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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...


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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?


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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...


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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...

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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...


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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...


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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...