Got Their Attention

Not too long ago, we told you about the ongoing dangers of PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” leaking into our waterways for years. It’s been an issue for a while. Now, it’s become a problem for shareholders, namely their profits.  It turns out that money (or losing it) gets things done.  Investors from some of the…

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America Gets a D+

According to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes, the rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing. Recently, the organization released its annual “report card” on maternal and infant health, which involves a newly updated calculation system. They took a comprehensive look at premature births, and they found that the…

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Fungal Invasion

We’re willing to bet you didn’t have “widespread fungal infections” on your 2022 headline bingo card… but here we are. Research suggests that fungal infections are significantly more widespread than doctors and patients alike have realized. And they’re expected to grow more in the coming years!  Dr. George Thompson, an infectious disease specialist at the…

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Election Anxiety

A new study out of Boston suggests that polarizing political events like elections can adversely affect our sleep and emotional well-being.  Shocking, we know. The study substantiates the impact of major political events on sleep and how it affects the public’s mood, well-being, and alcohol consumption. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) published…

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Dry Shampoo Danger

Before you reach for dry shampoo, which we all know is used as a quick fix between washes, you should know that they are an increasing health concern. According to findings released on Tuesday, more of the aerosol spray-on products were tainted with a cancer-causing chemical. Benzene — the contaminant behind nationwide recalls of dry…

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RSV

Tis the season for tricks and treats and colds and respiratory illnesses. For some, this time of year can be downright scary and traumatizing, not because of ghosts and Halloween but because of the very real threat and dangers of RSV. Unfortunately, it looks like RSV in infants and kids is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.…

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RA & The Elderly

Last week we went over the rheumatism basics. We told you the main treatment goals with rheumatoid arthritis are to control inflammation which will ease pain and ultimately reduce disability linked to RA. However, despite aggressive guidelines, one particular demographic is still undermedicated and undertreated.  The elderly. A new study suggests that doctors are not…

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Rheumatism Basics

If you thought rheumatism and arthritis were the same thing, you’re in good company! Millions of people aren’t aware that there IS a difference let alone what it could be. But we hate ignorance around here! Let’s clear this up. Rheumatism: What is it? Who has it? And, how is it treated? First, it’s important…

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Please Stop

If you’ve hung around us here for more than a minute, you know that we’re big believers that what we eat significantly impacts our health.  And you know that ultra-processed foods like candy, soft drinks, pizza, and chips obviously don’t contain enough beneficial nutrients the body requires. Generally speaking, the more ultra-processed foods people eat,…

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Youths, Anxiety, & Vit B6

According to a new study, researchers from the University of Reading found that young adults who took high-dose vitamin B6 supplements for a month reported feeling less anxious and depressed.  “Vitamin B6 helps the body produce a specific chemical messenger that inhibits impulses in the brain, and our study links this calming effect with reduced…

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