Family Life | Health tips: Know the risks of diabetes and follow a healthy meal plan –

On November 21, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

During National Diabetes Month, Conemaugh Health Systems wants to educate people on the signs and symptoms of diabetes and pre-diabetes. According to the CDC, over 30 million Americans have diabetes and 84 million have pre-diabetes. People over 45 years old who are overweight and have high blood pressure are at the greatest risk for the […]


Water pollution: An introduction to causes, effects, solutions

On November 5, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The population across the globe is steadily increasing, which means that our water resources are feeling the consequences more and more. Water pollution is typically measured in quantities, since the volume of water and the amount of pollution are the two biggest factors in how the environment and its inhabitants are impacted. The main causes […]


Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution. This World Environment Day, it’s time for a change

On November 3, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Today’s world is built around plastics, and it’s having a detrimental impact on a global scale. More than half of all the plastic that has been produced since 1950 has ended up in a landfill, not being recycled. As a society, we should not only figure out a way to reduce the use of plastics […]


How Humans Get in the Way of Clean Water

On November 1, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

People in the developed world take clean water for granted, as there are two billion people on the planet where clean water is not a guarantee. While there are ways to combat the issue of available drinking water, many of these projects are hindered by humans. Many times, the planning is not up to par, […]


‘Our children in danger’ after chemical blaze

On October 31, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

A chemical plant in the French city of Rouen recently experienced a large fire at a chemical factory. Officials said the Lubrizol that caught plant released 5,000 tonnes of chemicals into the area, but the the fumes were harmless. Although, days after the fire, many people in Rouen are experiencing illnesses, and there are several […]


6 Easy Ways to Be Healthier –

On October 29, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Everyone wants to be healthy but it can seem like an unattainable goal. Incorporating simple steps into your day can really help. For every hour that you sit, you need five minutes of exercise. If you do not like an exercise activity, you will not do it, so find something that works for you. Dancing […]


We can’t assume our water is safe to drink. But we can fix it.

On October 27, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

As Americans, we tend to trust that our water is safe to drink, since we have regulatory rules and checks to make sure it is. But when you look at the facts, one in four Americans do not have access to safe drinking water as defined by our laws. Violations range from high levels of […]


World Food Day 2019: encouraging healthy diets for a #zerohunger world – On Medicine – BMC Blogs Network

On October 25, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Obesity has become of great concern as people are actually malnourished and live sedentary lifestyles. Obesity causes disability and death worldwide. The World Food Day 2019 is asking everyone to have healthy diets. Eat servings of fruits and vegetables. Knowledge and motivation is needed. School age children need to be introduced to better choices and […]


UK weather turns to bring first snow as winter comes early – and it’s going to be brutal –

On October 23, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Winter could make an early arrival in the UK this year. The first significant snowfall could happen as early as October. Experts predict that this upcoming winter could be the coldest that the UK has seen since the historic winter of 2010 and 2011. This winter is expected to be rough due in part to […]


Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled — Plastic Pollution Coalition

On October 21, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

We have all heard that recycling is good for the planet, but the U.S. may need some help with this. As the result of fast food restaurants, plastic cups, lids, straws, and our overall neglect to the environment, the U.S. burns six times more plastic waste than they recycle it. To reduce plastic pollution, scholars […]