Obesity Increases Hospital Costs

Obesity is an epidemic that has spread throughout the world. It increases risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and many other diseases, and now it is even increasing hospital costs.

The Genetics of Depression

It's long been thought that depression runs in families. New research strengthens the theory that genes do in fact  play a major role in this mental illness.

Happiness Not all it's Cracked up to be

All we ever want for ourselves and our children is happiness - right? That's what we say, but chasing after the bluebird of happiness can actually make us feel worse.

More Men Need the Knife

For many men, dealing with an enlarged prostate just means waiting it out. However, others may need surgery to avoid the most harmful effects of an enlarged prostate, including kidney damage. Now, research shows that some men aren't getting surgery when they need it.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Know Your Risk

Do you know how fast you can run a mile? If not, maybe you should find out. It could let you know your risk of dying of heart attack or stroke.

Laurie Stoneham

Laurie Stoneham has been writing anything but fiction for more than three decades, and her speciality is healthcare. She has researched and written about everything from medical...

Jim Crowell

Jim Crowell manages both the Coaching Certificate Program and the Events Program with OPEX Fitness. Jim is tasked with the refinement and growth of the program on an international level....

Travis Hill

Travis Hill graduated in 2010 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in international affairs and Hispanic studies. Although his educational background is not...

Joseph V. Madia, M.D.

Dr. Madia is a 2010 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a 2002 graduate of the University of Notre...

Jonathan I. Sheinberg, M.D. FACC

Dr. Sheinberg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine...


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