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  • How your heart works

    Have you heard your heart beat? What is the sound like? Yes, it sounds like 'lubb-dubb', 'lubb-dubb'! This sound is produced when the heart produces a pressure when it beats. Now, what causes the beating of the heart? The sequence of events that take place during a single heart beat is known as the Cardiac Cycle. It is not so simple. It is a complex process which involves a sequence of activities and that too within 0.8 sec. 
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?

    This animation describes insulin resistance, an underlying cause of type 2 diabetes. It explains the roles of glucose and the hormone insulin in our body. Symptoms of diabetes are reviewed and various health complications that type 2 diabetes can lead to if left untreated.

  • Why Do We Need Sleep?

    What happens when you don't sleep? And why do we need to do it anyways? Hank Green from Vlog Brothers explains the science of sleep: the cause, the benefits, and who holds the record for going without it!

  • What is Alzheimer's Disease?

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century ago, scientists are still grappling for a cure. Ivan Seah Yu Jun describes how Alzheimer's affects the brain, shedding light on the different stages of this complicated, destructive disease.

  • How Does Sugar Affect Your Health?

    When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

  • How Does Sitting Too Much Affect Health?

    Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down. 

  • How Does Stress Affect Health?

    What exactly does stress do to your body, and what are the long-term effects?

  • What is Type 1 Diabetes?

    In this clip from the documentary "Labor of Love" animation (provided by Leaping Media) shows exactly what happens to the body without insulin. Adding commentary is Dr. Catherine Egli of Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland. "Labor of Love" was directed and produced by Margo Dean. The documentary is narrated by Marilyn Pittman.

  • What is Parkinson's Disease?

  • What is Multiple Sclerosis?

    Millions of people around the world suffer from MS, but what is it? Lets shine a light on this disease in an effort to increase awareness. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

  • What is a Brain Stroke?

  • What is Poliomyelitis?

    This video describes the process in which the poliovirus causes muscle weakness and atrophy.

  • What is Osteoporosis?

    This is an 3D medical animation video to show what is osteoporosis and how it cause weakness to bone and the effect of osteoblast and osteoclast cells in it.also it shows the later stage and diagnosis of osteoporosis

  • What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Moringa Oleifera can be used daily and has a tremendous amount of nutritional value that support the human immune system. It releases the pain of artritis.

  • What is Lung Cancer?

    Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs, producing a growth called a tumour. Cancerous tumours, called malignant tumours, can spread to invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. Eventually, it may spread through the lymph channels or bloodstream to form new tumors in other parts of the body.

  • What is Breast Cancer?

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and effects thousands of woman every year. It's important to understand how breast cancer occurs and what it is. Professor Charles Coombes from Imperial College London talks through what breast cancer is in this video.

  • What is Prostate Cancer?

    This video explains what the function of the prostate is, what prostate cancer is and how cancer starts in the prostate. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK so it's important to know the facts. Dr. Vincent Gnanapragasm from Cambridge University talks us what Prostate Cancer is.

  • What is Bladder Cancer?

    Dr. Bob describes the symptoms of bladder cancer and explains the treatment options for this condition.

  • What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

    Dr. Bob describes eosinophilic esophagitis, a new disease caused by an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Common symptoms include heartburn and difficulty swallowing.

  • What is Barrett's Esophagus?

    Don't ignore heartburn symptoms! Chronic heartburn can progress to Barrett's esophagus, a condition that leads to esophageal cancer. Dr. Bob explains the current treatments.

  • What is Esophageal Cancer?

    Board Certified gastroenterologist Dr. Gene Overholt talks about esophageal cancer.

  • What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Dr. Bob explains irritable bowel syndrome and how to treat it.

  • What is Fibromyalgia?

    Rheumatologist Dr. Fred Wolfe explains Fibromyalgia.

  • What is Celiac Disease?

