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Is There a Superbug In Your Home?

Is There a Superbug In Your Home?

People like to believe that the homes they live in are relatively clean. But imagine that a microscopic enemy, immune to most antibiotics, managed to get inside your house? A recent study has found that MRSA, a potentially deadly type ...

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Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Mount Everest?” The world’s tallest mountain? Blisteringly cold temperatures? Mountain climbers pushing their bodies to their physical limits? How about type 2 diabetes? While the first three answers ...

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How Safe is Our Produce?

How Safe is Our Produce?

Over the last several years, the issue of chemicals used in food preparation has received a fair amount of media attention. One such chemical that is commonly used by food producers is pesticides, which are applied to a wide range ...

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Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather

Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather

As shown by the large influx of travelers who head south every winter, very few people enjoy cold weather. Frigid temperatures force those living in colder climates to spend most of their time indoors, and to throw on several layers ...

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Work and Weight: Don’t Let Your Job Add Pounds

Work and Weight: Don’t Let Your Job Add Pounds

Ever struggle with a thickening waistline after taking a certain job? You’re hardly alone; many workers must contend with extra pounds after spending day after day chained to a desk. Working a sedentary type of job, however, doesn’t mean that ...

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Five Strategies for Preventing Falls by Seniors

Five Strategies for Preventing Falls by Seniors

As the human body ages, it tends to become more vulnerable to severe health problems and various illnesses. For example, seniors tend to suffer more heart attacks than younger age groups (in the United States, the average age of first ...

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Glued to the Couch? Some Reasons to Get Outside

Glued to the Couch? Some Reasons to Get Outside

Be honest – you probably don’t spend all that much time outside, right? Well, you’re not alone; a 2008 study by found that Americans were spending much less time enjoying nature than in previous decades. Published in the journal Proceedings ...

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Gardening With Arthritis: Ways to Keep Pain at Bay

Gardening With Arthritis: Ways to Keep Pain at Bay

Arthritis is a painful disease that 50 million Americans suffer with every year. Despite its severity, it’s still possible for those with arthritis to enjoy regular physical activity. Arthritis sufferers who like to garden, for instance, don’t necessarily have to ...

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