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Obesity: It’s Not Just the Sugar

July 7, 2017

Recently, sugar has emerged as the “deadly villain” in the obesity epidemic. But a recent study from Australia shows that maybe it’s not so simple. […]

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Mosquitoes: Prevention and Treatment

July 4, 2017

Most biting mosquitoes are active at dusk, so that’s the most important time to be vigilant with your prevention techniques. Light colored clothing is less attractive to mosquitoes. […]

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Is Homemade Slime Safe?

June 21, 2017

In an effort to make sure the barn door is firmly bolted shut now that the horses are long gone, let me give you the quick version: there’s nothing in homemade slime that’s likely to hurt anyone, as long as it’s “used as directed.” […]

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Treating a Fever: Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

June 20, 2017

There are a lot of myths about fever. 98.6 F is not and has never been the “normal” temperature. Fevers, themselves, cause no harm. They also don’t help very much. In the modern world, fever is not a necessary or particularly useful part of your immune response. […]

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Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain

April 5, 2017

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. So, if your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, triggered by arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, disc problems, fibromyalgia, headaches, sciatica, or other causes. You’ll love these tips to successfully manage chronic pain. […]

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Stress Management: Arousal and Value Judgement

March 22, 2017

Stress management wisdom – Stress is, at its core, how we communicate with ourselves. Instead of being afraid of stress, learn to listen to it and use it as a tool that facilitates self-awareness and self- understanding. Don’t try to reduce or eliminate stress. Instead, as you’ll see in this lecture, learn to make stress work for you. […]

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The Zika Virus: What Have We Learned So Far?

March 15, 2017

Although the Zika virus existed in central Africa decades ago, the rapid spread of the virus around the world in only a couple of years is a significant event. What do we already know, and what do we still have to learn about this prolific virus? […]

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Are We Headed Back to the Pre-Antibiotic Era?

February 7, 2017

We now have a moral obligation to use antibiotics more wisely than ever before. They are only beneficial under some circumstances, and have real risks of side effects. inappropriate use is leading to “superbugs” and a possible return to the pre-antibiotic era, where we will have no drugs to treat the pathogens. […]

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The Immune Response

February 5, 2017

By Anthony A. Goodman, M.D., Montana State University The immune response in a human’s immune system is remarkably complex, very efficient, and profoundly fascinating. Let’s investigate. There […]

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