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Eating Autumn Leaves

2016-11-05 18:37

The list of unusual things to eat just keeps growing. We already have edible flowers and edible insects; soon we may be adding autumn leaves to the menu.

Except for collecting colorful autumn leaves to use in art projects or jumping in a pile of them for fun, these reminders of approaching winter are typically burned, composted, or left to return na

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Afraid to See Your Doctor? Here Are Ways to Help You Get More Credible Medical Advice Online

2016-11-04 12:19

It's best to go to the doctor when you have a health concern, but you most likely would rather look up your symptoms online and go with whatever information you find. This can be dangerous or misleading. But if you're really set on not seeing the doctor, here are a few ways to get better unofficial medical advice online.

Did you know that almost 30 percent of Americans are scared to see the doctor?

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How the Tasmanian Devil Can Kill MRSA and Other Pathogens

2016-10-30 11:09

For some people, the Tasmanian devil is a cartoon character, but for others it could represent an opportunity to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and other dangerous pathogens. New research indicates that the milk of these marsupials, who are found only on the island of Tasmania, contains special peptides that can destroy potentially deadly human germs.

What Tasmanian devils may offer humans

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Why You Should Not Hug Your Nurse

2016-10-28 07:18

A hug is understandable as a show of gratitude to someone who is taking care of you or a loved one. But did you know that it’s a potential health risk to hug your nurse? Here’s what a recent study found and why you should resist the urge to hug your nurse.

Disease transmission within a hospital is a serious problem and medical researchers are seeking to understand where disease transmission control is lacking in what they refer to as “the transmissio

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Is Your Dentist Giving You Your Rights Under HIPAA? Here's How to Help Protect Your Sensitive Medical Information

2016-10-21 02:33

Your dentist always greets you with a warm smile and takes care of all your tooth aches with excellent care. But is she handling your medical records with the same quality care?

Dental care is only one side of the health system. You should also be aware of how your dentist handles your sensitive personal information, including medical records and financial history.

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How to Pass Your Kidney Stones with This Fun Natural Remedy

2016-09-28 07:25

Having kidney stones is no fun, but according to a new study a bizarre treatment strategy can help you pass those stones and have fun at the same time.

According to a news release from Michigan State University, urologist and professor emeritus in the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, Dr.

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Is Money Affecting Your Doctor's Care? How to Choose the Right Doctor for You

2016-09-27 22:06

Does money affect your doctor's care? If your long-time doctor is retiring or you're moving to another state, here are some tips to help you find a good doctor.

When you go to your doctor, you'll always see welcoming smiles from him and the nurses. But do their courteous and caring mannerisms reflect the level of care you're really getting?

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Health Experts Share Advice They Follow for Their Good Health

2016-09-08 06:20

They practice what they preach—health experts who follow their own advice for others’ good health. Here is what they have to say that is important to them in maintaining their good health.

According to Reuters’ Health Watch, health experts at the top of their respective fields do more than just dole out health advice to their patients—they follow their own advice as well bec

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