    It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.  Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. DoveMed found this great personal video where a celiac disease patient describes her symptoms of bloating, constipation and mouth ulcers. She also explains how her condition has improved by switching to a gluten-free diet.

  • What is Chest Pain?

    Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Board Certified Cardiologist, explains when chest pains should be taken seriously.

  • What is Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer?

    Eric J. Sherman, MD, Head and Neck Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), paclitaxel, and pazopanib.

  • What is Melanoma?

  • What is the Spinal Cord?

    This video discusses the anatomy of the spine. It is part of the DVD series "Understanding Spinal Cord Injury" created by Shepherd Center.

  • What is Liver Cancer?

    In this video, we will cover the function of the liver and how cancer may arise.

  • What is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Sadie Veselka talks to Amy Kaufeldt on Fox35 Orlando about what it's like to live with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (also called JIA) and help raise awareness that Kids Get Arthritis Too.

  • What is a Nosebleed?

    Learn how to treat a nosebleed in this first aid video from Howcast with Nurse Mary.

  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

    This video gives you information about autism along with some of the work we do.

  • What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

    The incidences of rupture depend on the size and growth rate of the dilatation; large, fast-growing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) are more prone to causing severe health issues than small, slow-growing ones.

  • What is an Absence Seizure?

    DoveMed suggests an informative video about the generalized absence seizure, or petit mal seizure, by Steve Wolf, MD and Patty McGoldrick, NP.

  • What is Achilles Tendinitis?

    DoveMed found this great video on the history and restoring techniques of Achilles tendonitis.  Achilles tendonitis is often treated very poorly, with limited results. 

  • What is an Achilles Tendon Tear?

    DoveMed found an informative by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tracy Pesut how to identify the symptoms of mild and severe tears of the Achilles tendon. 

  • What is Acne?

    Check out this great video DoveMed found discussing how dead skin cells and hair cause the blockage of pores that eventually end up as acne. Is it that blockage alone that creates acne? Click on the video to find out. 

  • What is Acquired Aplastic Anemia?

    DoveMed found a novel 3D model on acquired aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a disorder that occurs due to bone marrow failure. Bone marrow is the soft, yellow (fatty) tissue located in the center of the bone.

  • What is Actinic Keratosis?

    DoveMed found a great video by the Dr. Bob Show discussing actinic keratosis. Dr. Meredith Overholt, Board Certified Dermatologist, in the show shows several pictures of actinic keratosis and explains how this condition is treated.

  • What is Heart Failure?

    DoveMed found this great 3D animation to explain the definition of heart failure.

  • What is Osteomyelitis?

    Check out this helpful supplemental 3D video DoveMed found on osteomyelitis by ORTHOfilms . Osteomyelitis indicates an inflammation of the bone due to a variety of reasons including infections. In case of infections, the condition is commonly caused by a bacteria or fungus.

  • What is Otitis Media?

    Watch this great video DoveMed found on otitis media. Otitis media is a group of inflammatory diseases of the middle ear.The two main types are acute otitis media (AOM) and otitis media with effusion (OME).

  • What is Subdural Hematoma?

    Acute Subdural Hematoma is a bleeding condition within the brain. It is also known as an Acute Subdural Hemorrhage.

  • How Alcohol Affects Your Brain And Body

    Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet. Someone dies from alcohol use every ten seconds, and one night of binge drinking can take a huge toll on your immune system. Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reveals the myriad effects alcohol has on your brain and body.

  • What is Alcoholic Liver Disease?

    Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is a condition that causes damage to the liver, due to excessive consumption of alcohol. Alcoholic Hepatitis is the inflammation of liver cells that can occur, due to excessive alcohol intake.

  • What is an Ankle Sprain?

    Dr. Emil DiIorio takes a close look at the anatomy of your ankle. He draws the "parts list" of the ankle to give you a better understanding of how this common injury occurs. Learn what mechanism of injury most commonly causes an ankle sprain and which liagments are injured most frequently.

  • What is Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis?

