• 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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Caffeine During and After Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

by Pregnancy and Childbirth

Whether you prefer coffee, tea, chocolate, colas, or energy drinks, chances are you rely on caffeine to energize you in the morning or keep you going during the day. So what should you do if you’re planning a pregnancy, expecting, or breastfeeding your newborn? As an expectant mother, your body will go through a number of changes. How does caffeine play a role in these changes and can caffeine affect you and your pregnancy? Should moms-to-be and new mothers eliminate caffeine from their diet completely? (more…)

Recipe: Cheese Tortellini in a Vodka Sauce

by UPMC

Bring a taste of Italy home with this super easy meal. The creaminess of vodka sauce pairs perfectly with the cheesy tortellini and the fresh basil adds some freshness. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Why not stir in a bit of spinach too for some additional nutrition and color. (more…)

Infographic: Calories of Common Alcoholic Drinks

by BodyChangers

The holidays are just months away, and for many of us, the celebration also means you’ll be having a few adult beverages with friends and family. Sipping on those yummy holiday-inspired concoctions can be fun, but they’ll also rack up the calories in a flash. While we’re not quite ready to break out the Christmas decorations, it’s never too early to plan your defense against holiday overindulgence.

Discover how many calories are in your favorite drinks so you can make wiser choices during the upcoming holiday season and into the new year. (more…)

Get to Know the Parts of Your Brain

by Neurosurgery

That three-pound, fatty, squishy, and oddly-shaped blob in your head is truly amazing. It’s what makes you, you. It’s responsible for your personality and how we sense the world. It lets you relive memories over and over again. It gives you the capacity for language, art, and moral judgments. Your movements, day in and day out – are your brain’s responsibility. That quick scratch of the nose to relieve a pesky itch, or standing up from your couch to stretch…you can thank your brain for that. (more…)