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Breast Cancer

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The Real Role of Genetics in Breast Cancer

By Carolyn Hauck on October 22, 2015

When Google co-founder Sergey Brin found out that he had the gene mutation for Parkinson’s Disease through genetics testing, he announced the news publicly. According to scientists, the gene mutation would increase his risk of getting Parkinson’s Disease by 30-75%. It’s the sort of...

Vegetarianism

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The Top Two Risks of Vegetarianism

By Carolyn Hauck on October 01, 2015

In honor of World Vegetarian Day, we’re focusing on a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet for those who want to give vegetarianism a try, but aren’t sure where to start. Vegetarianism differs from veganism in that vegetarians still consume dairy products, including eggs, and neither...

Talk on the phone

True or False: Cellphones Cause Cancer

By Carolyn Hauck on September 23, 2015

It’s the big cancer question of our times: Do cellphones cause cancer?

Think back to ten years ago. What was your cellphone usage like? You probably didn’t have a smartphone, or maybe you hadn’t even purchased your first cellphone yet. Now consider where you and your...

Yelling

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True or False: The F word makes the pain go away

By Carolyn Hauck on September 16, 2015

Uttering a swear word when the hammer hits a finger or a bee stings feels nearly instinctual. Generally not an issue in the privacy of our own homes, swearing is viewed as impolite in public and not cool around children, but can it be legitimate pain management?

An...

Flu Shot

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Why the Flu Shot?

By Carolyn Hauck on September 08, 2015

It is just about this time of year when health organizations begin ramping up efforts to get people to local drug and grocery stores, their doctor’s office, or a traveling doctor mobile, for a flu shot. The flu shot is now so common, that people talk about it every season. Whether or...

Asparagus

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True or False: Aphrodisiac foods really work

By Carolyn Hauck on September 03, 2015

It’s a long-held belief, or possible truth, that certain foods boost your sex drive. Oysters, with their sensual shape and supposed libido-boosting qualities, have always been the go-to of aphrodisiac foods, but in recent years more foods have been added to the lusty list. These foods...

Symptom's Checkers

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...

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