You’ve probably heard the phrase: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This certainly applies to loading the dishwasher or cleaning out your car but it may not be the best advice when it comes to preventative breast exams.
Raise a mug on National Coffee Day: Your favorite morning habit may offer more benefits than just a jolt of caffeine. Coffee has been consumed for hundreds of years and blamed for several ills such as causing heart disease and stunting your growth. However, a growing body of research shows that your morning cup of Joe may have several health benefits when consumed in moderation. These are some big ones.
Have you ever wondered “If blood is red, why are veins blue?” Have you heard that our blood cells are first blue and become red after obtaining oxygen? Is it true? Today we’re getting to the bottom of this medical myth once and for all.
Essential oils are extremely popular right now. They are said to be a natural cure for many health conditions, including treating anxiety, curing infections, and improving sleep. But do essential oils really work?
Have you ever suspected that you and the women you see most seem to feel cranky, tired, or bloated around the same time each month? The idea of menstrual cycle syncing has been around for decades and some people have even tied the lunar cycle into the equation. But does data back up the claim that menstrual periods can really sync up?
Can laptop heat really lower your sperm count? What about skin-hugging underwear? To kick off Men’s Health Month, Urologist Bradford Stevenson is sorting fact from fiction when it comes to common sperm-killing suspects. Listen up, dads-to-be!
Chances are you’ve heard the admonition to not swallow that wad of gum or it’ll stay in your digestive tract for up to seven years. Maybe there’s no garbage can in sight so instead of sticking the gum to the underside of a table, you simply swallow it; problem solved. But is the wad of Big League Chew® you ate during the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone still dissolving in your gut? Gastroenterologist Josh Vandersteen has answers.
You’ve probably heard it all your life: If you shave that hair, it will come back thicker and darker. Is this an old myth or might there be some fact amongst the fiction? Greg Reeves, Dermatology PA at Ogden Clinic’s Professional Center has answers in this week’s blog post.
Most of us have popped our knuckles at some point or another in our lives. For some of us, it’s habit. Others of us avoid the practice under the belief that popping our knuckles will increase the likelihood of developing arthritis in our hands. But is that really true? Dr. Darek Eggleston of Ogden Clinic says that there’s no evidence to support that fear.