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MY Health-e-Schools Betters Healthcare Access for Children and Teens

Most students in the US are going back to school this week or next for the start of another year of learning with teachers, friends, homeroom and recess. For many students in rural areas, good healthcare is not always easy to access.  Parents are often working full-time and when it takes 45 minutes to an […]

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Debunking Depression Myths and Carpe Diem

Last week the world lost one of it’s most cherished actors and comedians:  Robin Williams. Robin Williams’ movies touched my life in many ways – when my parents were going through a divorce, Mrs. Doubtfire helped me have peace in the midst of a tough situation. Hook brought my siblings and I endless laughs, and […]

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The 6-Second Workout

Could 6 seconds really be all it takes to transform your health? In a new study from Scotland, researchers found that going all out in very short (6-second) bursts reduced participants’ blood pressure and improved their general fitness over time. High Intensity Training (HIT) has attracted attention from researchers and health professionals alike, as it […]

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Blood Samples from 2 Million Hoosier Babies Found in Indiana Warehouse

Using simple blood tests every infant in the United States can be tested for dozens of disorders that would usually go overlooked. But wouldn’t you assume that after the labs were done with the blood they would dispose of it after a certain period of time? I know that’s what my parents thought, but a […]

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Fist Bump for a Healthier Hello

I often struggle to decide which is more appropriate when greeting someone:  a handshake or a hug.  I usually default to the hug, ignoring whatever brief moment of awkwardness may occur.  I’ve never given much thought or due credit to a third and perhaps healthier option:  the fist bump. A recent study found that fist bumps […]

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Ebola Outbreak Kills Sierra Leone’s Top Doctor

Since its outbreak in February of this year, it’s estimated that the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has brutally taken the lives of 672 West Africans. But as of Tuesday afternoon of this week, the contagious disease has moved its way up from patients to taking the life of the doctor leading […]

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Viral Souvenir from Paradise

I recently spent my honeymoon week in paradise with my new husband on the beautiful island of St Lucia, in a small resort nestled on the side of a high hill over the sea. What we didn’t realize while enjoying peaceful candlelit dinners gazing out over the water was that there was a very tiny […]

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Your Skin Has a Sense of Smell

It’s known that humans have five major senses: taste, touch, sight, sound and smell. And for every sense there is an organ to match – a tongue for taste, for example. But a recent study has determined that our largest organ – the skin – is capable of a surprising sense. Discovered by researchers at […]

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DNA Research: Friends Might Be More Than “The Family We Choose”

Consider for a moment your relationship with your best friend. Have you ever referenced him or her as “your family” because you’re so close? Well, according to a new study, you and your best friend might have more in common than TV shows and favorite foods – you might share some DNA. Identified by a […]

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Health and Happiness: Wedding Stress and How to Deal

It is T minus 4 days until my wedding day.  7 months ago my fiancée Greg popped the question on a truly magical December day amidst holiday cheer against a beautiful DC backdrop.  The past 7 months have been filled with unspeakable joy, support, and love from friends, family and strangers.  They have also been […]

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