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Is Your Job Putting Your Thyroid at Risk?

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 27th, 2020

Is Your Job Putting Your Thyroid at Risk preview

You wouldn’t think it, but your thyroid plays a large role in many functions of your body. Most people know that this butterfly-shaped organ releases hormones to control your metabolism, but they also regulate other vital functions like breathing and overall voice quality. Whether you’re a singer, work in a call center, or just love to talk on the phone, your thyroid is needed to help you do your job. Yet for many, taking care of it can be difficult when the job you love could also be putting your thyroid in danger.

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Parkinson's Disease Research Roundup: May 2020

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 18th, 2020

Parkinson's Disease Research Roundup: May 2020 preview

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that’s caused by a loss in neurons in a location of the brain called the substantia nigra. It’s located about mid-brain, right above where the spinal cord connects. The substantia nigra has two halves, and sometimes, one side is more affected than another.

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10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2020 Despite Social Isolation

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 4th, 2020

10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2020 Despite Social Isolation preview
Mother’s Day 2020 is shaping up to be a celebration like no other. As much as we all want to gather together and celebrate with brunch and lots of hugs, most countries around the world are still advising that we keep our distance and stay within the guidelines of the coronavirus social distancing quarantine. This makes for challenging times as we try to celebrate Mother’s Day during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Will Covid-19 Affect My Pets?

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 27th, 2020

Will Covid-19 Affect My Pets preview

Everyone has been on high alert since the coronavirus quarantine went into effect last month. Many have been wondering when the next shoe will drop. Over the past couple of weeks, new evidence has been presented that suggest animals could be more susceptible to the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 in humans. In turn, this has many pet owners wondering if they can catch the coronavirus from animals.

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7 Creative Activities to Keep Kids Busy During Coronavirus

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 13th, 2020

7 Creative Activities to Keep Kids Busy During Coronavirus preview

At the beginning of March, it would have been hard to believe most parents around the world would be taking a crash course on home schooling our kids. Yet, here we are, looking for ways to keep our kids busy, educated, and entertained thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us aren’t prepared for such a task, so we’re actively on the hunt of parenting tips that will help us with lessons to teach kids during this time of self-isolation.

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10 Inspiring Ovarian Cancer Celebrities and Their Battle with the Whispering Disease

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 30th, 2020

10 Inspiring Ovarian Cancer Celebrities and Their Battle with the Whispering Disease preview

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to talk about some of the inspiring women who have battled this whispering disease. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly.

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8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During COVID-19

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 23rd, 2020

8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During COVID-19 preview

The world community is actively quarantining COVID-19 in an attempt to stop the spread of this infectious disease. Not everyone will get sick and not everyone who does get this newest coronavirus will be facing mortality. However, there are certainly some segments of the population who are more at risk than others. Namely, those who are over 70 years old, and/or those who have underlying health conditions that could compromise their immune system or pulmonary function.

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Combining Extra Cup of Coffee and Exercise Improves Kidney Function

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 9th, 2020

Combining Extra Cup of Coffee and Exercise Improves Kidney Function preview

March is National Kidney Month. While technically every month is a good one in terms of doing what we can to eat right and move more, this is a great one to focus on our overall kidney health. Most of the time, assuming our kidneys are functioning properly, they take a backseat to larger organs like the heart and lungs.

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Why Peanut and Food Allergies Are Surging?

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 25th, 2020

Why Peanut and Food Allergies Are Surging preview

Peanut allergies are on the rise—increasing 21% since 2010. In fact, children with a peanut allergy account for roughly 10,000 children being admitted to hospitals around the world. Granted, this isn’t the same everywhere, for instance, India and China are not seeing this same rise.

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Manage Novel Coronavirus Induced Stress with These Simple Tips

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 15th, 2020

Manage Novel Coronavirus Induced Stress with These Simple Tips preview

Despite the low fatality rate, the Novel (Wuhan) Coronavirus has sparked people’s imagination and stoked fears, regardless of where they live. Right now, the mortality rate is only 2%. The virus was first reported on December 31, 2019, so it’s still early days and it’s always possible for things to change, but until that happens, it does no one any good to get overly stressed out about it.

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The purpose of the above content is to raise awareness only and does not advocate treatment or diagnosis. This information should not be substituted for your physician's consultation and it should not indicate that use of the drug is safe and suitable for you or your (pet). Seek professional medical advice and treatment if you have any questions or concerns.
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