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How Does Alcohol Tolerance Change as We Age?

By Mo Perry

As we get older, we process alcohol less efficiently. Here’s why.

Dr. Marty Makary

A Closer Look at Health Care

With Dr. Marty Makary, MPH
Season 4, Episode 13

Our health-care industry can be confusing and difficult to navigate — and it presents challenges when the lifestyle changes that can help manage or prevent illnesses aren’t considered. Marty Makary, MPH, offers a transparent look at the industry and underscores why lifestyle changes are such important factors in the quality of our health.

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What Are the Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

By Mo Perry

Alcohol seems to affect us all differently — and even affect our own bodies differently over time. Here are answers to some of your questions about booze and the body.

Anika Christ

Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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8 Ways to Protect Your Vision

By Michael Dregni

Proper nutrition and hydration are just two ways to support eye health.

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What to Do When You’ve Fallen “Off the Wagon”

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

We all experience bumps in the road when going after health goals. Here’s how to make sure it remains a bump and not a derailment.

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The Connection Between Noise and Hearing Loss

By Karen Bannan

By 2050, one in four people is projected to have some hearing loss. Some of that is due to chronic noise exposure.

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Decibel Levels for Common Sounds

By Karen Bannan

From quiet to deafening, here are average decibel levels for everyday sounds in the world around us.

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Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

By Craig Cox

FDA’s inaction hinders development of affordable hearing aids.

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Added Sugar Doubles Liver-Fat Production

By Molly Tynjala

Even moderate amounts of added sugar in our diets can negatively affect our liver, according to a recent study.

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Does Your Zip Code Determine Your Health?

By Courtney Helgoe

Why social determinants, such as access to quality housing, education, and fresh food, can have an impact on your well-being.

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Lab Testing Creates More Personalized Medicine

By Laine Bergeson Becco

Targeted lab testing can help provide root-cause data.

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Can Microdosing Help Mental Health?

By Kaelyn Riley

Some health providers are using psychedelics to help treat depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

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How Telehealth Boosts Healthcare Access

By Laine Bergeson Becco

For those with chronic conditions, telemedicine is a boon.

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Are Health-Tracking Devices for Biofeedback Worth It?

By Laine Bergeson Becco

The pros and cons of biotracking.

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Our Favorite Experience Life Articles

By Experience Life Staff

Whether it was the subject or the storytelling, the articles we’ve written, edited, and read these past 20 years have made an impact on our team.

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Why Are My Gums Receding?

By Mo Perry

Here are some root causes — and what you can do about it.

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Why Do I Have Lingering Mouth Sores?

By Mo Perry

Here are some root causes of lingering mouth sores — and what you can do about them.

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Why Do I Have Oral Thrush?

By Mo Perry

Here are some root causes of oral thrush — and what you can do about it.

Jeanne Rosner

Cultivating Ikigai: A Tool for a Happy, Fulfilled Life

With Jeanne Rosner, MD
Season 3, Episode 8

“Ikigai” is defined as a reason for living — and it’s a tool Jeanne Rosner, MD, uses in her own life to nurture a greater sense of purpose. In this episode, she talks about this Japanese concept and how it can help us live longer, more satisfying lives. Plus, she offers guidance for finding our personal ikigai and suggestions for easy ways to cultivate it in our daily lives.

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Why Do I Have Canker Sores?

By Mo Perry

Here are some root causes of canker sores — and what you can do about them.

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