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Singles Day, Black Friday, & Cyber Monday: Beware the Health Hazards

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 27th, 2017

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With Single’s Day recently behind us and Black Friday & Cyber Monday still forthcoming, it’s important to be mindful of some of the health risks we may set aside while we immerse ourselves in flashy deals. The holiday season is often a time of overindulgence—as we buy more than we need, or often intend to, on those we love. This is particularly true as the psychology of sales kick into high gear—as they are already. We fear we’ll miss out, or that we could be saving “so much more money” if we only get out and fight the crowds.

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7 Myths and Truths About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

by Natasha Tracy  -  November 14th, 2017

7 Myths and Truths About Seasonal Affective Disorder preview

Many people have heard of seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. It’s commonly thought of as a disorder where people are happy in the summer and sad in the winter. And while this is true in some cases, there is a lot more you need to understand about SAD. Read these seven seasonal affective disorder myths and truths to learn more – don’t miss the self-help tips at the bottom, either.

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Are You Supporting Kids with Food Allergies this Halloween?

by   -  October 31st, 2017

Photo Credit: by Sherry Dumpprope
Photo Credit: by Sherry Dumpprope

Halloween can bring more tricks than treats for kids (and their families) who suffer from food allergies. In the United States alone, one in thirteen kids has a food allergy, and many of them can be severe, or even potentially life-threatening. The scary thing is, there isn’t even a leading culprit to make things easier for those trying to have allergen free candies at Halloween. Any food can cause a reaction. Ingredients such as nuts, milk, egg, soy, or wheat are in most candies and happen to be some of the most common food allergies. However, food dyes, preservatives, and other added ingredients can also trigger reactions. What’s a consciousness and responsible citizen meant to do?

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How to Enjoy Your Sichuan Sauce Without Triggering Heartburn

by   -  October 23rd, 2017

How to Enjoy Your Sichuan Sauce Without Triggering Heartburn preview

Heartburn can certainly put a damper on the types of foods people enjoy—spicy foods being one of the top sour stomach and heartburn causing culprits. But what if we told you it’s still possible to enjoy your favorite Sichuan sauce without triggering heartburn or bringing on acid reflux? Furthermore, what if we told you, there are actually some pretty awesome health benefits to eating those spicy suppers? Well, there are. Let’s dig in a bit deeper to understand the risks and benefits associated with spicy food consumption.

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Surprising New Connection between Caffeine and Erectile Dysfunction

by   -  October 10th, 2017

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Caffeine has long been given a bad rap. The famous Mayo Clinic states that consuming more than 500-600 mg of the stimulant a day may lead to insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, an upset stomach, a fast heartbeat, and muscle tremors.

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9 Fall Life Hacks to Get You Prepped for Winter

by   -  September 25th, 2017

9 Fall Life Hacks to Get You Prepped for Winter preview

We’ve just surpassed the 2017 autumn equinox, where days and nights are equal and now begin to wane. Leaves are beginning to change and the apex of color will be upon us sooner than we realize. With all of this change, now’s a great time to be looking ahead to consider how to best prepare for the coming darkness in days and chill in our nights.

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Sepsis: The Silent Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

by   -  September 13th, 2017

Sepsis: The Silent Killer You’ve Never Heard Of preview

When your body overreacts in a toxic response to an infection, it can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, an even death. This overreaction is called sepsis and happens when the normal functions of the immune system reverse. Rather than attacking the foreign invaders of an infection, it begins to turn on itself. Many people in the general public may have heard of sepsis by another name: blood poisoning. dd

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Online Survey from The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation

by CANPharmacyKing  -  September 1st, 2017

The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation would like your thoughts on the importance of ordering prescription medications from legitimate online pharmacies in Canada. This input is critical for sharing with policymakers who can make positive changes to lower the exorbitant price of drugs.

This survey should only take approximately 5 minutes of your time, and all responses will be kept anonymous. Thank you in advance for your time.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XYD38C

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Immunization Spotlight: The Surprising Pros & Cons You Need to Know

by   -  August 28th, 2017

Immunization Spotlight: The Surprising Pros & Cons You Need to Know preview

As a parent, we will always struggle to do what’s best for our kids. This includes making them eat their veggies, and weighing the pros and cons of vaccination. Did you know thousands of people—kids and adults alike are saved each year through the effective vaccination of killer diseases, such as Polio, Measles, and even Influenza?

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Ease Hepatitis with Healthy Summer Foods

by   -  August 21st, 2017

Eating Healthy Summer Foods to Ease Hepatitis preview

We’re just around the corner from World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on July 28th. For those of you who’ve heard the term, but are unfamiliar with the overall gist of the disease, viral hepatitis is characterized by inflammation of the liver.

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