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Would Patients Exercise for Money?

It's no secret that sticking to an exercise routine requires a great amount of motivation. Forget about the fact that exercising is incredibly important to maintaining a healthy body. Shouldn't that be enough?

Cold or Winter Allergies?

During the winter, many patients go to their doctors office seeking a remedy for their annual cold. Often, however, their symptoms turn out to be the result of something else entirely: allergies. How can this be? they ask, I only get allergies in the spring. In fact, winter allergies are extremely common and are easily confused with the common cold because the symptoms are so similar.

Not All Fats Are Bad

There seems to be a lot of confusion as to whether fat is good or bad for you. After all, with the word fat having such a negative connotation, why would anyone think it can be good? The truth is, fats are much more complex than to be labeled in such simple terms as either good or bad.

Is the Annual Physical Beneficial?

An article was recently published in USA Today discussing the importance or lack thereof of the annual physical exam.

What's the Price of Human Dignity?

A physician reaches his limit while trying to get a motorized scooter covered by Medicare.

The Anatomy of a Hospital Admission

The practice of medicine takes time and concentration, something that is often lacking in today’s healthcare system.

Grey Matter

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

If you haven't yet heard about Zika virus, you';re going to start seeing it more often in the headlines. On Monday, February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease an international crisis, and the next day it was reported that Zika virus was transmitted for the first time within the United States through sexual transmission. In addition, new reports of Zika virus appearing in other countries for the first time are being announced every day.

The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

Meat is in need of some major PR damage control. In addition to a report claiming that hot dogs contain more than were actually aware of, as well as vegetarian options being no-so-vegetarian after all, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified processed meat (and probably red meat) as carcinogenic alongside tobacco, arsenic, and pesticides.

Pamela Anderson Cured of Hepatitis C After $1000-Per-Pill Treatment

Pamela Anderson Cured of Hepatitis C After $1000-Per-Pill Treatment

After contracting hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection more than 16 years ago, actress Pamela Anderson announced on her Instragram account that she is finally cured.

What’s In Your Hot Dog? Company Tests Meat, Discovers Alarming Results

What’s In Your Hot Dog? Company Tests Meat, Discovers Alarming Results

Last week the news lit up with headlines claiming that a number of despicable ingredients were found in samples of hot dogs, including the most shocking one of them all: human DNA.

CVS Expands Access to Nonprescription Overdose Reversal Drug to 12 More States

CVS Expands Access to Nonprescription Overdose Reversal Drug to 12 More States

It is no secret that the number of painkiller overdoses in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Since 1999, the amount of prescription painkillers sold in the United States has almost quadrupled, but there has been no overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.

It’s a Dirty Game: MRSA in the NFL

It’s a Dirty Game: MRSA in the NFL

Recently, New York Giants wide receiver Daniel Fells was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.  Fells has since been sidelined for the rest of the season.  The Giants are taking aggressive precautions to stop the spread of infection among players, including conducting consultations with infectious disease specialists.

Ocean Therapy Has the Power to Heal the Mind and Body

Ocean Therapy Has the Power to Heal the Mind and Body

The ocean is a force unto itself. It has the power to devastate entire towns, swallow up ships in a single gulp, and pull swimmers away from the shore never to be seen again. Comprising 70% of the Earths total surface, the ocean is home to some of the largest and most vicious animals ever to exist. Its waters can reach chilling depths of 36,000 feet under a crushing pressure of more than 8 tons per square inch.

Social Suicide

Social Suicide

Why do some people commit "social suicide" or post confessions of murders on social media sites?

Number of Plague Cases in US Higher Than Normal as Fourth Person Dies of the Disease

Number of Plague Cases in US Higher Than Normal as Fourth Person Dies of the Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States sees an average of 7 reported human plague cases each year. This year that number has already reached 12, including 4 deaths, making it the second highest year on record for plague cases.

Fourth of July Injuries

Fourth of July Injuries

Several years ago on July 4th, 13-year-old Shane was with his dad at a backyard fireworks show. When it was his turn to load a mortar into the launch tube, it exploded in his face. The impact shattered his forehead, cracked his skull in half and burned most of his brain, said Glenda Lynch, Shanes mother. We had to take him off life support. Since the death of her son, Lynch has been an advocate for fireworks safety. According to the National Safety Council, Independence Day consistently ranks as Americas deadliest holiday. In fact, emergency rooms add staff on this day because so many people hurt themselves. But its not just fireworks that make the holiday so dangerous; its also the heat, drowning, and drunk driving that put people at risk.