Ultra Light Beams

A new study has discovered a revolutionary way to inactivate more than 98% of the airborne bacteria in just five minutes. And all we have to do is turn on the lights.  Well, ultraviolet light, that is. According to a recent statement, the new study shows a “hands-off” approach using ultraviolet light, called far-UVC light,…

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No More Time Change

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to make daylight saving time permanent beginning in 2023, making changing our clocks back and forth twice a year a thing of the past.   The Sunshine Protection Act still needs House approval, but if it passes, the “spring forward” time most Americans live on during…

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“Oops!”

There’s been a big “whoopsie” in coding Covid-19 deaths.  The CDC reported 966,575 deaths from COVID-19 last Friday after correcting the data earlier this week, which reduced the death tallies in all age groups, including children. In a statement to Reuters, the health agency said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm…

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The Cocoa Trials

It looks like chocolate may be the secret to stopping heart disease.  Well, kind of.  A new study has found that a key extract in cocoa significantly reduces the chances of dying from cardiovascular problems. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowered the risk of cardiovascular death by 27 percent. The findings…

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Xeno What?

Sadly, David Bennett Sr., the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who became the first to receive a genetically modified pig heart transplant, has passed away. According to a statement from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where the transplant was performed, Mr. Bennett passed away Tuesday. He lived for two months after…

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CDC Confusion Continues

Last week the C.D.C. changed its guidelines (AGAIN) about masks.  Apparently, the agency wants communities to get back to “normal life.” The new guidelines suggest that 70% of Americans can now stop wearing masks and no longer need to social distance or avoid crowded indoor spaces. Instead of relying solely on the number of cases…

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is no joke. It is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can cause psoriatic lesions on the elbows, knees, trunk, and scalp.  Unfortunately, stress and psoriasis seem to be closely linked. Psoriasis patients often report that their condition worsens when under a lot of emotional stress. At the same time, psoriasis can also take…

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Food is Medicine

It’s always fun when modern research confirms what we already knew. If you follow us, this won’t be a surprise: eating healthy may be the fastest way to lower cholesterol.  Shocking, right? A new study done by Mayo Clinic and the University of Manitoba found eating a “Step One” Foods product twice per day effectively…

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Death by IRS

The phrase “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes” is not accurate. It might be more accurate to say “Nothing is certain except for death FROM taxes.” As crazy as it seems, every year and every tax season, the pressure to file for returns by a deadline gives tax payers, preparers, and accountants plenty…

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Sick Less

We’re in the thick of it — right smack dab in the middle of cold and flu (and, well, other viruses) season. It happens every year. We’re not surprised. And, of course, by now, we know the drill: Get plenty of rest.  Drink lots of fluids.  Load up on zinc, vitamin D3, and elderberry. But…

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