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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...

Cilantro

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Do you think cilantro tastes like soap?

By Carolyn Hauck on April 23, 2015

Cilantro ranks high among polarizing foods; the foods we either love or hate the taste of, and if you identify as a cilantro hater, there’s also a high chance you think it tastes like soap. Studies published in the early 2000s and later in 2012 by Charles J. Wysocki of the Monell Chemical Senses...

Cold or Allergies

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Is it a cold or allergies?

By Carolyn Hauck on April 09, 2015

The blooming season of spring can sometimes be synonymous with allergies. When we start sneezing and wheezing this time of year, it’s hard to tell if we’re suffering from a viral cold or allergies.

Dr. Love, a physician on JustAnswer confirms that it is indeed hard to distinguish between...

True or False: More than 8 hours of sleep is bad for you

By Carolyn Hauck on March 26, 2015

While we generally tend to understand that children need a lot of sleep and elders need less than any age group, sleep for humans in their adult years has been the focus of many studies and debate. We now know that getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night can culminate in health issues, but...

Avocado Pits

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True or False: Avocado pits poisonous

By Carolyn Hauck on March 12, 2015

The avocado is loved for its vitamin-D and fatty acid-rich pulp, but its pit is usually discarded and viewed not only as inedible, but also as poisonous, especially to domestic animals.

The pit does in fact contain a fungicidal toxin called persin. Eaten in large quantities, persin can be...

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