Category Archives: Health

Get Your Child Vaccinated! California Declares Whooping Cough Epidemic

One of the biggest problems with people who don’t get vaccines for their children and themselves is they not only put themselves in danger, they put the general public in danger as well. There are plenty of good reasons to … Continue reading

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Can a Company Prevent Free Birth Control Access? The Supreme Court Will Decide

There are a couple of big cases before the Supreme Court which have the potential to have a major impact on the finances of women and families. In two cases before the court, Sebelius vs Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga … Continue reading

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Chia Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Poisoning

There is another food recall, this one for chia powder rather than beef. If you consume chia powder, you might want to check your shelves to make sure you don’t have any brands recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning. The … Continue reading

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Regularly Eating Processed Red Meat May Be Killing You

If you love processed meat, a new study doesn’t deliver very good news for you. A Swedish study published online in Circulation: Heart Failure followed 37,000 men ages 47 to 79 over a 12 year period who ate processed meat … Continue reading

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66% of Americans Have Increased Chance of Early Death from Low Vitamin D Levels

With all the concern about protecting your skin from the sun’s rays to preventing skin damage and cancer, it’s important for everyone to make sure they get their vitamin D levels tested when they visit their doctor. People staying out … Continue reading

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4000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Over Mad Cow Concerns

A Jackson, Missouri company has recalled over 4000 pounds of beef which was delivered to thirty-four Whole Foods Market grocery stores in the US Northeast (Northern Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and single restaurants in both New York and … Continue reading

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6,000 Steps a Day Will Help Keep Knee Arthritis Away

There are plenty of great reasons to add walking to your daily routine. Some of them are financial, while others have more to do with health. You can now add another one to the health category. According to new research, … Continue reading

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The Cost of the Great Recession: As Many as 20,000 Lives

While the toll of the Great Recession is usually viewed in monetary terms, it cost a lot more than money for many families. According to a research paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, there were at least 10,000 … Continue reading

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Women Should Substitute Poultry for Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women who thought it might be okay to begin eating red meat again might want to take a moment to reconsider. It seems women who want to reduce their risk of breast cancer should substitute a meal consisting of red … Continue reading

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50 SPF Sunscreen Protects, but Not Enough to Stop Skin Cancer

It’s that time of the year when the sunscreen comes out, but don’t be deceived into believing that rubbing on 50 SPF sunscreen is enough to protect your skin from the deadliest form of skin cancer. A study published in … Continue reading

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Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married, as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published … Continue reading

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29 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes: One-Quarter Don’t Even Know

America is becoming a nation of diabetics. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are now more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes. This number is up from 2010 when the … Continue reading

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The $4.2 Billion Gluten Free Scam: You’re Paying Too Much for Gluten Free Food

There is a legitimate reason to eat gluten free. That reason is if you have Celiac disease, where eating gluten can be a life threatening endeavor. If you think you might be gluten intolerant in any way, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Raising an Autistic Child Can Exceed $2 Million: What You Can Learn from This

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a challenge in the best of circumstances. ASD is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder which can result in impaired social and communication abilities. It also often comes with a pattern of … Continue reading

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Kids Go Hungry Over the Summer When School Is Out: What You Can Do

Summer vacation is usually thought about as a time when kids rejoice since they no longer have classes to attend, and they are free to enjoy the warm weather, play, and have fun with their friends. For many children, however, … Continue reading

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Simple Precautions to Avoid Chikungunya Fever During Mosquito Season

It’s that time of year when insects come out, and you need to be careful of the diseases they may carry. You may mot have heard of the chikungunya mosquito borne disease before, but chances are that you will be … Continue reading

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Better Sleep Can Help Improve Learning and Memory

If you want to improve your memory and learning ability, a crucial aspect is making sure you’re getting enough sleep suggests a new study in the June 6 edition of Science magazine. The study in mice seemed to show that … Continue reading

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Allergens and Germs Make Healthier Babies: A Dirty House Can Save $50,000

If you want to help your child have a healthy immune system, you may want to leave your house a little dirtier than you have been. A new study from the June 6 edition of the Journal of Allergy and … Continue reading

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Fasting Twice a Year Can Reboot Your Immune System

Would you be willing to go without food for a few days to keep your immune system in tip-top shape? That is exactly what may happen if you’re willing to fast twice a year according to a new University of … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat Isn’t Bad for You Claims “The Big Fat Surprise”

The types of food you eat can have a huge impact on the amount you end up spending on your grocery budget. One of the long-held beliefs is that consumers should avoid meat, dairy and cheese as much as possible … Continue reading

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