Anxiety has a bad reputation. But it is your friend. Written by Mary C. Lamia, OH.D. Anxiety has a bad reputation and often people seek ways to get rid of it with medication, stress reduction exercises or warm baths. Sure, anxiety can be extreme and is often the culprit behind […]

The Simple Recipe for Good Health By Healthy Magazine “Chin up and back straight!” Sound familiar? The voice of your mother perhaps? Whether it was your mother or your aunt or your elementary school teacher, it’s probably a phrase you’ve heard before. I used to think it was just my […]

Why BMI should no longer be used to determine health status Written by Lauren Turville Body Mass Index (BMI), a ratio of a person’s height to weight, has long been a guide to determine an individual’s health status.  It is often used to know what health care costs should be, […]

Public health officials worry about what exposure does to youth Written by Lauren Turville A recent study by CDC researchers shows that approximately 70% of teens are exposed to e-cigarette advertisements. Students in middle and high school are frequently seeing these ads from multiple sources including in stores, online, in […]

Users and Abusers Written by Allyson Jones A marijuana-use disorder is like any other drug-use disorder. It involves a person being dependent on the drug (in this case marijuana) and abusing it. Marijuana-use disorders have become a significant and rising problem in the United States. Use: 2001-2002: 4% of adults […]

Shattering an age old myth about diet and bone health Written by Sydney Cobb Calcium has long been heralded as a champion of healthy bones, especially for the elderly. Recent studies shed some light on the correlations between calcium intake and bone fractures, and the results are unexpected. Surprisingly, calcium […]