Aura Castro

Turmeric—The Superfood You Need to Include in Your Diet

With the number of times you come across turmeric on social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, you’d think it was a veritable superstar. Well, among fitness and dieting circles, that really isn’t very far from the truth. Golden-hued soups, lattes, and vegan ice cream are all the rage, and it’s all because of one

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Aura Castro

The Long- and Short-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health

The novel coronavirus hat emerged from the central Chinese city of Wuhan has now spread to at least 187 countries and territories with more than 3.8 million confirmed infections and at least 269,000 deaths. The outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11th,

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Aura Castro

The Benefits of Rhubarb You’ve Been Missing Out On

Rhubarb, a common vegetable (no, it’s not a fruit) with pinkish-red stalks and a sour taste, is a classic spring food. It is most notably used in baked goods, jams, and jellies. While it typically has a pretty short season, its distinctive taste makes it a favorite in grocery stores and farmer’s markets.

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Aura Castro

Understanding What it Means to Flatten the Curve

The novel coronavirus pandemic has gripped the country as few other crises have in the past. As of May 7, 2020, a New York Times database reports that there are more than 1,235,200 people in the US who have been infected with the virus, and at least 73,500 have died. Governments all over the globe have

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Aura Castro

Autoimmune Arthritis—Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Arthritis is a painful and debilitating disease that affects millions of adults in the US. One of the worst things about arthritis is that it is not preventable. The term autoimmune arthritis is used to describe a group of arthritis types that involve an individual’s immune system attacking itself. The most common type of autoimmune

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Aura Castro

Turmeric—The Superfood You Need to Include in Your Diet

With the number of times you come across turmeric on social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, you’d think it was a veritable superstar. Well, among fitness and dieting circles, that really isn’t very far from the truth. Golden-hued soups, lattes, and vegan ice cream are all the rage, and it’s all because of one

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