Category Archives: Health Studies

What’s the Skinny on Bend, Oregon?

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Researchers have known for a long time that the environment can structure behavior. From studies of how buildings influence social interaction to observations on how climate influences mood, the impact of where you live can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Given the influence of environment, we… Read more »

What’s the Big Deal About Turmeric?

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Well, it looks like we’ve got a new hot health item–turmeric. Acai berries must have run their course! Often, though, there is actual science to back up the latest health fads, so we decided to see what the deal is with turmeric. What is turmeric? Turmeric is a spice in… Read more »

Five Everyday Causes of Back Pain

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The odds are you’ll suffer from back pain at some point in your life. Being big proponents of prevention rather than treatment, we decided to take a looks at the common causes of back pain and what you can do to mitigate them. Sitting Too Much Can Cause Back Pain…. Read more »

Election Have You Stressed Out? It Should.

We thought this might be a timely article to talk about stress. If you read reliable news sources, it’s quite possible that you’re more than stressed about the direction this country seems to be taking. Among other things: Our President-Elect has appointed a hero of the white nationalist movement as Chief… Read more »

We’re Flunking In a BIG Way on the Four Markers of a Healthy Lifestyle

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Thanks to a new study out of the University of Oregon and the University of Mississippi, researchers have been able to confirm what many of us already suspected: we’re not healthy in the USA. Researchers took four markers of a healthy lifestyle: a healthy diet, moderate exercise, being a non-smoker and recommended percentage… Read more »