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Is Alternative Medicine for Real?

What is alternative medicine? You can receive several answers when asking this question. The definition of alternative medicine, according to Meriam Webster is “any of various systems of healing or treating disease (as chiropractic, homeopathy, or faith healing) not included in the traditional medical curricula of the United States and Britain”. There are those who

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What Is Sleeping Sickness?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sleeping sickness is defined as”; microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina species), which is found only in rural Africa. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a serious public health

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The Real Deal on Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy? A somewhat controversial form of medicine that is considered one of the unorthodox practices of medicine, homeopathy is one of members of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods. It has survived for centuries and homeopaths see themselves as holistic healers who look at the whole person when diagnosing a health issue. They

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Huffing Isn’t Cool – It Steals Your Life One Huff at a Time

“Huffing” or the act of inhaling chemicals into your body from a plastic bag or piece of cloth, gives you a fast high. At the same time, these substances and this form of drug abuse kill you, one puff at a time. Instead of going only to your brain, the inhalants you breathe in damage

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Are Teens Drinking Hand Sanitizer?

Regardless of the generation, teenagers, and others have always found a way to get “high”. This high has included sniffing glue, smoking incense, swallowing mouthwash, drinking rubbing alcohol and drinking hand sanitizer. These substitutes for getting drunk or high signal a potential addiction problem and should not be ignored. If you, or your child are

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How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose

How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose Nasal congestion, which is often referred to as a stuffy nose, occurs when the tissues and blood vessels in and around the nasal passages become swollen with extra fluid. This causes the “stuffy” feeling, and in some cases, nasal discharge may accompany the stuffy nose. What Causes

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Should you pop a Blister?

Wait, Should you pop a blister? For Real? Our body has many different ways to heal itself when injured or infected. One reaction our body may have against an injury or infection is the forming of a blister or a cluster of blisters. Depending upon the type of blister that has formed, your skin can become

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Reasons You Need to Think Before You Ink

Sometimes the most important thing people forget about when getting a tattoo is the fact that it is permanent. Even if it is the most beautiful, well done tattoo you have ever gotten, you may not like it in years to come. That’s why it is important to think before you ink. Try to avoid

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What is Vaping and Why is it So Popular?

Smoking has been around for centuries, but only within the last decade has a new alternative to the age old habit begun to take the world by storm. You may have heard the term “vaping”, or seen a vape on the shelf or advertised on a website. Despite all the recent publicity it has received,

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Why a Thigh Gap is Unrealistic and Unhealthy

Teens and young women are vulnerable to the expectations of society and the world of fashion. The latest body image trend is the thigh gap. Here, young women who have a natural gap between the tops of their inner thighs are envied and admired by those who may not be aware that bone structure has

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Suffering from Headaches Everyday?

Most of us have headaches from time to time. Some suffer from headaches more often than others and are experiencing a headache everyday. Those who suffer from chronic headaches (basically headaches everyday), including tension and migraines, can experience disabling pain that prevents them from making it through a day at work or attending their child’s

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Top 5 Foods to Never Eat Ever Again

You’ve probably seen the advertisements regarding the 5 foods to never eat for a flat stomach. Does this apply to you? Will avoiding these foods help you reach the goals that you desire? It’s important to gather all the information and be aware of your own health concerns before you add or eliminate foods from

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