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Pool, Beach Or Boat? The Riskiest Water Activity During A Pandemic

If 2020 was a normal year, you wouldn't think twice about inviting friends over for a pool party, gathering up with all your buddies at the beach or piling as many people as possible on a boat or a ride on the river. However with daily COVID-19 records broken daily in Florida, those activities can...
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CORONAVIRUS

When To Seek Medical Help If You Think You Have Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness, with common symptoms of fever, dry cough, and, sometimes, shortness of breath. When to pursue testing or get professional medical care depends on whether you’re likely to have been exposed, the severity of your symptoms, and your age and underlying health.
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BABY POWDER

Talcum Powder Alternatives

Talcum powder, also known as baby powder, has been used for decades on the skin of babies to prevent diaper rash, those suffering from eczema and to prevent chaffing in sensitive areas. Most recently a jury awarded $29 million to a woman who says she got cancer from using baby powder. There have...
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Scammers Are Using Your Old Credit Card Numbers

You can say one thing about scam artist, they are creative. The latest scam is no exception with scammers stealing your credit card numbers and sending you unexpected packages from online retailers! In particular, some Amazon customer have been receiving weird packages they never ordered, yet are...
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Two Food Mistakes That May Increase Your Risk Of Cancers

It's pretty common knowledge that smoking can cause cancer. It's also know that not exercising and a poor diet can also increase your chances of developing cancer. Now a new report narrows it down even further to two diet mistakes that are most closely linked to cancer. The study, published in the...
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More Americans Under 40 Are Having Heart Attacks

Some sobering news this morning as heart attack rates of people under 40 is rising. In fact, the proportion of heart-attack patients under age 40 has been climbing 2% every year for the last 10 years, according to findings presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session...
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Warning That Diet Drinks Increase Chances Of Developing Diabetes

There is growing evidence that drinking diet drinks and soda increases your risk of diabetes, heart problems, weight fluctuations, and even death. A new report found that just two weeks of high intake of low-calorie sweeteners was enough to significantly alter the make-up of bacteria in the gut...
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Over The Counter Pain Killer Linked With Higher Risk Of Stroke And Heart Attack

An alarming report about an over-the-counter pain reliever that may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke by 50% has one group looking for a worldwide ban. Diclofenac, sold under the name brands Voltaren and Solaraze, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve fever or...
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Missing Teeth May Increase Risk Of Insomnia

Another reason to take care of your teeth. People who look after their teeth are less likely to suffer from insomnia, new research suggests. The study reviewed retirees and found those with less than 10 teeth often do not get the recommend amount of sleep, with some getting by on less than four...
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Eating Dinner Earlier May Reduce Cancer Risk

What you eat affects your health and now when you eat can be just as important as what you eat. A new study suggest that eating dinner before 9 p.m. could lower your risk of breast and prostate cancer. While that sounds kind of late to eat dinner, the Spanish study found that participants who ate...
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