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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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By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs)    Online symptom checkers – often referred to as “Dr. Google” – where you simply enter whatever is ailing you and get a likely long list of what may be causing the problem, are some of the most popular and most visited sites on the Internet. They are so …

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With crowds of people, loud noises, traffic jams, and small living spaces it’s no surprise that city slickers get stressed. And no matter what city you live in there’s little way to hide or run away from it, so at some point we all feel stressed. Fortunately, stress can be a good thing. A little …

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tap water

Tap Out Written by Michael Richardson Those berated for flipping on the tap for a drink instead of using the filtered pitcher or refrigerator water probably don’t have a good defense for their action. And those berating probably don’t have a great reason for the reprimand other than “well it’s filtered.” The truth is there’s …

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Older Women Breast Cancer

Should care be different? Written by Michael Richardson About 5 percent of women with breast cancer are under 40. With age, risk increases. Women over 70 experience the highest rates; about a third of those diagnosed are older than 70. The problem is, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the “geriatric population is …

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breast cancer treatments PARP inhibitors

Treatments for Breast Cancer With a Certain Genetic Mutation: PARP Inhibitors In January 2018, the FDA approved the first treatment for breast cancer with a certain inherited genetic mutation. Called Lynparza (chemical name: olaparib), it is the first PARP inhibitor to treat breast cancer. The PARP (poly ADP-ribose polymerase) enzyme fixes DNA damage in cells, …

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helping kids eat veggies

Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH We all know that it’s important to eat our vegetables. Kids are growing and developing, so their bodies need good nutrition– the problem is, it’s really hard to get kids to eat their veggies. So hard, in fact, that results from a recent survey show that on any …

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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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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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