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  • How to Stay Healthy Longer? It’s Not What You May Think…

    Which activity burns 100 calories while reducing your risk of heart disease, lowers your blood pressure, boosts your immune system, and enhances your sense of well-being? Sex.  Research shows that sex can be great for your health and these benefits extend into our senior years. Here are just some of the benefits to staying sexually…

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  • Urban Overload: How to Manage Stress in American Cities

      America is often touted as the preferred destination for international citizens, and for good reason. It’s a country ranked in the top 5 in Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, and Job Markets according to U.S. News. Unfortunately, there is more than meets to eye. Fifty-nine percent of Americans believed 2017 was the lowest point in our…

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  • Dentistry and Autism

    Children with autism can have difficulty accessing preventative dental treatment due to challenging behaviors and sensory processing disorders coupled with a reported reluctance by dentists to treat these children. The lack of eye contact, reduction of concentration, and sudden body movements make it difficult for dentists to treat autistic children. For a child with Autism…

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  • CBD Oil and Autism

    Cannabis was readily available for millennia. The first documented use of cannabis-based medicine was from 2737 BC by Chinese emperor Sheng Nung, who used cannabis-infused tea to treat memory, malaria, rheumatism, and gout. An Irish physician named William B. O’Shaughnessy conducted a study on cannabis’ therapeutic effects in 1839, which was quite controversial at the…

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  • Inconsistent & Imprecise: Haphazard American Food Labeling

    Food labeling isn’t the only field where manufacturer opinions take precedence over established science. As of 1979, drug manufacturers are required to stamp an expiration date indicating when a manufacturer can no longer guarantee the full potency and safety of their drugs. A study conducted by the FDA found that 90% of more than 100 drugs were still just as potent 15 years after the expiration date. As previously mentioned, the FDA advises against using products past their expiration dates, and I will not recommend the use of expired medication.

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  • Holistic Dentistry

    Holistic dentistry is an emerging field of probiotic dental medicine that supports the life process. It is an aesthetic, relatively nontoxic and biocompatible treatment modality. The knowledge and understanding of Holistic approach of treatments is still an ongoing process and further research should be carried out in this regard.

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  • How Pornography Impacts Violence Against Women and Child Sex Abuse

    If we are to protect our most vulnerable populations from sex abuse and sexual violence, we need to aggressively pursue research regarding frequent consumption of internet pornography, especially when it has become available to so many, so much earlier in life. Education on how that increase is distorting the collective minds of today’s society must become available and understood in order for necessary change to take place.

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  • Meditation: A Brain Changer

    A regular practice of mindfulness can improve health, decrease manifestations of aging, change brain structure, help regulate emotions, improve overall well-being, and help reduce health care costs. Unlike surgical or pharmaceutical interventions, mindfulness has no known side-effects! There are numerous free or low-cost options in almost every community, as well as online options, making mindfulness accessible for everyone.

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  • Is Our Western Lifestyle Influencing Breast Cancer Rates?

    “Nun’s Disease,”  more universally known as breast cancer, is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and second most common cancer worldwide. According to the CDC’s statistics, 1 out of  8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime. Take a second to think about eight special women in your life. Based off on these statistics, one…

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  • Hazardous Homes- Part 4 Exploring Government Solutions

    While improving housing through private efforts is an important piece of the puzzle, addressing housing affordability and conditions through non-profit and activist efforts alone would be nearly impossible. Government funding is critical to the solution but must be directed at improving affordable housing conditions for every individual, with special precautions taken to avoid any policy that could potentially increase discriminatory practices.

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