Your Health Consult 2020

Air Pollution & Exercise

Do you really benefit? You want to go outside and get some exercise. As you get together all of the things you’re going to need, you decide to check the weather. When you check the weather, do you think to look at the air quality? Given that air pollution is becoming...

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Social Interaction & Health

Is there a correlation? Humans are highly social beings. It’s an integral part of who we are. Being social, or not, has a huge impact on our health. Why is this the case? As a result of needing to separate ourselves from each other due to COVID-19, how is it impacting...

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Coronavirus Update

Why has it gotten so bad? The coronavirus, COVID-19, is now a pandemic. The number of cases is expected to increase, not just globally, but here at home. This brings forth numerous questions about what is being done to protect American lives. Unfortunately, the...

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Sugar vs Salt

Which is worse for you? When it comes to snacks, most people fall into one of two groups—those that like salty or those that like sweet. We know that too much of either isn’t good for us. For years, we’ve heard about how bad salt is for you. More recently, we’re...

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Gaming Disorder

Is it real? Most of us like to play video games at some point during our lives. For some, they outgrow this as they become an adult. For others, it’s activity that they continue to partake in as adults. The concern is whether or not gaming is addicting. Is gaming...

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Added Sugar

Just how bad for you is it? We hear all the time that sugar is bad for you. Recently, there has been more and more talk about added sugar and the negative impacts it has on your body. What is added sugar? How is different from “regular” sugar? Why is it so bad for...

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Living Organ Donation

Why is it so important? You probably know that organ donation is when someone receives an organ from another person because the recipient’s is no longer functioning correctly. In most cases, the donated organ from someone is deceased. However, there is such a thing as...

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Coronavirus

Should you be worried? You turn on the TV or you read the news on internet and it’s all about the coronavirus. This has led many people to be very concerned about their risk of catching it and to inaccurate information being spread. So, what is the coronavirus? Where...

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Bankrupt Drug Makers

How does this effect your medications? If you’ve been following the news any time in the past year, you probably have noticed that there have been several drug manufactures who’ve filed for bankruptcy. Why are they doing this? Don’t they make tons of money selling...

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Nursing Shortage

How will it impact your health? Nurses play a key role in our healthcare system. Without them, there would be potentially dangerous scenarios that would occur on a regular basis. So, it might come as a surprise that we are in the midst of a nursing shortage and that...

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Tobacco Age Increase

Will it make a difference? Within the past month, a new law went into place raising the minimum age to purchase any tobacco product to 21. This has the support of many groups, including several large tobacco companies. Why is this law so important? Will it help curb...

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Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

What are the health impacts? Australia is burning. The effects of it are being felt by the environment, wildlife and humans. Unfortunately, this is one of many situations that are having negative consequences in these areas. The Paris Climate Accord is supposed to...

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Hospital Price Disclosures

Will it make a difference? There is no question that healthcare is expensive. The issue is that the cost of healthcare isn’t clear. So, how do we fix this? Well, two regulations are being suggested to help make the price of healthcare more transparent. What are they?...

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Politics & Health

Is there a negative correlation? It seems like it doesn’t matter what you do, but politics are everywhere—TV, social media or talking to friends and family. With the 2020 election and impeachment hearings, the information is nonstop. This leads to information overload...

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