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Apple Cider Vinegar: Health Fad or Miracle Cure?

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Why Does Medication Cost So Much?

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How to Get Mental Health Care When You’re Broke

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WASHINGTON, DC — As flu activity reaches its highest levels in nearly a decade, it is important to take steps to prevent getting or spreading the illness. These include recognizing the signs and symptoms, and knowing when to go to the emergency department or seek care from another medical professional. “This is a particularly dangerous …

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William B. Miller, Jr. M.D. By all accounts, this has been an uncommonly hard-hitting flu season with reports calling it the worst flu season in nearly a decade. The Centers for Disease Control has now issued disturbing reports including a marathon-running mother of three who contracted the flu and died within two days and a …

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Food And Drink Pereg Kañiwa – Baby Quinoa This little grain goes by many names including kañiwa, quechua, cañahua, and baby quinoa (because it looks & tastes similar to its botanical relative: quinoa). It cooks up with a crunchy texture to make a nutrient rich, delicious breakfast or dinner. $4.70, pereg-gourmet.com Beetology All five varieties …

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apple cider vinegar

Exploring the true and false of apple cider vinegar. Written by Caitlin Schille Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for many years, but lately it has been gaining traction as the latest fad in a long line of health trends. With rapidly changing information and differences in “expert” opinion, it can …

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Adderall is the medication used to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Because Adderall is an FDA-approved drug, you may not realize the dangers associated with it. For example, it contains amphetamine and dextroampthetamine. Other research suggests it may lead to dependency, addictiveness, and cause deterioration of the central nervous system. So, before you introduce your body …

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Written by Tam Warner Minton When I began solo traveling and performing citizen science after my children left home, one of my family’s major concerns was how I would manage my back pain alone. What would I do without help? I have had two major back surgeries, and I am fused from L2-S2 with rods …

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What the Oxford study got wrong about sex, sleep, and happiness. Written by Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs, gibbshappinessindex.com Happiness is a complex state of being. You might not get that idea from recent research out of Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research (sponsored by Sainsburys) that pinpoints sex and sleep …

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expensive medication prices

The High Cost of Medication: A Critical Piece in the Puzzle of Healthcare Reform Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH One of President Trump’s chief campaign promises was an oath to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This has proven to be a greater struggle than the President perhaps anticipated, and this struggle has re-opened …

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affording mental healthcare

Written by Emily Rollins As science progresses, we understand more and more that the brain and body are intimately connected. Unchecked stress and unresolved traumas can haunt us for years, undermining our health and our relationships. One in four people will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. And as conditions …

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Written by Caitlin Schille We like to think that we critically analyze each choice we make. We like to think that the decisions we make are the result of our own volition and coming to our own conclusions. But you are caught in the trap of your own cognitive biases. A cognitive bias is the …

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