What Makes Superfoods So…Super?

The term “superfood” has seen an increasing amount of buzz over the past couple years, but rather than this word being strictly a designation, it’s become more of a blanket term for the latest fit-food fad. Follow me here: search “superfoods” in Google and you’ll see no less than ten …

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Should You Abandon the Self-Breast Exam?

Only the sixth of the month and we’re already eyeball-deep in information on breast cancer news, research, information, etc. And it’s great! Breast Cancer Awareness month is such a successful example of how health issues can take the spotlight resulting in major changes for research and development, personal responsibility on …

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Keeping the Flu Away from You

While it’s not quite the season, with kids headed back to school and fall weather starting to show its face (at least in some parts of the country), cold and flu season is soon to be upon us. Of course each year the flu season varies in length and severity, …

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Medical Research Behind on Women’s Equality

Being a woman comes with a host of societal hurdles to overcome. Thankfully, women have come a long way in many aspects whether it be in the workforce or politics, however there’s still a lot to be done. One topic on the list of inequalities women face, and it’s that doesn’t get …

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The Difference Between Women and Men in Medicine

To say men and women are different is like saying high heels lead to foot pain; it’s an obvious observation that doesn’t need scientific research to prove it’s true. Except in the area of medicine. Beyond women’s health issues unique to our sex, such as obstetrics and gynecology, it turns …

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When It’s Time to Go See Your Doc

In the media age it’s all too easy to let things slide. What do I mean here? I’m referring to the fact that along with media, our entire perception of healthcare has changed. No more than three decades ago when someone had an ailment the first person they would consult …

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Balancing the Benefits of Your Favorite Beverages

As you’re reading this you may be on your second, potentially third cup of coffee, or maybe you’re sipping on some wine, to which we say, “cheers!” But just like everything in life, moderation is the best way to take your beverages. If you’ve convinced yourself, “I read somewhere that …

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