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Shining Light on the Sunshine Vitamin

You know Vitamin D as the sunshine vitamin. But do you know that researchers are examining its role in disease prevention. Getting enough Vitamin D may prevent respiratory illness. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because of the body’s ability to make the vitamin through exposure to the sun. How […]

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Back To School Reminders

A few timely preventive healthcare reminders for families with kids: Immunization record up-to-date? Make sure your children have all their shots before mingling with dozens of other kids. Pre-school dental checkup? Help kids flash their best smiles the first day back at school, and remind them of the value of […]

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It’s Nuts!

But it’s true—recent studies show that eating nuts daily improves heart health without adding pounds. Nuts may even increase your rate of calorie-burning metabolism. Nuts like walnuts, almonds, peanuts and pecans can lower your bad cholesterol (LDL). Others—like pistachios and macadamias—may increase good cholesterol (HDL) and improve blood vessel health. […]

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Protecting Yourself From Smoke

When wildfires burn, they produce smoke made of a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. This can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The greatest risk from wildfire smoke is to those who have heart […]

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Share Not Thy Toothbrush

One of the commandments of good dental health is obvious—Brush your teeth after every meal. This can help keep your mouth healthy throughout a long life. Another rule should be just as carefully observed: Do NOT use someone else’s toothbrush. Sharing toothbrushes can shorten your life. But what about emergencies, […]

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Could Singing Relieve Symptoms of Parkinsons? 

According to Medical News Today, a recent pilot study found singing therapy might reduce some of the difficult-to-treat motor and mood symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Recently, researchers from Iowa State University in Ames ran a pilot study to investigate the impact of singing on a small group of individuals […]

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More Pregnant Women are Using Pot

More pregnant women seem to be using pot–sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety–and a new study suggests that this rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5% to 21.8%, and […]

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