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3 Exercises for Your Brain

3 Exercises for Your Brain

Do you look back fondly on your college days and marvel at how fit your grey matter was back then? Your body may have put on a freshman 15, but your brain was in prime fighting trim. You learned new things all the time and your short term memory was able to hold enormous amounts […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 10

Health Scares in the News Part 10

Watch out, America, it’s the attack of the Killer Cola! Would you buy a soft drink that came with a cancer warning? Executives at PepsiCo and Coca-Cola don’t want to find out. They are working feverishly to avoid the state of California’s new requirement that foods and beverages that contain methylimidazole (4-MI) must be labeled […]

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Ways to Cope with Daylight Savings Time

Ways to Cope with Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time giveth, and it taketh away. Spring is the time when we “lose” an hour of sleep and have to set our clocks forward. This is also probably the Sunday each year when record numbers of church goers get to service embarrassingly late. For those who work weekends, there’s no extra day to […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 9

Health Scares in the News Part 9

OK, so there’s a new health scare making the rounds that pertains to pet owners. The scary headline on MSN warns that “Cuddling dying pets gives owners scary infection”. This makes it sound like the bacteria in question (Pasteurella multicoda) is killing pets and then striking down the people who care for them – kind […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 8

Health Scares in the News Part 8

While many health scares are manufactured in the fevered minds of the media and the general public, others are all too real. Iatrogenic and nosocomial infections are a prime example. These two types of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are actually dramatically under-reported. Iatrogenic infections are caused by medical error. Nosocomial infections often occur just by […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 7

Health Scares in the News Part 7

First, sunlight was good for your health. Now, it’s bad for you. At one time, vitamin D was good for you. Now, you guessed it! It can kill you. Apparently, there’s a new study making the rounds that connects high blood levels of vitamin D with a 3 fold increase in atrial fibrillation (irregular, too […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 6

Health Scares in the News Part 6

It used to be that malware was the only electronically transmitted disease you had to worry about when you went online. However, it appears that the human/machine interface is now evolving in unexpected ways. According to Discovery Channel writer Eric Niiler, you can actually get sick via social networking. A dozen girls in a small […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 5

Health Scares in the News Part 5

Talk about triggering men’s most deep seated fears! The recent rash of health scares over electronic devices that can kill sperm is a prime example of the kind of news headlines that ensure a click through. Last year, the culprit was the humble laptop. Leave one propped on your lap for a few hours and […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 4

Health Scares in the News Part 4

What is up with all the poison juice lately? First it’s arsenic in the apple juice, now it’s fungicide in the orange juice. If you found these stories disturbing, you really don’t want to know what’s in the rest of the food supply. For example, 1 out of every 4 people you know will get […]

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How to Pick a Gym

How to Pick a Gym

Have you resolved to get fit in 2012? Do you tend to work out more faithfully if you are around other people and have access to fancy equipment? You may be in the market for a gym membership. Obviously, pricing, location, cleanliness, and friendliness are all big factors in your decision. Here are a few […]

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