• 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

    Updated 10/23/2014 

    Beginning Wednesday, Oct, 22, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared that all international travelers coming from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone be given a health screening at one of five major U.S. airports. (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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Archive for July, 2014

Cord Blood Awareness Month – FAQs

by Women’s Imaging

Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta after the baby is born. Although cord blood contains all the elements found in whole blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets, it is mainly collected because it is rich in hematopoietic stem cells. These very special cord blood stem cells can be used to treat a wide variety of potentially fatal diseases, and can help children to replace damaged blood cells with healthy ones that can strengthen their immune systems. (more…)

Cyclists, Rowers, and Runners: Sizing Up Different Athlete Body Types

by Sports Medicine

With the 2,277-mile Tour de France (TDF) at an end, the world’s attention is on the 198 athletes who pushed themselves to all levels of physical extremes over the three-week competition. Even more so, it’s left us wondering about the magic formula that makes these master cyclists tick. What is it about a TDF athlete’s physique that allows him to cycle so hard for so long? (more…)