The Real ALS Challenge: How You Can be Proactive About this Tough Disease

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard recently died at the age of 73. He died of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Meatless Monday! Improve Your Health Drastically One Monday At a Time

I recently came across the phrase “Meatless Monday” and wondered what it was about. So I decided to do some research.

Is it Time to Question Your Doctor’s Advice About Completing Your Antibiotics?

Over my lifetime, I may have been prescribed antibiotics after dental surgery or to treat a bronchial infection. And I have always been instructed to take the full course of antibiotics prescribed, in order to reduce the likelihood of further infection and prevent the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Grapefruits May Not Be The Sweetest Fruit, but They Are Among The Healthiest

Oranges, lemons and limes. These are citrus fruits we associate with being cleansing, invigorating and refreshing. Grapefruits are part of the citrus family too, and this versatile fruit is something you may want to put at the top of your grocery list.

How Selena Gomez Fought Back From Lupus (And How You Can Too)

She’s young, beautiful and her career is on fire as a singer and dancer who performs around the world, so Selena Gomez’s millions of fans were shocked when she cancelled a world tour in 2016 and revealed to the world that she had been battling lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease.

Sickle Cell Has Taken One of Our Rap Greats, Prodigy

Sadly, it seems like so many young lives are being lost in the entertainment industry. Albert Johnson, better known as Prodigy, a rapper who was one half of the New York City hip-hop duo Mobb Deep died last month. He was only 42-years-old.

Protect Yourself Against the Ninja Disease - Sepsis

I was both shocked and saddened when a friend’s mother recently passed after developing sepsis from a urinary tract infection – a common and treatable bacterial infection. Prior to this incident, sepsis just seemed somewhat remote to me and nothing that I should be overly concerned about. And I wasn’t alone – almost half the people in the U.S. have never even heard of sepsis. Indeed, most people have heard of much rarer diseases like Ebola.

Don’t Let Your Shoe Sole Stamp Out Your Good Health

I grew up in an Asian household, which meant I was asked to remove my footwear prior to entering the house. Chances are you have been asked to do the same, since many people in North America prefer to wear house slippers or go barefoot in their homes. Whether it is for cleanliness or for various cultural traditions, it may also be for the best. We all know that shoe soles are dirty, but what you may not know is that they actually carry bacteria that can make you ill.

Don’t Go Nuts, but Listeria May Be Hiding in Your Cashews and Macadamia

When you hear “Listeria,” you may think of food poisoning linked to dairy products, meat, seafood or raw vegetables. While these are among the most risky foods that can be contaminated with the foodborne disease-causing bacteria, another culprit just popped up with a possible case of contamination: nuts.

Even if You're Not a Tattoo Lover, These Health-Tracking Tattoos Could Change Your Mind

Tattoos are a form of art and self-expression. And according to Johnny Depp, “[m]y body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”

Navigating Hospitals: Teaching Hospital vs. Non-teaching, Does it Matter?

A recent study reported major teaching hospitals may have lower mortality rates than minor teaching and non-teaching hospitals.

If You're Going to Get Inked, Do it Without Risking Your Health

If you are a parent, you may not want your child to get visible tattoos out of fear your child may look unprofessional or regret making a permanent body change. However, the real concern is much deeper than physical appearance or having regrets in life.

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