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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...
Bone quality

A New Take on Bone Health

You may think all you need to know about your bone health is your bone mineral density (BMD) score. And if it’s good, all is well. Not necessarily. BMD, as...
Fast-Food Calories

Posting Calories on Fast-Food Menus Does Work (a Little)

When you go to a fast-food restaurant, calories may not be top of mind. But if the menu provides that dose of reality, you might make better choices, a...
April 2024 Issue

April 2024 Issue

  • PFAS: The "Forever Chemicals"
  • Speaking of Wellness: Climate Change and Your Health
  • Neuriva - Breaking Down a "Brain Booster"
  • Coffee's Wide Ranging Effects
  • Exercise and Brain Tolerance
  • Tonsil Stones
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Beet & Tomato Borscht
Beet & Tomato Borscht

Beet & Tomato Borscht

Though all borschts—and there are hundreds of regional versions—include beets or beet juice, this peasant soup from Eastern Europe is fundamentally a blank canvas: sort of a “stone soup.”...
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....
tonsil stones

Tonsil Stones: An Often Overlooked Cause of Bad Breath

Have you been experiencing a bad taste in your mouth and bad breath that doesn’t seem related to anything you’ve eaten? Perhaps a sore throat or a feeling of...

Blotchy Brown Patches on Face?

I have blotchy brown patches on both cheeks and on my nose. What could they be? It sounds like melasma, caused by overproduction of melanin (skin pigment). This hyperpigmentation typically...

PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemicals’ That Are Everywhere 

PFAS (pronounced “Pee-faz”) are increasingly in the news these days. And for good reason: These so-called forever chemicals have been linked to a host of adverse health effects, and...
The effects of coffee.

Coffee’s Wide-Ranging Effects

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the United States and many other countries (although tea is more widely consumed globally). But the effects of coffee—and caffeine more specifically—have...