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How to Observe the Total Solar Eclipse Safely

Everyone knows to never look directly at the sun with the naked eye, which can cause serious eye damage or blindness. According to NASA, it will be ok to look directly at the sun, but only when the moon completely covers the sun. The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will be visible to anyone … Continued

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Increasing Threats of Hackers in Medical Systems

We try to protect our devices with anti-virus software, malware downloads, and built-in firewalls. We don’t open email attachments that look strange and don’t click on ads that are too good to be true. However, hackers continue their attempts to wreak havoc in technology.  They will send emails stating that your computer has a virus … Continued

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Studying the Effects of Concussion on Women Athletes

There have been several studies on concussions in male boxers and football players. The 2015 movie “Concussion” with Will Smith brought a true story of long-term effects of concussion to the public light. The general population is becoming more aware of the dangers of sports-related head injuries. However, there is little research on how women … Continued

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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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