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Cholesterol: Is it Good or Bad?

 September 27, 2020

Cholesterol has been negatively associated with heart disease and strokes. To fully understand why it is often told to be avoided, first understand what it is and how it affects our body.  What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a substance created by the body to make hormones and aids in food digestion. It is waxy and […]

5 Ways to Stay Physically Fit at a Time of Physical Distancing

 September 7, 2020

Staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean you stop staying active. There are plenty of ways to stay physically fit remotely and safely amidst the pandemic. 5 Ways to Stay Active During these Trying Times Do Household Chores Like a Pro Doing chores has dual benefits. The first would be that it keeps your house and […]

5 Unbeatable Tips for Aging Gracefully

 August 16, 2020

Healthy Aging Month is a celebration of the milestones of a life well-lived. Getting older does not have to be a negative perception. Age doesn’t necessarily reflect where you should be in life. It does, however, mean that self-care should be practiced in order to live the rest of your life in good spirits. Here […]

25 Online Resources to Help You Survive the “New Normal”

 August 1, 2020

If stress, fear, sadness, and anxiety have become the dominant emotions in your life — you are not the only one. The COVID-19 pandemic, the peaceful-turned-violent protests, and everything in between is affecting our mental health, sleep patterns, social skills, and several other aspects in our lives. Right now, almost everyone needs help. If you’re […]

Crisis Fatigue: Affecting More People Than COVID-19

 July 17, 2020

The year 2020 is the beginning of a new decade. However, what most of us failed to anticipate is how difficult and vexing this year would become. For months, the COVID-19 pandemic, George Floyd’s death, and countless other tragedies all over the world have been overwhelming people with worry, fear, and stress. Moreover, much to […]

10 “Healthy” Foods That May Actually Harm Your Health

 June 15, 2020

Don’t fall for these ten “healthy foods” that are junk foods in disguise. Commercial salad dressings As many of us already know, vegetables are an abundant source of vitamins and minerals. The problem is that even though kale, spinach, and other leafy greens are nutritious, they often don’t taste good on their own. Helping turn […]

Zoonotic Diseases And Why COVID-19 Is A Matter Of Concern

 May 13, 2020

As humanity gets ready for the unfolding of 2020, a team of researchers has uncovered the discovery of a novel (new and unidentified) coronavirus emerging in Wuhan, China near the end of December 2019. Tracing the origins of the virus led researchers to conclude that patient-zero might have contracted the virus from Hua Nan seafood […]

4 Notable Women In The Field Of Medicine

 April 2, 2020

In observance of women’s history month, we have chosen these exceptional women who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of the study of the human anatomy and its many ailments. The amount of work they put into their respective achievements has helped save and improve millions of lives. Elizabeth Blackwell This British physician was born […]

Myth: People With Diabetes Can’t Eat Fruit

 February 25, 2020

If you are one of the 34 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, limiting your consumption of carbohydrates is among the biggest challenges. Your body converts carbohydrates into sugar, which directly spikes blood sugar levels. Fruits tend to be an abundant source of carbohydrates — primarily the simple sugars, fructose and glucose. So, do they […]

Patient Safety 101: Visiting the Hospital During a Pandemic

 February 24, 2020

Going to the hospital has never been more nerve-racking due to the rising pandemic. Staying safe during your visit, however, does not have to be one of your worries. In light of Patient Safety Awareness Week — something which we should extend until further notice and practice throughout this terrifying period — below are steps […]