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Let the Games Begin!

The winter Olympics opened February 7 in Sochi, Russia amid security concerns, rumors about missing stray dogs, and fervor over Russia’s anti-gay laws. And then all that faded and the focus became the world’s elite athletes who were invited to this city on the edge of the Black Sea to demonstrate their prowess, to amaze […]

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Smoking Stinks

Smoking was big news last week. On Wednesday, February 5, CVS announced that beginning in October, it would no longer sell cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. Representatives for the nation’s second largest drug-store chain cited its desire to focus on customers’ health—and smoking contradicts that goal. The decision is a bold one—CVS will likely lose […]

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Our Body’s Lymphatic System

“Your body can regenerate. From brain cells to toe cells, your body can regenerate. If you want to regenerate tissue, you have got to move lymph.”  – Dr. Robert Morse, N.D., D.Sc. The lymphatic system, one of the most vital systems in the body, is essential for good health. It is closely related to our […]

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Therapy and Assistance/Service Dogs

With great accuracy, a well-known adage tells us that, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” This old saying could easily be extrapolated to include women and children too. The truth is that many people are convinced that these four-pawed creatures are the kind of friends who can promote amazing changes and, in some cases, even work […]

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Raise Your Glass to Milk

There is always something for politicians to disagree about but it usually does not affect your morning bowl of cereal. If politicians cannot craft a new farm bill by January 1st, farm policy will revert to the 1949 farm bill. According to the 1949 bill, the government will have to pay higher prices for the […]

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The FDA Says Sayonara to Trans Fat

What do donuts, microwaveable popcorn, and frozen pizza have in common? If you answered that they are delicious, you are not alone. But, they are also among the most unhealthy foods for you. Donuts, microwaveable popcorn, and frozen pizza, along with fried or processed foods contain trans fats. On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Food […]

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Our Amazing Skin

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.                   ~ Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize   Our skin – strong enough to withstand everyday knocks and bruises, yet it is supple enough to allow movement. Our […]

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Healthcare’s Marketplace: Open with Errors

Obamacare, or as it is officially known, the Affordable Care Act, has had a rough month. It began the month as the target of House Republicans determined to defund the ACA in exchange for ending the partial government shutdown. At the same time, registration opened October 1 for people who want to buy health insurance […]

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An Apple a Day

Apples, the crunchy, juicy fall fruit, have inspired writers, philosophers, and scientists for centuries. Quotes about apples abound: The apple does not fall far from the tree. She is the apple of my eye. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Why did the apple fall? You cannot compare apples and oranges. She is […]

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Personal Care Products’ Dirty Secret

Every day, men and women, tweens, and teens fight a war for beauty and hygiene. It is a war against bad breath, body odor, and the bad hair day. Your war paint is a cabinet full of shampoo, body wash, and soap, gel, lotion and acne remedies, perfume, cologne, and aftershave, hair color and nail […]

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