A decline in American births troubles demographers with worries of depopulation. Photo by Hollie Santos on Unsplash.
The Numbers Are In… It comes as no surprise that 2020 was a slow year for births in the United States.  With widespread financial instability, a skyrocketing rate of coronavirus cases, rampant employment, and general despondency over the state of things, it’s not difficult to imagine why prospective parents would […]

Startling Decline in Birthrate Puts America at Risk of Depopulation


The US FDA is implementing a ban on flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the overall number of lives impacted by smoking and tobacco use. The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars are going to be outlawed with the aim of significantly […]

Ban on Flavored Tobacco


Insulin resistance
Your skin is an extraordinary indicator of your health. It is capable of alerting you to various health problems such as insulin resistance. Discovering resistance early is vital as it may be able to help you avoid type 2 diabetes later on. After discovering that you have become insulin resistant, […]

Insulin Resistance: Skin Indicators



Getting active again
The past year has come with many challenges and has made getting active harder for many people.  With lockdowns, social distancing, and staying home, many people have found it difficult to maintain physical activity. As we begin turning the corner, more and more people are finding themselves starting to work […]

Getting Active: Tips for Starting Again


declutter
If the amount of clutter in your home causes you some stress, it may be time to go through and get rid of some things. Here are 4 methods to declutter your home. KonMari Method Marie Kondo, tidying expert and star of Netflix’s hit tv show, “Tidying Up with Marie […]

4 Methods to Declutter Your Home


The vaccination process has obviously come a long way, so let’s take a moment to look back on the history of immunization.  
Over the past year, there has been a lot of talk regarding vaccinations, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With many vaccine recipients boasting selfies with their filled-out vaccination cards and proudly bearing side-effects, and new medications being developed in record time, it is not hard to forget that immunization […]

The History of Immunization



US citizens struggle under the enormous burden of increasing medical debt.  Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.
Capital Capitol  It’s no secret that Americans have long been plagued by medical debt that they cannot afford.  A single trip to the doctor can end up costing hundreds or thousands of dollars even with insurance, and patients are frequently left without any form of aid or debt forgiveness.  What […]

Medical Debt Pushes Many Americans to the Brink of Survival


Cases of COVID-related PTSD are expected to rise as we journey closer to herd immunity. Photo by Claudia Wolff on Unsplash.
It’s Not Over Yet With a return to normalcy pending, people are itching to mark the pandemic’s end date on their calendars.  The Gallup, armed with data from the CDC and Johns Hopkins University, has estimated that herd immunity could be achieved as early as June.  However, eliminating a plague […]

COVID-19 and PTSD: Mental Health Outcomes at the Dawn of ...


Indulging in revenge procrastination can keep your body from functioning as it should.
A Brain Breakthrough Psychologists have recently coined a term for a startling new behavior in adult psychology: ‘revenge procrastination.’ If you can relate to the scenario below, you may struggle with revenge procrastination too! Emma is a single mom of two and a full-time teacher.  She wakes up early each […]

The Newest Psychological Trend: Revenge Procrastination



internet
In this day and age, more children are learning to use a cellphone before they become potty-trained. Similarly, a tablet has replaced their favorite toy. They now have access to the internet. As adults, we understand the dangers that are present on the web, but these young children do not […]

Monitoring Your Child’s Internet Usage