May 1-7, 2016 - Original Health Articles

Sexual Trends in America

While sex has been around for as long as humankind has existed, specific behaviors and attitudes shift over time. What are Americans currently thinking (and doing)? We looked at the results of research conducted by researchers at the Kinsey Institute...

How to Cope When Your Loved One Is an Addict

When someone you love is an addict, it's common to experience a whole host of negative emotions: sadness, denial, disbelief, relief when she seems better, and anger when she relapses. It can feel like you’re all alone, and a sense of hopelessness and loneliness can be pervasive.

Is Your Water Supply Safe?

Drinking water is good for you, but if your water isn't clean, you could be risking your health, as we've seen in Flint, Michigan, where lead in the municipal water supply has caused a deadly health crisis. The Flint Water Crisis Most media reports trace the origins of the Flint emergency back to a 2014 decision to switch the water supply for this impoverished industrial town from Lake Huron (which had been the water source until that point) to the Flint River.

Can a Simple Dietary Tweak Help You Breathe Easier?

More than 11 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, COPD is a major cause of disability and death. It has no cure and is characterized by shortness of breath, chronic coughing, wheezing, frequent respiratory infections, fatigue, and producing a lot of phlegm, according to the American Lung Association.

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