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New Year, New You

By Kevin Bryan New Years is a time of joy for many people, when whole families and communities will gather in one place to celebrate the advent of the next year. Many people enjoy New Years because they hope to start anew …

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Leave Scabs Be!

By Allen Bryan You are running outside on a bright summer morning, and all of a sudden, you trip and fall. As you get up, you see blood dripping from your knee. Even as you are looking at it, your body is …

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You Can’t Beat Beets

By Allen Bryan Most people despise beats as a vegetable, but what people do not fully understand is the health benefits of beets. Not only are they full of essential everyday nutrients such as vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and copper, …

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Thinking With Your Stomach

By Kevin Bryan Have you ever heard the old phrase “thinking with your stomach”? Well, it turns out to be truer than we thought. Recent research shows that the stomach has a much more direct and rapid interaction with the brain than …

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Soda: Diet or Not?

By Allen Bryan Soda and sugary drinks are everywhere: stores, schools, and even gyms. We are told to steer clear of sugary drinks like soda because they are empty calories. Enjoying a refreshing soda once and awhile will not greatly affect your …

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Pesticides

Every person has eaten inorganic fruits or vegetables at some point in his or her life. However, many people do not understand the difference between organic and inorganic foods. Inorganic products are foods that have been in contact with pesticides. Pesticides include …

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Will Polio Return?

By Kevin Bryan Poliomyelitis, or more commonly known as “polio” or “infantile paralysis”, is a virally transmitted disease by the poliovirus that causes muscle weakness. The disease has been seen for thousands of years and was very widespread during the 20th century. …

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Update on Salmonella

By Edward Mims In September, an article in this column discussed the illness caused by Salmonellosis. In October, the CDC published a notice warning about multi-drug resistant Salmonella. This notice stated that public health officials were investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella …

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Potatoes: Super Food or Potential Danger?

By Kevin Bryan Potatoes have been on the human’s menu for over 7000 years. First cultivated in South America, they went global after Europeans realized how easy they were to grow and introduced them to other parts of the world over 400 …

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Alpacas Cure Cancer

By Derek Dong The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) recently published a new research paper on a possible solution to the challenging problem posed by cancer. It seems our answer could be from the immune system of Alpacas. EGF (Epidermal …

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