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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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4 Medical Procedures You May Not Need

No matter your personal views on the controversial Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of the country’s healthcare system that most of us can agree on: healthcare is incredibly expensive. A rou…

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Antibiotic Resistant Germs & the Havoc They Wreak (Infographic)

What happens when our best medicine becomes powerless? Well, preventable deaths and hospitalizations for one, but also: antibiotic resistant bacteria finally get taken more seriously. The recent salmo…

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Antibiotic Drug Resistant Threat Growing at Alarming Rate, Warns CDC (Infographic)

Antibiotic drug resistance is a growing threat all around the world, and one that affects us all. More than two million people in the U.S. get sick every year due to antibiotic-resistant infections an…

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30 Foods & Herbs with Natural Antibiotic Properties

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." -Hippocrates In herbology, antibiotic-like foods are called astringent -- meaning natural blood cleansers. The word anti (agai…

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CDC: Superbugs an ‘Extremely Dangerous Problem’

We’ve heard the horror stories of people going into the hospitable for a relatively minor problem and coming out with an "untreatable" and potentially lethal infection. According to the Centers for Di…

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Taking Medication? Stay on Top of Birth Control

Medication can be a great tool for improving health—but some medicines that are wonderful for you can cause problems for a developing pregnancy. So if you use certain types of medication, it’s extra i…

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80% of Antibiotics in the U.S. Go to Factory Farms

Do you know who the top purchaser of antibiotics in the US is? And why it matters? While large private and public hospitals may come to mind, or perhaps one of the national pharmacy chains, you wo…

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Antibiotics on Your Apples: What You Need to Know

By Dana Shultz for Diets In Review Consumers were enraged this week after learning that farmers in the Washington State area have petitioned the USDA for continued use of a certain antibiotic on fr…

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Antibiotic Resistance and the Rise of the Superbug

This was a particularly tough cold and flu season. In my neck of the woods, people were getting sick for weeks instead of days, with illnesses tearing through entire families at once. Thousands flocke…

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