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    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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  • 7 Health Benefits of

    Lemon Juice

    There’s more to lemons than meets the eye. This fruit may pair well with some of your favorite dishes, but it also offers incredible health benefits. Lemons are packed with nutrients, promote weight loss, and have even been linked to kidney stone prevention and cancer treatment! This tangy fruit has also been known to possibly help halt bad breath and get rid of dandruff when applied to the scalp. In addition to its properties as a beauty treatment and health aid, there are a number of uses for lemons. (more…)

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  • Understanding


    When you think of depression, you might think of being sad, or just down in the dumps. But in fact, it’s much more than that. It’s a clinical condition that can take control of your life and cause serious complications. According to the National Institute of Mental Health about 16 million people had at least one episode in the past year. To put that into perspective, that’s one out of every 10 people. (more…)

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  • Dont Get Beat By

    The Heat

    The temperatures are rising and the weather is warm! As with every season, the summer months bring a whole new set of health risks due to the changing weather. In the midst of all the summer fun, you may be too caught up in the excitement to recognize when your body has been negatively affected by the heat. We sat down with Matthew Synan, MD, of Pulmonary Consultants–UPMC to discuss two particular health risks that people encounter during the summer: heat stroke and heat exhaustion. (more…)

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7 Hot Drinks to Keep You Warm at the Tailgate


Ready, set, HIKE! The start of football season means it’s tailgating time. From food drowning in cheese to high calorie alcoholic drinks, tailgates can be disastrous to anyone who wants to finish out the year on a healthy note. For a healthy and toasty tailgate, skip the alcohol and coffee shop treats to avoid unnecessary calories, and stay warm with some of our favorite hot drinks (more…)

5 Fast Facts about Cancer and the Flu

by CancerCenter

With flu season approaching, cancer patients often ask whether they should receive flu shots. To say that dealing with a cancer diagnosis and completing a treatment program can be difficult is an understatement. However, wondering and worrying about the way more common health ailments can impact you during treatment adds another layer of complexity to dealing with the disease. As flu season nears, individuals battling cancer may have a number of questions about how they can stay healthy as possible while they are fighting cancer. Here are five fast facts about cancer and the flu (more…)

Stomach Pain: When to Worry

by Gastroenterology

Everyone gets a stomachache — or abdominal pain — from time to time. Usually, stomach pains are harmless conditions caused by overeating, gas, or indigestion. Frequent or recurring stomach pain is often due to stress and worry, even in children. But can point to more serious medical problems. (more…)

If Disaster Struck, Would You Be Prepared?

by Urgent Care

September is National Preparedness Month – a time to be proactive about the safety of you and your loved ones in a time of crisis. Although it’s not something that we think about every day, emergency situations do happen, and it is important to be prepared and come up with an action plan to keep your family safe.

One important step that we encourage you to take this month is to prepare an emergency supply kit. (more…)

How Stress Affects Your Brain

by Neurosurgery

For most people, stress is an everyday occurrence. Dealing with finances, hectic work schedules, childcare, and countless other responsibilities can make you feel like your life is spiraling out of control. Yet, some people can handle it well and find ways to manage, while for others, stress begins to take its toll. And not just physically, but where you’d least expect it – your brain. The following information will help you gain a better understanding for how stress affects your brain and ways to improve how you deal with stress in the future. (more…)