Home / Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

50 survivors of Hamas massacre at music festival have taken own lives

hamas festival

Nearly 50 survivors of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on a music festival have committed suicide. The shocking number comes as survivors gave testimony before Israeli lawmakers and the country struggles to ...

Read More »

Naked biological male charged over Planet Fitness restroom incident

planet transgender

Charges have been filed against a biological man who identified as female after stripping “completely naked” in front of a minor girl inside a Planet Fitness women’s locker room. Christoper Allen Miller, ...

Read More »

Time to get moving: Activity benefits mental as well as physical health

mental health

Spring is a great time to get active and start losing weight gained during the long winter months. Exercise also contributes to better mental health. “Physical activity can improve many mental health ...

Read More »

Sweden refused lockdown and boasts the lowest mortality in Europe

lockdown

Many more people in Sweden are alive today because Anders Tegnell understands the economic lesson of secondary consequences. Gore Vidal once said “I told you so” are the four most beautiful words ...

Read More »

“Living on borrowed time,” man preaches in spite of health

Although John Parks has battled a heart attack, cancer and COVID-19 over the past dozen years, God had a plan for his life. “God isn’t done with me yet,” he says. “I’m ...

Read More »

National Marriage Week is February 7-14

marriage week

“Love Beyond Words” is the theme for this year’s National Marriage Week, which will take place from February 7 to 14. This year’s mission encourages couples to put their love into action ...

Read More »

End ‘gain-of-function’ virus research: Kansas Senator

gain-of-function

Kanas Senator Roger Marshall said this week the US should discontinue gain-of-function research and stop funding similar Chinese research. “I think number one is we have to have a moratorium on gain ...

Read More »

Experiencing awe quite literally improves your health

awe

The world needs more “awe,” says Twitter account Culture Critic (@Culture–crit). The account regularly posts messages about culture, past and present, and how much we have seemingly lost to “progress.” It also ...

Read More »

Musician John Tesh credits this for beating cancer

tesh

Musician and author John Tesh has learned the power of renewing the mind during his long battle against cancer. “I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark ...

Read More »

California repeals law that punished Doctors for disagreeing with state policy on Covid

doctors law

A California law that stripped physicians of their medical licenses if they disagreed with the stated Covid policy has been revoked. Medical organizations are calling it a victory for doctors’ First Amendment ...

Read More »

Healthier living in 2024 begins with simple lifestyle changes

winter approaches healthy simple

Few things are more symbolic of the coming of a new year than making health resolutions that more often than not get abandoned in coming months. The trick? Make it simple. “As ...

Read More »

Tips to get out of the occasional spiritual “blahs”

blahs

Everyone has heard of the winter blues and the post-holiday blahs. At some time, most Christians experience the spiritual blahs as well, former magazine editor J. Lee Grady said. He offers 10 ...

Read More »

Prayer beats holiday stress, says “The Chosen” star

chosen prayer

Prayer is the best antidote for the busyness of the holiday season, said Jonathan Roumie, star of “The Chosen” and “Jesus Revolution.” During an interview with Fox News, the 49-year-old actor talked about ...

Read More »

Switching to whole grains a good choice for winter

winter

When the weather turns cold, people naturally are drawn to comfort foods such as  casseroles, soups, stews and noodle dishes, among others. They often are familiar foods that people may have grown ...

Read More »

Many pastors still hurting in wake of pandemic

pastors pandemic

Although the pandemic is over, the human toll on pastors is still being felt. “At the height of the pandemic, we were losing up to 1,500 pastors a month in this country,” ...

Read More »

Exercise, diet and sunlight fight winter blues

winter blues

Despite the joy of the holiday season, the end of Daylight Saving Time marked the start of the winter blues for many people. “A more serious version of winter blues is called ...

Read More »

RJ Thesman: Helping Caregivers Through the Holiday Season

rj

When a disastrous fire thrust RJ Thesman’s father into trauma-induced dementia, she and her family began to learn firsthand about what’s involved in caregiving. While RJ’s mother, a nurse, was sure she ...

Read More »

As winter approaches, stay active with these precautions

winter approaches healthy simple

As cold weather approaches that means it’s time to cut back on outdoor activities and hibernate during the winter. Right? Not so fast. “There is a seasonality to physical activity levels,” said ...

Read More »

Declining U.S. birthrate furthers economic problems across society

maternal deaths birthrate

A plummeting U.S. birthrate likely will make current economic problems even worse. Between 2007 and 2022, the birthrate fell by 22 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not ...

Read More »

Small, unexpected things can bring happiness, new poll finds

happiness poll

Happiness seems to be in short supply with all of the turmoil in the world today. The good news is that small, unexpected things can bring a smile when it’s needed most, ...

Read More »

Church Mental Health Summit will offer free online resources to leaders

mental summit

The pandemic exposed the mental health challenges that churches face. A free online summit on October 10, which is World Mental Health Day, will offer resources to church leaders. The Church Mental ...

Read More »

Hawley welcomes decision of University to halt sex-change surgeries on children

hawley children

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, is welcoming the decision of Washington University in St. Louis to halt controversial surgeries and hormone treatments on children.  The school and its associated Transgender Clinic which is ...

Read More »

Missouri taking steps to reduce maternal deaths

maternal deaths birthrate

Missouri, which has one of the highest rates of pregnancy-related deaths in the nation, is investing in a comprehensive maternal mortality prevention plan An average of 70 Missouri women died while pregnant ...

Read More »

Research and the Bible agree: Generosity is good for you

generosity

Generosity, a fundamental virtue of all cultures, finds profound expression in the Bible as benefitting the giver and receiver. New research supports those beliefs. In addition to offering moral instruction, scriptures highlight ...

Read More »

Psychiatrist says church is cure for loneliness epidemic

loneliness epidemic

Americans, even many Christians, are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. The U.S. Surgeon General calls loneliness a public health threat on par with smoking or obesity. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said ...

Read More »
X
X