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A Protein for Life

“How does a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm know to find one another to make a baby?” For many people, this question is the starting point on “the mystery of life,” and for years that was right – it was a mystery as to how and why an egg and a sperm knew to […]

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Texting the Birds and the Bees

Gone are the days when a teenager’s sexual health knowledge was limited to that one week of health class and the short, potentially awkward discussion with their parents.  These sources are incredibly important, but often don’t answer all the lingering questions teenagers have about a very confusing area of life. Teens can now get information […]

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10 Tips to Improving Your Doctor-Patient Relationship

“Patients who have good relationships with their doctors have better health outcomes.” Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, according to a new study conducted by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital this “no-brainer” is a key factor in patients’ health. Using 13 randomized control trials, these researchers found that doctors who underwent training to improve how […]

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Eating Disorders: Not Just a Girl Thing

Girls may not be the only ones at risk of developing an eating disorder.  A new study from Oxford has found that men may comprise one quarter of all people who suffer from eating disorders, which include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Girls are more prone to eating disorders than boys, which […]

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2014 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication

“Move your bar graph down.” “What was your response rate again?” “How big of a poster can we have?” – these were the comments and questions spilling out of a small class room at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past Monday as graduate students Diane B. Francis, Dannielle Kelly, Laura Marshall, […]

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Being Hitched = Better Heart Health?

Married people may be getting extra heart benefits that aren’t just about emotions. There are a lot of reasons people decide not to get married, or delay getting married.  Fear of commitment, a desire for independence, having lived through the divorce of parents or friends, and the contemporary cultural belief that you should have it […]

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Apple’s Healthbook Primed to Change Mobile Health Habits

This post authored by: Emily Vardell Health and medical apps are some of the most popular apps out there, and it appears that Apple is poised to enter the fray. As recently reported in 9to5mac, Apple is currently developing a Healthbook app that will enable users to track their health and wellness information over time […]

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Fast Food is Going Mobile

The industry that is fast food has practically perfected itself – quick, easy, and cost effective food for hungry people on the go. What could be better? …Being able to order and purchase your food on your phone! Yup, smartphone technology is at it again. Fast food venders, such as Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A […]

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An App to Fight Alcoholism?

Could a smartphone app be a key tool for those struggling with alcoholism recovery?  A new smartphone application for tackling addiction could help recovering alcoholics stay sober or reduce the amount they drink after treatment. A recent clinical trial found that participants using the A-CHESS app were 65% more likely to abstain from drinking in […]

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Consider this: Social Media and Cocaine have something in common

By Khou Xiong This recent Upstream post stated that there has been a recent exodus of Facebook users and shared the Huffington post article that listed a variety of reasons for why Facebook users should abandon their Facebook account to pursue other social media platforms. Considering the rapid changes in how social media is being […]

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