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Growing Popularity of Eastern Medicine in The West

Growing Popularity of Eastern Medicine in The West

Noah Bentley

June 7, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

For the last 2500 years, Eastern Medicine has been practiced freely throughout Asia and a other countries. According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they have stated;“as of 2012, nearly 40% of Americans use Eastern medicines or therap...

Junk Food

Junk Food

Julia Lindo

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

The people who indulge in junk food are supporting a problem that affects many countries worldwide. This problem is obesity. Moreover, attempting to abolish it will utterly fail due to the fact that eliminating it may harm school funding and junk food is still available. Nevertheless, I argue that junk...

Safer is Not Safe

Safer is Not Safe

Zach Bradshaw

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

E- Cigarettes have been used more in the past few years now. Some people say they are more dangerous and deadly than actual cigarettes. Mold in the lungs is the main defense heard from cigarette smokers. E Cigs have been around since about 2003, but recently, the E Cig market has exploded and tons of...

Celebrity Culture Influences Narcissism

Celebrity Culture Influences Narcissism

Gabriel Lindo

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

Everyone dreams about life as a celebrity, and of how that lifestyle has so much to offer -- fame, fortune, and friends in high places. Keep dreaming! Celebrity culture isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. “They have fame, but their every move is scrutinized. They have great fortune, but they can tru...

Cost of Healthcare in America

Cost of Healthcare in America

Mike Van Buskirk

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

Today, many Americans rely on the health care system to make it easier to pay for wellness visits and routine check ups. However, the rising premium costs are forcing people to avoid enrollment in health care insurance and avoid necessary treatment. It brings us to wonder, is having health insurance too ...

Junk Food Discrepancy

Junk Food Discrepancy

Megan Rose

June 2, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

“Junk food” is a universal term that reaches the ears of everyone in the entire world. Its effects are obesity, diabetes and many other health risks. Junk food kills people and puts others at serious risk. If it poses so many problems, why do we continue to make and distribute processed and health...

Is The Water We Drink Really Safe?

Is The Water We Drink Really Safe?

Brad Hull

June 1, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

The amount of safe clean drinking water that we are able to obtain is limited, and polluting the water sources and wasting water has decreased the amount of safe drinking water. Only 2.5 percent of water in the world is freshwater in the world and two thirds of that is still glaciers, snow, and perma...

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