How Having a Purpose Can Lead to Better Health

Does your life have meaning? Does it have purpose? If you answered yes, here’s some good news: Studies show that having a purpose can lead to better health outcomes. That’s the bottom line, but from there it gets a little murky. Let’s start with how we define what gives us meaning or purpose in life. FAMILY AND TIME WITH FAMILY ... Read More »

100 Popular Health Blog Ideas To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

Have you ever sat down to start a new blog post for your health blog and ended up just staring at an empty page wondering what in the world to write about? If so, you’re not alone. Plenty of people just like you struggle to come up with new blog post ideas. But every time they come up with a ... Read More »

ISO 45003 – is this a game changer for Psychological Health and Safety ?

The workplace is constantly striving to know what ‘good’ looks like and when we start working with a client this is often front of mind for workplace mental health.  Probe a bit deeper, we find that behind this question is often a desire for a roadmap, checklist or do’s and don’t’s. ISO 45003 is an occupational health and safety (OH&S) ... Read More »

Blogging as a tool for the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in health sciences: a preliminary evaluation

Abstract Tools for online collaboration are becoming increasingly prevalent in recent years. Certain characteristics of these tools encourage this proliferation: they are easy to use, always available, allow knowledge to be built collaboratively and disseminated quickly through social networks, and are usually free of charge. In this context, blogs are becoming increasingly important in the field of health as digital ... Read More »

Dealing with Acne: A Beginner’s Guide

Acne is a common skin condition that many people experience but none want. The most common form is cystic acne, also known as acne vulgaris. This is an inflammatory type of acne that in some cases may leave scarring if left untreated. Acne has various causes. For some individuals, it is genetic or related to hormonal changes. Other causes of acne ... Read More »

8 Signs You Could Be Going Overboard On Caffeine

Whether it’s endless cups of coffee during marathon Zoom sessions, energy drinks to power through the midday slump, or performance gels to fuel hard-charging workouts, it seems like most people can’t get through their day without a hit of caffeine. No wonder, according to an article in StatPearls, it’s the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world. As with many good ... Read More »

An Introduction To Operating Systems

Prologue We aim for patient-centered healthcare, but the patient remains a passive recipient of care in that model. In malaria-endemic countries, lower-level facilities lack the human resources, equipment, supplies and structural arrangements needed to provide care.  What if communities became stewards of their own health?  What if they were actively informed about their community health profile, and were engaged to ... Read More »

Can vitamin D supplements prevent autoimmune disease?

You don’t have to look far to find claims that taking vitamin D supplements is great for your health. It’s supposed to be good for everything from preventing cancer and dementia to avoiding infections and heart disease. Unfortunately, many supposed benefits of vitamin D supplements remain unproven. Yet, millions of people take vitamin D regularly, thinking it will help prevent a wide range of illnesses, including certain autoimmune ... Read More »

Patient Resources – Eye Health & Care Blog

What is a retinal detachment? A detached retina is exactly what it sounds like. It involves the separation of the retina from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen. In some cases, the retina may tear. In other instances, the retina can partially or completely detach. A retinal detachment can lead to permanent vision loss. Although treatment can help, ... Read More »

Eat Seasonally – Asparagus, Green Pea, and Mint Risotto

Apart from knowing you’re enjoying ingredients grown in-season, this recipe is packed full of prebiotics for good gut health. Asparagus, for example, is full of something called fructooligosaccharides (or FOS) which feed the good gut bacteria. And pearl barley is rich in resistant starch, another important prebiotic. It takes longer to cook than a regular risotto, which uses arborio rice, ... Read More »