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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

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.

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.

Are GMOs Safe to Eat?

Are GMOs Safe to Eat?

GMO Free. Non-GMO Project Verified. Made With Non-GMO Ingredients. These phrases are increasingly popping up on consumer food products everywhere, but what do they mean?

Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Birth Defects Say Studies

Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Birth Defects Say Studies

These days, fracking seems to be wreaking havoc all over the news, not to mention the planet. A recent study found that fracking caused over 70 small earthquakes in Ohio in March 2014, including one that was large enough to be felt in nearby towns.

Emotional Contagion: How Your Mood Is as Infectious as a Virus

Emotional Contagion: How Your Mood Is as Infectious as a Virus

Have you ever been around a person in a particularly bad mood, only to realize that at the end of your interaction, you too have become sour? Or maybe you were around a group of giggling children and you found yourself struggling to hold back your own laughter.

More Than Friends

More Than Friends

Throughout my life, I have always been around dogs. From my first day home as an infant to today, dogs have always been there.