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  • Foodborne Illness: Common Sources of Listeria and Other Bacteria

    Reports of food recalls for bacterial contamination are becoming more and more common. The news seemingly reports a new recall every few months. Where do these bacteria come from? How did the bacteria get into our food? How can we protect ourselves...
    Published on  February 23, 2014 to Medical Science

  • Does Wintertime Make You SAD?

    Ever have one of those days? It’s the middle of the winter. The sky is overcast with a blanket of grey clouds. Sun? What is that? You get out of bed, dragging, and it’s not even Monday.
    Published on  February 23, 2014 to Medical Science

  • How Well Do You Sleep?

    Sleep. Once thought of as an annoying, do-nothing, waste of time, scientists now understand that sleep provides the body with important time for restoration and regeneration. How well do you sleep? It’s an important question.
    Published on  January 22, 2014 to Medical Science

  • Is it Possible to be Overweight and Healthy?

    Whether you are considered overweight or obese is determined by your BMI. This tool is not always completely accurate, but generally speaking, even individuals who may be considered overweight can still be healthy. Those considered obese, however, may...
    Published on  January 20, 2014 to Medical Science

  • A Brief History of Trans Fats

    Trans fat in our food has an interesting history, which was widely unknown until the recent attention their negative health effects have received. The FDA has even gone so far as to consider a ban on trans fats in processed foods. How bad are they really?
    Published on  January 2, 2014 to Medical Science

  • Results of 23andMe Genetic Testing Called Into Question

    The FDA has recently forced 23andMe to stop selling their DTC genetic testing product due to concerns about the accuracy and false marketing. Learn more about how 23andMe performs their tests and see if you can trust their accuracy.
    Published on  December 19, 2013 to Genetics

  • The Mental Health Epidemic: How Many Go Without Treatment?

    The connection between the mind and the body is indisputable. Both employers and employees note that mental health issues spill over into daily life and work performance. Mental health conditions are one of the top causes for absenteeism in the workplace...
    Published on  November 17, 2013 to Medical Science

  • The Importance of Vitamin D: Should a Deficiency be a Concern?

    Vitamin D deficiencies are so common that many doctors routinely test for it when performing exams. But how big of a concern is it?
    Published on  November 15, 2013 to Medical Science

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