health Organization (WHO) places outdoor air pollution as one of the top ten most dangerous health risks for humans. Air, which gets … Read More

What is Acupuncture? These days, it seems that almost everybody is interested in holistic health. Acupuncture is among the long list of complementary and alternative medicines that are increasingly popular. It may seem counterintuitive that sticking needles in yourself could actually benefit your well-being, but recent studies have shown that the claims made in favor of … Read More

When exercising, it is important to continuously hydrate yourself to prevent dangerous conditions that can be caused by dehydration, such as low blood pressure and muscle cramps. A common question you might have is how much water should be consumed as part of a healthy exercise regimen. However, you will most likely overlook another important factor in … Read More

Have you fallen into a rut with your exercise routine? Do you lack the motivation or desire to exercise when you once used to enjoy it? As it turns out, this feeling is something that many people experience at some point in their lives. This “exercise boredom” can lead to obesity as well as an … Read More

I’m one of the many girls who love frequently using nail polish. Red and blue on Monday can change to yellow and green on Wednesday only to change to bright pink on Thursday. But as too much make-up can be bad for your skin, excessive nail polish can wreak havoc on your nails. It is important to know what … Read More

As we get older, the risk of contracting diseases and the chances of deteriorating health invariably grows. You might have even heard of one of the most common of these conditions affecting the elderly: osteoporosis. There are more than three million cases in the US each year for this condition. So what is it? Osteoporosis is a condition … Read More

Many people tend to clench or grind their teeth in anger. Even I’m guilty of doing so. However, as opposed to the purposeful movement of teeth, bruxism, unconscious teeth grinding, is also a possibility. And if it occurs often enough, it can lead to serious oral damage. Teeth grinding usually occurs while we sleep and is associated with stress and … Read More

There’s a rumor floating around here. Have you heard of it yet? The secret has been around forever! However, it’s high time to spill the beans. Oh wait, that is the secret! Beans! You know them; you’ve seen the little tiny legumes in your garden, in the grocery store, or on your dinner plate. You eat … Read More

Are you often sleepy during the day? Do you snore a lot during the night? Do you wake up with a dry mouth and sore throat? If yes, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, a type of sleeping disorder, occurs when your breathing is briefly interrupted while you sleep. These breathing pauses can last 10 to 20 seconds … Read More

Picture this. A man walks down a narrow path, pushing an empty stroller while his daughter scampers slightly ahead, eager for playtime in the afternoon sun. That’s when he sees it—a slight but noticeable limp in her step. Instantly, his mind begins to race, searching for something, anything, that could explain what he has just witnessed. That child was me, many years ago, constantly worrying … Read More

It always happens at the most inconvenient moment. One second, you’re in the middle of a conversation, and then suddenly…hic. And again. Hic. Your friend can’t help but laugh as you respond with a pointed glare. Hic. For most people, hiccups are an occasional, but incredibly irritating experience. The spasms result from an involuntary contraction of … Read More

A lone wolf may be able to thrive in solitude, but humans are not wolves. Loneliness hurts, and it affects the strongest of people. Recent studies have shed light on the severity of loneliness, and its toll on human health, even for individuals who prefer to be alone. If left alone, this silent sickness can fester into … Read More

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