Text Neck

Credit: Dr. Ken Hansraj M.D.

Did you know that spending so much time texting and using your mobile devices is bad for your spine? The pressure on the spine doubles for every inch that the head tilts forward, and just about everywhere you go you'll see people looking down at their mobile device. Of the 6 billion people in the … [Read more...]

For Some Women, an Orgasm is a Rare Occurrence

maintaining sexual health, natural libido, sex drive

Have you lost your sex drive? Take heart; it's not lost! You just need to know where to look. Loss of desire can happen in your 30s as well as before and during menopause. It's not simply a matter of hormonal changes, though lack of estrogen and hormonal imbalances do factor in. Menopausal women … [Read more...]

What to Expect While You Grieve

My grief process will take much longer than you want it to. You can't fix this for me by doing anything but you can just be there for me. I will be in a sort of fog for at least 3 months. When the fog lifts, I might get worse. I will have periods of doing okay, then I will feel despair … [Read more...]

California Residents to be Fined $500 a Day

Overwatering your lawn, washing your car without a shut-off nozzle, and using a water fountain that does not recycle the same water could now cost you up to $500 a day in fines in the state of California. The State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency regulations late last night that … [Read more...]

Federal Judge Tells the Supreme Court to “STFU”

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U.S. Justice Richard G. Kopf, a Federal judge in Nebraska, singled out the five justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby, calling their opinions in the ruling biased and encouraging the court to take on less political cases. "In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who … [Read more...]

NCAM Proposing a Name Change

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institute of Health, is planning on changing its name to something more conventional. On May 16th, the center proposed a name change to the National Center for Research on Complementary and Integrative … [Read more...]

Cannabis Helps 8-Year-Old Girl Control Seizures

Hailey McGuire began having seizures when she was 3 months old. Within two weeks, she was having multiple seizures every day, each lasting from minutes to hours. Hailey, now 8, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. She has been prescribed a … [Read more...]

Johns Hopkins is NOT “Telling the Truth About Cancer”

Once again the "Big Hospital Finally Telling the Truth About Cancer" hoax is being posted all over blogs (some of which are supposedly "news" blogs) and circulated via email. One site that posted about this hoax just 3 days  ago (May 27, 2014) caught me by surprise, considering that the CEO and … [Read more...]

Sunscreen May Cause Cancer

Did you know that most sunscreen products may actually help promote cancer rather than prevent it? That being the case, you should think twice before you marinate yourself in all those chemicals that can be found in any commercially made sunscreen products. In addition to absorbing chemicals through … [Read more...]

Suddenly Becoming Epileptic Due to Head Injury

head injury, trauma, seizures

I want to tell you, or at least try to tell you, what life is like for someone who suddenly becomes Epileptic due to a head injury. Head injury that leaves you being Epileptic creates a very challenging life, to say the least.  My doctors state that I'm "100% recovered and can go to work with no … [Read more...]