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Is Big Pharma Selling You Sickness?

If a drug manufacturer wants to sell a medication, wouldn’t it behoove them to make you believe you needed it? It may sound sinister, but that’s the concept behind what is known as “selling sickness” or “disease mongering.” These terms refer to the practice of: Making...

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Unethical Tactics Used by Insurance Companies

An early model for today’s health insurance took root in Texas in the 1920s at the Baylor University hospital. When the school’s vice president learned that many people were unable to pay their bills, he offered a solution: people could pay 50 cents a month in...

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Are You Being Scammed by an Addiction Recovery Center?

According to a 2017 Pew survey, nearly 1 out of every 2 adults in the U.S. has a close friend or family member who is or has been addicted to drugs. The survey looked for variations on that statistic among people of different ages, party affiliations, education...

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Are We Over-treating Mental Health Issues?

Growing up, did you know many kids at your school with ADHD? I knew of a few fellow students with this diagnosis, but it was only a fraction of what we’re seeing today. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently estimated that nearly 6.5 million children between...

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What is Vaping Doing to Young People?

At the end of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cigarette smoking had reached the lowest level ever recorded among U.S. adults. Exciting news, right? Yes! But just when you think people are finally moving away from smoking—which is the...

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5 Healthcare Promises Trump Hasn’t Made Good on

As with all presidential candidates, Trump was full of promises back in 2016. Many Americans were frothing at the mouth over Obamacare, and Trump leveraged that contempt. He claimed that he would repeal Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) and end the...

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6 Reasons We Can’t Stop Farting

Whether you consider it disgusting, funny or like to pretend you’re immune to it, farting is a normal bodily function that indicates good health. But have you ever wondered why some individuals produce more gas than others? We break down the common causes of excessive...

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Educating Parents About Vaccinations

You’ve explained the benefits. You’ve shared facts. You’ve appealed to emotions. But still, you can’t get some parents to vaccinate their children. So now when a parent questions the safety and effectiveness of immunization, you may simply move on. Don’t be that...

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Why Do We Fart? And Why Can’t We Stop?

Do you ever wonder why humans and animals alike pass gas? The stinky truth is that whenever you gulp down food or drink, air enters with it. This air leaves the body either through belching or farting in order to expel the pent up gas. Why, you ask, is a belch more...

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Essential Oils: True Healing or Glorified Myths?

Essential oils have been used for medicinal benefits since history was first recorded—and likely even longer than that. So how come there has been such a surge in the popularity of essential oils in recent years? Are the claims that essential oils can cure diseases...

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Why is the Anti-vaccine Movement Gaining Momentum?

The problem with humans is that we tend to forget the really important bits of our history. Over the past few decades, scientists and doctors who have helped steer the effort to end certain infectious disease outbreaks have had cause to celebrate the pivotal role that...

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