Health & Fitness

Treating a Fever: Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

June 20, 2017

There are a lot of myths about fever. 98.6 F is not and has never been the “normal” temperature. Fevers, themselves, cause no harm. They also don’t help very much. In the modern world, fever is not a necessary or particularly useful part of your immune response. […]

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Bird Flu Update

May 17, 2017

The Bird Flu. It’s been out of the news for a while but is making a resurgence. Dr. Barry Fox discusses the risks and potential pandemic. […]

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How Safe Is Moldy Food To Eat?

April 27, 2017

What do you do with questionable edible food? Professor Ken Albala, food historian, weighs in on the safety of eating moldy bread […]

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Motion Perception—How We Perceive Motion In Our World

April 25, 2017

Have you ever wondered how your visual system parses and interprets complex motion information. Let’s start by considering 3 different situations that produce 3 different inputs on the retina; that is, onto the back of the eye. […]

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Understanding Arthritis — Types, Treatments, and Myths

April 12, 2017

Around 21 million people report that arthritis restricts their functional capabilities in some way, usually manifesting as pain, stiffness, loss of function, and in worse cases, loss of independence. When it comes to joint care, understanding what’s true and what’s not can help you take a positive action to reduce the painful effects of arthritis. […]

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Whooping Cough In Children

April 12, 2017

Whooping cough is no laughing matter. Older children and adults often contract it, but what about newborns who are at most risk? […]

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Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain

April 5, 2017

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. So, if your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, triggered by arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, disc problems, fibromyalgia, headaches, sciatica, or other causes. You’ll love these tips to successfully manage chronic pain. […]

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Breaking Down The Barriers: Find Your Exercise Motivation!

April 1, 2017

Despite there being libraries full of research material that confirms that regular exercise brings a whole smorgasbord of benefits, statistics from the US Department of Health and Human Sciences reveal that only around 35% of adults engage in regular physical activity, and around 25% admit to doing none at all. So what is it that prevents people from taking a dose of medicine that is clearly good for them? […]

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