A Bit More Healthy Archive March 2014

Are You Battling Consumption?

Are You Battling Consumption?

It’s an archaic health term with a new meaning.

By Kevin RR Williams

HEALTH Though the disease is most common in crowded and developing countries, high-tech societies can become consumed in many ways.

How to Keep Your Website Healthy

How to Keep Your Website Healthy

Don’t let your traffic slump.

By Kevin RR Williams

SEO To run a successful website, you should frequently view analytics. Navigating the daunting Google interface may not be necessary nearly as often if you use a mobile app.

Don’t Confuse Friend With Friendly

Don’t Confuse Friend With Friendly

Beware of deceptive social media boundaries.

By Kevin RR Williams

BEHAVIOR By calling followers "friends," Facebook redefined a time-honored relationship. Are those virtual friends the same as true friends?

Ethical Questions for Doctors

Ethical Questions for Doctors

Should patient’s online information affect treatment?

By Kevin RR Williams

SOCIAL MEDIA The doctors that follow me on Twitter are in other cities, states or countries. The reason your doctors don't want to read your blog is precisely why you shouldn't invite them to do so.

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day

Every circle is a Pi but not every pie is a circle.

By Kevin RR Williams

MATHEMATICS Even before Pi Day 2014 is over, excitement is growing for next year's centurial event. Here are things to do on the date and ways to remember Pi.

Deceptive Colon Cancer Staging

Deceptive Colon Cancer Staging

The stage isn’t set.

By Kevin RR Williams

HEALTH Half of all colon cancer stages have better than 50% survival rates. Stage IIIA 5-year survival rate is higher than all categories of Stage II.

Nursery Rhyme Dichotomy

Nursery Rhyme Dichotomy

What’s the moral of the story?

By Kevin RR Williams

HAPPENISM Some nursery rhymes are taught as memory aids. Some musical artists have employed nursery rhyme lyrics with seemingly no beneficial purpose. Should you get that little ditty out of your head?

Microbiome Gives New Meaning to Cavity Search

Microbiome Gives New Meaning to Cavity Search

Do microorganisms hold key to future health cures?

By Kevin RR Williams

HEALTH Microbes in oral-nasal cavities, skin, gut, and urogenital area are being used by clinicians to combat everything from gastrointestinal disease to mental health.

Waste Not, Take-Out Not

Waste Not, Take-Out Not

Have you considered the environmental impact of meals?

By Kevin RR Williams

ECOLOGY Recycling goes far beyond getting your nickel deposit back from soda bottles. We need to minimize total environmental impact of meal consumption. Here's how.