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facts about alcohol
Michael Bayba
Alcohol Rehab Help

Isopropyl vs. methyl vs. ethyl alcohol. When it comes to alcohol, do you know the difference? When it comes to treating alcohol addiction, it's important to know the difference. Alcohol Rehab Help has answers, tips, and resources on the subject of alcohol, addiction and treatment. Read...

 

Just Move
Terry Gross
NPR

Terry Gross, as heard on NPR's "Fresh Air" radio program recently interviewed Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman on the subject of sleep and exercise. Lieberman busted several sleep/exercise myths that motivate us to do these activities...for better or worse. Read/listen...

 

Bones
Inside and Out
Roy A. Meals, MD

A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture. Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it’s lightweight but responds to stresses, and it’s durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. Approachable and entertaining, Bones richly illuminates our bodies’ essential framework.

ISBN: 978-1-324-00532-2, 304 pages, $27.95 hardcover
W.W. Norton & Company:
Bones | Roy A Meals MD | W. W. Norton & Company
 

 


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how to survive (and prevent) a carjacking
Brett and Kate McKay
The Art of Manliness

Carjackings seem to be on the rise. Here are some common sense rules to help you avoid being a victim. If the worst happens there's also advice to handle the situation. Read...

 

Why self-compassion—not self-esteem—leads to success
David Robson
BBC

As David Robson, BBC.com, observes in this article, self-compassion is a better reaction to today's stress and worry than is self-esteem. And, the outcomes are longer lasting and enhance other areas of our lives as well. Read...

 

viral bs
Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them
Seema Yasmin

Health information―and misinformation―is all around us, and it can be hard to separate the two. In Viral BS, journalist, doctor, professor, and CDC-trained disease detective Seema Yasmin, driven by a need to set the record straight, dissects some of the most widely circulating medical myths and pseudoscience. Exploring how epidemics of misinformation can spread faster than microbes, Dr. Yasmin asks why bad science is sometimes more believable and contagious than the facts. Each easy-to-read chapter covers a specific myth, whether it has endured for many years or hit the headlines more recently. Taking a deep dive into the health and science questions you have always wanted answered, this authoritative and entertaining book empowers readers to reach their own conclusions. Viral BS even comes with Dr. Yasmin's handy pull-out-and-keep Bulls*%t Detection Kit.

ISBN: 978-1421440408, 272 pages, $22.17 hardcover
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
Amazon.com

 

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Best Mattress Reviews
https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/about-us/ 

Best Mattress Reviews is run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep health and sleep products. We’re a Seattle-based crew where all those dark, rainy days really charge up our hypersomnia, and persistently lead us to the next cup of coffee. So, of all people, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, and how your mattress can help or hinder that. Our goal is to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what mattress is best for you, so that you sleep soundly.

Consumer Safety Guide
https://www.consumersafetyguide.com/

We’re here to help you get the answers you need about consumer and medical products. We want to educate the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products. Our goal is to be your go-to online resource. We provide accurate, relevant information in one place, so it’s easy and convenient for you to know what risks you face. We give you information about which products and devices are safe and which ones are not – hopefully reducing your risk on a daily basis.

Drug Rehab Connections
https://www.drugrehabconnections.com

We provide unbiased information reviewed by medical experts so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey. Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers. We are not a Treatment Center. Rather, We are a starting point to finding help for individuals and families battling addiction. We want to answer your questions—about drug rehab, the therapies available, treatment programs, and more—so that you are able to make decisions that can ultimately save your life or someone you care about.

Know Your DNA
https://knowyourdna.com

DNA testing can be confusing; we’ve relied on experts and doctors to administer and decipher these kinds of tests since their invention. At KnowYourDNA we don’t just research consumer DNA tests; we order them, we use them, we explore how they work, and we give an unbiased review that completely avoids any unfounded claims or marketing mumbo-jumbo. We have no affiliations to any service we cover, we don’t get sponsored, we pay for the tests we take, and we have no obligation to anyone other than our readers. If that doesn’t sound like a pretty fair approach already, we have a secret that gives us an edge: KnowYourDNA is powered by the passion and expertise of trained geneticists and genetics

Livestrong
https://www.livestrong.com/

We believe achievements start with education and a commitment to small, daily choices. We create content that engages and informs, and we complement it with practical tools to make living healthy an easier and sustainable process.

Mattress Help
https://mattresshelp.org/

First off, to be absolutely clear: mattress companies do not pay us for these reviews, and all our content is unbiased and independently researched. We’re beholden to you, the consumer, and not a mattress company. We created MattressHelp.org with one goal in mind: to help answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep.

National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC)
https://www.ncbcenter.org/missiontoserve

The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing, and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and it derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. They provide resources on a variety of bioethics topics.

New Mouth
https://www.newmouth.com/

NewMouth is an informational web guide for those seeking dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric, and specialty dental care treatments and procedures. All content published on NewMouth is created by our team of journalists, researchers, and those experienced in the medical writing industry. All pages and topics on the website are fact-based and sourced from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. This includes information provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Project Know
https://www.projectknow.com/

ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, we educate in simple language. While ProjectKnow.com is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer resources that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

Recall Report
https://www.recallreport.org/

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.

Vision Center
https://www.visioncenter.org/

Vision Center is an informational web guide created for those seeking eye surgery and other vision correction options. All content published on Vision Center is researched, written, and edited by licensed optometrists, experienced journalists, and other medical writers in the industry. All pages on our website are fact-based and sourced from recent scientific research, scholarly articles, textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals.

 

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