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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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Six Possible Remedies for Dry Winter Skin

Six Possible Remedies for Dry Winter Skin

There are numerous reasons to loathe the winter months, not the least of which involves bone-chilling temperatures. Blizzards and snowstorms can make travel all but impossible, and colds and viruses tend to fester in the long stretch between fall and ...

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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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The Places Where Germs Like to Lurk

The Places Where Germs Like to Lurk

From an early age, we are told that germs pose a significant risk to our health. This is undeniably true, since the term “germ” encompasses a number of disease-causing bacteria, viruses and fungi. Being so numerous and invisible to the ...

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