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CVS to Begin Selling Topical CBD Products in Eight States

April 4, 2019

CVS Pharmacy has announced it will sell hemp-derived CBD products in 800 stores, according to NBC News. Products include topical products like creams, sprays, and salves that contain the non-psychoactive substance cannibidiol, a close relative to the marijuana plant. National opinions of hemp and CBD are rapidly changing. […]

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Alex Trebek Announces Stage-IV Pancreatic Cancer

March 14, 2019

In a video posted to Jeopardy’s official YouTube account on March 6, Alex Trebek announced he has been diagnosed with Stage-IV pancreatic cancer. In an optimistic, but solemn statement, Trebek vowed to fight the disease and win. Recent advancements in cancer research may help his prognosis. […]

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World’s Smallest Premature Baby Boy Goes Home Healthy

March 8, 2019

A record-breaking baby boy, born 16 weeks prematurely, has been discharged from Keio University Hospital in Tokyo. After five months of treatment, he’s going home with his parents, according to CBS News. How do neonatal doctors treat such tiny, fragile patients? […]

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Fast Food Continues 30-Year Decline in Nutritional Value

March 5, 2019

Fast food has only worsened our health since 1986 despite healthier menu options. An article published on the popular health website Medical News Today reports that larger portion sizes and higher sodium content have plagued fast food in recent decades. How does this relate to the obesity epidemic? […]

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Arsenic in Fruit Juices Raises Questions about Toxins

February 6, 2019

Recently, popular fruit juices tested positive for several toxic heavy metals. However, before we pour a gallon of apple juice down the drain or go on a cleanse, we should review the definition of toxins and how our body fights them. […]

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Nutritionists Recommend Eating More “Slow Carbs”—What Does This Mean for Your Diet?

February 1, 2019

Nutritionists’ recommendations for healthy diets have changed significantly over the last 20 to 30 years. As scientific and medical studies advance, doctors have suggested diets that cut out fats and carbohydrates. However, new research is emerging which claims that a viable alternative isn’t an across-the-board reduction of carbs, but a careful selective process of specific kinds of carbs to keep us feeling full and fit. […]

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