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Is Coconut Oil Actually Good For You? There is no arguing that coconut oil is very trendy right now. All you have to do is Google, “coconut oil” and you will come across a slew of blogs and articles stating the beauty uses and health benefits. The fact of the […]

Is Coconut Oil Actually Good For You?

Getting Your Shingles Vaccine Shingles is a viral infection, which results in a painful rash on the body or face. The rash typically appears on one side of the torso, but can occur on other places on the body. The virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus, is the same […]

Getting Your Shingles Vaccine

Climate Change & Seasonal Allergies Types of Allergies Around 23 million Americans suffer from hay fever, a term for when pollen or dust particles irritate the eyes, nose and throat. Symptoms include congestion, sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose, and watery eyes. Allergies are the immune system’s reaction to a foreign […]

Climate Change And Seasonal Allergies

How Do Vaccines Work? Vaccinations have been around since 1796, and have resulted in the eradication and control over multiple diseases worldwide. Smallpox killed millions of people before Dr. Edward Jenner discovered a vaccination in the late 18th century. Because vaccinations are usually considered preventative, many insurance plans cover these […]

How Do Vaccines Work?

Anxiety Levels Increase in 2018 According to a survey released by the American Psychiatric Association, more Americans report feeling ‘more anxious’ this year than last year. This percentage is a little more than double the number of people who reported feeling less anxiety at the same time during 2017. On […]

Anxiety Levels Increase in 2018

Tracking Your UV Exposure Sun exposure can result in vitamin D, a release of endorphins and a smooth tan. However, it can also lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Experts estimate that about 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer per day. You can limit your UV exposure by […]

Tracking Your UV Exposure

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The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners Artificial sweeteners sound like a pretty great deal; you get the sweetness without the added calories of actual sugar. Excessive sugar intake can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, and increased risk for heart disease. There are around 150 calories in one 12 […]

The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

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The Dangers of Sugar Consumption Most people have a love-hate relationship with sugar. Even though it makes your taste buds happy, it can lead to several health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Sugar is a natural component of foods that contain carbohydrates, including grains, dairy and fruits […]

The Dangers of Sugar Consumption

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What Is Radiation Therapy? Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer, and uses high-energy waves to destroy cancer cells. The therapy uses gamma rays, x-rays, electron beams, or protons to damage the cells. How Does Radiation Work? In a healthy adult, the cells divide to create new cells, but […]

What Is Radiation Therapy?