102017Nov
The Origins of Diabetes

The Origins of Diabetes

Given that an estimated 30.3 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and an additional 84.1 million have prediabetes, it seems difficult to imagine a time when this illness was unknown or less prevelant.1 From commercials promoting medication to diet plans pushing weight loss, the impact of diabetes’ prevalence in our society can be felt…

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22017Nov
Hidden Health Dangers of Flooding

Hidden Health Dangers of Flooding

Flooding is one of the most formidable natural disasters humanity faces. Not only does it cause incredible damage, but floodwaters also pick up and transfer sewage, which carries harmful materials and pathogens, wreaking havoc on flood victims by exposing them to diseases. Diseases and Danger Found in Floodwaters E. coli – Wherever sewage can be…

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252017Oct
Flu Drama: Relieving Your Stomach Flu Symptoms

Flu Drama: Relieving Your Stomach Flu Symptoms

There are few common illnesses as miserable as the stomach flu. Also called gastroenteritis, the stomach flu is a highly contagious viral infection of the stomach and intestines, leading to some intensely uncomfortable symptoms. Although there is no cut-and-dry cure for the stomach flu, the worst symptoms can be managed with a little at-home or…

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232017Oct
How 7 Popular Horror Movies Portray Mental Health

How 7 Popular Horror Movies Portray Mental Health

Every Halloween season, people peek through their fingers to watch the most frightening horror flicks. Many of these movies center on the freakishly paranormal, the stuff too spooky to think about during everyday life. But when the main villain is human, these movies often rely on exaggerated mental illness symptoms as shorthand for “evil.” These…

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