John McCain’s Glioblastoma: What Is It Exactly?

Last week, Arizona Senator John McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye. This mass was found to be an aggressive form of brain cancer called a glioblastoma. This is a very dangerous form of cancer which spreads quickly through the blood vessels in the brain. McCain will recover from this procedure … Continued

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Toxic Chemicals in Common Feminine Hygiene Products

Do you ever feel “not so fresh”? That was a TV commercial slogan for a feminine hygiene product over twenty years ago. Perhaps the reason you may itch and burn when using feminine products is because of the toxic chemicals they contain. The chemicals used in tampons and deodorants expose women to chemicals that are … Continued

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Children and Hot Cars: A Deadly Combination

When summertime arrives, two things you will always see on the news are “Stupid Motorists”, who have to be rescued from driving into flooded streets, and “Stupid Parents”, who lock their children or pets in vehicles in the heat of the day. An average of 37 children die in these conditions each year. Most people … Continued

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Lead Found to Be Common in Baby Foods

We all know that sources of lead exposure like peeling paint and contaminated drinking water should be avoided by all, especially children. Lead causes problems with attention and behavior, cognitive development, the cardiovascular system, and immune system. Even low levels can cause damage. A new report finds that baby food may be a problem also. … Continued

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Sandwich Shop Offers Side of Opioid Addiction Kicker

Who doesn’t like a good hoagie or cheesesteak? The secret is all in the bread, you know. East Coast Super Subs in Tucson, Arizona is offering up a little something extra with your lunch special. Sub shop owner, Keith McNesby, came from a South Jersey town where his family ran a sandwich shop, Italian eatery, … Continued

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Increasing Mental Health Options for Veterans

This Memorial Day weekend we remember those who lost their lives while serving their country in the military. Those service men and women who did return from conflict bear battle wounds, both on the outside and inside. Those who suffer from mental issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sometimes suffer in silence, while their issues … Continued

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Does Poppyseed Oil Aid in Conception?

Poppy seeds are normally found in muffins, on bagels, and sprinkled in salads. They have certain nutritional value, but have you ever considered injecting them into yourself? A new study finds that flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with a poppyseed oil solution might help a woman conceive. A standard part of infertility evaluations include a … Continued

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Human Sense of Smell Deficiency Debunked

Since I was a kid, I’ve had a good sniffer. I grew up reading Scratch n Sniff books, which I read over and over again. Some of those smells I still detect in my memory today. I also would go in the candle aisle and smell every single scent on the shelf while my mom … Continued

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Common Orthopedic Procedure May Not Be Beneficial

Performed more than two million times per year around the world, knee arthroscopy is the most common orthopedic procedure. An international panel has released a new guideline in the British Medical Journal recommending that patients with degenerative knee disease should not waste their time on this procedure, which offers only minimal benefits. This overuse of … Continued

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DUIs Include More Than Alcohol Impairment

As the Cinco de Mayo weekend comes to a close, so do the special holiday DUI checkpoints. Hopefully all of you made the smart choice not to drink and drive. However, not all traffic accidents and fatalities are caused by drunk drivers. Drug-impaired driving is a growing concern. A recent report by the Foundation for … Continued

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