Matt Jancer

body

This Is What Happens to Your Body When it's Shocked by Freezing Water

People who take the polar bear plunge often talk of feeling invigorated, like they've downed a shot glass of pure energy.
Matt Jancer
1.2.19
body

Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
mental health

College Students Aren't Always Given Medical Privacy

What you say in therapy can get passed to parents, college administrators, and even job prospects.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
Weight Loss

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You First Start Working Out

Often referred to as 'newbie gains,' the effect​ is not purely psychological.
Matt Jancer
11.8.18
body

Bad Posture and Back Pain Could Be Due to the Way You Sit All Day

Eighty percent of Americans will deal with back pain at some point in their lives, but there's an easy way to fix it.
Matt Jancer
11.1.18
body

The Heimlich Maneuver Might Not Be the Best Way to Save a Choking Person

No one, not the Red Cross nor Dr. Henry Heimlich himself, ever completely proved its effectiveness.
Matt Jancer
8.29.18
Phys Ed

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.
Matt Jancer
7.20.18
pain

Everything You Need to Know About Spraining Your Tooth

Grinding your teeth at night, clenching your jaw during the day, and biting your nails can traumatize your tooth ligaments, leading to serious pain.
Matt Jancer
7.16.18
pain

The Way You Hold Your Mouse Could Be Causing Wrist Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb tendinitis, and more can result from a bad grip.
Matt Jancer
7.12.18
Phys Ed

Why You Shouldn't Take Your Puppy Running With You

Done too early, it'll permanently injure the puppy's joints and leg bones.
Matt Jancer
5.31.18
How to Not Die

The Easiest Way to Make a Useful First-Aid Kit

Whether you're going hiking or chopping onions, this kit will help if you do something stupid.
Matt Jancer
5.15.18
Phys Ed

A Guide to Working Out When Something Really Hurts

Three sports medicine physicians gave us a plan.
Matt Jancer
4.26.18
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