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Healthy Fats vs. Killer Fats

Dietary fats are essential for good health. However, some fats can be extremely unhealthy. When adding additional fats into your diet, it is important to distinguish between healing...
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Brian Judd

This 2009 photograph captured a sneeze in progress, revealing the plume of salivary droplets as they are expelled in a large cone-shaped array from this man’s open mouth, thereby, dramatically illustrating the reason one needs to cover hios/her mouth when coughing, or sneezing, in order to protect others from germ exposure.

<b>How Germs Spread</b><p>Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu and colds usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.<p><b>How to Help Stop the Spread of Germs</b><p>Take care to:<p> - Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough<p> -  Clean your hands often<p> - Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth<p> -  Stay home when you are sick and check with a health care provider when needed<p> - Practice other good health habits.

6 Tips to Avoiding “the Crud” This Cold & Flu Season

Everyone around you at your office is coughing, hacking, their noses honking as they blow them into tissues, which are collecting in piles, growing into little white mountains...
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Spotting Dementia Before It Starts

If you catch dementia early, the easier it is to address and potentially reverse. If you catch it later, there are still things you can do to make...
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9 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with Your Health Intact

Can you feel it? The holidays are upon us-and I am not just talking about daylight savings time, the weather getting colder or trees dropping leaves. I am...
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How Stress Hormone Cortisol Affects Weight Loss

You've probably heard of cortisol, you might have even heard it causes weight gain. I'm not sure if they are still around, but weight loss ads on the...
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Health and Your Social Life

Humans are social creatures. We have always banded together, whether it was in tribes, villages, cities, and now (for better or worse), online communities. How you are viewed...
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The Connection Between Sleeping and Toxicity

There is a “Catch-22” when it comes to sleep and toxicity. Recent research published by the National Institute of Health confirms that poor sleep can lead to increased...
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The 5 Most Important Blood Tests for Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the most dangerous things for your body to have to deal with at a cellular level. It's one of the most insidious causes of...
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The Relationship Between Sleep and Your Microbiome

New research is consistently confirming the importance of your microbiome when it comes to everything from digestion to immunity to mental health. But we now have to add...
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Ensure is Bad For You

Apologies for the blunt and tactless title, but there's really not a lot of room for interpretation and I wanted to drive the point home as efficiently as...
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Busting all the Heart Health Myths

How many of you have had your doctor tell you that, in the battle against heart disease, you’ve got to eat WHOLE GRAINS? And while they’re at it,...
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What Happens to Your Body When You Sleep?

Everybody says it; everybody knows it: you’ve got to get enough sleep. 8 hours a day, maybe 9. Definitely no less than 7. It’s drilled into our heads....

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