Health Problems

Do you comfort eat when you are blue?

A team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) School of Medicine and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) has found that people who are depressed are at higher risk of weight gain. Gaining weight puts them at risk of other health problems later in life including heart disease and metabolic syndrome. […]

Personal Health

The Facts (and Myths) About How You Really Get Lyme Disease

Now that winter has transitioned to spring and temperatures are warming up in much of the country, you’re likely to start hearing a lot about Lyme disease. Rates of this tick-borne illness have been rising steadily in the United States over the last two decades, with most infections happening in April through October. According to […]

Health News

9 Endometriosis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

March is Endometriosis Awareness month and while the disease affects an estimated 200 million women worldwide like myself, and was one of the most-Googled health search terms of 2018, endometriosis symptoms are often missed or ignored. And there’s good reason why this occurs. But first, let me dispel a pervasive and damaging myth about endometriosis: […]

Kids Health

Why You Need to Get Your Kids Outside NOW

Most parents know it in their bones: Kids spend way too much time plopped in front of screens. We know that time outside and in nature is so important for growing brains and bodies, and yet, we all struggle with the question (that is ever-more-pressing as the years go by and the digital distractions increase): […]

Health News

Should You Really Forgive and Forget?

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 — Is forgive and forget always the right approach after hurtful behavior from your spouse or significant other? Research done at the University of North Carolina suggests it could actually set up a pattern of continued bad behavior, one in which you forgive and your spouse forgets the mistake and does […]

Health Problems

Your mouth helps you smell tasty foods

Why do certain foods smell good to us? New research by psychology professor Don Katz and his lab suggests it has a lot more to do with what happens in our mouths than commonly thought. It turns out that we don’t inhale the scent of food and decide we like its smell. First, we have […]