    Dennis E. Jones, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital-North, discusses arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

  • What Is Asperger Syndrome?

    This Ask the Expert video provides an overview of Asperger's Syndrome and offers insights into the characteristics of individuals and how they differ from, or overlap with, other disorders that impact learning, attention and behavior.

  • What is Atherosclerosis?

    Atherosclerosis is a disease that affects the blood vessels called arteries, which carry blood to the organs of the body. Normal arteries allow blood to flow freely. However, these arteries can become hardened and narrowed by deposits called plaques. These plaques are made up of cholesterol and inflammatory materials. This disease process is called atherosclerosis and it can occur in any artery in your body. Atherosclerotic plaques build up over time and can decrease the amount of blood flow to the area the artery supplies. Check out a DoveMed selected video on athersclerosis.

  • What is Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease?

    Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition in which the contents of the stomach are regurgitated into the esophagus (the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach). This is also called "Acid Reflux." Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus and Reflux refers to regurgitation or return of the contents. Therefore, gastroesophageal reflux is the regurgitaion of the stomach's contents back up into the esophagus.

  • Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?

    Peanut allergies are becoming more and more common, and researchers are trying to find the cause. Trace is here to discuss this unique allergy, and how we might have finally found a cure. 

  • What is Pediatric Asthma?

    10 year-old Madeline shares what it's like to live with asthma in a segment hosted by health reporter Kiley Yarbrough.

  • What is Depression?

    With a Depression Counselor where Douglas Bloch takes us through the key symptoms of clinical/major depression. Douglas has not only studied depression and become a certified counselor and successful author but he has survived 3 major depressive episodes in his life. The information to be learned from this man is endless and bignoknow have been blessed to have him oversee my care and recovery from my own major depression. 

  • How Deep Vein Thrombosis Forms

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when a blood clot forms in a deep vein and is most common in the deep veins of your lower leg.

  • How Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Develops

    DoveMed found an informative video on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a number of long-term lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

  • How Pneumonia Affects The Lungs

    Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection of the lung tissue.

  • How Varicose Veins Form

    Varicose veins are swollen veins that lie under the skin. They usually affect the legs, particularly the calf and sometimes the thigh.

  • Sweet Potatoes: History & Nutrition

    They sure are sweet, but what makes them super? On this episode, find out what makes sweet potatoes so healthy. Also find out a bit about the history of sweet potatoes, why they're often mistaken for yams (although the two are very different) and why superfoods will benefit you!

  • Apples: History & Nutrition

    Superfoods explains why America's favorite fruit really deserves the phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". 

  • Pumpkin History & Nutrition - Superfoods

    Superfoods is going to teach you why you should take the time and make that Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with real pumpkin instead of canned squash. We're also going to inspire you to add more delicious pumpkin to your diet. 

  • Peppers - Superfoods

    Spicy or not, peppers are packed with nutrients. This week on Superfoods, we're going to teach you how to incorporate all kinds of peppers into your diet, and why the five-alarm peppers actually make you happier.

  • Kale - Superfoods

    Superfoods teaches you how to tame kale's bitterness and make one of the world's oldest cultivated vegetables work to your advantage. Move over spinach, there's a new supergreen in town, and it's kale!

  • Pomegranate - Superfoods

    This weekly show spotlights super healthy foods and shows viewers how to incorporate them into their everyday diets. Get the skinny on everything from kale to pomegranates, learn delicious and easy recipes, and pick up tricks on how to add these superfoods into the dishes you already love.

  • Blueberries - Superfoods

    This weekly show spotlights super healthy foods and shows viewers how to incorporate them into their everyday diets. Get the skinny on everything from kale to pomegranates, learn delicious and easy recipes, and pick up tricks on how to add these super foods into the dishes you already love.

  • Tomatoes - Superfoods

    Tomatoes are the most popular fruit in the world. Americans eat about 23 pounds of tomatoes annually, and more than half of that in the form of ketchup or tomato sauce. On this episode of Superfoods, we're going to show you healthy and delicious ways to get more tomatoes into your diet. 

