Marijuana Myth Up in Smoke

By Contributing Writer Zane Nogueras Can marijuana keep you from putting on  pounds? That is exactly the question Michigan State University researchers sought to answer through an assessment of data provided by the National Institute of…

Anti-Vaxxers Bring Back Measles

For the first time in five years, a preventable disease thought to have been eradicated reemerged in Costa Rica, inadvertently imported into the country by a 5-year-old French boy on vacation with his family. This…

Vaping: What are the side effects?

Though smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes has declined over the years, electronic nicotine delivery systems, known more commonly as electronic cigarettes, have risen in popularity among teenagers, with about 3 million reportedly smoking them in 2015,…

Preventative Health: Flu Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, seasonal influenza is most common in the United States during the fall and winter time, anywhere from late November to March. Seasonal Influenza, also referred…

What is “Real Depression”?

 “That movie was so depressing.” “The lyrics are depressing.”  “I’m so depressed.”  For better or worse, depression has entered the public conscience and lexicon, and has since become synonymous with “sad”. However, depression is actually an illness…