Families without problems don’t exist. Selfishness, gossip and unkindness are sure to be part of every family’s struggle, and you yourself have probably been the source of at least some negativity. Cutting ties with family should always be preceded by open communication, forgiveness and an attempt to reconcile differences.
Food-borne illness, more commonly called food poisoning, sure packs a wallop. With severe flu-like symptoms that attack suddenly, it can ground even the healthiest of individuals. Unlike the seasonal flu, food poisoning can attack at any time and in any place. Food poisoning can have several causes. One of these […]
Written by McCall Mecham Have you ever noticed as you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, double tapping on every other picture, feelings of jealousy, envy, and a little bit of FOMO (fear of missing out)? Your friends went out to get ice cream, didn’t invite you, and have posted about […]
Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea […]
Still Waiting… New surveys shed light on wait times for different medical practices. One might assume that expanding health coverage to more people might increase the amount of time we have to wait in an office to see a doctor. Recent data from Vitals shows that wait times in-office have […]
Words In Marriage Dr. Gottman, a renowned marriage and relationship therapist, is able to predict divorce with startling accuracy. He does this using a “magic ratio” of positive to negative interactions. Negative: Arguing, criticism, sarcasm, whining Positive: Touching, smiling, paying compliments, laughing, sympathy As long as there are five times […]
Bill Dluhosh, MT-BC In the 2000 movie Almost Famous there is a scene that takes place with the band traveling on a bus. Everyone is looking tired, weary, and solitary, and playing in the background is the Elton John song, Tiny Dancer. As the scene continues one person begins to […]
Most Americans have predicted heart ages older than their actual age. By Caitlin Schille Generally, being “mature for your age” is a good thing, but the fact that most Americans have hearts with a predicted age older than their actual age is in fact a bad thing. In terms of […]