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Fifty Service Members Have Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury

February 8, 2020

A January missile attack on an Iraqi base caused 50 U.S. troops to suffer from brain injuries, “The New York Post” reported. The attack came as Iran’s retaliation for the death of General Qassem Soleimani on January 3. As a review of medical literature provides substantive information about brain injury, doctors and scientists continue their work to understand brain damage. […]

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Understanding BMI: What Body Weight Is Right for You?

February 7, 2020

If you’re tracking your progress in a fitness or diet plan or just want an accurate assessment of your overall health, you probably look at your weight. However, body weight does not always paint a clear picture of your health. Discover why BMI is a superior method of weight management, though it still has its shortcomings. […]

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TGC Professor Discusses Coronavirus Risks, Transmission Rates

February 5, 2020

The new coronavirus strain has killed more people in China than SARS did, “The New York Times” reported Tuesday. On the verge of becoming a global pandemic, the Wuhan coronavirus now infects 2,000 new people every day. A professor from The Great Courses helped us make sense of the respiratory illness. […]

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Toxic Tap Water Far More Extensive Than Previously Thought

January 28, 2020

Dozens of U.S. cities’ water supplies are contaminated with “forever chemicals,” Environmental Working Group reported Wednesday. These chemicals can remain in the body long enough to do damage to our health. Fresh water is one of the most vital substances to life on Earth. […]

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Snacking Disrupts Biological Clock, Dopamine Levels, Scientists Say

January 26, 2020

New evidence links the brain’s pleasure center and biological clock to snacking, according to an article published in “Science Daily.” High-calorie foods are linked to disrupting our body’s natural feeding schedules, leading to overeating and obesity. Dopamine is a key element of the findings. […]

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“Slow Carbs” Dominate Top-Ranked Diets, Keto Falls Flat

January 10, 2020

Keeping with new findings, “slow carbs” feature prominently in the top-ranked 2020 diets, according to “U.S. News and World Report.” The Mediterranean Diet, DASH Diet, and Flexitarian Diet each include whole grains on the menu. Why are they better than no carbs? […]

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Weight Loss in Women over Age 50 Works as Breast Cancer Preventative

December 29, 2019

A new study published in “The Journal of the National Cancer Institute” says that sustained weight loss lowers breast cancer risk by one-third. Even gaining some of the weight back maintained lower breast cancer rates for women. Why does fat accumulation affect cancer rates? […]

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