STDs on the Rise

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January 29, 2019

Emergency departments around the US are seeing a 39% increase in the number of visits related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a recent report from the CDC. The flood of patients ending up in the emergency department for STI care is just 1 symptom of a growing public health crisis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Blue lights from electronics disturb sleep, mood, cause fatigue, and poor performance

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Sleep is highly underrated.

It is one of the “pillars” of optimal health… just as important as diet and exercise.

Poor sleep is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression. It is also one of the strongest risk factors for obesity (1234).

The problem is that humans are sleeping much less than they did in the past.

But that’s not the end of it, unfortunately… the quality of our sleep has suffered as well.

It turns out that perhaps the single biggest contributor to our collective sleep problems, is the use of artificial lighting and electronics at night.

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Written by Kris Gunnars

These devices emit light of a blue wavelength, which tricks our brains into thinking that it is daytime (5).

Numerous studies suggest that blue light in the evening disrupts the brain’s natural sleep-wake cycles, which are crucial for optimal function of the body (67).

Fortunately, this problem has a simple solution and there are a few actionable steps you can take to get rid of that blue light in the evening, potentially improving your health at the same time.

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The Hard Truth About Hookahs

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UCLA Magazine

The “healthier” alternative to cigarettes isn’t what you think.

You probably wouldn’t smoke 100 cigarettes in an hour. But did you know that in an hour of hookah (i.e., waterpipe) smoking, you would inhale about the same amount of smoke?

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