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  • A pile of peanuts
    Christmas attitudes can endanger those with allergies
    If you are an allergy sufferer, particularly with severe reactions to food allergies, Christmas can be a dangerous time of year. It’s bad enough having to check ingredient lists when shopping in order to skirt potential disaster with peanuts...
  • Red peppers for the Rainbow Diet
    Rainbow Diet: Red food list
    Most people don't get enough phytonutrients which are found in veggies and fruit This increases our risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes. How easily we can add these phytonutrient foods to our diet by following the Rainbow...
  • Boston to allow LGBT vets to march in St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Boston to allow LGBT vets to march in St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Gay veterans will now be allowed to openly march in Boston’s St. Patrick Parade for the first time in 2015. The historic move comes following a 5-4 vote by the South Boston Allied War Council to break its long-standing ban, which had...
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    My Fascination with Inspiration & Motivation: How To Give These Gifts This Year
    It all began when I was studying psychology in college in the 1960’s. That’s not as far back as you think. Just think of Abraham Maslow writing his paper in 1943 on what he called the “Hierarchy of Needs.” Both he and his...
  • mistletoe
    Mistletoe and its place in tradition and medicine
    Mistletoe is one of the most interesting, controversial and misunderstood medicinal herbs. A common decoration during the holiday season, mistletoe has a long spiritual and medicinal history, particularly in Europe where mistletoe is common.To...
  • Driver Appreciation Day
    Thanksgiving Day 2014 was Driver Appreciation Day
    On Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 at TA Truck Stop on Morgan Road in West Oklahoma City a surprise Thanksgiving Dinner was arranged in its restaurant for all Professional Drivers who walked in the door. The Trucking in Christ Ministry and the...
  •  FDA clears Fenestrated Stent Planning for aortic aneurisms
    FDA clears Fenestrated Stent Planning for aortic aneurisms
    Vital Images, Inc. (a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company) announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Fenestrated Stent Planning workflow as part of its existing EVSP application for the treatment of abdominal aortic...
  • Australian terrorist killed after 16-hour siege
    Australian terrorist killed after 16-hour siege
    Two out of 17 hostages were killed before Australian police were able to take down an Iranian-born gunman, Man Haron Monis, 50, invaded the popular Chocolat Café in Sydney and forced customers to hold a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith in...
  • Although safer than cigarettes, e-cigs are a clear health risk
    How healthy are electronic cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes?
    Tony Casey of the Johnson City Press released an article on Dec. 14, 2014 titled Traditional vs. electronic: FDA considers regulation for e-cigarettes. The article is based upon research by Hadii Mamudu, Ph.D. of Eastern Tennessee State University...
  • South Dakota and Wyoming ranked as the most doctor friendly states
    South Dakota and Wyoming ranked as the most doctor friendly states
    Third-year family medicine resident Philip Eskew, D.O., J.D, MBA believes that before doctors shoes a state to set up their practices they should take a good look at the region’s tax and regulatory policies. For instance, “Key...
  • Bottle of Lifewater
    Erythritol: a safe sugar substitute or not?
    Among the various sugar alcohols, all of which seem to have the tell-tale ending of “-ol” in their names, we have one that is still considered fairly new: erythritol. Despite being around since the 1990s (especially in Japan), many...
  • Gene and flu vaccine response
    Variant in the IL-28B gene may influence immune system response to flu vaccine
    A new study finds that a variant in a gene called IL-28B may influence the immune system's response to the annual flu vaccine, according to researchers whopublished their findings in the journal PLOS Pathogens.Past studies have suggested that...
  • Curiosity Challenge
    Curiosity Challenge: "Learn a little about something new."
    Last month, Nancy Napier, ExecutiveDirector of Boise State's Centre for Creativity and Innovation wrote a business piece for the Idaho Statesman entitled, "Desperately seeking curiosity."She recently read "Curiosity," by...
  • Clump of Elvis Presley's hair auctioned
    Beware Werewords. 12 nice, normal words that can go horribly wrong
    Beware werewords. These are words that have healthy, legitimate uses but when wrongly used, can easily become gross, icky, disgusting and conversation ending.Some words are wellness words, bucolic for example, some sound like what they mean; grunt...
  • Table setting
    Tips for mindful eating
    “Being present” has been a huge buzz phrase in recent years, as more people realize they are spending too much time attached to screens and not enough time actually living their lives. This translates well into the realm of eating;...