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Touch is Important. Do You Know Why?

I recently got a massage. I rarely treat myself in this way, but it was a good opportunity to release tension I have accumulated in my body over time. As I was laying on the massage table, I sensed a calming effect and relaxed into the moment. When I walked out of the spa, I started thinking about the nature of touch and its importance in our daily lives.   I decided to do a little bit of research to learn more. A quick online search revealed that touch is the first sense … [Read More]

National Wear Red Day Urges Women to “Know their Power”

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day®, so break out your little red dress (or sweater because, you know, it's February and a good portion of the country is either buried under snow or is gearing up for the next snow storm). I've been writing about heart health for many years. One of my first jobs as a health editor was for a newsletter that covered cardiovascular health. When my sister suffered a stroke in her 40s in 2008, and just over a year later my father died of a heart attack, my… [Read More]

Beyond the Buzz: Media and the Zika Virus

There is a special art to reporting health news. It demands a thorough understanding of the subject, coupled with the ability to break it down into an easily understood, yet interesting, story. If the story is too heavily weighted on one side, the entire narrative can change.  You've probably seen the media coverage about the Zika virus, and how it has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.).  The virus is spread by mosquitos that causes mil… [Read More]

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