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Ways to Stay Connected

by Lori Sciame July 1st, 2015
Hold a true friend with both your hands.  Nigerian Proverb

Having close, personal friends has many benefits, including companionship and emotional support; however, staying connected with long term friends can be extremely difficult. Distance, jobs, spouses, children, and the like all sap time and energy, many times leaving friends feeling
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Is it a Summer Cold or Allergies?

by Kimberly Hays June 25th, 2015
With the temperatures sweltering above 80 degrees, having a runny nose and sneezing is just plain miserable. It can ruin outdoor plans and even a vacation. Though you may think you have picked up a cold virus, it could actually be something else – allergies. Though it is believed that seasonal allergies hit in the spring and autumn, allergies are common in summer too, and some people can suffer from allergies all year long. Most summer allergies are caused
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The Effects of Obesity on Women

by Kimberly Hays June 17th, 2015
It seems women are always interested in articles regarding nutrition, but most know little about the statistics that show that obesity is the number one nutrition issue. Undoubtedly, there needs to be an open line of communication between women and their doctors about this epidemic to help women understand the risks associated with obesity, as well as how to get on track for better health. With nearly 70% of women in the United States being overweight, and 34% of
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  • It’s No Joke, Guys

    by Lori Sciame June 10th, 2015
    As long as I can remember, comics have made fun of prostrate and colon/rectal exams. I envision the countless comedy skits involving a smiling doctor carefully putting on a "rubber" glove while saying, "bend over" or "cough loudly."  To add to the comedic moment, the male patient has a horrified look on his face as he stands there whimpering and helpless.

    Why would these life saving screenings be made into
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  • Commonly Abused OTC Medications

    by Kimberly Hays June 9th, 2015
    Everyone is aware of the dangers of abusing prescription medicines, but there are serious problems with some abusing over the counter medications. The fastest growing issue with medications is the abuse of over the counter medications in teens. This is attributed to the fact that they can easily obtain them for a cheap price, and many believe that they are safe. The damage that these medications can cause is
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  • Detoxify with These Foods

    by Lori Sciame June 6th, 2015
    Hoping to begin eating a better diet?  Look no further than your front yard for a spring super food.  Instead of cursing those dandelions sprouting up all over the lawn, pick the leaves, wash them thoroughly, prepare them to your liking, and then consume them to help detoxify your body.  In addition to dandelions, there are plenty of other spring super foods to help clear out the system, including
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