| Oct 28, 2009
Stress is viewed as a psychological problem, but its physical effects are very real. What we perceive as a stressor, whether physical, emotional or mental, poses a threat to homeostasis, or our well-being.
Pressure, anxiety and worry are emotional states...
| Nov 11, 2009
Avoiding unsafe cleaning products is just as important as identifying safe ones. One hundred thousand chemicals are used commercially, and the production of chemicals doubles every seven years. Cleaning products are among the most toxic substances that...
| Jan 6, 2010
Faint, black out, swoon, pass out. They're all names for the same thing - a temporary loss of consciousness followed by a fairly rapid and complete recovery. It's frightening when it comes out of the blue, more so when it happens again and again. The...
| Jul 2, 2009
| 8:55 AM
After rescuers used the Jaws of Life to pry Amanda Perla from a car that had slammed into a traffic-signal pole on prom night, doctors told the 18-year-old she would be paralyzed but could go on to live a productive life.
They would teach her how to...
| Aug 27, 2009
Consider the earthly pleasures of gardening. You're outdoors. The sun warms your muscles. You're doing something both productive and edifying. And the activity places you back into the natural world, where exercise and relaxation are organically linked....
| Mar 24, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar?
The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. By...