The Health Impacts of a Sedentary Lifestyle: Problems and Solutions

The Process of Life Must be Kept in Motion. Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, Founder of Osteopathy We now live in a world where technological advancement has made life easier and more comfortable. Unfortunately, comfort comes with a price. Our modern lifestyles have made it easier to become unhealthy. Over the past several decades, most of … Continue reading The Health Impacts of a Sedentary Lifestyle: Problems and Solutions

Prostate Health: Keeping the Waters Flowing

All men are at risk of having prostate problems, especially older men. These problems can range from simple inflammation to the development of cancer. About 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions and around 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. However, only 1 in 39 men will die … Continue reading Prostate Health: Keeping the Waters Flowing

Breast Cancer Screening: What is Recommended?

by Julian Dollente, RN and Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH Breast cancer has become a global health issue, as it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women worldwide. In 2020 alone, about 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer, with 680,000 deaths worldwide. 7.8 million women received this diagnosis in the past … Continue reading Breast Cancer Screening: What is Recommended?

Menopause: Symptoms and How to Manage It

Every beginning has an end. Menopause is the moment in a woman’s life where ovulation ends. While it may be a natural biological process for a woman, it causes uncomfortable symptoms that disrupt her sleep, lower energy, and affect emotional health. Here is an overview of menopause, including the management of menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms. What … Continue reading Menopause: Symptoms and How to Manage It

Going Vegan: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Not all people are conscious about what they eat, and many of us merely consume whatever food we want as long as they're palatable and can satisfy our hunger. While our food choices are entirely personal, some people — the vegan society — view them as a way of life. Ethical, environmental, and health reasons … Continue reading Going Vegan: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Carnivore Diet: Meat and Its Environmental Impacts

by Julian Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH When did humans start eating meat? There was a time in our history when grazing animals were more abundant than digestible plant foods. And because humans adapt to their environment, our human ancestors — known as hominids — were most likely scavenging the remains … Continue reading Carnivore Diet: Meat and Its Environmental Impacts

Pandemic Burnout: How Healthcare Professionals Can Cope

Over a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic broke out and took the entire world by surprise. Although this is not the first outbreak and it will not be the last, modern society hasn’t experienced a health crisis of this nature in decades.  Knowing nothing about Covid-19, we led ourselves to believe life could go on … Continue reading Pandemic Burnout: How Healthcare Professionals Can Cope

Good Hydration: Water as Therapy

The human body can survive for weeks without food. But it can only endure a few days without water (H2O). In the US and other developed countries, most people take for granted their access to water. An estimated 1.1 billion people in developing countries struggle with inadequate access to water. Water is essential to every … Continue reading Good Hydration: Water as Therapy

Insomnia: Why Getting Poor Sleep Is Cause for Alarm

by Julian Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH What do we know about insomnia? Interestingly, even at this point in human evolution, no one knows exactly why we need to sleep. Sometimes it makes you wonder if the lack of certainty means its functions are relatively non-essential or even rudimentary, like the … Continue reading Insomnia: Why Getting Poor Sleep Is Cause for Alarm

Worth It’s Salt: The Importance of Sodium in the Body

by Julian Dollente, RN and edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH Humans evolved in an environment rich in sodium. However, too much or too little sodium in our system can kill us. The body maintains a healthy balance of water and sodium, which is responsible for the functioning of muscles and nerves as well … Continue reading Worth It’s Salt: The Importance of Sodium in the Body