  • Green Tea History & Nutrition

    More popular than coffee, stronger than a coca-cola, able to start revolutions with a single drop. When we tell you what this week's superfood is, you might say something like: "that's not a food at all." And to some extent you'd be right. After water, it's the most popular beverage in the world—and it's also been used as a medicine for several millenia.

  • What is Burkitt Lymphoma?

    Burkitt Lymphoma is a very aggressive and fast-growing form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The lymphoma affects the B-cells of an individual’s immune system. 

  • What is Cholera?

    Cholera is an acute illness of the small intestine caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholera. It is characterized by sudden, intense watery diarrhea and vomiting, leading to dehydration. Vibrio cholerae is usually spread through contaminated water sources. The bacterium produces a toxin (a poisonous substance made by organisms) that increases the release of chloride (and thus water) from the cells of the intestine, leading to a high volume of watery diarrhea.

  • What is Hepatitis C Infection?

    Hepatitis C Infection is a viral infection that causes inflammation and injury to the liver. It is caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV).

  • What is an Allergy?

    An allergy is a condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance.

  • What is Psoriasis?

    Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease. It occurs due to a genetic defect, which causes the skin to grow faster than normal, resulting in white scaly patches and plaques on the skin.

  • How To Treat Dandruff

    Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to use dandruff shampoo and scalp treatments. Follow these tips from dermatologists to get the best results.

  • How To Prevent and Treat Frostbite

    When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and how frozen the tissue, frostbite can result in severe, sometimes permanent, damage. To stay warm and prevent frostbite, follow these tips from dermatologists.

  • What is Whooping Cough?

    "New research from the US suggests that children whose parents won't let them be vaccinated are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to children who are fully immunized."

  • Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas

    Foodnsport explores the top 10 health benefits of bananas. By the time you are done watching this top 10, you'll be hankering for a ripe and sweet banana, and know just some of the top health benefits that bananas have to offer.

  • Why Are Avocados So Awesome?

    Whether they’re in a big bowl of guacamole or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts and stomachs. On top of being tasty, avocados are a noted superfood with a number of fantastic health benefits. This week, Reactions has mashed up some fantastic avocado facts, as well as some cooking tips from the pros.

  • What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

     Are you aware of what Lucille Ball, Conway Twitty, George C. Scott, and Albert Einstein all had in common? They all died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Check out this video explanation on an abdominal aortic aneurysm chosen by DoveMed.

  • What is Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder?

    Check out this great explanation picked by DoveMed. Dr. Jeffrey Albaugh, Director of the William D. and Pamela Hutul Ross Clinic for Sexual Health discusses the causes of desire disorder and treatment with testosterone.

  • What is Hallux Rigidus?

    Hallux Rigidus (or Stiff Big Toe) is a degenerative form of arthritis that can cause pain and stiffness to the joint. DoveMed found this great video on Hallux Rigidus and how to treat it.

  • Tissue Velcro

    "Cardiac cells in culture, growing along the POMaC scaffold. The video demonstrates that the biocompatible mesh is flexible and beats in rhythm with the cardiac cells, when the cells are stimulated with electrical current." Courtesy, University of Toronto Engineering.

  • Deep Tissue Massage - Palmar Fasciitis Treatment

    Deep tissue massage is one of the treatment methods for Palmar Fasciitis.

  • What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

    Allegra Broft, M.D. discusses eating disorders and the characteristics of anorexia nervosa.

  • What is Bulimia Nervosa?

    DoveMed finds Dr. Kimberly Williams very helpful when explaining bulimia nervosa.

  • What Are Male Anorexia Symptoms?

    DoveMed finds this video by Howcast useful on explaining the symptoms of male anorexia. Learn to recognize male anorexia symptoms from Allegra Broft, M.D.

  • Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain

    A study by University of Rochester Scientists in the journal Science reveals that the brain's unique method of waste removal, dubbed the glymphatic system, is highly active during sleep, clearing away toxins responsible for Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.

  • What is Macular Degeneration?

    Macular Degeneration is a disease which affects the retina. DoveMed has found this great video that describes the symptoms of Macular Degeneration.

  • What is a Tracheostomy?

    A Tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating an opening through the neck within the windpipe (trachea) that will either temporarily or permanently avoid the airway from being obstructed. DoveMed found this example 3D animation of this surgical procedure.

  • What is Inguinal Hernia Repair?

    An Inguinal Hernia Repair is a procedure that involves repairing an abnormal defect or weakness, within the abdominal wall of the groin, through which a piece of tissue or a loop of bowel may protrude. Watch this great 3D animation video we found on Inguinal Hernia Repair.

  • What Would Happen If You Didn’t Sleep?

    In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep. 

  • What Makes Muscles Grow?

    We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix of sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible. 

  • How Stress Can Make Your Sick

    Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

  • How Blood Pressure Works

    If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of blood to the body’s tissues. What effect does this pressure have on the walls of the blood vessels? Wilfred Manzano gives the facts on blood pressure. 

  • The Health Benefits Of A Good Night's Sleep

    It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory works.

  • Blood Test Results Vary From Drop To Drop In Fingerprick Tests

    Fingerprick blood tests are becoming more common, but a Rice University study in the December 2015 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology finds that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop. The study found that as many as six to nine drops of blood were needed for consistent measurements of hemoglobin, white blood cells and platelets.

  • Personalized Nutrition by Prediction Of Glycemic Responses

    Doctors and nutrition specialists keep telling us what foods are good and bad for our metabolism and health. But does it work for everyone? Scientists led by Eran Segal and Eran Elinav at the Weizmann Institute of Science find that, surprisingly, everyone responds to the same foods quite different because of their unique gut bacteria makeup. Good news for some people: ice cream could be healthier than sushi! 

  • 3D Video Games And Memory - UC Irvine

    How do 3D video games affect memory? Craig Stark, UC Irvine neurobiology and behavior professor, and Dane Clemenson, postdoctoral scholar-fellow, talk about their research that may hold clues about neurobiology and diseases. 

  • What Is Depression?

    Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.

  • What Is A Calorie?

    We hear about calories all the time: How many calories are in this cookie? How many are burned by doing 100 jumping jacks, or long-distance running, or fidgeting? But what is a calorie, really? And how many of them do we actually need? Emma Bryce explains how a few different factors should go into determining the recommended amount for each person.

  • How Do Vitamins Work?

    Vitamins are the building blocks that keep our bodies running; they help build muscle and bone, capture energy, heal wounds and more. But if our body doesn’t create vitamins, how do they get into our system? Ginnie Trinh Nguyen describes what vitamins are, how they get into our bodies -- and why they are so crucial.

  • How Does Cancer Spread Through The Body?

    Cancer usually begins with one tumor in a specific area of the body. But if the tumor is not removed, cancer has the ability to spread to nearby organs as well as places far away from the origin, like the brain. How does cancer move to these new areas and why are some organs more likely to get infected than others? Ivan Seah Yu Jun explains the three common routes of metastasis. 

  • How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain?

    When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

  • What Is Dyslexia?

    Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.

  • Poison Vs. Venom: What's The Difference?

    Would you rather be bitten by a venomous rattlesnake or touch a poisonous dart frog? While both of these animals are capable of doing some serious damage to the human body, they deliver their dangerous toxins in different ways. Rose Eveleth sheds light on the distinction between poison and venom (and why you shouldn't treat either one like you've seen in the movies).

  • Cell Vs. Virus: A Battle For Health

    All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against icky invaders like the cold virus. Shannon Stiles takes a journey into the cell, introducing the microscopic arsenal of weapons and warriors that play a role in the battle for your health.

