This past week, I was fortunate to reconnect with my friend and filmmaker Ryan Prior. Ryan lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or the combined acronym ME/CFS, and in 2014, I had the opportunity to view an unfinished cut of his film Forgotten Plague: M.E. and the Future of Medicine. Fast forward … Continue reading “ME/CFS: Myalgic Encepha—what? Exploring Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

Is a Vasectomy Right for You?

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Gerry

There are numerous birth control options available today, everything from the oral birth control pill and intrauterine device (IUD) for women to the male sterilization procedure known as a vasectomy. The vasectomy procedure is a permanent and safe method of birth control that works by severing the vas deferens to prevent sperm from flowing from … Continue reading “Is a Vasectomy Right for You?”

The Dos and Don’ts When it Comes to Hand Washing

Posted on October 4, 2016 by Gerry

Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Hand-washing requires only soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a cleanser that doesn’t require water. As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. In turn, you can infect yourself … Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts When it Comes to Hand Washing”

Many people are big fans of coffee. They may say they want to kick the caffeine habit, but something stops them (maybe the caffeine addiction). But did you know that there are actually health benefits to drinking coffee, not just that jolt of a pick-me-up in the morning when you need an extra boost, the … Continue reading “The perks of coffee for your health: Celebrating International Coffee Day”