Tag Archives: quirky questions

Quirky Questions: Do I really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day?

If there’s one health recommendation that everyone seems to know, it would probably be to drink eight glasses of water a day, which is also known as the “8×8″ rule. It sounds logical enough: Since our bodies need water to function, not drinking enough… read more >

Top Health Stories of 2012

As we say goodbye to 2012, here’s a look back at the most popular health stories of the year from the One Medical blog. These are the stories you emailed, tweeted, liked, pinned, and talked about most. We’ve enjoyed sharing these stories with you,… read more >

Quirky Questions: Why does coffee make me poop?

If you notice that your daily coffee ritual is often accompanied by a timely bowel movement, you’re not alone. For some people this can be an inconvenience, but for others, coffee can be one way of keeping regular. Some coffee drinkers some will readily… read more >

Quirky Questions: How much body heat do I really lose through my head?

Today let’s consider a perennially popular medical myth, one that continues to circulate year after year as temperatures begin to drop: that 45% of body heat dissipates through the head (I’ve even seen that figure as high as 80%). Although it is possible to… read more >

May 2012: Month in Review

This month, our experts commented on breaking health headlines and shared their advice on topics ranging from meditation and yoga to allergies and eye health, and lots of things in between. Don’t miss the healthy breakfast recipes–ready in just minutes–cooked up by our nutritionist,… read more >

Quirky Questions: Do stinky feet signify a health problem?

Did you know that each of your feet contains as many as 250,000 sweat glands? Collectively, these thousands of tiny glands can produce as much as one pint of sweat per foot each day! Human feet host innumerable bacteria that love this concoction of… read more >

Quirky Questions: Are deodorants and antiperspirants unhealthy?

If you’re concerned about certain ingredients in deodorants and antiperspirants causing disease, you’re not alone–these concerns have circulated for years. In particular, parabens and aluminum, which are found in some deodorants and antiperspirants, have been implicated in breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. But are… read more >