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11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

We all know that bathrooms, and toilets in particular, are serious germ zones, but there are many other places that are equally packed with bacteria and other harmful microbes. Before I share the wors…

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7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet

Here's a household myth: The toilet is the dirtiest place in the house. Not true. Toilets, in fact, have only 50 fecal bacteria per square inch, according to a study by Dr. Chuck Gerba, a microbiol…

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A Surprising Reason You Should Eat More Cranberries

Do you enjoy your morning cereal with a sprinkling of cranberries? Good idea! The tartness of the berries complements the mild sweetness of the grains. But more importantly, those little red jewels ar…

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What the ‘Organic’ Label on Chicken is Hiding

If you think buying organic chickens keeps you safe from added antibiotics, think again. Organic chickens are not necessarily 100% antibiotic-free. There is a loophole, allowing unhatched eggs and fre…

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7 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

There are countless claims on the internet about seemingly miraculous health benefits of apple cider vinegar consumption, but is it all true?† I hit the research journals to separate fact from fiction…

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3 Personal Items You Should Be Cleaning More Often

Even the most hygiene-conscious people often forget to clean some everyday items. But the truth is, wiping the toilet seat and scrubbing the kitchen counter are simply not enough to protect you from i…

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Why You Should Probably Not Read the Magazines at Your Doctor’s Office

Itís something we do without really thinking about itóleafing through a magazine while we wait for our turn at the doctorís clinic. But it may be a good idea to resist that habit.†Instead, pop your…

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The Surprising Reason Chocolate is SO Darn Healthy

Chocolate is something of a miracle food -- it can ease depression, boost circulation, lower blood pressure, and even help you lose weight. In a strange correlation, it could even make you more likely…

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Is Your Showerhead Making You Sick?

A good showerhead is supposed to deliver a satisfying jet of water. But if you have not changed or at least cleaned the showerhead in your bathroom for a long time, it could be adding a blast of bacte…

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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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