All posts by Melissa McAllister

Suicide Prevention: Reach Out, and Let Others Know You’re There

Suicide, and suicide prevention, have been major media topics lately, after the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.     Depression can be an isolating, debilitating condition for the people who live with it every day. I actually lost my uncle to suicide, so mental health and making sure to “check in” with […]

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Feeling Weak and Tired? You May Have Anemia

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Most of you have probably heard of anemia before. You might even know the signs: brittle, ridged fingernails; tired and pale; headaches and dizziness… Yeah, iron deficiency is annoying and weakening, and it’s potentially dangerous too. I’m not trying to scare you…I just want to make people aware that it’s all too easy to have […]

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Is Factory Farming Bad? What Meat Should I Eat?

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You’ve probably heard that factory farming makes animals sick… So it’s bad for you too, right? What exactly defines “factory farming,” and is it DEFINITELY bad for animals and for the humans who consume them? Factory farms are a sensitive topic with a lot of broader ethical implications, so for today’s post, I just want […]

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How Do I Sleep Better at Night? Exercise is the Key!

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Some of us sleep better at night than others. As it turns out, exercise plays a big role in that! It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that exercise helps your sleep patterns, gets you to sleep faster, and…exercise even helps you get┬ádeeper, more restful sleep by resetting your sleep cycles! I mean, it doesn’t […]

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