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Inspire, Elevate, Uplift: An Interview with Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD

Inspire, Elevate, Uplift: An Interview with Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD

By drawing inspiration from within and from others, Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD, found success in a medical field in which being a black woman is rare. She then paid it forward, creating an organization with her husband, Dr. Gregory Umphrey, that supports minority medical students.
Dr. Porter Umphrey is a neurologist with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in neuro-oncology, focusing on tumors of the brain and spinal cord, brain metastases and neurological complications of cancer with its treatment.

Why Telehealth Is So Cost-Effective

Why Telehealth Is So Cost-Effective

Many patients have enjoyed easier access to professional medical and therapeutic advice due to telehealth technology, and the convenience factor is significant. But there’s another side to the value of telehealth: it’s cost-effective. So why exactly is telehealth so affordable, and will it be a better option for you and your family in 2022?

Giving Back and Moving Forward: A Life of Service with Dr. Gregory Umphrey

Giving Back and Moving Forward: A Life of Service with Dr. Gregory Umphrey

Some people dedicate themselves to a life of service. They choose careers and opportunities to provide services that improve and often save the lives of others. Dr. Gregory Umphrey, M.D., is one of those people. Between his medical career and ElevateMeD, a nonprofit organization he and his wife founded to help medical students, he has made life better for many.

“Everyone Is an Artist” – An Interview with Dr. Anjali Rajpal

“Everyone Is an Artist” – An Interview with Dr. Anjali Rajpal

Everyone is an artist, the German art theorist Joseph Beuys famously once said, attempting to encapsulate the deep meaning of art and its creator in the fewest words possible. And the message behind this quote still eludes many of its readers. Some of us identify true art in a sculpture or a painting. Others, in being a good manager, or even a good parent.

Exploring the Ethics of Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Rathna Nuti

There are many ethical considerations surrounding regenerative medicine, but it is a promising solution for conditions once considered untreatable or fatal. Dr. Rathna Nuti is here to let us in on her latest practice on regenerative medicine, with its underlying ethics, procedures and treatments.

Caffeine and Acne

Did you know that cutting down on your caffeine consumption can significantly improve certain forms of acne? Caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea cause your body to produce cortisol, the stress hormone, which leads to increased acne outbreaks even if you drink your caffeinated beverage without sugar or milk.

How Fear Affects Your Immune System

What do you know about your immune system and fear? Fear is a human emotion sparked by the perception of danger; it’s a basic survival system that tells our bodies to fight or flight when we’re in danger. As human beings, fear can help us be safe, but we don’t know that constant fear can lead to a weaker immune system.

The Effects of Gardening and Plants on Your Wellness

The benefits of gardening are two-pronged. It provides exercise for the whole body in a healthy environment. And this exercise, in turn, improves mental health, helping you feel happier and think more clearly. Gardening is not only easy to get into, but it might be just the wellness habit you need to truly thrive amid the pressures of the new normal.

6 Ways to Make Working a Desk Job Healthier

In a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, one in four American adults sits for longer than eight hours every day. On average, Americans sit for about 11 hours each day.
So how can you make your desk job healthier by eliminating the health issues such as the risk of cardiovascular diseases and other health issues caused by sitting for long hours in the office?

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What Is Upcycling Food?

You’ve probably heard the folk wisdom of waste not, want not before. Unfortunately, food is more often wasted than put to good use with 1.3 billion tons of food wasted globally every year. This massive amount of food, enough to feed the needy population, is often discarded. That’s where upcycling comes in. Upcycling allows us to repurpose food that otherwise would be thrown away.

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What Is Upcycling Food?

You’ve probably heard the folk wisdom of waste not, want not before. Unfortunately, food is more often wasted than put to good use with 1.3 billion tons of food wasted globally every year. This massive amount of food, enough to feed the needy population, is often discarded. That’s where upcycling comes in. Upcycling allows us to repurpose food that otherwise would be thrown away.

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What Is Upcycling Food?

You’ve probably heard the folk wisdom of waste not, want not before. Unfortunately, food is more often wasted than put to good use with 1.3 billion tons of food wasted globally every year. This massive amount of food, enough to feed the needy population, is often discarded. That’s where upcycling comes in. Upcycling allows us to repurpose food that otherwise would be thrown away.

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What Is Upcycling Food?

You’ve probably heard the folk wisdom of waste not, want not before. Unfortunately, food is more often wasted than put to good use with 1.3 billion tons of food wasted globally every year. This massive amount of food, enough to feed the needy population, is often discarded. That’s where upcycling comes in. Upcycling allows us to repurpose food that otherwise would be thrown away.

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Is There Such a Thing As Having Too Much Sex?

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Genetics and Your Health

Have you ever thought about your predisposition to certain diseases based on your family’s medical history? Some people may think that your chances of getting diseases or conditions are entirely up to lifestyle and fate. However, a significant portion of a person’s predisposition to certain medical conditions and diseases comes from genetics.

Sound/Music Therapy

Sound therapy can reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality and manage pain when used to its full potential. As a result, hospitals and other healthcare settings are increasing their use of sound therapy to support patients during their recovery. There are many different types of sound therapy, each with its unique benefits.

Is Mental Healthcare Less Accessible to Marginalized Communities?

Mental health is increasingly becoming a fundamental element of healthcare for all. But accessibility is a challenge the healthcare community is struggling to resolve. While some groups can take advantage of mental healthcare, marginalized communities have less access to it, thus worsening outcomes for those who have mental illnesses. Due to a lack of accessibility, Hispanic or Black Americans who live in historically marginalized communities cannot treat their mental illnesses as other Americans.

Long-Term Effects of Tanning Beds

Sometimes, achieving that most wanted look requires a visit to the tanning salon. And although the majority of people know the dangers of tanning, either indoors or outdoors, they still keep doing it. Therefore, people need to inform themselves and understand the dangers and long-term effects of tanning in tanning beds.

The Benefits of Ice Baths

Ice baths, also known as cold-water immersion, have become quite popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. You may have watched videos of athletes submerging into massive tubs or barrels filled to the brim with ice-cold water. It may seem odd or even unbearable for you, but ice baths bring many health benefits, especially after intense workouts, and they’re not just for professional athletes!

How Can Life Experiences Shape Food Preferences?

Many factors influence our tastes and preferences. Culture, religion, what we were taught when we were younger and even the country where you live can impact your food preferences.

The Imperative of Giving Back: An Interview with Dr. Emily Letran

Fast forward to the present day, the young girl, now a grown woman, has a successful career as a dentist, businesswoman, motivational speaker, private coach, marketing strategist, published author and humanitarian.
This is the story of Dr. Emily Letran, DDS.

You Are What You Eat: Is This Accurate?

You’ve likely heard the saying, you are what you eat. But is this scientifically sound or just an urban myth? The answer may both be surprising and more complicated than one would think. While what you eat doesn’t necessarily make you what you are, what you eat dramatically affects your physical and mental health, even at a cellular level.

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