Monthly Archives: October 2021

Food advertisements
The Effects of Food Advertisements Childhood obesity is labeled as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Televised food advertisements play a major role in influencing children to eat ‘fun’ foods that are usually dense in sugars and fats. We have all experienced weakness at […]

Food Advertisements and Child Obesity

Medicare may provide coverage for Covid-19
Covid-19 and Medicare Medicare has released the new Medicare & You 2022 handbook. Looking through it, you’ll notice some new coverages and listed updates, including a section that details coverage for Covid-19 through the ongoing crisis. Coverage has been expanded to include vaccinations, testing, antibody testing, and monoclonal antibody treatment. […]

Does Medicare Cover Covid-19?

Candy Conundrums With spooky season fully underway, families are gearing up for Halloween, likely planning to spend the evening participating in costume parties and trick-or-treating. Once kids collect all the candy they can carry, they’ll be digging into their favorite sweets. However, everyone involved in the festivities should proceed with […]

Avoiding Allergies on Halloween

scary movies
The Science of Scared It’s common knowledge that the holidays make it very hard to eat healthily. Halloween is one of the main culprits with all the candy and sweet treats involved. Luckily for you, there may be a festive way to burn off those extra calories! Research done by […]

Keeping the Pounds Off with Scary Movies

The Origin of Acupuncture Acupuncture is a treatment that has grown in popularity over the years, evolving into a widely beneficial form of integrative medicine used all around the world. This practice originated in China in 2500 BC and was first used in the U.S. during the 1800s. During this […]

Acupuncture: A Traditional Chinese Medicine

Naegleria Fowleri
The Brain-Eating Amoeba As we near Halloween, many of you are probably in a spooky state of mind, watching scary movies and telling haunting stories to prepare for Halloween festivities. Well, I have a scary story for you! You have heard of brain-eating zombies, right? Scientific research shows that there […]

A Scary Story About Naegleria Fowleri!

Joint pain
Joint Health 101 Joint pain is a common but serious condition that may keep you from partaking in various day-to-day activities. Many people think of joint pain as something that only occurs in older adults, however, younger generations may also suffer from it. The key is to tend to your […]

The Truth Behind Joint Pain

Anesthetic awareness is a phenomenon that continues to trouble medical teams and patients alike. Photo credit: marionbrun; Source: Pixabay
Medical Horrors With October in full swing, like many others, my mind has shifted to the macabre. In fact, I’m of the belief that it’s not spooky season without indulging a little morbid curiosity. On that note, I recently learned about an incredibly disturbing phenomenon that takes place in the […]

What Happens When You Wake Up on the Operating Table?

Phthalates and parabens
The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens Chemical preservatives and plasticizers are a part of our everyday lives. In fact, there are traces of these toxins in 75 to 90 percent of the products sold in the United States today. Plastic products that you use daily such as household items, cleaning […]

Phthalates and Paraben Toxins

sundowner's syndrome
While individuals with dementia deal with memory loss, changes in personality, and decreased mental acuity, they may also experience a condition known as sundowner’s syndrome, or ‘sundowning.’ Patients with sundowner’s experience agitation, confusion, and hyperactivity during the nighttime. Although all people with sundowner’s have dementia, not all people with dementia […]

Explaining Sundowner’s Syndrome