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Stop Taking All Those Medications!

A new approach called “de-prescribing” is being implemented by physicians across the country. This means reducing the excessive use of prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter medications and supplements. Doctors hold medication reviews, identify side effects and interactions, and then wean patients off drugs that are unnecessary. Nearly 40% of patients in their 60s take … Continued

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Why are Clowns So Creepy?

For the last few months, actual clowns have been terrorizing America in at least 10 different states. These clowns lure women and children, chase people with knives, yell at people from cars, and lurk in cemeteries. Similar events happened around Boston in the 1980s, which led to the “The Phantom Clown Theory”. The Theory suggested … Continued

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“Sugary” Chemical Helps and Prevents Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. About 43% of Americans have high cholesterol, which can lead to the build-up of plaque in arteries. Treatments such as statins are not always effective. A not-so-new chemical compound has proven the ability to reverse the effects of cholesterol plaques. Cyclodextrin is sugar molecules arranged in … Continued

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