Category: "Wellness" Articles

Paw Power
April 1, 2015
Transformational recoveries, smiling faces, and full hearts are just a few of the things these therapy dogs bring to those they meet
Can Treadmills Predict Mortality?
April 1, 2015
Cardiologists from John Hopkins University have created a formula that can estimate a person’s risk of dying over the next decade. The researchers analyzed data taken from more than 58,000 heart stress tests and...
Twitter is a Smoker's New Saving Grace
April 1, 2015
Those who engage in conversation on Twitter while trying to quit smoking are more likely to stop, according to a new study released by the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Tweet2Quit, a Twitter-based intervention...
Part III: Blood Lab – Reading a Blood Test
April 1, 2015
You’re in-charge of your body. Help your health by learning how to read a blood test.
The Three Most Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Things
March 1, 2015
“What’s in the Water” is a series of three articles on water quality in the rivers and lakes of the Austin area where people like to swim. Part I (the following article) explains the...
Red Wine and Weight Loss
March 1, 2015
We’ve all heard the rumor about red wine and its connection to promoting heart health, but can a glass of red wine actually help you lose weight? A recent study co-authored by an Oregon...
Part II: Knowing the Basics of a Blood Lab, The Complete Metabolic Panel
March 1, 2015
It is more important than ever to have a basic awareness of your own health, and to have an understanding of the lab tests your doctor performs as part of a routine physical.
Meditation as the Fountain of Youth?
March 1, 2015
The risk of mental illness and neurodegenerative disease increases as people age. A new study conducted by UCLA researchers found that meditation appears to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains...
Q&A on Active Release Technique
March 1, 2015
This manual form of therapy aims to smooth out your muscle pains
A Triathlete’s Tips to Tackling Injury and Illness
March 1, 2015
Injuries are never positive and pleasant, but as triathletes, we often have some better options to deal with them than athletes who only compete in one discipline. From my experience, rarely is complete rest...
Stay In Shape By Walking With Friends
March 1, 2015
Now there’s even more reason to grab some friends and get outside for a walk. According to research from the University of East Anglia in the UK, people who regularly walk in groups have...
Put Some Tape On It
March 1, 2015
Is Kinesiotaping therapy all help or all hype? Our writer-by-night and doctor-by-day examined 48 studies to find out.
E-reader Before Bed Makes for a Morning Sleepyhead
February 1, 2015
It can be hard to let go of the world when your head hits the pillow at night. Even more so if you take one more scroll through your social media feeds or read...
An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
February 1, 2015
Sliced up in a breakfast taco, mashed up and spread on toast, or tossed in a salad. No matter how you serve it, there’s no getting around it: avocadoes are awesome. A recent study...
Your Shoulder Was Designed to Fail
February 1, 2015
Once you see how shoulders are put together, it becomes pretty obvious that they have some serious design flaws. Let’s take a look. A joint can be defined as any place where two bones...
Running Out of Breath: My Battle with Adrenal Fatigue
February 1, 2015
A stressful lifestyle has a way of catching up to you. I know that better than ever now.
Part I: CBC, RBC, and PLT Knowing the Basics of a Blood Lab
February 1, 2015
It can be easy enough to take the doctor’s word that your blood tests are normal, but what does that really mean? Are your blood sugars right on the dividing line between normal and...
Dose of Daily Optimism Leads to Healthier Hearts
February 1, 2015
There’s a saying that it takes just as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive. And it just so happens that being positive and having an upbeat outlook on life...
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