The Opioid Crisis — A Case of Mass Homicide?

September 13, 2019

The inappropriate treatment approach to back pain is a driving force behind the opioid epidemic, Dave Chase, co-founder of Health Rosetta, reports,1 citing the 2018 JAMA Network Open paper,2 “Opioid Prescribing for Low Back Pain: What Is the Role of Payers?” One of the reasons for this is the sheer prevalence of back pain. Statistics3 suggest 8 in 10 American adults will be affected by it at some point in…


The science of a happy marriage

July 29, 2019

Have you ever waited with excitement to share some amazingly good news with your partner, only to experience a surge of frustration and resentment when he or she barely reacts to your announcement? As a society, we place a huge amount of emphasis on being there for each other when we’re in need, but past research has actually shown that relationship satisfaction is influenced as much, if not more, by…


Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States

July 1, 2019

The summer of 2017 brought the very first total solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776? Here are highlights of eight total solar eclipses that have hit American soil since the signing of the Declaration of Independence—plus, an update on the next total solar eclipse. Total Solar Eclipses through U.S. History June 24, 1778 The total solar eclipse of June 24, 1778, began in the middle…