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Is Crying Good For Us?

 June 26, 2019

“Big boys don’t cry”. “Don’t be a baby”. Have you ever heard any of these phrases? I am so sorry but I may have even said those things to my son as he was growing up. An article by Serusha Govender has reviewed the health benefits of crying.  Naturally as babies we cried but as […]

Ever Had Heart Palpitations?

 June 25, 2019

Never take your heart for granted. It works hard for you every moment of your life. If you ever have doubt that your heart may be in a little trouble, see your medical provider. There are many things to learn about having heart palpitations.  Your heart seems to pound, flutter or skip beats.  They can […]

Benefits of Music

 June 10, 2019

The Pfizer Medical Team published an article listing the 10 health benefits of music.  We have all had that special song that brings back a certain memory or seems to make you feel happy or calm.  We are born with the ability to tell the difference between music and noise.  The brain has different pathways […]

Are We Ever Really Alone?

 June 8, 2019

We each have our own personal “bubble” that follows us with particles in every step we take.  Yasemin Saplakoglu, a staff writer with Live Science explains exactly what this means. There are microbes, chemicals, fungi, microscopic animals and other biological pieces that constantly move around us and form what is called an exposome.  This is […]

Our Breath of Life

 June 5, 2019

I had to get up this morning and go get the oil changed in the car. Not always my most favorite thing to do but notice I said I had to. My father always taught us kids that was one of the most important things about owning a car. Keep the oil changed and the […]

Rural Americans at Higher Risk

 June 3, 2019

Sometimes I will take the back roads to work just to see something different from the same old things the work route shows me. While traveling on the back roads, I will go through farm land and see the workers spraying crops. I have seen the crop duster planes in the sky letting their load […]

What Makes Us Happy?

 May 24, 2019

We all want to be happy, right? We like to think that we deserve to be happy and I think we do. Have you ever thought about what is it that would make you truly happy and content? What is it that really makes us happy? Even though it is believed that having children was […]

Love Is Respect: Teen Dating Violence and How to Intervene

 February 12, 2019

Unhealthy relationship behaviors are those that impact the physical, emotional, and mental health of a victim. According to Choose Respect, a young man or woman’s harmful relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse. Everyone should know the pervasiveness of teen dating violence in the United States, including fellow students, teachers, […]

Broken Heart Syndrome Is Real (And It Can Kill You)

 February 11, 2019

“Too much love can kill you,” sings Freddie Mercury. Despite the disbelief of many, it is possible. What is broken heart syndrome? Each year, usually around Valentine’s Day, news sources publish stories about “broken heart syndrome” or takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The condition occurs when people experience cardiac issues following an episode of extreme emotional distress. According […]

Total Eclipse of the Brain: How Love Affects Us Like a Drug

 February 8, 2019

Being in love is not a total eclipse of the heart. Love, actually overwhelms our brains with chemicals that induce feelings of pleasure and attachment. These chemicals cause reactions throughout the body, which might help explain that giddy feeling we get when we see a loved one. Love moves in mysterious ways—but not to science. […]