Budgeting Your Calories

By Mark R Greenwood M D

We’re all familiar with the principle of a budget when it comes to managing our money. We know how much we make or are allowed, we keep track of how much we spend and on what, and we know what our balance is. But what about our calories ​​

Handling of Concussions in World Cup bad for all Athletes

By Anne Russo, PhD
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World Cup fever may be over, but news stories about the concussions multiple players received during the month-long event are far from over. Millions of people across the globe watched as Germany’s Christoph Kramer head slammed into an Argentine player’s shoulder during the final match, but was allowed to continue playing for another fifteen minutes… before being helped off the field, dazed and confused.

Learn the Facts about the Ebola virus

By Brandon Webb, MD
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News media around the world are talking about Ebola exposure and transmission of the disease from person to person. While this disease is very serious and has a high mortality rate, not all of the information being reported about how the Ebola virus is spread is correct. Knowing the facts is important to understand issues regarding the current outbreak, and focus attention on good hygiene practices that offer help prevent the spread of all germs, foreign and domestic alike.

Pros and Cons of the 7 Minute Workout

By Spencer Richards

This New York Times article reports on a seven-minute workout designed for significant health benefits through high-intensity circuit training (HICT) workouts. This is not the first time we’ve read about such a workout, so we decided to share some thoughts on this one—both our own thoughts and those of the original authors in the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal. ​

Cholesterol 101: Why knowing your cholesterol numbers may save your life

By Stephanie Jackson
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Cholesterol is important to the body; it’s used for producing cell membranes and hormones to helping the body digest fat. However, knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and knowing your cholesterol levels, can help you stay healthy.