Taylor Dahl is a web producer at Sharecare. Taylor has experience in digital, print and social media for companies such as Time Inc., Atlanta Metropolitan Publishing and the United States Marine Corps.
Trying to make a baby? Well, even though the typical male body produces 12 million sperm a day, in a Harris Poll, two out of three men admitted they don’t do much -- if anything -- to support healthy male fertility. That needs to change. A growing stack of research shows that there’s ple
In the 2002 movie, Serving Sara, Matthew Perry plays a hapless process server who uses trickery and a six-pack of beer to achieve an (artificially) enriched lifestyle. A fizzle at the box office, we coulda told ‘em anything that’s overly processed never amounts to anything in the end. In
In 1960, Rod Serling introduced his TV show by saying: “You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. That’s the signpost up ahead -- your next stop -- The Twilight Zone." Well, we’d like to take you into another dimension too,
During the Gold Rush of the 1840s and 50s pioneers in wagon trains littered the Oregon Trail, especially in western Kansas and Colorado, with clothes, books, kitchenware and wooden crates to make it over the Rocky Mountains. They had no choice but to lighten their load if they were going to complete
Raspberries, it turns out, are a hot new subject for botanists and biological researchers. This year’s Experimental Biology conference saw six studies presented on the fruit -- and not one elicited a questionable sound or smell. The reaction was quite the opposite. Scientists from around the g
A seven-year study of more than 500,000 Chinese adults found that consuming fruit regularly was associated with around a 33 percent reduction in death from cardiovascular problems. (The researchers focused on China because many Chinese, especially in the poorer rural areas, eat very little fruit...
From celebrities hooked on painkillers to TV reality shows about rehab and those recent Senate hearings in Washington, DC, you can’t escape the news that prescription pain pills like OxyContin and Vicodin -- so important for managing some acute and chronic pain -- can cause you big troubl
All Roads Lead to Rome is a Sarah Jessica Parker movie that led to nowhere (Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 3.5 out of 10). But it’s also a proverb meaning many paths can get you to the same place. And that’s surely true when you look at two recent studies on kids and exercise. They both concl
The Science of Sleep is a 2006 French fantasy/sci-fi flick that suggests for many folks the line between being awake and sound asleep is pretty fuzzy and an awfully romantic zone to be in. But in reality, the science of sleep suggests that too little or erratic sleep is risky business. Turns out...
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight first recorded “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” in 1967. Since those early days, the indefatigable Ms. Knight has been singing on stage (and in her local choir) for over 50 years. Guess it agrees with her (and us too). And guess what else? R
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are (according to some) 29 pulses that indicate different states of health or unhealthiness. The normal, healthy pulse is calm, steady, smooth and soft -- but not too soft -- and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. The same can be said for a type of
Up In Smoke (Cheech and Chong, 1978) may have floated the hazy notion that smoking marijuana was harmless fun, but new research shows a woman’s chance for delivering a healthy baby is actually what goes up in smoke if she lets smoke into her brain and lungs when pregnant. Researchers from the