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  • Coronavirus Vaccine: Expert Says, ‘We Need Time to Get This Right’ July 7, 2020

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    Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development

    While the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine may seem as if it’s being run in slow motion, with most experts predicting a ...

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  • Superfoods and Your Immune System July 7, 2020

    Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System

    As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best offense is a good defense. In the fight against COVID-19, the promise of boosting the immune system with specific ‘superfoods’ is ...

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times with Hope and Optimism July 7, 2020

    How to Adjust, Adapt and Embrace the New Normal

    As we emerge cautiously from the safety of home into a world that seems comfortingly familiar yet irrefutably altered, ...

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  • Colonoscopies Without Fear June 1, 2020

    Colonoscopies Without Fear

    Recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness by learning more about this lifesaving screening.

    As one of the country’s most preventable illnesses, with a readily available test that is both diagnostic and therapeutic, why does ...

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  • Kombucha, Kimchi and More: Nutrition Spotlight May 1, 2020

    Nutrition Spotlight: Kombucha, Kimchi and More

    Researchers continue to examine the trillions of bacterial species residing in our gut microbiome to better understand their potential to help maintain health and prevent disease. Some of ...

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  • Pet Therapy: The Healing Power of Dogs April 1, 2020

    Unleashed: The Healing Power of Dogs

    “Who rescued whom?”
    They’re already considered best friends, trusty companions and beloved members of the family. Now add to the dog’s list of accomplishments, heart healer, ...

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  • Impossible Burger & Beyond Meat: Meaty Topics March 1, 2020

    Meaty Topics: Impossible Burger & Beyond Meat

    They’re 2019’s most sizzling success story, found everywhere from grocery freezer to fast food counter. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have brought the plant-based burger from fringe ...

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  • Headaches – Types and Remedies February 1, 2020

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    Oh, My Aching Head

    A dull pressure, a sharp pain, an uncomfortable pounding, a vise-like sensation – all can signal the start of a headache. A painful part of the human ...

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  • Antibiotics: Are You Aware? January 16, 2020

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    Are You Antibiotics Aware?

    Spurred by Alexander Fleming’s serendipitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have rightfully become wonder drugs, often able to change the course of deadly bacterial infections in a matter of ...

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  • Alcohol: Not Gender-Neutral December 2, 2019

    The Female Factor: Alcohol is Not Gender-aNeutral

    Given the growing popularity of the cocktail culture and wine time, it’s important to know that alcohol affects women very differently than men – physiologically, psychologically and socially. It’s worth asking: For women, is the wine glass ...

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