Politics and Pot

Politics and Pot

I was 27 years old. My mother-in-law was only 51 when she received a radical mastectomy. Then came the worst, poison was given to her in the form of chemotherapy, and she was so sick she prayed for death. The nausea never stopped. One of the interns who was treating her pulled me aside one […]

Brain Evolution due to Specific DNA Differences

Brain Evolution due to Specific DNA Differences

Scientists have long analyzed the brains of chimpanzees and men to determine what caused the increase in brain size of humans during the evolutionary process. The genetic makeup of man and chimpanzee is virtually identical, so why did man’s brain grow larger enabling advanced capabilities such as mastering abstract language and complex math? Scientists at […]

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

If you like Coke or Pepsi and other dark caramel colored sodas, you might want to rethink your choice. Everyone knows that sodas, even so-called diet sodas, contribute to the obesity problem in our nation. Because of the amount of these sodas consumed in the United States, the substance that is responsible for the color […]

Mars and a Cloudy Mystery

Mars and a Cloudy Mystery

Events occurring above the surface of Mars are not unusual. Ice crystal clouds caused by water or carbon dioxide and auroral emissions caused by magnetic field changes are common. Scientists are baffled by a hazy plume which rises 600 miles above the planet’s surface. The cause of these ‘clouds’ has no explanation. This phenomenon was […]

Teens and Sleep Deprivation

Teens and Sleep Deprivation

During the latter part of 2014, and continuing into this year, multiple studies regarding sleep deprivation have been released. The overall picture is unsettling. Virtually all of the American working class fails to sleep a sufficient number of hours to be healthy and effective human beings. Because of their age of development a recently released […]

Heart Healthcare for Women

Heart Healthcare for Women

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. February is ‘Heart Health Awareness Month.’ Here are some reminders for women relating to healthcare related to the prevention of heart disease. Although women traditionally suffer cardiovascular disease ten year later than men, after child bearing age, it is important to […]

Dangers of Smoking Were Underrated

Dangers of Smoking Were Underrated

I was a teenager when I the first efforts to convince smokers to stop their dangerous habit began. I began smoking when I was sixteen years old, with the full consent of my mother. There were ads on television constantly telling us about the advantages of smoking tobacco. When the Marlboro Man began advertising, nearly […]