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Now that summer has loomed over the country, it’s more important than ever that we stay aware of the heat and formulate ways to keep ourselves protected from it. Temperatures continue to rise and prevention is always better than cure, so although treatment for sun damage is typically easy to attain, it’s much simpler and healthier to stay safe to...
how to get rid of love handles
Whoever named the fat at our sides love handles had a warped sense of humor. There’s nothing to love about them, especially when we pull on our favorite pair of jeans and they roll over the top like dough. The image that brings to mind can seem amusing, but the frustration and insecurity that can come from your love handles...
how long does a cold last
No one likes dealing with the common cold, and yet, it’s an ailment that often finds itself resurfacing in our lives despite our best efforts to keep it at bay. In fact, the average adult will develop anywhere between two to three colds per year according to the Center of Disease Control, while children are twice as likely to catch...
how to get rid of a cold
There you are, at work, minding your own business when you hear your co-worker sneeze right beside you. At first, you pass it off as nothing but before you know it, within a couple of days you’re sneezing, coughing, fatigued and just plain miserable. You have caught a common cold, and just like the other three million people that get...
We work hard to be able to support our families through good times and through bad. Anyone who has ever had a sick or ill loved one can attest to how hard it is to care for a family member 24/7. Julie Bick, who lives in North Bend, Ohio, knows how difficult it can be to get by in cases...
Welcoming one new child into the world is an exciting milestone enough - but what about welcoming multiple? Twins, perhaps? Or triplets? Well, for Alexandra and Antonin Kinova from the Czech Republic, the number went beyond that! When the Kinovas first found out they were expecting, they weren’t too surprised when their doctor revealed that they would be having twins. After all,...
hogweed plant causes burns and blindness
A plant known as the giant Hogweed, or Heracleum mantegazzianum, has been spreading and growing, making its way across a number of states in America. It might look quite beautiful, but the fact is that contact with this plant can have devastating effects. There are a number of dangerous plants out there that can irritate the skin when touched or poison...
sun poisoning
There’s nothing wrong with fun in the sun, but carelessness during this hot summer months can lead to sunburns, or worse, sun poisoning. Sun poisoning refers to even worse damage to the skin that occurs due to excess exposure to UV rays. It’s not actually poison, but it is very severe and can have detrimental effects on your health. Here’s what you...
henna tatto burns skin
After a family vacation that was meant to be relaxing and fun was marred by stressful, scary event, the Gulliver family is sending out cautionary words to parents about the potential danger of certain kinds of henna tattoos. Martin and Sylvia Gulliver thought that their sunny vacation to Egypt with their two children, Sebastian, aged nine and Madison, aged seven,...
mosquito bites
No one likes the feeling of a mosquito bite. They feel incessantly annoying and itchy, and scratching or picking at it will just make it worse. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to get relief from an irritating mosquito bite, and you can do them all with things you likely have around your house. Here are simple 10 ways to...

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