Do Tattoos Pose Health Risks?

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By: Danielle Menke

What was once a rare occurrence is now very common – tattoos are everywhere. But could getting a tattoo pose long-term consequences for your health? According to a new study, it could.

Published in the June issue of the journal Contact Dermatitis, about 1 in 10 people who get […]

Have Scientists Discovered the Cure for Obesity?

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By: Danielle Menke

It seems like every few months there is a new study or product released to the public that claims to make you lose a great amount of weight as fast as possible. Scientists have tested everything from miracle herbs and roots to coffee and nuts. But could scientists have […]

Breaking Down Anorexia Nervosa

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By Danielle Menke

Last week, the media was in a frenzy over a 37 year-old woman, Rachael Farrokh. At roughly 40-pounds and suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years, Rachael’s physical appearance is alarming. After taking to YouTube to explain her condition and plea with her audience […]

1 Out of 3 at Risk: You Could Be Next

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By: Danielle Menke

According to new research, about a third of adults in the United States have an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Though co-author of the study, Dr. Robert J. Wong of the Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Campus says, “This finding should be taken with “cautious optimism”. But […]

Healthy Tips for this Memorial Day Weekend

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By: Danielle Menke

Memorial Day is a day meant to remember all those who have served in our country’s armed forces. While many will be visiting memorials and thinking of loved ones, they will also be celebrating the unofficial start to summer. This includes outdoor picnics, trips to the beach and, of […]

Sun Exposure: How to Protect your Kids

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By Kristen M. Leccese

Summer is just around the corner – that means more time outdoors, barbeques, the beach, and of course, a lot more exposure to the sun. Sun has some great health benefits, like boosting your Vitamin D levels, mood, and energy. But we all know that too much sun […]

This New Diet May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s

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By: Danielle Menke

As we all know, what you decide to eat directly affects your health. But there is now new evidence that shows the same is true for your brain health. In a new study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a new diet plan they developed, […]

Can Mindfulness Replace Medication for this Mental Condition?

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By Kristen M. Leccese

 

A major focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month is “mindfulness”, which means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and present environment. Mindfulness also entails tuning into current emotions without judgment of whether they are “right” or “wrong” in the present time. […]

Why You Constantly Feel Hungry

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By: Danielle Menke

Whether it is because you’re working hard throughout your lunch break or training hard at the gym, feeling hungry isn’t something you worry too much about. But what happens when you are constantly hungry no matter how much you eat? There might be something more going on with your […]

How to Sleep Better, Longer & Easier

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By: Danielle Menke

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night with no luck of falling asleep? Or do you find yourself having no energy or motivation to get up in the morning? Well, you aren’t the only one. Studies have proven that the more sleep you get per night, the […]