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True or False: Symptom checkers are accurate

By Carolyn Hauck on August 11, 2015

You’ve most likely used an online symptom checker, or someone in your family has, when worried about a health issue—either small like a common cold, or big, like a cancer scare. While online symptom checkers can evoke relief, they can also do the converse, and worry us into thinking we...

Water Parks

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Waterparks - Have fun without worry

By Jessica Klimczak on July 28, 2015

Gearing up for a family day this summer? There is little more fun to be had then spending the day splashing around the waterpark. We see a lot of people express concerns about the sanitary nature of a community pool environment and we wanted to explore the real risks associated so you...

Sunscreen

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All Sunscreen is Created Equal

By Jessica Klimczak on July 16, 2015

Nowadays sunscreen isn’t just for a day spent lying by the pool. It is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology to apply sunscreen everyday you plan on being outside for any length of time. This recommendation doesn’t come as a surprise when you learn how melanoma is the...

Pills

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True or False: Women can benefit from Male Enhancement Drugs

By Jessica Klimczak on July 07, 2015

2003, changed the way the world looked at sexual arousal as Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company behind Viagra, introduced the little blue pill. To date, Viagra has driven almost 2 billion dollars in revenue for Pfizer - proving that there is a large population of men looking to increase...

Water Bottles

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Water Bottle Recall

By Jessica Klimczak on June 22, 2015

14 brands of water bottles have been recalled due to potential E.coli contamination. Niagara Bottling has issued a voluntary recall for bottles from its Pennsylvania facilities after the company was notified of the contamination on June 10th at its spring source. It has since discontinued the...

Detergent Pods

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Laundry Pods: Convenient but Dangerous

By Carolyn Hauck on June 16, 2015

They’re easy, convenient and mess-free, but did you know laundry pods are also a real risk for children and pets?

In 2012 the Center for Disease Control called laundry pods an “emerging hazard,” and it seems not much has changed. In fact, the hazard has become...

Power Down

Cell phones and social media have taken the place of true and meaningful connection between people. This has had and will conti

Power Down and Re-connect

By CoachJenK on May 28, 2015

Cell phones and social media have taken the place of true and meaningful connection between people.  This has had and will continue to have deleterious effects on all individuals and relationships.  When we disconnect from others, we feel disconnected to ourselves and all things around us.  The...

Tanning

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Save Your Skin this Summer

By Carolyn Hauck on May 26, 2015

Summer is upon us. In some areas of the country the season is arriving on the earlier side or it just never quite went away. And as the sun begins to linger in the sky longer and at higher temperatures, we really start to think about what that big fiery ball is doing to our skin.

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Arthritis

Help for chronic arthritis pain

By Carolyn Hauck on May 07, 2015

Arthritis is a painful and degenerative condition caused by the inflammation of one or more of the joints. Younger people suffer from arthritis, although because it gets worse or comes on with age, we tend to associate arthritis with elder people.

Many suffering with arthritis are...

Milk

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Is soy milk better for you than cow's milk?

By Carolyn Hauck on April 30, 2015

In a world of the next big food craze: High fat diet vs. no fat diet, life-saving antioxidants, and cleansing, good old’ fashioned milk is getting a run for its money too. With the amount of dairy alternatives on the grocery store shelves, many are switching to milks not made from cows; with soy...

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