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Health & Wellness




Hospital Art Helps People Heal
Dylan Klempner

Hospital art helps people heal, but the artworks need care too. From lobbies to hallways to consultation rooms, the work of renowned artists—and local artists too—are on display to weather the myriad of emotions present as well as the humidity, the sunlight, the fingerprints. It's no easy task to maintain these works. It's also expensive (but worth the price). Read...

PTSD Includes Physical Symptoms
Beth Krietsch
HuffPost Life

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts mental health but it can also have a marked effect on physical health. This article explores some of the physical symptoms plus helpful management strategies. Read...

Rediscovering the Art of Dying
How Jesus' Experience and Our Stories Reveal a New Vision of Compassionate Care
Nuala Kenny

Drawing on the passion of Christ, Sr. Nuala Kenny reflects on the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. She provides a profound spiritual and biblical reflection by linking Jesus’ own experience of suffering and death with real-life stories about patients in today’s world. This book is for anyone undergoing or reflecting on illness, suffering, and dying. It is also for families and friends who accompany the sick, dependent, and dying, and for caregivers who accompany them. It is sure to guide attitudes, practical decisions, and actions that are central concerns in serious illness and dying, while clearing up misunderstandings that often accompany periods of stress.

Item # 853149, 160 pages, $16.95 softcover
Twenty-Third Publications



'Botanical Sexism' could be behind your seasonal allergies
Sabrina Imbler
Atlas Obscura

Sabrina Imbler notes in her article for Atlas Obscura,'Male trees are one of the most significant reasons why allergies have gotten so bad for citydwellers in recent decades.' Why and how this is happening is the rest of the story. Read...

Wellness advice from influencers
Chris Rojek and Stephanie Alice Baker
Mercator Net

Chris Rojek and Stephanie Alice Baker, Mercator Net, offers advice and insight into the burgeoning business of online wellness personalities. Are these self-proclaimed fitness gurus believable? Seems social media status may have taken over common sense at times. Read...

The Cure That Works
How to Have the World's Best Healthcare— at a Quarter of the Price
Sean Masaki Flynn, Ph.D.

What’s the most important fact about the Healthcare Crisis? That we already know the cure! Whole Foods Markets, the State of Indiana, and innovators around the world have used forgotten American ideas to slash healthcare costs by 75 percent while simultaneously delivering true universal access, coverage for preexisting conditions, and an ironclad safety net. Author Sean Flynn explains that simple things—like price tags, competition, and plentiful health savings contributions—crush costs while granting everyone equal access to the world’s best healthcare services.

ISBN: 978-1621579533, 256 pages, $28.99 hardcover, Publisher: Regnery Publishing


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Best Mattress Reviews 

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

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

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.

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.

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 with one goal in mind: to help answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep. 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 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

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.


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