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December 15, 2017

‘Tis The Season To Prevent Or Treat The Flu

Public health experts say the flu season came early this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning that influenza activity has been increasing since November. […]
March 9, 2017
Brain Distraction

Focusing With Age

As we age our cognitive control and the brain’s ability to focus diminishes. It’s been assumed that this is a handicap natural to old age. But this is not true. […]
February 26, 2017

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

The Dalai Lama says sleep is the best meditation. That’s probably because sleep is also the best tool for cleansing the brain of neurotoxins. According to the National Sleep Foundation […]
February 15, 2017
atrazine

Banning America’s Peskiest Herbicide: Atrazine

The battle over the use of atrazine is largely contained between the Midwest farmers versus the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But its impact is sending ripples throughout our environment and […]
February 2, 2017
microbes

Clear Gut Vision

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the industrialized world, affecting over 10 million people in North America. There are two basic types of macular degeneration: […]
January 29, 2017
Antibiotics

Alzheimer’s Disease & Antibiotics – An Unexpected Ray of Hope

Antibiotics are great for fighting off infections caused by bacteria, fungi and certain parasites. But antibiotics may also help treat Alzheimer’s disease… Research from the University of British Columbia has […]
January 15, 2017
artificial turf

The Toxic Playing Fields of America

At first it may seem inoffensive to repurpose tires. Recycled tires are crumbled and used in artificial turf filling for athletic fields and playgrounds across America.  But parents and environmental […]
January 15, 2017
toxic algae

“Remember that summer when toxic algae wrecked our lake vacation…?”

Nothing ruins a trip to the lake like toxic, life-threatening algae. It sounds like a cynical joke but one of California’s most popular lakes has skiers, fishermen, swimmers and outdoor […]
January 9, 2017
alcohol cancer

Alcohol-Related Cancer Deaths

Scientists continue researching the link between alcohol and cancer. Yet, more and more research indicates a strong association between the two. It makes sense that alcohol is linked with cancer […]