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General Health

Is it Unhealthy To Be Too Obsessed With Health?

If there were an organization called Healthaholics Anonymous, it would probably be immensely popular. A growing number of people are becoming more than concerned about their health; they are becoming obsessed with it.

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines countdown – FEDS recommend Americans follow a plant-based diet!

Ever since early last year, the federal committee have been extensively discussing the upcoming changes of the 2015 nutrition guidelines and stressing the importance of Americans consuming more plant-based foods to improve overall health and the environment. (1)

The Bitter Truth About Condoms

Condoms are still one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV-- if used correctly. But people don't use condoms nearly as much as they should. And the reason some choose not to use condoms is simple: comfort.

Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?

One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed 'kissing bugs'. Having attended medical school in her native Guatemala, she was used to treating these kinds of diseases. But she was not in Guatemala any more – this was Houston, Texas.