Calling all Mickey Mouse-obsessed friends and acquaintances! There is a free room with your name on it in the wonderful world of Disney. Enjoy three nights of warmth, adventure, and gators. I am guaranteed to make a good snuggle buddy and entertaining plane partner, so book your trip now with yours truly and there may be a tan in your future.
This was going to be the advertisement I’d put out on Facebook to convince any friends to accompany…Read full post
(PCM) Today, more than 5 millions Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is now being estimated that 11 million to 16 million people will have it by 2050.
The U.S. government says it will discover how to prevent and treat the disease by 2025, with one focus on the role of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain – a leading suspect in the form of dementia. That’s far off, and with no solid leads towards a cure, it…Read full post
I have been thinking about music a lot lately. We live in a very different age. 100 years ago or so, music was not something you could switch on or off whenever you wanted to. There were no radios no phonographs or record players or CD players of IPods or Ipads which could give you music when you wanted it. If you were middle class, you might own a piano or another musical instrument, but for the most…Read full post
(PCM) In the time it takes you to read this, at least one woman in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it could be someone you know. Almost every one of us has a mother, sister or friend who is affected by this disease, a disease that more than 300,000 women were diagnosed with in the United States in 2011 alone.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a perfect time to get…Read full post
(PCM) According to a new study published in the journal PLoS One, there may be a “computational approach” to getting pregnant. Scientists have devised a fertility calculator (in a sense), which uses a woman’s age and how long she’s been trying to get pregnant to calculate her chance of conceiving that month.
For example, a 25-year-old who has been trying to get pregnant for 3 months has an 18 percent chance of conceiving that month. If they’ve been…Read full post
(PCM)It’s October and that means it’s time to bring on the festive fall decorations! With just a few weeks left until Halloween, it’s the perfect time to start pumpkin picking! Plain pumpkins are wonderfully festive for the month of October, but as Halloween gets closer, why not go all out and carve them up, or better yet, bedazzle them!
Here are a few tips and ideas on how to add a little pizazz to your pumpkins, from carving to…Read full post
(PCM) That’s right, internet addiction may be the new mental disorder.
The newly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V) may soon include internet addiction, referred to as Internet Use Disorder (IUD). It hasn’t been made official yet; psychiatrists have listed IUD as a condition “recommended for further study” in the 2012 DSM-V. So, the question is: Do you have internet addiction?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, IUD is an addiction to Internet gaming….Read full post
(PCM) If you’re still going tanning, it’s time to stop: Indoor tanning has just been officially linked to 170,000 cases of skin cancer every year.
According to a new review published in the journal BMJ, indoor tanning increases the risk of two types of common skin cancers, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, especially among those exposed before the age of 25. And just because you’re not in a tanning bed every week doesn’t mean you’re not…Read full post
(PCM) Teen drinking and driving has dropped by more than half in the last two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Since 2011, the number of teens who drive after drinking has decreased by 54 percent, the study found. Researchers analyzed self-reports of drinking and driving from the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, in addition to blood alcohol results from fatal car crashes involving teens across the country. They discovered that in…Read full post
(PCM) Lark Voorhies, better known as Lisa Turtle from Saved By The Bell has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to her mother.
Voorhies denies that she suffers from the disorder, but after a series of interviews with People, in which she would “frequently stop mid-sentence and stare off, often mumbling to herself or to others who weren’t there,” it was clear something was wrong. Her explanation: “I have a strong spiritual sense,” she says. “You…Read full post