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7 Surprising Ways You’re Destroying Your Health

7 Surprising Ways You’re Destroying Your Health

“Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.” No one wants regrets.As we get older, we realize the importance of the basics: daily exercise, a diet abundant with fruits and veggies, etc. But that’s not all we need to be in prime living condition. Consider this a wake-up call from your future self. Here are seven things you’re doing now […]

5 Health Symptoms Men Should Watch Out For

5 Health Symptoms Men Should Watch Out For

When was the last time you went in for your annual checkup? In honor of Men’s Health Month, I want to discuss the importance of paying attention to your body and visiting your primary care physician on a regular basis. If you’re healthy, a yearly visit might be sufficient but if you have a family […]

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) says, even though they are equipped currently to deal with ongoing outbreaks, the disease in three African countries has placed a huge strain on vaccine supply. According to the WHO, ‘‘yellow fever outbreaks in Angola, DRC & Uganda are placing unprecedented demands on vax supply for emergency vaccination campaigns,’‘ hence […]

Sleep Problem: My Bedroom Is Broken

Sleep Problem: My Bedroom Is Broken

Oftentimes, my patients complain of poor sleep quality related to factors in the sleep environment. Here are the four main considerations to assess in your own life: Light. There should be as little of it as possible. During the time a person typically sleeps, the brain secretes a hormone called melatonin, which helps induce sleep. […]

Liberia After Ebola – Turning Midwives Into Surgeons

Liberia After Ebola – Turning Midwives Into Surgeons

Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million. In comparison, there are 50 doctors available to every 100,000 people in the US. This, taken together with Liberia’s extremely high maternal mortality rate, which sees three women dying every day, means […]

Here’s Why Men Don’t Like Going To The Doctor

Here’s Why Men Don’t Like Going To The Doctor

Men tend to die earlier than women, are more likely to die from eight out of the ten top causes of death in the U.S. than women, and are also more likely to smoke and drink excessively. Researchers think a mix of factors are involved in men’s earlier deaths, including the fact that men tend to […]

Poor Nutrition Now Affects a Third Of The Human Race, Says Report

Poor Nutrition Now Affects a Third Of The Human Race, Says Report

Malnutrition has become “the new normal” and now affects a third of humanity, according to a study that warns of the devastating human and economic toll of undernutrition and obesity. The 2016 global nutrition report says the world is not doing enough to tackle a worldwide epidemic that is leaving more and more people suffering […]

Your Health at Midlife: 3 Things You Need to Focus On

Your Health at Midlife: 3 Things You Need to Focus On

Midlife is a time of transition, and many things will change, including your body. There are things you can do to help manage those changes and control your health as you age. Here, in a nutshell, are three things to focus on: Your bones. You’ve probably always taken them for granted, but now is the […]

Running Bras: Ladies, Get a Better One

Running Bras: Ladies, Get a Better One

Driving with me is fun. If I’m in my car and see a runner, this is what happens: I check out their kit. I check out how they’re running. A heavy heel striker? “Thump thump.” Someone who should do more core strengthening? “Look at that flailing foot.” Pretty much every woman runner I see, ever? […]

6 Reasons To Start Working Out Outside

6 Reasons To Start Working Out Outside

1. Outdoor exercise lifts your mood A 2012 report found that spending time in the out of doors made people 50 percent happier than spending time at the gym, according to the Telegraph. Previous research has linked outdoor exercise with a reduction in tension, confusion, anger and depression, when compared to indoor activity. And it […]