From the monthly archives:

December 2017

For some, insomnia is a year round struggle. Others think of sleep disruption as a summer problem when the days are busy and the nights short. But winter can cause (or exacerbate) sleep problems, too. Since sleep is one of the pillars of good health, longevity, and happiness, it’s worth keeping yourself on track, and […]

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In olden times, all sorts of feelings, moods, and personality traits were attributed to various parts of the digestive system. Even into recent times they were sometimes blamed on what you ate. There may have been a grain of truth to such thinking, as researchers continue to discover the ways our gut, and the bacteria […]

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Here’s some motivation to kick you into gear on one of the most common New Year’s resolutions: scientists have found a physical path showing how exercise supports memory and helps prevent Parkinson’s. It may seem obvious since the benefits of exercise have been extolled forever, but seeing the actual physical results give scientists a new […]

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Flu Up Almost 800% This Year

December 26, 2017

Matching predictions, this is turning out to be a severe flu season. The same virulent strains that gave Australia a severe flu season are spreading in the Northern Hemisphere, and a mutation during production of the flu vaccine has left it nearly worthless at stopping them. In Arizona, flu cases are up 758% compared to […]

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Kick the Christmas Stress

December 25, 2017

There’s a lot of pressure to have the perfect holiday. Songs, films, and advertisements start setting expectations in October, and now with social media, you see the best of all your friends’ efforts, too. But perfection is a lot of planning and effort, and at a time of year where seasonally, we’re all more prone […]

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