Your Health Consult 2022

Immigration

How does it impact healthcare? The recent discussions about immigration, deportation, and travel bans bring forth many questions. Some people are concerned about themselves or their family members being deported or family members not being allowed to come to the...

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Food Waste

What can you do? When you think about food, you usually think about what you will eat next or what you might need from the grocery store. Most of the time, none of us think about the amount of food wasted daily. If you stop to think about it for a moment, how often do...

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Alcohol

Is it good or bad for you? Is any amount of alcohol good? Most people partake in having an alcoholic beverage at some point. Some people only drink on special occasions. Other people drink only a few times a year or a few times a month. Some drink only on weekends,...

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Circadian Rhythm

Why is it important? How do you know when to wake up in the morning? If you’re lucky, you’re able to get up without using an alarm clock. Have you ever felt sleepy in the afternoon? What causes these things to happen? Your internal body clock does and it is essential...

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Functional Fitness

What is it? Why do you need it? Being fit has been the rage for several years now. You have many different options when it comes to becoming fit, such as CrossFit, HIIT (High Intensity, Interval Training) and so many others. Lately, the words “Functional Fitness” seem...

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Essential Oils

Do they work? Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new essential oil company. While this may be the latest craze in the past few years, not everyone is convinced that they are effective at doing what companies claim. What are essential oils? What are they used for?...

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Mindfulness

Does it really benefit your health? Every where you look, you are being told to be mindful about something. Be mindful while eating. Be mindful while exercising. Be mindful while washing your car. Be mindful while showering. What exactly is mindfulness? Why should we...

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Parental Leave

Why is it not a standard? You are expecting a baby and couldn’t be more excited! Once your baby arrives, you definitely want to be able to spend time with him or her. Here in the United States, you will be able to take time off, but most likely it will not be paid. We...

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Fentanyl

Why is it causing such a problem? The opioid crisis has been going on for several years. However, in the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about fentanyl and its impact on the crisis. With the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems to have only gotten worse. So, what is...

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Food & Your Immune System

What’s the connection? When it’s flu season or if ill, people often seek something that will prevent getting sick or help them recover faster, turning to special foods or vitamin supplements that are believed to boost immunity. However, the immune system is complex...

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Medical Studies Diversity

Why is it so important? One thing that is for sure when it comes to developing new medicines or treatments is that clinical studies must be done to ensure that they work and are safe. These studies need a large volume of participants to collect accurate data....

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Sickle Cell Cure

Is it possible? If you have or know someone with sickle cell disease, you know how debilitating it can be. Research into the condition has been going on for many years. Just recently, new data shows that a cure might be possible. Is this true? If so, what does it look...

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PTSD & Ecstasy

Does it really help? PTSD can be debilitating for those who experience it. To help individuals with the disorder, many studies are ongoing for various treatment options. Recently, a breakthrough has occurred with one of these studies. It involves individuals with PTSD...

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Food Insecurity

Why is it such a problem? When you think of food insecurity, most likely you think of developing countries and poor children running around without clothes. However, it’s much closer to home than you probably realize. Did you know that food insecurity affects many...

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At-Home vs. Gym

Which is better? When you decide to start working out, one of the first questions that you’ll probably have is whether you should sign up for the gym or try routines that you can do at home. While each has its benefits, how do you decide which one is superior? Are you...

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Obesity Medication

Does it work? We all know that obesity is on the rise across the country. This has led to many different trends related to losing weight. Unfortunately, all of them aren’t effective, and many aren’t safe. Recently, a new medication has been advertised as a specific...

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Social Media & Health

What’s the impact? It seems like people are on their phones doing something everywhere you look. Most of the time, it’s related to social media. While the concept of social media was to help people remain and create connections with others, the data shows that...

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Sitting Too Much

Why is it so bad for you? You’ve probably heard that sitting too much isn’t good for your health. However, given our lifestyle nowadays, many people spend significant amounts of time doing precisely that! You might be wondering, what harm does sitting too much cause?...

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Gardening

What are the health benefits? Many people like to garden because they like spending time outside, seeing their effort pay off when plants grow, or enjoy eating vegetables and herbs that they produce. While all these are definitely positive outcomes, they aren’t the...

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Plastics & Microwaves

What’s the harm? More and more research is coming to light on just how bad plastics are not only for the environment but our bodies. One area of particular concern is when plastic containers are used to store food, especially if the food is warmed or cooked in these...

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Telemedicine

Is it here to stay? Most people had heard of telemedicine before the Covid-19 pandemic because it had been used sporadically. However, over the past couple of years, it’s come into widespread use for doctors to “see” patients without the risk of spreading the virus....

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Long COVID

What do we know? When the Covid-19 pandemic started, everyone was worried about the immediate effects because they were so severe. After a while, many people who were sick got better. Unfortunately, some are still experiencing lasting side effects months, if not...

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mRNA

What can it be used for? Recently, mRNA has been making headlines. The main reason is for its potential to fight Covid-19. However, the more we’re beginning to investigate its possible uses, mRNA might be the answer we’re looking for to treat a variety of conditions....

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Alzheimer’s Research

Is there new hope? When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, there hasn’t been much in the way of treating it or preventing it. The lack of information has led to many scientists studying the condition. In recent months, new data has come to light that indicates the...

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Pandemic

Are we ready for the next one? There’s no question; we’re all tired of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. However, no matter how much we want it to be over, it’s not. At least, not yet anyway. As a result, most of us aren’t thinking about something that we should...

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Science Skepticism

Why is it so harmful? Increasingly it seems that there’s more and more doubt about scientific data. While it’s important not to believe everything you hear, it’s vital to understand that things change as new information is discovered. Sometimes, this contradicts what...

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