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How to talk to kids about weight

An analysis of the current guidelines on how to talk to kids about weight. Currently, 18.4% of children are overweight, and the numbers are only increasing. Obesity in children leads to obesity in adults and complications associated with it: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. With the childhood obesity epidemic and the resulting health concerns, […]

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Can You Die From a UTI?

3 min read After an initial false report, the world was very saddened to learn about Tanya Roberts’ passing. Whether you loved her as Donna’s mom on that 70s show or are big into Bond movies, passing affected a lot of us. Especially those who noted that her cause of death—complications from a Urinary Tract […]

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I Use An Ileostomy Bag To Poop. Here’s What It’s Like — And Why I’m Proud Of It.

Christmas Day 2016. I have recovered from the liver transplant in May that I needed to stop my primary sclerosing cholangitis, a degenerative liver disease that, without a transplant, can cause cirrhosis and eventually death. Now I face repeated hospitalizations because of my other health problem, ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease, since September of that […]

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Lipitor vs. Crestor — The battle of the statins

Statins such as Lipitor or Crestor are used to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes, what’s the difference? and is one better than the other? Cardiovascular disease is a collective term that describes diseases relating to the circulatory system. The most prevalent cardiovascular diseases include heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, and ischemic heart […]