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The Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Asthma & Allergens

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

From winter into spring, the transition is beautiful. Trees are full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. In Texas, the bluebonnets grace our highways. The sun is out, shining brightly. Suddenly, some of us start wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), allergens in the environment… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Public Health

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Don’t Fat Shame: You’re Doing More Harm Than Good

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

Making fun of a person’s weight, often called “fat shaming,” is probably not going to motivate a person to lose weight. In fact, it will most likely raise their risk of heart disease and other health problems. Rebecca Pearl, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and study leader,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data, Mental Health, Public Health

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