The Health Tracker Revolution is Here

Type "health trackers" into a Google search and you'll get dozens of newly invented devices and apps all engineered to give you an array of options to help track your activity and health-related symptoms over time. Items like Google glass and Samsung's smart watch were once considered so high-tech that they were deemed sci-fi, something …

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Is Obesity a Disease?

Obesity is a complex and mufti-layered issue with implications for public health, insurance policies, federal oversight, social stigmatization, and the economy. Jack Collins from Academic Earth shared this great video highlighting the cost of obesity and how it impacts our global economy. Collins and his colleagues claim that, "65% of the world’s population live in …

Article: “Is there any science behind our abuela’s natural remedies?”

I was a sick child. Or at least that's how it seemed given my familiarity with our local hospital and specialty clinics alongside my mother's constant hovering. I suffered from childhood asthma and had constant earaches that required frequent visits to the ear, nose, and throat specialist to get tubes put in my ears to …