Looking beyond the chemical hook of a drug Written by Caitlin Schille For decades, the established and accepted cause of drug addiction has been that the drugs themselves cause biological changes in a person’s body and mind, leading them to feel the need for more of the substance. But a […]

Written by Kayley Meden As summer persists, what better way to enjoy your day than taking a hike? Not only is it a good means of exercise, but a recent study shows that taking a hike or walk through nature can not only lighten your mood and be a source […]

The medical world has made tremendous progress in cancer screenings and prevention. It is important for everyone, men and women alike, to understand their risk factors for certain types of cancer, and to be tested appropriately. There are sometimes different screening methods for each type of cancer and risks and […]

What you need to know about a leading killer in America Globally, more than 800,000 take their own lives each year. About 40,000 people in America commit suicide each year, and prevalence has been growing since 2000. It is now the 10th leading causing of death in America, yet there […]

A Resilient Mind: Can you roll with the punches and bounce back? Water buoys are defiant by nature. Try to sink them, and they won’t be drowned, be it by swimmers, boats or enormous waves. Embracing the resilient nature of a buoy is a process of decades or maybe a […]

Written by Linsy Hunsaker We all like the idea of brain-training games; we want to play an app on our phone that makes us smarter. But the truth isn’t as glamorous as the commercials lead us to believe. A recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that brain-training games […]

“America’s Doctor” Ignores Sound Science Center for Accountability in Science Highlights Oz’s Worst Segments He’s a popular, likable health figure, but Dr. Mehmet Oz, like many public figures with the ability to sway public perceptions about health habits have come under scrutiny for their recommendation.   Dr. Oz aired an episode […]