“X” Out Food Poisoning

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How you can make or break your day when your feet first hit the ground Written by Karli Moats Every day we are given 24 hours. Here’s how the first few can make all the rest go better. Do What You Can the Night Before Lay some clothes out, know what you’ll eat for breakfast, …

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The dangerous effects of stress on our bodies Written by Sadie Wirthlin  We have all heard that stress can have a negative effect on our bodies, but do we know the extent of what that effect can be? Stress can often cause sleep deprivation, headache, anxiety and depression, but recent studies show that stressed individuals …

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Written by Sadie Wirthlin   Summer is coming to an end and everyone is coming home from vacation. But after some much-needed time away, many of us come home to find that relaxing on the beach or exploring the city has completely frustrated our diets. In a recent study done by the University of Georgia’s …

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Written by Sadie Wirthlin When you’re out on vacation, the last thing you want to be doing is to be stuck in bed, sick from food poisoning. Stomach infections, such as E. coli, have been reported in the news more and more over this last year, but even if they seem almost unavoidable, there are …

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Written by Sadie Wirthlin In 1956, the first in-car audio system was introduced, and with it, so was distracted driving. Since then, drivers everywhere have been distracted with audio systems, dashboard gadgets, GPS systems, and, of course, cellphones while driving. But of all the things that drivers have been distracted with, perhaps texting is the …

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The effect social media is having on the adolescent brain Written by Sadie Wirthlin Social media has taken over, and we are living in a screen-to-screen reality. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, over 1 billion people are using some form of social media every day, and a new study reveals the effect it …

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Written by Sadie Wirthlin Every woman will experience the hormonal decrease that is menopause, the effects of which are normally treated with prescription medicine. Although medication can help in most cases, some women fear the effect that long-term drug use can have on the body, even with prescription drugs. As an alternative, a recent study …

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Written by Sadie Wirthlin  The topic of salt intake levels has been a talk of controversy for several years now. Studies have shown that Americans consume more than the 2,300 milligrams of salt recommended by the Dietary Guidelines, which can cause an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Other studies, however, are stating that …

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The what and how on sunscreen and mosquito repellent use Written by Sadie Wirthlin With the summer season in full swing, many people are getting outside and enjoying the heat. Warm weather often calls for pool days and campfire nights. There is a lot to do during this wonderful time of year, but with it …

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How yoga benefits pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment more than memory-boosting exercises Written by Sadie Wirthlin  Mental function can decline as individuals grow older, and studies have shown that exercise like running and weight training can lower the risk of mental deterioration, specifically in cases of developing dementia. A combination of these exercises and meditation has also …

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