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Is the Flu After You?

Once upon a time, on a cold autumn night, Mr. E finished last-minute Thanksgiving shopping. He was excited about seeing some family for the holiday, but felt kind of strange, like something or someone had been following him around. Was it a friend or stranger? He assured

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The Kidney-Detox Connection

Why Kidneys? Your kidneys are about the size of your fist and are located on the backside of your body near the waistline. Kidneys are two of your most crucial organs − you cannot live without at least one them. Here’s why: Kidneys make urine! Without your

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Are You High on Mercury?

Are You High On Mercury? And, no, we aren’t talking about the planet closest to the sun. We’re referring to the metallic compound likely residing in your body.[1] If you’re a big fan of canned tuna, we have bad news: Tuna fish, the earth’s oceans, the air we

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Have You Kissed a Toad Lately?

Have you kissed a toad lately? If so, don’t worry about warts. Despite rumors spread through myths and old wives’ tales, frogs and toads are not the cause. Common warts are benign relatives of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted through wounds and breaks in the skin. Warts

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Leaves of three? Let them be!

If you’ve had a reaction to poison ivy, you know it is one of the most irritating and maddening experiences. “Itchy” is a HUGE understatement. Human beings have been dealing with poison ivy related rashes for centuries, with documented reactions dating back to the 1600s.  Over 90

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DIY Pain Relief

I’m no stranger to acute and chronic pains. I attended a rough Youngstown, Ohio, middle-high school that thickened my skin as I learned what physical pain really felt like. Boxing became my hobby and survival technique for about five years. Early in my boxing experiences, an injury

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Skin Cancer and Sunshine

Suppose you are enjoying an African safari. Suddenly you see a sad site: an elephant lying in the dirt, struggling in the final throes of death. Worse yet, he is being attacked by three vultures and one skinny hyena. Moments later, the once-invincible beast lies dead. Who

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