4 Best Imaging Tools for Diagnosing Digestive Diseases
Jan25

4 Best Imaging Tools for Diagnosing Digestive Diseases

Imaging tools allow you to take images of objects and turn them into virtual images for ease of storage and manipulation. These tools are essentially important in the medical field, as with them, study and diagnosis can be done even without the need to cut open or cause pain to the patient. There are several different types of imaging tools used to diagnose diseases of the digestive system. For instance, if you discover you are...

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Patient Empowerment: The Healthcare Solution of 2017
Jan12

Patient Empowerment: The Healthcare Solution of 2017

For most of the history of medicine, researchers and physicians have strived to improve techniques and technologies to improve patient outcomes. New drugs, new equipment, new procedures, and more are taught to healthcare professionals around the world in the hopes that patients live longer, fuller lives. Yet, even as the healthcare industry progresses, more and more studies are finding that modern failings of western medicine are not...

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Is Addiction a Disease, Behavioral Issue, or Both?
Jan05

Is Addiction a Disease, Behavioral Issue, or Both?

The concept that addiction is a disease is one of those theories that have multiple interpretations depending on who you ask and what study you read or believe. For instance, if you are from the camp, who views addiction as a moral failing or in kinder and gentler terms a behavioral issue, there are no shortages of studies that refute this theory. Conversely, if you believe addiction is not a disease, there are also a number of...

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Stings and Sniffles: 5 Allergies You Might Not Have Heard of Before
Dec17

Stings and Sniffles: 5 Allergies You Might Not Have Heard of Before

The most common food allergies, and the ones companies are required to label on food products, are milk, eggs, shellfish, soybeans, fish, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat. But there are many more substances people can develop an allergic reaction to, including some truly bizarre ones. If you’ve ever had a strange reaction or are just curious about strange allergies you might not have heard about before, read on to hear about a few...

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Food Choices: The Brain Uses Color to Help Us Choose What to Eat
Dec13

Food Choices: The Brain Uses Color to Help Us Choose What to Eat

Can Food Color influence our Food Choices? We tend to use our natural instincts to choose foods that appeal to us; the term “we eat with our eyes” is actually extremely accurate. People choose foods by using vision as the main sense, this explains the term “food porn,” with social media becoming a platform for chefs, nutrition coaches, cookbooks, and diet companies. The amount of staged meal pictures and...

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All you should know about Addiction, Recovery, and Women
Dec09

All you should know about Addiction, Recovery, and Women

Men and women aren’t as different as Mars and Venus, as that popular book asserts, but that doesn’t mean the sexes are one in the same. Our distinct biologies impact how we interact with our environments, often determining how we eat, how we socialize – and how we become addicted. More and more studies are concluding that the sexes abuse substances for differing reasons and in differing capacities. Unfortunately, the...

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