Julie Fidler

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Julie Fidler is a freelance writer, legal blogger, and the author of Adventures in Holy Matrimony: For Better or the Absolute Worst. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two ridiculously spoiled cats. She occasionally pontificates on her blog.

Recent articles by Julie Fidler


Air Pollution May be to Blame for 20% of Dementia Cases

Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution have a much higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Opioid Use Now Tops Tobacco Use in the U.S.

Recent federal data shows that more people in the U.S. use opioid painkillers than tobacco, highlighting the tragic opioid crisis gripping the country.


Could This Popular All-Natural Sweetener Beat Lyme Disease?

Stevia is proving to be an effective treatment for tick-borne Lyme disease, and patients in a clinical trial are seeing encouraging results.


Heartburn Drugs Linked to up to 94% Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

One study shows that people who take popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) have a higher risk of ischemic stroke.


Have You Heard of the Low-Fat “SlimCado?” Avocado Incoming!

SlimCado avocados are advertised as being a healthier, low-fat alternative to Hass avocados, but the fruits aren’t exactly getting rave reviews.


Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


Study: Teen Pot Dependency DOWN Despite Looser Marijuana Laws

Despite looser marijuana laws, FEWER kids are dependent on marijuana, or struggling with school or relationships, according to a new study.


Study Reveals Link Between Sugar and Depression (and Mental Disorders)

A link between sugar and depression? A study suggests that men (and women) with high sugar intake may be more prone to depression and other mood disorders.


Study: Recreational Running May Be Good for Your Hips and Knees

In a recent study, recreational running was shown to help osteoarthritis of the knees and hips, adding to the many health benefits of this aerobic activity.


Are These GMO Meatless Burgers Safe to Eat? The FDA Isn’t Sure

The FDA would not certify all of the ingredients in the Impossible Burger GRAS (generally recognized as safe) but Impossible Foods launched it anyway.


Breastfeeding: A Natural Way to Prevent Endometrial Cancer

An analysis of 17 previous studies shows breastfeeding for 6-9 months decreases a mother’s risk of developing endometrial cancer.


Studies Suggest Yoga Helps Depression Sufferers Feel Better

Four studies presented to the nation’s largest group of psychologists show that yoga can improve depression symptoms and overcome unhealthy eating patterns.


How TV Food Ads Penetrate the Brains of Children as Young as 2 Years Old

Researchers have found that preschool-age children who watch food ads on TV consume about 120 extra calories a day.


The Opioid Crisis Deemed a National Emergency: So What Happens Now?

The Trump administration has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. What does that mean, and is there any reason for concern?


Living in the Country Reduces Risk of Dying from Cancer by 29%

A recent study shows that people with bowel cancer who live in the country have a 29% lower chance of dying from the disease.


Whoa! Study Finds Energy Drinks to be a Gateway Drug?

Shocking new research suggests that energy drinks may be a gateway drug to harder substances, including cocaine and non-prescription stimulants.


Toddlers who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk may be Shorter than Their Peers

A study finds that young children who drink non-cow’s milk may be shorter than their peers, and researchers don’t know if it carries over into adulthood.