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Know Your Bugs

Did you know that trillions of bacteria, yeasts and fungi live in your gut and trillions more live on your skin. The organisms in our guts live in a symbiotic relationship with us. We give them shelter and food to eat and they assist in digestion and help us to access nutrients required for the… Read More »

Headaches: What to know, when to worry

Everyone gets the occasional when-will-this-day-end headache. These headaches may even follow a certain pattern. (Mine usually strike like clockwork if I miss my morning cup of French press coffee.) But when is a headache cause for concern? “Most bouts of regular headaches are not serious and can be treated on their own,” says Dr. Elizabeth… Read More »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »