August 29, 2016

We have always been told to choose whole wheat bread over white bread. But, why? There never seems to be a very concrete answer to that question. You normally just hear responses like “wheat has more vit...

August 26, 2016

Over the past few years, yoga has become increasingly popular, providing an oasis for ‘yogis’ to stretch, relax, and relieve the stresses of this crazy, hectic life. However, a recent study shows that instead of just providing ‘a good stretch’, yoga, when combined with...

August 22, 2016

Ever heard of yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling? Simply put, it is the constant cycle of losing and gaining weight due to constant dieting. Yo-yo dieting is what happens to most people who try to lose weight, over and over again. They think, “Okay, I will try diet ‘A’ a...

August 19, 2016

Everyone has had the feeling of being so bloated that they felt the need to unbutton their pants.  Many people refer to this bloat after a meal as a “food baby.”  Surveys from a study published in International Scholarly Research Notes: Gastroenterology have shown that...

August 12, 2016

                  The popular philosophy of laissez-faire from the 1750’s still permeates much of the American economy today, and it is no secret that moneyed interests would li...

August 5, 2016

Would you be less likely to buy a sugary beverage if there were a tax on it? According to politicians in Philadelphia, you would be. The Mayor of Philadelphia, as well as other politicians, is attempting to tax sugary beverages in order to decrease the consumption. The...

August 1, 2016

As a busy medical student, hours and hours of studying never seems to be enough. I find myself frequently torn between cherishing those extra thirty minutes of study time, or getting out the house and going for a run or another form of physical activity. However, when...

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