Here’s Why Pneumonia Is Still So Deadly

Here’s Why Pneumonia Is Still So Deadly

Macrophages, cytokines, t-cells…the immune system has a whole arsenal of ways to fight off an infection. But when it comes to some diseases, the way the body defends itself can have unintended consequences. In the case of pneumonia, the immune system’s response can be lethal, earning it the nickname the ‘captain of the men of […]

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This Drug-Resistant Bacteria Could Be Hiding in Your Armpits Right Now

This Drug-Resistant Bacteria Could Be Hiding in Your Armpits Right Now

Staphylococcus or, as it’s more widely known, staph, is one of the most common bacteria found on humans around the world. In some cases, it can pose a real threat to your body’s immune system – even proving lethal. So, if it’s so widespread, why aren’t we all getting infected? – Hi, my name is […]

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Ask a Health Care Professional – Depression

Ask a Health Care Professional – Depression

Did you know that over 16 million adults in the United States have had at least one episode of major depression? Hi, I’m Dr. Eugene Sun, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. It’s been estimated that over a third of people who have suffered from depression […]

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Why Diet Might Be a Big Deal for Mental Health

Why Diet Might Be a Big Deal for Mental Health

[ ♪INTRO ] When it comes to physical health, mountains of evidence will tell you that a healthy diet is important. And it is. But a growing body of research is showing that diet is important for mental health, too. And before you click away, no, I’m not about to show you 10 superfoods to […]

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Top 5 Heart Health Tips

Nine out of ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease, which is our second leading cause of death. But the power of prevention is in your hands says Registered Dietitian Daphna Steinberg. So lifestyle is the cornerstone for prevention and for treatment, as well as an adjunct to medication. She offers […]

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How to Self Care: The Ultimate Checklist

Are you hydrated? If not, have a glass of water. Have you eaten in the past three hours? If not, get some food. Something with protein. Not just simple carbs. Perhaps some nuts, or hummus? Have you showered in the past day? If not, take a shower right now. If daytime, are you dressed? If […]

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Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about measles. What does measles actually do, and should you vaccinate against it? Or is this just hysteria? Measles is a virus: a hull of proteins, RNA, plus some more proteins for reproduction. It cannot reproduce by itself; it needs a host cell to do so. To […]

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How Cortisol Can Destroy Muscle, Collagen & Other Proteins (Dr. Berg)

How Cortisol Can Destroy Muscle, Collagen & Other Proteins (Dr. Berg)

I want to talk about the relationship between cortisol and protein. A lot of people don’t understand this, but there’s a huge connection with cortisol, the stress hormone, and the breakdown of protein in the body. I want to kind of show you kind of some overviews of what happens. Protein breaks down into amino […]

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