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Six Surprising Allergy Triggers

Six Surprising Allergy Triggers

Whether they are due to pet dander, foods or plants, allergies can easily make a routine day feel more like an endurance test. Far too many people are familiar with the telltale signs of an allergy flare-up – the swollen ...

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Honey Bees and Five Other Insects that Sting

Honey Bees and Five Other Insects that Sting

The great outdoors have many alluring aspects, especially during the spring and summer months, when the temperatures warm up and plant life blooms. Unfortunately, there are certain drawbacks to going outside during this time of year, not the least of ...

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Preventing Food from Going Bad

Preventing Food from Going Bad

Care to guess how much food Americans throw out every year? The answer is probably much larger than you might think. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the average American discards a whopping 25 percent of the food and ...

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Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

When the topic of air pollution comes up, most people think of pollutants pushed into the atmosphere from the factory smokestacks. While outdoor pollution is certainly a major concern for industrialized and developing nations alike, it would be a mistake ...

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Preventing and Treating Hair Damage

Preventing and Treating Hair Damage

It’s fairly obvious that Americans care a great deal about their hair. According to one estimate, the US hair care industry rakes in a whopping $19 billion in yearly revenue. The main reason for all of this attention stems from ...

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Fighting Back Against Skin Damage

Fighting Back Against Skin Damage

No one likes getting old; we have less energy, many people put on weight and the body becomes more susceptible to injury and disease. Our looks hardly escape unscathed either, as Father Time often leaves an everlasting imprint on our ...

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How Does Winter Impact our Health?

It’s pretty safe to assume that most people don’t particularly care for the winter season. Sure, there are exceptions – if you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, winter might be the perfect time of year for you – but most ...

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Is The Air in Your Home Safe for Breathing?

We all want to feel safe in our homes, but sometimes the danger lies in something we can’t see, the air.  Here are some common pollutants and how they affect the health of your home and your family. Asbestos Awareness ...

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Taking Disinfection into Your Own Hands

It is a good idea to know how to disinfect your own drinking water; it’s easy and you may have to do it at some point in your life. Information gathered from the United States Environmental Protection Agency 1. Using ...

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