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  • Fitness Quest: Early Lessons Learned

    Fitness Quest: Early Lessons Learned

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. Find Patterns in the Data During previous attempts at dieting, I struggled at various points. Tracking my weight with Weight Watchers showed this but I never understood why

  • Avoid buyer’s remorse when it comes to trainers

    Avoid buyer’s remorse when it comes to trainers

    I’m going to jump right into this. The market is SATURATED with personal trainers, CrossFit coaches, “health” coaches, etc. You absolutely need to research your trainers before you commit. It’s no different than buying a car, tv, cell phone, or mail-order bride (wait, what?). The other day, a friend of mine contacted me to help

  • Fitness Quest: Discussing the Localvore Movement with Holly Crow

    Fitness Quest: Discussing the Localvore Movement with Holly Crow

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week’s column features an interview with localvore and Juice Plus+ advocate, Holly Crow. Philadelphians may recognize her from the Flyers Wives Carnival, where she served

  • Ebola: experimental treatments and the ethics of administration

    Ebola: experimental treatments and the ethics of administration

    To date, there have been over 1,050 deaths attributed to Ebola virus infection and disease (Ebola hemorrhagic fever) in the 2014 Western Africa epidemic, and the World Health Organization (WHO) believes these numbers to be underestimated.1 There is no cure for Ebola, and treatment is limited to supportive care consisting of hydration, blood transfusions (if needed)

  • What’s Happening in Ferguson?

    What’s Happening in Ferguson?

    Where? Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. What? The city is under siege for the last several nights as a highly armed police force clashes with town residents who are protesting the death of one of their own who was killed by a police officer. Conflicting reports lay blame on the officer and the

  • My Rendezvous with Online Dating

    My Rendezvous with Online Dating

    Recently, a colleague has been discussing his previous experiences with online dating. He has been telling stories of the crazy women with whom he interacted and, for some reason, those stories intrigued me. As he talked, it dawned on me that I never had the online dating experience. It’s not because I am a girl magnet (Not even close).