Category Archives: health

Spotlight: “Will GoFundMe Become America’s Largest Private Insurer?”

Tweet Stories of healthcare issues abound, and I’m seeing headlines that continue to pop up. People are suffering, and their insurance—if they even have it—doesn’t always provide all needed financial support. Enter online crowdfunding campaigns, where people ask everyone from … Continue reading

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Health Tip: Why Adults Should Go Out and Play

Tweet We’ve just had our first snow of 2019 in DC, so I had to go out and play around. It was incredibly nice to venture out into the fresh snow as it fell. I laughed a lot and was … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing

Tweet So I love getting out to events and listening to live music. But these fun activities can have a down side. Sadly. If you’re around loud sounds, you should know that you could be at risk for tinnitus and … Continue reading

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Training for Surgery? Yes, You Can

Tweet These days, Americans train to get in shape for marathons, weddings and backpacking trips. So why not train for surgery? Tens of millions of surgeries are scheduled each year in the United States, and each can result in complications … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m Updating My Blog. Yes, It’s Taken 5 Years (!)

Tweet The last time I was really here was 2013. Wow. With reference to my last (beyond old) blog post, clearly Halle Berry is no longer pregnant. But I do still think sheer fashion can be chic. And the clothes … Continue reading

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Are Your Shoes Hurting Your Health?

Tweet I’m an admitted shoe fanatic, but I also love writing about wellness. So the recent health story I wrote on 9 Footwear Do’s and Don’ts for USNews.com was really fun. The truth is, our feet withstand lots of abuse … Continue reading

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Facts on Contacts: Most of Us Have Bad Habits

Tweet Most of us think we know how to clean our contacts, but a new study finds less than 1 percent of people (less than 1 percent!) actually care for them properly, WebMd Health News reports. And bad habits have … Continue reading

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Physically Leaning Affects Our Thinking?

Tweet Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A new study suggests the way you physically lean affects how you estimate quantities (like sizes, numbers, and percentages). We think of smaller numbers as being to the left and larger numbers to the … Continue reading

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Feeling Cranky? Have a Snack

Tweet If you feel more irritable when you’re hungry, hormones may be to blame. Levels of serotonin—a hormone that helps regulate behavior—fluctuate when people are stressed or haven’t eaten, finds a new study from the University of Cambridge. And when … Continue reading

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Have You Been Fooled by Organic Food?

Tweet I really love organic food—I get happy going to Whole Foods—but a new study made me think. We may believe that organic foods are nutritious and that they taste better, but, according to new research, our minds may be … Continue reading

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