• Is Sleep Apnea Making You a

    Morning Zombie?

    Do you wake up feeling like a zombie? Do you have trouble keeping your eyes open at work or school, or even while driving? You might be one of the 12 million-plus Americans feeling the effects of a disorder known as sleep apnea. Even though you may be getting to bed at a reasonable hour and assuming you’re getting a normal night’s sleep, sleep apnea can subtly interrupt the quality of your sleep, making you feel tired and lethargic in the morning. (more…)

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  • What You Need to Know About

    Ebola

    Thomas Eric Duncan became the first casualty of the disease on U.S. soil. Duncan was exposed to the disease in Liberia before returning to the U.S. He died in a Dallas hospital on October 8, 2014, after being treated for the disease. By the time Duncan began an experimental treatment, his case of Ebola was too far advanced to respond. A deeper look at Duncan’s case shows that it is actually harder to catch Ebola than most Americans may believe. (more…)

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  • Recipe: Homemade

    Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Fall is finally here and we are officially excited about EVERYTHING pumpkin! Instead of buying the famous coffeehouse drink, skip out on the saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugars by crafting your own version of the pumpkin spice latte in the kitchen. You may be used to waiting in a long line for this tasty treat, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find you can whip up this recipe in half the time. Better yet, this version uses real pumpkin, not syrup! (more…)

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  • Infographic:

    Colors of the Eye

    From the famous lines of beloved songs to the stories of ancient legends, eye color has captivated audiences throughout time. The origins and genetic makeup associated with eye color makes the color of one’s eye more complex than a simple collection of aesthetic traits, however. Genes and pigment concentrations are two important factors in determining eye color. Some eye colors are more rare than others and can be linked to genetics or family origins and heritage. (more…)

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Buttered Coffee a Bust? How Healthy Is It?

by BodyChangers

Buttered coffee is the latest trend in beverages that claim to offer health benefits to drinkers. Recently, health-conscious individuals have been singing the praises of adding two tablespooons of butter from grass-fed cows and one or two tablespoons of oil containing medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to a cup of java. When added to a specific type of coffee that does not give the “crash and burn” feel afterward, some people claim that this buttered coffee combo gives them a greater feeling of mental clarity, extended energy, and the ability to burn fat throughout the day while feeling full from this turbo-loaded beverage. (more…)

Is Sleep Apnea Making You a Morning Zombie?

by Main Slider by Pulmonary Hypertension by Sleep Medicine

Do you wake up feeling like a zombie? Do you have trouble keeping your eyes open at work or school, or even while driving? You might be one of the 12 million-plus Americans feeling the effects of a disorder known as sleep apnea. Even though you may be getting to bed at a reasonable hour and assuming you’re getting a normal night’s sleep, sleep apnea can subtly interrupt the quality of your sleep, making you feel tired and lethargic in the morning. (more…)

Ladies: Skip the Yearly Pap Smear — Not Your Annual Exam!

by CancerCenter by UPMC

You’ve probably heard that healthy women no longer need annual Pap tests, or smear, but what about that yearly visit to the ob-gyn? While new guidelines suggest that not all women will need a Pap smear, it’s still very important for women to schedule their routine, annual pelvic exam. Keep in mind that a pelvic exam is so much more than just a Pap smear with regard to a woman’s health. (more…)

Causes of Fall Allergies

by Urgent Care

Fall is upon us and as the leaves start to change and the summer flowers begin to die off, we breathe a sigh of relief that our summer allergies will be gone until next year. Unfortunately, many people still find themselves sneezing and sniffling, even after these blooms are gone. That’s because fall allergies arise from different triggers including weeds and molds not common in the summertime. Before you toss your tissue box, read on to learn more about fall allergy triggers. (more…)

What Causes Tinnitus, or Ringing in the Ears

by Ear, Nose, & Throat

If you sometimes hear “phantom” noises — sounds that aren’t there, from low rumbles to ringing to high-pitched squeals — you may have tinnitus.

Technically, tinnitus is a collection of symptoms, not a disease in itself. Pronounced “TIN-ih-tuss,” not “tin-EYE-tiss” (the way “arthritis” is said), the condition can be quite serious and affect your daily life. It affects about one in five people, though severe cases are rarer. Although there is no cure, many treatments can be helpful. Luckily, many causes are preventable by using hearing protection or limiting certain activities. When dealing with tinnitus, there are some simple ways to treat or prevent symptoms. (more…)