This article discusses the three water health hazards that Westerners contend with every day: Chlorine in shower water, leachates in bottled water, and waterborne diseases from treated water sources.
If there's any one thing that will mess with your circadian rhythm—and your sleep in general—it's Daylight Saving Time.
Do you find yourself crying in public and unable to control your tears? There are biological as well as emotional forces at play that cause the tears to fall.
In order to donate plasma, your hematocrit (Ht or HCT) or protein levels, needs to be at a certain minimum level. Here are some helpful hints that I’ve learned during my 5 years as a plasma donor.
Hiccups are caused by many factors. They are annoying but usually harmless. Sometimes they are more serious, however. Home remedies or medical treatment may help.
Poor blood circulation can be an indicator of a health issue that may lead to further health problems. This is a guide to increase your blood flow and improve your blood circulation.
Cancer patients often struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and a lack of appetite can also make the problem harder to deal with. This article offers suggestions for various nourishing snacks and drinks that can help to prevent weight loss.
When the weather is hot, do you suffer badly? High temperatures can kill. Here are some tips to help you stay cool and protect your health.
After 5 years of donating plasma, I’ve learned a lot. In this article, I'll share my knowledge of the most common donation issues I’ve experienced and seen firsthand.
Is there a difference between a common hangover and alcohol poisoning? What are the symptoms of a hangover versus alcohol poisoning?
Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.
Cholesterol has vital jobs in our bodies. Excess LDL cholesterol is bad, but HDL cholesterol is good. Our diet helps to control the ratio between the two forms.
How our family defeated head lice when traditional prescription treatments proved ineffectual. Plus, my step-by-step method for eliminating head lice and nits using coconut products and vinegar.
BPA is a compound found in plastics. Whether it's a bottle of water, a lid for coffee cups, a pre-packaged salad container or just that huge jug of water on the water cooler, it seems that we encounter so many plastics products in our everyday...
When you book extra hitchhikers into your jail! Learn about ways to treat your inmates and prevent the lice from spreading.
Often our embarrassment of being seen naked keeps us from participating in events that we would otherwise enjoy. Here are my tips for how to handle public showers.
Donating blood nearly killed me. Read about my experience to learn how to avoid what I went through.
It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-t0-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.
As a pedestrian commuter in Seattle, I've had the pleasure of commuting every day in wintry conditions, whether I wanted to or not. Here are some of my tips for how to navigate safely.
Sneezing is a common but often annoying and embarrassing occurrence. Many myths have developed about the process, which still seems somewhat mysterious today.
Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.
Carbon monoxide in the environment is harmful. However, carbon monoxide made inside the body has important functions and may one day be used as a medicine.