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  • Plastic Surgery
    Going under the knife? — choosing wisely when is comes to plastic surgery
    In todays' world of the selfie craze and filter fanatics, people are seeing a lot more of themselves. Many argue that this has resulted in an increase of narcissism, and maybe they are right. But one trend that is evident and growing in...
  • Loss of sense of smell may predict death in seniors
    Loss of sense of smell may predict death in seniors
    A new study has reported that loss of sense of smell may be a predictor of impending death in seniors. The study was published on October 1 in the journal PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Chicago.The study authors note that olfaction ...
  • Can acupuncture relieve chronic knee pain?
    Can acupuncture relieve chronic knee pain?
    Acupuncture has been widely used for pain relief, including chronic knee pain. A new study set out to determine whether acupuncture could relieve chronic knee pain. The study was published in the October edition of the Journal of the American...
  • Fresh oregano
    Cold season is here- be prepared with oregano oil
    There’s a little, natural, magic elixir in an inconspicuous glass dropper bottle that’s about to change your usual seasonal cough and cold life. It’s called oregano oil and it's the bomb when it comes to a quick end to the...
  • Normal everyday movements burn this many calories
    Normal everyday movements burn this many calories
    An exercise routine for many just isn’t in the stars. The reasons could be because of a disability, medical issues or a tight schedule that is exhausting on its own. So how do you burn calories to stay fit, healthy and still maintain a...
  • Severe allergic reactions to medication leading cause of death in U.S.
    Medications are leading cause of allergy-related death in U.S.
    The leading cause of allergy-related deaths in the United States is medications, according to a new study. When researchers analyzed death certificates from 1999 to 2010, they found for the first time the true number of deaths from anaphylaxis ...
  • Kale is Awesome, So Celebrate
    Kale is Just Awesome, so Celebrate National Kale Day
    Kale has arrived on the scene and is obviously going nowhere. It is the current superfoods poster child and as well has a day specifically dedicated to celebrating how wonderful it is. That’s right October 1, 2014 is National Kale Day.This...
  • : Traffic moves past Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus
    The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the U.S.
    There are deep fears associated with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. Science Daily reported on Sept. 30, 2014 the CDC and Texas Health Department have confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. The first...
  • Stop suicide
    Signs of potential suicide
    In a prior article I discussed how to talk with someone having thoughts of suicide. The recommendation was to take the person seriously and seek professional assistance using the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or dialing...
  • Free Webinar for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Free Webinar for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Starting today and for the next 31 days, everything from underwear to toilet paper to kitchen items to food packaging will be decorated with lovely pink ribbons. That’s because since 1985 October has been designated National Breast Cancer...
  • Tips for healthy hair
    Tips for healthy hair
    Do you have dull, lifeless hair? Dyes, heat styling and conventional hair products often make matters worse. Fortunately, it’s possible to easily promote healthy hair growth.Eat For Healthy HairThe foods that we eat play a big role in our...
  • 60 Therapeutic Life-Changing Activities
    Move your fear to the rear
    Fear is the cheapest room in the house.I would like to see you living in better conditions.-Hafiz, Sufi poetI almost failed speech in college. I got a D in public speaking. And my other grades where low too because of my fear of speaking up in...
  • Childhood Obesity
    Antibiotic use by young children raises their obesity risk
    According to a new study, published in the Sept. 29, 2014 online edition of the JAMA Pediatrics journal, children who are repeatedly exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics at ages 0 to 23 months are more susceptible to obesity during childhood.Lead...
  • Texas hospital reports first case of Ebola in U.S.
    First case of Ebola reported in United States
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today in a news release that the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. The person diagnosed with Ebola had come from Liberia to Dallas on September 20, but did...
  • States with lab-confirmed EV-D68
    Additional cases of EV-D68 in Connecticut
    From mid-August to September 30, 2014, a total of 472 cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have been confirmed in people from 41 states. In Connecticut, 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of EV-D68 were reported on September 29, 2014. The new cases...