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by Every year in the US, in Europe and in Canada millions of people are subjected to one or more computer tomography (CT) scans. These diagnostic devices are used so often, in fact, that some experts are positing that maybe, just maybe CT scans are being grossly overused.What's a CT Scan and How Does It Work?A computer tomography scan is one of several medical imaging devices that can provide a glimpse...
by Are you looking to boost the romance in your world? A great place to infuse a little starry-eyed wonder is your sex life. Sex isn’t just about feeling good. It’s also about the intimacy and bond two people can share. Some people skip the romance and go straight to sex, without much thought as to what their partner might need. Bringing romance to the bedroom can help increase the bond and make things...
by Trouble getting your day started without that first cup of coffee? You’re in good company. There’s nothing like the smell of coffee to awaken the senses first thing in the morning. As it turns out, coffee might do more for you than just get you up and moving. In fact, according to recent studies it’s possible that the health benefits may actually prolong your life.Studies in Favor of CoffeeThe Multiethnic...
by By now most people are familiar with or have at least heard about the Zika virus. In fact, this latest "pandemic" drama involving a hitherto-obscure virus sounds like something the world went through not too long ago. Does the word "Ebola" come to mind?It turns out that these pathogens have a lot in common. Both Ebola and the Zika virus came from the jungles of Africa; both originated, supposedly,...
by Despite advances in medicine, mental health care is still unable to keep up with the mental health needs of society.For the most part, research has always focused more on physical ailments than mental ones. Infant mortality, chronic illnesses, and infectious disease have seen vast improvement as far as life expectancy is concerned, but the question that everyone keeps dancing around is “what progress...
by Honey is the world's perfect food. Containing all of the nutritional elements necessary to sustain life, it is also naturally antibacterial, and delicious. Its use even predates history, with the world's oldest honey sample being found in Egyptian pyramids dating back 3000 years ago. Surprisingly, it was still edible. In addition to it being a sweet treat since ancient times, honey's natural properties...
by Functional Fitness is one of the latest workout buzzwords, but what is it and how can it help you meet your health goals?Designed to target the muscle groups that you need for your daily tasks, the functional fitness trend grew, in part, from a troubling phenomenon. People who had impressively “gym fit” bodies were still reporting discomfort and even injury after performing routine daily tasks. Normal...
by SAD (seasonal affective disorder), also known as winter depression, winter blues or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder subset provoked by reduced daylight hours during fall and winter. People who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year.SAD is characterized by irritability, oversleeping, increased tiredness, changes in appetite,...
by If you are like most people, you pop vitamins in the morning with breakfast. On the surface, swallowing a multivitamin every day makes sense. We all want to stay healthy and we're concerned that our meals do not provide enough nutrition. Unfortunately, the more you learn about multivitamins, the less likely you are to swear by them. The truth is, you may be wasting both your time and your money.Multivitamin...
by Are you dealing with a particularly dismissive doctor? Although most patients believe that their nurse practitioner listens, almost half of them report that their doctors aren’t as focused or interested in listening. Why is this so common? Nowadays, as soon as we develop symptoms that we can't explain we get on the internet to see what we can learn. It is tempting to stress over your symptoms after...
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