health information
There are plenty of reasons why the internet is a great resource. It provides quick access to all kinds of information. The only issue is that the internet allows everyone to contribute. This makes the search for reliable and accurate health information quite difficult. How will you know what health […]

Searching for Trustworthy Health Information Online

generic name-brand drugs
Health care in the United States is quite expensive and that affects the cost of medications. Just in 2020 alone, the United States spent 358.7 billion dollars on prescription drugs. Generic medications account for a larger percentage of filled prescriptions but brand-name medications are responsible for the majority of costs. […]

Name-Brand vs. Generic Prescription Drugs

Ultrasound. Microplastics have been found in the human placenta.
Microplastics were found in human placentas for the first time. While it has been made clear that plastic is a problem within our environment, a new study sheds light on the alarming news that plastic is also invading the placenta and likely the developing baby. This is a concerning revelation […]

Microplastics Found in Human Placenta

Flying Cars: Dreams or Reality? In the European nation of Slovakia, reality has set in where the AirCar completed its first ever inter-city flight. For years, something that was dreamt and thought about for years finally came to fruition as the first known futuristic flying car was seen flying around […]

 Flying Cars: Dreams or Reality?

Demodex skin mites hitch rides to the lab in pathology samples. Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash.
A Chat with a Doctor A few years back, I had the chance to sit down with a pathologist and pick his brain about the kinds of things he encountered whilst peering through his microscope.  I was fascinated and disturbed by what I learned! As a quick refresher, a pathologist […]

There’s WHAT Living On My Skin?

assisted living
As our parents get older, they may require a little more help. Some signs are more obvious than others. If your mother can no longer walk on her own, or your father’s doctor has been recommending an assisted living facility for a while, it is clear they need assistance. However, […]

Your Parents May Require Assisted Living If They Display These ...

Opioid Treatment Program
Medicare coverage may be available to help individuals fighting opioid addiction. In the U.S., the opioid crisis has been going on for years, and many institutions are now working to help reverse the trend. The costs associated with treatment for opioid use disorder may be covered by Medicare. Individuals with […]

Opioid Treatment Program Through Medicare

chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a neurological illness that can affect people at any age. It’s characterized by deep fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, exercise intolerance, and “brain fog.” However, just like many other illnesses, CFS is unique to each person who has it and can […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What is it?

potatoes may reduce blood pressure by increasing one’s intake of dietary potassium from whole foods!
There are few things in this world that bring me so much joy as the salty goodness of a fresh french fry. Fried foods, however, are usually off-limits in most balanced diets and are considered a cheat day food. While fried potatoes aren’t great for you, new research suggests that […]

Eating Potatoes May Reduce Blood Pressure

Having pink, red, yellow, blue, or spotty sclerae could be a sign of an underlying condition. Photo by Lisa on Pexels.
Rose-Colored Lenses Spending a lot of time in front of a Zoom camera over the last year and a half has made me aware of a lot more things about my appearance, some of them easier to accept than others.  For example, I discovered that I like my eyebrow shape, […]

Why Aren’t the Whites of My Eyes White?