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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association Turns 100!

You would be hard pressed to find an American adult who hasn’t heard of the American Heart Association. But while we may have heard of it, many of us...
climate change

Climate Change: Bad for the Planet, Bad for Humans

The planet is getting hotter, and 2023 was no exception. In fact, in the 174 years since global temperatures have been documented, 2023 was the hottest year ever recorded....
Annual Wellness Exam

The Annual Wellness Exam: An Ounce of Prevention

On National Public Radio, there used to be two brothers, “Click” and “Clack,” who would talk about cars. Their show, Car Talk, was funny, and you could learn a...
Impostor Syndrome

Are We All Impostors?

Do you ever feel as if you’re a fraud, you’re not as smart or accomplished as others perceive you to be, or you “lucked into” your successes rather than...
Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse: An Often Hidden Problem

Have you ever been to the doctor and been asked questions about your safety, your food supply, or even your financial situation? While such questions may seem exceptionally nosy,...
reduce sodium intake

Salt Is a Habit to Shake

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report sharply critical of the progress the world has made in achieving its global target of reducing sodium intake...
At-Home Lab Tests

At-Home Lab Tests: Buyer Beware

Americans like convenience. There are fast food restaurants everywhere, multiple ways to get restaurant meals delivered straight to your door, and phones that do almost everything for us. It’s...
create happiness

How Photography Can Make You Happier (Like It’s Made Me)

In 1998, a new domain of psychology called positive psychology was founded by Martin Seligman, Ph.D., at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Seligman, then the president of the American...

The ABCs of the RSV Vaccine

Tripledemic! This past winter you may have noticed this freshly coined term circulating on the news and in online forums. What this scary-sounding term was referencing was the potential...

It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superbugs!

Imagine a fungus, immune to all known medical interventions, rapidly spreading and infecting hundreds of people. The invasive germ can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, and bones. Public...