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Your Brain After a Hurricane

Michelle Poe
The widespread destruction and distress caused by natural disasters can result in extremely negative effects on mental health, both individually and collectively.  Whether the disaster is unpredictable (like an earthquake) or occurs with limited notice (like a hurricane) such events are shocking, frightening and dangerous. People who experience these incidents are subject to adverse economic,

Breast Implants: Possible Link to Cancer and Suicide

Michelle Poe
Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure, with three hundred thousand operations performed annually. As with any surgery, there are a multitude of risks, but when it comes to breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration outs a list of thirty potential complications – some of which are life threatening. These range from

The Nut That’s Good For Your Gut

Michelle Poe
Gut health is largely determined by the microbial communities that live within our intestines. Gut microbiota (formerly called “gut flora”) is critical to good health and helps aid in proper digestive function, production of vitamins and promotion of a healthy immune system. Consisting of tens of trillions of microorgani, these colonies begin to develop only

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