  • The Science Of Spiciness

    When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.

  • The Benefits Of Good Posture

    Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture.

  • Debunking The Myths Of OCD

    There’s a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organize your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might be OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a serious psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals alike. Natascha M. Santos debunks the myths surrounding OCD.

  • How Do Carbohydrates Impact Your Health?

    The things we eat and drink on a daily basis can impact our health in big ways. Too many carbohydrates, for instance, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? Richard J. Wood explains.

  • Sugar: Hiding In Plain Sight

    While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect -- including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

  • How Menstruation Works

    At this moment, three hundred million women across the planet are experiencing the same thing: a period. The monthly menstrual cycle that gives rise to the period is a reality that most women on Earth will go through in their lives. But why is this cycle so universal? And what makes it a cycle in the first place? Emma Bryce gives a primer on periods.

  • What Is Leukemia?

    Stem cells found in the bone marrow are crucial for our health because they are needed to become new blood cells that sustain and protect our bodies. But when the transformation goes wrong, harmful mutations can cause the cells to start replicating without control -- a type of cancer known as leukemia. Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni explain how this happens and how certain treatments provide hope for those suffering from the disease.

  • How Does The Thyroid Manage Your Metabolism?

    Nestled in the tissues of your neck is a small, unassuming organ that wields enormous power over your body: the thyroid. Emma Bryce explains how the thyroid, like the operations manager in a company, is tasked with making sure that all the cells in your body are working properly.

  • How Do Scars Form?

    It’s hard to escape childhood without racking up a few scars. Why do these leftover reminders of a painful cut or crash look different from the rest of our skin? And why do they stick around for so long after the incident that caused them? Sarthak Sinha explains how scars form.

  • How A Wound Heals Itself

    Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, with a surface area of about 20 square feet in adults. When we are cut or wounded, our skin begins to repair itself through a complex, well-coordinated process. Sarthak Sinha takes us past the epidermis and into the dermis to investigate this regenerative response.

  • What Causes Antibiotic Resistance?

    Right now, you are inhabited by trillions of microorganisms. Many of these bacteria are harmless (or even helpful!), but there are a few strains of ‘super bacteria’ that are pretty nasty -- and they’re growing resistant to our antibiotics. Why is this happening? Kevin Wu details the evolution of this problem that presents a big challenge for the future of medicine.

  • What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke?

    Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.

  • How Smartphones Keep You Awake

    Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake. The latest Reactions video looks at the process that connects your late-night texts to your lack of sleep.

    Your smartphone, tablet and other devices emit large quantities of blue light wavelengths. This tells your body "wake up!" when you should be getting ready to sleep. Your body gets that signal through melanopsin, a protein that hangs out behind your eye and undergoes a chemical change that in turn signals your body's master clock. 

    So turn off the phone long before you go to bed. It'll be there in the morning. 

  • Shedding Light On Seasonal Affective Disorder

    As the days get shorter, darker and colder, people seem to be getting gloomier. For folks with seasonal affective disorder, the changing seasons can make them sadder than most, to the point of depression. Why does this happen? What can someone with the condition do about it? Reactions has the chemistry to explain this disorder and some possible treatments. 

  • Why Too Much Stress Is Bad For You

    It’s supposed to help keep your body healthy in stressful situations. But the constant stress of our everyday lives means we’re getting overexposed to cortisol. Raychelle Burks, Ph.D. explains why too much cortisol is bad for you in the latest episode of the Reactions series "Get To Know A Molecule".

  • Sugar Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup - What's the Difference?

    It seems like it's in just about every product on store shelves: High fructose corn syrup. What is it and how is it different from regular old sugar? 

  • Do Carrots Help You See Better?

    You heard it from your mom over and over again. "Eat your carrots, they'll help you see better!" So is it true? We teamed up with chemist Chad Jones, host of the Collapsed Wavefunction podcast, to crack the carrot case wide open. 

  • How X-Rays See Through Your Skin

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