Tainted Halloween Candy: Myth or Truth?

Many parents plan every year for that last-minute scramble: getting their child’s trick or treat bag away from them long enough to check for opened or altered candy, before the kids tear into their stash. But is that really necessary? …

Cars vs. Trick or Treaters

Halloween is a favorite holiday for almost every kid, and it’s a fun night that gets everyone out in the streets — but with that excitement should come an increased attention to safety. Accidents involving drivers and trick or treaters …

Stress, Strain, and Pain of Muscles

Human musculature is extremely complex and well designed. Impeccable design, however, does not prevent strain and pain. Conversely, the muscles are so interconnected with the rest of the human body that stress and anxiety may lead to muscle pain. Studies …

Massage as Treatment for Pain

Think back to the last time you banged your funny bone. What was the first thing you did after yelping in pain? Chances are good you rubbed the sore area. While this is mostly instinctual, there is science to back …

Braces Are Painful, Darn It!

Braces and retainers help straighten and align teeth not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for fundamental benefits like chewing. But that even smile comes at a price: sore, aching teeth and the occasional scratch in the mouth. Dental braces …