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What Older, At-Risk People Should Know About the Coronavirus

With over 900 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, public health officials nationwide are urging older adults and people with serious medical conditions to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to the virus. Since there is no vaccine yet for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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You Touch Your Face Up to 16 Times an Hour: How to Stop

Have you ever noticed how many times a day, or hour, you touch your face? Most likely, you haven’t. According to recent studies, however, on average, we all touch our faces about 16 times an hour. If you’re skeptical about that number, think about why you touch your face on any given day. Is it […]

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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

Reasons to Get The Flu Vaccine With the arrival of autumn, the new flu shots for the winter flu season are now available. The CDC estimates that only 45 percent of Americans receive flu shots in any given year. The flu sickens up to 20 percent of the total U.S. population, resulting in more than […]

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Flu Vaccines: Big Pharma’s $3 Billion a Year Money Maker

The flu vaccine is big news every year, but the flu is still a highly contagious disease that causes thousands of doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and missed days of school and work every year. While most vaccines are highly effective at preventing the spread of disease, each year’s flu vaccine is really a hit-or-miss every year. […]

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Flu Season – A Survival Guide

One of the greatest fears people face each winter is the flu. Not only does influenza (flu) rear its ugly head during the cold seasons, but each season there seems to be a new strain of the flu virus, so it is often difficult to find the right anti-virus solution. The main thing to keep […]

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Winter and Teeth Sensitivity

Many people develop sensitive teeth as the years pass, and some seem to be prone to it even from their younger years. A number of factors can cause sensitive teeth that ache when exposed to cold drinks, hot coffee or sweet treats. If your teeth are naturally sensitive to heat and cold, you may find […]

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Seasonal Depression: It’s More Common Than You Think!

Seasonal depression, winter depression or seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that is more common than most sufferers think it is. Studies have shown that more than 10 million people in the United States suffer from SAD. Seasonal depression differs from other forms of depression because it only occurs during certain parts of […]

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Don’t Fall Prey to Autumn Allergies!

People with spring and summer allergies breathe sighs of relief as the seasons change, but fall brings misery to others. After flowers and sunshine are replaced with falling leaves, annoying bouts of sneezing, coughing, runny nose and watery, itchy eyes plague fall allergy sufferers. Fortunately, if you’re aware of common fall allergens, and learn to […]

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How to Prevent, Detect, and Treat a Heat Stroke

A heat stroke is a grave condition in which the body cannot regulate its temperature and dangerously overheats. This malady comes in two categories. Exertional heat strokes are induced by physical activity, and non-exertional heat strokes are caused solely by the environment. Non-exertional heat strokes typically afflict infants, young children, senior citizens, people who take […]

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Which Sunscreen Suits Your Skin Type

Sunscreens offer protection against the most common types of skin cancers, so choosing the right sunscreen and using it are important precautions. Unfortunately, choosing among the thousands of brands, SPF ratings and types of sun exposure often seems like task suitable for engineers or rocket scientists. Understanding Sunscreen Protection Exposing your skin to the sun […]

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