Obesity is never a good thing. It carries a myriad of health risks including increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Those very risks, however, are rising among young people. An analysis done by the American Cancer Society found that obesity related cancers have been increasing in young adults from 1995 to 2014. “The…

Most people have probably heard by now that sitting is the new smoking when it comes to destroying your health. As such, there was a massive movement among workers and employers designed to get office workers off their rear ends and back on their feet at work. Many offices redesigned themselves and added stand up…

Did you get the flu vaccine this year? Did your children? If you said no, you are far from the only one to skip out on the flu shot. Millions of parents in America skip having their child receive the flu shot, and the vast majority of them have no reservations about any other vaccine.…

Everyone hates having to deal with insurance companies. You only contact them when you really need them, so you typically contact them in times of crisis. That said, the last thing that anyone wants to do when they are dealing with a serious issue is deal with a bureaucracy and all the associated red tape.…

Technology has become largely omnipresent in the modern world. Print magazines and newspapers are steadily being replaced by digital options. Children can use iPads before they can read, and teens can read “emoji” as well as they can their first language. Many people will cheerfully boast about the good the internet has done. The ubiquity…

“Carcinoma.” We don’t remember much of what the doctor said. The c-word obliterated everything else. We thought it was just a lesion. After all, Aaron was 15. Yeah, some kids develop cancer, but not ours. That happens to other people. Add to this the fact that Aaron’s biological father died of Pancreatic cancer and you…

The advantages of meditating and exercising simply continue to pile up. Both are known to decrease people’s stress levels, but it is now looking like they could be people’s backup flu shot. A recent study by University of Wisconsin-Madison found that either regular exercise or meditation could help reduce a person’s chance of contracting the…

Catholics never really notice how touchy feely they are during Mass until the Archdiocese asks that parishioners keep their hands to themselves on Sunday to avoid spreading the flu. In Santa Fe, the Archdiocese asked that Catholics avoid holding hands during prayer and simply smiling or nodding during the sign of peace instead of shaking…

Google dominates the internet between its massive search engine and ownership of YouTube. It is the go-to source of information for most Americans and is so commonly used that “googling” has become a recognized verb. Recently, Americans have added a new trend to their googling. They still use google to hunt for information on a…

The good news is that teens are doing less binge drinking. The bad news is that teen vaping has shot through the roof. A recent survey from Monitoring the Future found that the number of teens who reported vaping has nearly doubled in the last year. That is the largest single increase that Monitoring the Future…

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