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Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Disease

Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., a virologist, researcher and founding research director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute — which researches and treats chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Reno, Nevada — got embroiled in controversy when, in 2009, she was the senior author on a paper which reported that a retrovirus known as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related...

Tendonitis: Learn More About Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Tendons, which are flexible, tough and fibrous, connect your muscles to your bones. Muscles and tendons work together to exert a pulling force that helps you move properly.1 However, injuries can hinder tendon function and cause immense pain, which can trigger tendonitis. Learn how this disease manifests, the different types of tendonitis and how...

Getting Your Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right Is Essential for Optimal Health

Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) your body needs for a wide variety of functions, including proper cell division and function of cell receptors, muscle activity, cognition and heart health. Importantly, the marine-based omega-3 fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) — two long-chained PUFAs found in fatty fish, fish oil and krill...

Mannose: This Sugar Has Incredible Benefits

Normally, sugar and cancer go together in a negative way. Because a growing number of studies show sugar feeds cancer1,2,3,4 and plays a role in most chronic disease,5 I typically advise you eliminate refined sugar from your diet. I also recommend you limit your fructose consumption for similar reasons. Even when consumed in the...

Weekly Health Quiz: Metabolism, Influenza and Fake News

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dr. Mercola, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and...

Bona-federal Clear Communication

Alt: A heart-eyed doodle clutches a screen. The screen displays a webpage that reads, “The thing you’re here to do” and a button that says, “Do that thing!” The doodle gushes, “It’s…it’s so beautiful…” (First, apologies for that title. We couldn’t help ourselves.) Here’s a true thing, dear readers: government websites often get a...

Takeaways from the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

alt: A line of very enthusiastic doodles streams through a large doorway. A banner above them reads, “NCHCMM: National Conference on Health Communication Marketing & Media.” A few weeks ago, we ventured out of the We ❤ Health Literacy Headquarters to attend one of our favorite conferences: the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing,...

Health Literacy in Action Conference

Alt: Health Literacy in Action Conference. Register now! October 25–26, 2018 UMD—College Park, Maryland. hlactionconf.com. Cohosted by: Consumer Health First, University of Maryland School of Public Health, CommunicateHealth, Institute for Healthcare Advancement. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you share our ❤ for health literacy. So this week, we wanted...

Social Media Part 6: Accessibility’s a Breeze on YouTube

Alt: A YouTube video, “The Good, The Bad, and the Dougly”, shows a cowboy doodle standing next to a rodeo clown doodle. The closed captioning reads, “Now that’s how you hog-tie a rodeo clown.” It’s been a big year for YouTube, dear readers. The Pew Research Center recently found that everyone’s favorite video-sharing site...

Took Those Words Right Out of My Mouth!

Alt: 3 doodles stand with signs that say “NO MO POBA” and “NOOOOOOOOOBA.” One of them shouts into a megaphone, “Capture our words and actions, not our thoughts and feelings!” Here at We ❤ Health Literacy Headquarters, we really ❤ research. This surely comes as no surprise to you, dear readers — we’ve written about...

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