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Health Corner

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Warmer Weather

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Spring has sprung and now it’s time for summer fun.  This article isn’t all-inclusive, but it is full of reminders about how to handle some of the hazards of warmer weather. Beating Spring Allergies Eyes itching and watering? Have a cold that just won’t go away?  It could be allergies.  People can develop allergies at …

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Going Gluten-Free

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Have you noticed that more food products have been touting that they are gluten-free? Many people don’t know what gluten is, or why food manufacturers are selling gluten-free versions of their products, but it is because more and more people are being diagnosed with celiac disease, a gastrointestinal autoimmune disorder. If you have heard of …

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The Gift of Health

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By Claire Chitwood, Tiger Institute Like most of you reading this article, I sometimes find myself drinking a soda and grabbing a bag of M&Ms, when I should reach for water and an apple. What starts as a harmless habit can blossom into a problem – obesity or high blood sugar which, left unchecked, can become very serious, causing …

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Ergonomics, all about you!

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THE BASIC RULE of thumb in ergonomics is to make the job fit you, rather than making you fit the job.  The most common cause of functional disability is an issue with the spine, so the how’s and why’s of making each task fit your body all revolve around keeping a healthy spine. First off, …

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Effects of Radiation

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Since the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and ensuing tsusami, there has been much discussion and speculation about radiation leakage from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. With this discussion comes some questions that are rarely answered with a clear explanation: How much radiation is too much, and why it is such a threat to humans? Following is …

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Epsom Salts & Health Benefits

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Did you know, there is a mineral that millions of Americans already have in their homes that can: Relieve stress? Soothe aching muscles? Soften skin? Provide an at-home treatment for serious skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema? Relieve  constipation? Reduce the look of wrinkles? Sooth children with autism (according to some recent studies?) Provide …

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Sea Salt & Health Benefits

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Several years ago when sea salt really became the “buzz,” I, among millions of other people, immediately hopped on the bandwagon solely because sea salt was touted to be lower in sodium than table salt. With my husband having high blood pressure, I was more than willing to pay three to four times more for …

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Craving Sweets?

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Why is it, year after year, after the holidays, many people find they have an uncontrollable craving for sweets? There are actually a number of physiological explanations for this phenomenon; however, one of the more obvious could be tagged as a “sugar addiction,” created by the immense number of sweet foods consumed during the holidays. …

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Update on CPR Tactics

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Considering that February is “Heart Month,” this Health Corner addresses recent changes in the American Heart Association CPR Guidelines released in 2010. Following are the more significant differences between the 2005 and2010 Guidelines: It used to be advised to follow your ABCs: Airway, Breathing and Chest compressions. Now, compressions come first, followed by a focus …

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Antioxidants & Health Benefits

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In recent years antioxidants have become a common buzz word in many health related articles and discussions. So, what exactly are antioxidants and why are they so highly touted in relation to good health? In a nutshell, the cells in our body need and use oxygen, and the result is the production of “free radicals,” …

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