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August is “Back-to-School” Month

Time to Think About “Back-to-School” Safety (Sorry Kids!) A small amount of planning now can help everyone have a more pleasant and safe experience during the entire school year…and beyond. The countdown has begun: Only four short weeks until the start of the 2017-18 school year. It’s time to enjoy those last few carefree days…

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July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Could You Have This Disease and Not Know It? At this very moment, 90 percent of those living with hepatitis B and 80 percent living with hepatitis C are not aware of their status. The World Hepatitis Alliance reports that viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million…

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Bad Sunburn? Your Medication Might be to Blame

Few people are aware that many common medications can intensify the effects of sunlight, greatly raising the risk of burning, rashes, and other skin problems, even after only a short time in the sun. Most of us know very well that too much time in the sun puts our skin at risk. But did you…

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Awakening the Mysteries of an Abnormal Sleep Disorder

It’s been featured in many magazines, most major newspapers, and on TV: a good night’s sleep plays a crucial role in our overall health. In addition to fostering muscle growth, protein synthesis, and tissue repair, sleep is vital in helping manage our stress and emotions1,2. While these rejuvenating functions can occur throughout sleep, the most…

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