20 Jun

A Crash Course in Kidney Stones

In the beloved 1990s sitcom Friends, there is an episode that follows simultaneous storylines in a hospital: Phoebe is giving birth to triplets while Joey is down the hall trying to pass kidney stones. The juxtaposition of the two scenes suggests that passing kidney stones is the closest that men will ever come to experiencing the pain of childbirth. Indeed, kidney stones are known for causing incredible pain as they leave the body.

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10 Jun

Do You Understand How Light is Impacting Your Health?

It would be an understatement to say that Thomas Edison changed the world when he invented the lightbulb in 1879. In reality, he transformed the very way that people live their lives. Rather than going to bed with the sunset and waking with the sunrise, artificial light has made it possible to extend the day for as many hours as we need. Unfortunately, health experts believe that this ability has also created extensive and damaging health effects on the human body. Read More