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Killing a Tick With Nail Polish Remover

Ticks are nasty little creatures that love to feed on blood from any living thing including people, dogs, amphibians, birds, etc… They can’t fly, jump or hop so they wait in tall grass and on bushes for their victims to … Continue reading

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Radiosurgery For Treatment of Brain Metastases

Statistics from the 2008 American Cancer Society Registry show that about 1.4 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year and 40% of those patients may develop brain metastasis in their lifetime. Longer patient life expectancies due to improvements in … Continue reading

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Did The Turkey Do It?

Thanksgiving is over and the other winter holidays are just around the corner. For Thanksgiving you probably had turkey and dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoe casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce and more. Remember how you felt after that Thanksgiving feast? … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms and Asthma

Studies have shown that ER treatments for asthma symptoms increase following thunderstorms. Dr. Myron J. Zitt, an allergist and immunologist at Nassau University Medical Center and the Mid Island Allergy group on Long Island, N.Y. says that no one is … Continue reading

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Obesity in America

35.7% of adults are obese and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years old are obese.* Since 1980 obesity among children and adults has almost tripled.  One of 7 low-income pre school aged children is obese. It is predicted that … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Fields And The Brain

Does exposure to  electromagnetic fields (EMF) affect the brain? First, some terminology. Electricity is movement of electrons (current) through a wire. AC current is the type of electricity that runs through power lines. AC current produces an electric field and … Continue reading

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Heat Loss Through The Head

Common folklore says that we lose most of our body  heat through our head. The truth is that the head is only about 10% of the body surface area. This means that the head would need to lose 40 times … Continue reading

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Green Tea and Shampoo

It appears that an anti-oxidant from green tea could help strengthen hair. A researcher from Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta said that this ingredient has been put in a shampoo and has the potential to thicken hair. It cannot … Continue reading

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Tetanus and a Rusty Nail

Why do we think that stepping on a rusty nail will give us tetanus? Sure, it will hurt and it’s dirty and scary, but that’s not the only place that you might get tetanus.  It’s not the rust that causes … Continue reading

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Bacon, Fat and Such For Infections and Other Injuries

Got an infection? Place bacon on it and if possible, secure it with a plastic bag. Voila! Infection gone. Not really. There is nothing in bacon that is conducive to healing an infection. I have read a number of different … Continue reading

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