• 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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  • 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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Preparing for Fall Sports Camp

by Sports Medicine

As summer vacation ends, fall sports begin, with training camps and practices starting up in August and September. While athletes might be excited to start their season, jumping back into a rigorous workout routine after a long summer break can sometimes be taxing on the body, and could end the season before it even begins. To avoid injury, athletes should begin preparing in the weeks leading up to camp. (more…)

Fighting Traumatic Brain Injury with Extreme Cold: A Survival Story

by Neurosurgery

On a snowy winter night, eight-year-old Justin Roe made a phone call. “Feel good, Dad. I love you, Dad,” he said. “I hope that I’ll see you soon. Then we will go fishing and ride dirt bikes.”

But there was no one listening on the other end. Justin’s father, Josh, was unconscious in the ER. He had sustained a traumatic brain injury, and his life hung in the balance. All Justin could do was leave a voicemail for his dad and hope he would wake up to hear it. (more…)

Can Certain Foods Improve Vision

by Eye Center

Vision changes throughout life. As you age, the risk of worsening eyesight increases, as well as the risk of developing serious eye conditions. Like any other health condition, your diet can play a significant role in maintaining your ocular health. For example, two of the most common eye conditions, macular degeneration and cataracts, may be influenced by poor nutrition. While a balanced diet can’t improve your eye glasses prescription, foods rich in certain nutrients and vitamins may help reduce the risk of developing chronic eye conditions. (more…)

How Can I Get Rid of My Stretch Marks?

by Dermatology

If you’ve recently experienced a rapid change in weight or growth, or pregnancy, you may have been left with stretch marks. These marks often appear on the skin as pink, purple, or red indented streaks that can later fade to white or flesh-colored indentations. But what causes these undesirable marks, and how can you get rid of them? (more…)