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…

Preventative Health: Is Being Scared Good For You?

Even though no one actually wants be in a life threatening scenario, many still crave scare-inducing moments, such as watching horror movies or electing to enter a haunted house attraction. In an article published in…

Preventative Health: Exercise

It is widely known that exercising for at least 30 minutes per day, when coupled with a nutritious diet, can help you be healthier and fitter. Exercising confers several benefits to your physical health by…