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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

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.

Social Suicide

Social Suicide

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

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.

Should You Google Your Own Symptoms?

Should You Google Your Own Symptoms?

Every person is only a few websites away from concluding that they have cancer or are going to die. Lets face it: almost all Google symptom searches eventually bring you to cancer or AIDS.

That May Not Be Human Breast Milk You're Buying Online

That May Not Be Human Breast Milk You're Buying Online

Buying breast milk online just got a little riskier. A study in Pediatrics found that more than 10 percent of human breast milk samples sold online contained a significant amount of cows milk.

The Axeman Murders of New Orleans

The Axeman Murders of New Orleans

New Orleans history is rich with tales of organized crime, corruption, vampires, voodoo, witches, and gruesome bloody murders. One of the most notorious unsolved serial murder cases was that of the Axeman.

#BostonBlizzardChallenge the Latest Social Media Trend

#BostonBlizzardChallenge the Latest Social Media Trend

First there was #planking, then the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, now the #BostonBlizzardChallenge?

Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Have a Social Anxiety Disorder

Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Have a Social Anxiety Disorder

After spending Media Day on Tuesday repeating that same line, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch caused much more of a frenzy than he could have ever imagined, and he didn't know why.

10 Bad Things That Are Really Good for You

10 Bad Things That Are Really Good for You

It seems that every day we are told what not to eat and what not to do because certain things can negatively affect our health.