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The Dangers of Antibiotics: A Personal Story

I have just emerged from a health-horror story. Sadly, the person who scripted it was none other thanómyself. Some weeks ago, I began feeling uneasy at work. My forehead felt warm, and my hands gre…

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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they donít have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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5 Everyday Superfoods for Better Poo

As a chef and educator, I talk a lot about food with my students and clients. And when† talking about food, itís also important to talk about poop. Quite honestly, itís one of my favorite subjects …

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12 Natural Remedies for a Stomach Bug

Beware the horrid, awful stomach bug. Along with curses of plague and pestilence, a wish of viral gastroenteritis upon your house might incur similar dread. It turns happy kids into limp rag dolls and…

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Trying to Avoid the Common Cold? Give Lots of Hugs

The tongue-in-cheek name of this publication might imply that we are already pro-hugging, but new research suggests that hugs may have preventative health benefits. Affectionate physical contact, and…

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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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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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Do You Google Your Illness? That May Be a Good Thing

Your habit of Googling for a diagnosis may help detect an infectious disease epidemic. By searching your symptoms or even a specific type of illness, you are contributing data that may help stop an ep…

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Top 10 Causes of Death Around the World

Most humans don't like to think about dying, but it's an inevitability for all of us. How or why we will die isn't something any of us can know for certain, but there are plenty of things that can tip…

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