Could Acupuncture Help Treat Chronic Pain?

Acupuncture, like all alternative medicine, remains controversial. There are deep divides between those who believe it is effective and those who call it a pseudoscience. But people suffering from chronic pain will explore any avenue that may lead to relief. Although people often use acupuncture to treat chronic pain, evidence that it is effective has […]

Untreated Sleep Apnea: The Sleeping Killer

Some of the health risks tied to hypertension, more casually known as high blood pressure, are simply unpleasant, but many can be disabling: decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, glaucoma, retinoplasty, decreased bone density, or depression or anxiety as a result of medications. But the majority of the medical problems that hypertension exposes you to do far […]

Jaw Pain: Just a Cold Symptom, or Worse?

You’ve been sneezing, coughing, or congested, or maybe some terrible combination of all three. You fall asleep with your mouth open just so you can breathe, and then wake up in the morning with a dry mouth and a sore throat. And on top of all that, you realize that your jaw is sore. Has […]

Why Do Humans See Smiles as Friendly?

We have a lot in common with primates. Just like humans, primates will beg for food, laugh out loud, and even eat junk food when struggling with stress! But one thing we don’t share is our attitude on smiling. While we see the smile as a friendly gesture, in primates, the baring of teeth can […]