As Silicon Valley technophiles use devices to collect data on everything from how many calories they burn to their fluctuating stress levels and their posture, a group of entrepreneurs is bringing that technology somewhere new – into the bedroom.
Conflicting or controversial health guidelines can keep you from getting the care you really need, or send you rushing around for tests that you could do without. So what medical screening tests do you actually need?
If you were having a heart attack, you’d know it, right? While some people experience the “Hollywood” heart attack – picture clutching your chest in agony and dropping to the ground – others have different or more subtle symptoms that can be mistaken for something a lot less serious.
The human papillomavirus is the most commonly transmitted STD in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that it causes cancer in roughly 17,600 women and 9,300 men every year and that nearly everyone will be exposed to the virus.
Many fashion-conscious women wear high heels to show off their legs. But in truth, given the extraordinarily high incidence of ankle sprains, we’d probably all be better off if we had thick stumps like an elephant’s to connect our feet to our legs.
One hundred years ago, on Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, providing protection for 35 established parks. Today, there are 407, from the most-visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with 10 million visitors a year, to the least-visited Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, with only around 11,000 visitors annually.
Valor Martial Arts on South Woodlawn offers a class for people suffering from Parkinson's disease to help them manage some of the symptoms they suffer. Research has shown that the exercises associated with boxing can be beneficial to someone with Parkinson's. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)