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Computer Illness

With the invention of the computer and as more powerful devices are squeezed into smaller and smaller cases, the problem of posture arose. Some habits when using technology can directly affect many different portions of your body. In the age where hunching …

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Hurricane Harvey: Long-term Effects

Tropical storms, or hurricanes, have always been a problem of the American south. Since the 2000s, these swirls of 140 mph winds and whipping rain has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damages since 2000. Hurricane Harvey have not only left …

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Hurricane Harvey: Short-term Effects

During the final weeks of August 2017, Hurricane Harvey, the largest tropical storm the gulf states of the US has seen in over a decade, swept through the southern side of Texas, pouring 33 trillion gallons of water onto the bayous below. …

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Infrastructure: Health Care or Civic?

While technologies regarding the delivery of products are rapidly advancing, including the delivery of medications and other health supplies, other areas of infrastructure are not only deteriorating but also failing to address large public health threats. In the late 1800s and early …

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Cauliflowers: Broccoli but nicer

By Bill Cauliflowers are regarded as one of the better tasting and looking vegetables by many children, but this soft yellow counterpart to broccoli falls behind its hated brother in almost every way nutritionally. So what does the cauliflower have to offer …

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Heat Waves

Summers in Northern California have always been temperate. With temperature in the mid-eighties at most for much of the summer, many feel that the rare few days of  90+° F warrants a trip to the beach or an excuse to eat buckets …

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The Affordable Care Act: Its Past and Its Future

On March 23, 2010, hundreds cheered on site for the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by former President Barack Obama. Nicknamed “Obamacare” by both supporters and opposers, this was the largest overhaul of healthcare since the original Medicaid …

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The New Car Smell

While the scent of a new car inspires excitement and hope in the buyer at the showroom or the dealership, sometimes it just doesn’t smell natural. Many times, people fall sick easily in the car, especially after the car has been sitting …

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A Healthy Cheery Fruit

By Bill Many people would enjoy a small basket of cherries and agree that they taste great. But when we eat these small red fruits, we reap more benefits than just their taste. Cherries are packed with antioxidants and provide numerous health …

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PTSD and Cannabis

Throughout its prohibition, Cannabis indica, or more commonly known as marijuana,  has been considered a self-medicated “coping” drug, especially in individuals with anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many studies examining the link between cannabis and PTSD frequently use the …

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