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Gout: The Throbbing Pain You Want to Live Without

Did you know gout is a form of arthritis? Why does the body react this way? Learn the symptoms and risk factors of this painful condition that can affect anyone. Symptoms Gout arrives as a sudden attack, often in the middle of the night. There is severe pain, redness, heat and inflammation in one or more joints. The Mayo Clinic [...]

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National Plan for Vacation Day

“I don’t need no rest, I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” sings country music star Jason Michael Carroll. Well, if people continue with this mentality, that dreaded day of rest will be coming sooner than we thought. In a global study done by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016, it found that 745,000 people died from stroke and heart disease [...]

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Rethinking Resolutions: Let’s Try Something Different in 2022!

I like to say that I’m not much into Jan. 1 resolutions, but the reality is that I spend the days leading up to the new year dreaming about goals, setting up spreadsheets, wondering if this year will be the year, searching for new running shoes, and resisting the urge to smash every full-body mirror I walk by. For me, [...]

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Spotlight360: Meet Gaby Rubeis

Meet Gaby Rubeis, a full-time nursing student at Santa Fe College. In her free time, Gaby coaches group fitness classes at Swamp City Fitness. After a career in volleyball, Gaby is now a CrossFit enthusiast! Gaby already has an undergraduate and master's degree but decided to further her education and is loving the clinical aspect of nursing. She has not [...]

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Medical Future?

Many people think of drugs like LSD (“acid”) and hallucinogenic mushrooms (“shrooms”) as drugs used by peace loving hippies who want to take a “trip” and escape reality. But what about psychedelic drugs being used in microdoses as a treatment for mental health conditions? Is this the wave of the future? According to Harvard University, psychedelic drugs affect serotonin, which [...]

Popcorn: A Tasty Treat

Not many can resist the buttery, salty scent of popcorn popping in the microwave. Luckily, January 19th is National Popcorn Day — the perfect day to give into the temptation! Whether at the movie theater, in a bag at home, or as holiday decor, popcorn is among the most popular snacks in the United States. Americans consume about 13 billion [...]

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