What Have Vaccines Done For Us?

What Have Vaccines Done For Us?

As the world awaits the imminent arrival of one — or several — types of vaccines for COVID-19 to be administered, many people may wonder how important vaccines actually are to safeguarding public health. In this feature, we answer that question by looking at what vaccines have done for us throughout history. THE ANCIENT PRACTICE […]

The Importance Of The Thyroid To The Human Body

The Importance Of The Thyroid To The Human Body

Most of us have heard about the thyroid gland, but we may not realize the vital role it plays in our bodies. Therefore, with the hopes of educating people about the thyroid, we would also like to help raise Thyroid Awareness throughout this month of January. Now, let us delve deeper into understanding the significance […]

How To Deal With Smoke Allergy

How To Deal With Smoke Allergy

ALLERGY TO SMOKE When smoke levels or other indoor or outdoor respiratory irritants are high, even healthy people can experience health problems due to smoke allergy symptoms. It’s important to understand how these irritants can affect your health, including who is most susceptible to allergic reactions. How do these effects interact with conditions like asthma […]

Nosing Down Memory Lane

Nosing Down Memory Lane

THE NOSE REMEMBERS Think of your childhood home. Personally, at 28 years old, it has been long since I last graced the narrow earthly-toned house surrounded by a floating garden I call home. Perhaps for some readers it’s been more than a couple decades. In any case, the solidity and depth of detail you are […]

Music Helps The Heart Find Its Beat

Music Helps The Heart Find Its Beat

MUSIC VS HEART RATE Whether you prefer Hector Berlioz’s symphonies or the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” one thing is certain: music and heart rates go hand in hand. You might not realize that music engages not only your auditory system, your brain responsible for movement, language, attention, memory, and emotion but your circulatory […]

Understanding The Science Of Fear

Understanding The Science Of Fear

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF FEAR? Fear is the initial response to a real or imagined perception of danger. An abnormal degree of fear, or a fear inappropriate to its cause is called a phobia. The fear response starts in a region of the brain called the amygdala. This almond-shaped set of nuclei in the […]

How Many Times Does Your Heart Beat in a Day?

How Many Times Does Your Heart Beat in a Day?

Fun Fact Friday: How Many Times Does Your Heart Beat in a Day? Heart Beats No matter what physical activity you participate in, you’re going to get tired. If you work out, go for a run, or play sports, you might notice that your muscles get tired. It’s necessary to rest your muscles after strenuous exercise. Did you also […]

Fun Facts About The Nose: Fun Fact Friday

Fun Facts About The Nose: Fun Fact Friday

Fun Facts About The Nose Have you ever noticed that smell is the strongest of our senses? Have you ever had a time where you smelled something and you are instantly taken back to a memory? Can you identify a time where you smelled a certain type of food and it brought back feelings of […]

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month – Breastfeeding Tips

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month – Breastfeeding Tips

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month because it corresponds with the summertime being when most babies happen to be born. And when there are many babies being born, there is a heightened interest in breastfeeding. As humans are mammals, we lactate and can feed our young through our own made supply […]

Fun Fact Friday: Groundhog Day Trivia

Fun Fact Friday: Groundhog Day Trivia

Fun Fact Friday: Groundhog Day Trivia Groundhog Day is a time honored tradition practiced in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and receives national coverage. The myth goes that a groundhog will emerge and if he sees his shadow he gets scared and will crawl back into hiding and hibernate for six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog does […]