Health & Fitness

What are the Health Benefits of Qigong?

April 27, 2018

Qi is the Chinese word for the energy of life, and the ability to manipulate this energy is at the heart of a great many Asian martial arts. But what are the Health Benefits of Qigong? […]

Health & Fitness

Food Science and Nutrition Myths: Is Organic Food Better for Us?

April 20, 2018

One question that comes up is whether organic produce is more nutritious than conventionally farmed produce? An organic label does not say anything directly about the final product, only about the production method. So, does that mean it is inherently healthier for us? […]

Health & Fitness

Performance-Enhancing Drugs: The Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

April 6, 2018

America’s most well-known cyclist of the recent past is, no doubt, Lance Armstrong. Born in Texas, Armstrong turned pro in 1992 at age 21, and within the next few years, won major competitions, including stages within the Tour de France. Few foresaw the disgraceful path his career would soon take, tainted by the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs. […]

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Mental Health

Why Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

March 20, 2018

We all have things we want to change about ourselves–whether we want to stop negative thinking, quit our bad habits, worry less, and enjoy more… But changing well-established patterns of behavior, reaction, and emotional response can seem impossible. However, one way to invoke lasting change in your life can be found with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). […]

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Health & Fitness

Elderberry Extract for Influenza?

March 6, 2018

Elderberry Extract for Influenza? Dr. Roy Benaroch discusses this interesting, tasty, and possible “magic fix” for influenza. Read more on The Great Courses Daily! […]

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Health & Fitness

The Opioid Epidemic: America’s Deadly Addiction

February 9, 2018

Drug overdose is the single most common cause of death for people under 50 years old in the US. Now, due to a recent opioid epidemic, the numbers have rocketed up averaging 175 deaths per day. Watch this free lecture to hear the causes of this new epidemic and what can be done to soften the devistating effects. […]

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Health & Fitness

The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

January 22, 2018

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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Medicine and Disease

Fentanyl and The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

January 22, 2018

Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the last few decades, creating what we now know as the opioid crisis. For example, in 1968, a little over 5,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. In 1990, that number had grown to about 8400. But why are opioids, like fentanyl, so dangerous? […]

Health & Fitness

How to Reduce Anxious Thoughts: Stop Thinking Ahead

December 1, 2017

We are forever toppling forward. We are thinking about the future, the future, the future—looking forward to pleasure and dreading pain. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance shows us how to think in the now and help reduce anxious thoughts. […]

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