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The Snack Bar Designed for People with Swallowing Disorders

This post was originally published on this site We should take a moment to appreciate the people in this world who go out of their way to improve the quality of life for others. While we sit back and enjoy… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Your L4-L5 Spinal Segment

This post was originally published on this site Lower back pain? You may have heard your practitioner mention something about your L4-L5 spinal segment. The lower back (lumbar spine) is a fairly complex structure. It consists of 5 vertebrates, the… Continue Reading →

PFAS are in the US Food Supply, here’s why you should care

This post was originally published on this site PFAS is an abbreviation for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a group of over 5,000 man-made chemicals that came into use during the 1950s and ‘60s. They’re found in many products, as they… Continue Reading →

Apparently There’s 1-3oz of Urine Per Person, in the Pool

This post was originally published on this site As pool season quickly approaches, here’s a little fact that may make you pause and think before diving into the water. Who pee’d in the pool? Was it your child, your friend,… Continue Reading →

The Future Includes Babies born from Artificial Wombs

This post was originally published on this site Science has come a long way. It is now estimated that in less than 10 years, scientists will grow human embryos in a lab using high-tech artificial wombs. This research will indefinitely… Continue Reading →

Deep Brain Stimulation: Adelaide Man Receives ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ To Combat Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease

This post was originally published on this site Todd Murfitt hadn’t been expecting to sit 20 minutes at the doctor’s office and be diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. The high school principal at St John the Baptist Primary School… Continue Reading →

Cherries Are the Bedtime Snack You Didn’t Know You Needed

This post was originally published on this site “Life is not a bowl of cherries. There’s good and bad stuff…” – Fuzzy Zoeller Every time I see a wine-red, glossy cherry with a slender green stalk, I get strangely jealous…. Continue Reading →

‘Doctors Should Educate Themselves.’ Elderly Face Stigma As More of Them Are Relying On Marijuana for Relief

This post was originally published on this site Despite cannabis being now being legal for recreational use in 11 U.S states [1] (that number is likely to grow), you still have to get a license for medical marijuana from a… Continue Reading →

10 Priceless Quotes That All Grandparents Will Love

This post was originally published on this site Grandparents are life, true love, and utter joy. While we may love our parents more than anyone else, I believe everyone has a special, completely different kind of love for their grandparents,… Continue Reading →

Utah Woman Sells Her Blood Plasma Twice a Week to Fund Her Shopping Habit

This post was originally published on this site That’s one way to be a bloody entrepreneur… literally. 20-year-old Carisa Barker is a shopping addict, and she’ll most likely go into a major withdrawal if she doesn’t get a shopping fix… Continue Reading →

Processed Foods Have Always Been Deemed Unhealthy. What Exactly Does It Mean For A Food To Be ‘Processed’?

This post was originally published on this site They are usually those tasty, really cheap, decadent, and super-convenient ones that every doctor says we shouldn’t eat. Why do all the good stuff have to be harmful? Generally, processed foods are… Continue Reading →

43-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Has Had 86 Skin Cancer Surgeries in the Past 20 Years

This post was originally published on this site Lisa Pace had been a basketball player in her high school and college days, and being photographed in her pale, light freckled skin didn’t do much for her self-esteem. She hated it,… Continue Reading →

Effects of THC on Damaging Alzheimer’s Proteins

This post was originally published on this site By now we’re sure you have heard about a special little compound known as THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC )is what’s responsible for the majority of marijuana’s psychological effects. Time and time again, THC… Continue Reading →

When Did Cancer Become the “Norm”

This post was originally published on this site What’s going on with the C word. In the last hundred years, cancer rates have truly skyrocketed, and in this day and age, it is believed that everyone either knows cancer personally… Continue Reading →

Do You Know the Signs of a Brain Aneurysm?

This post was originally published on this site It is of utmost importance that we truly pay attention to the signs and signals of our body. This story of a young mother from South Carolina reminds us that a brain… Continue Reading →

Should Dads Be Allowed to Stay Overnight in Maternity Wards?

This post was originally published on this site Many dads are very involved throughout their partner’s pregnancy, in weekly childbirth classes couples can go over the stages of labour, birthing positions and breathing techniques. While the mom-to-be is rolling around… Continue Reading →

We Need More Mean Moms

This post was originally published on this site Do you think mom’s today are too nice? While we don’t need malicious parenting, are some parents forgetting the importance of teaching tough love? Many new age parents are taking on opposite… Continue Reading →

Synthetic Cannabis: is it still a concern?

This post was originally published on this site In March 2018 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) began receiving reports that users of synthetic cannabinoids were experiencing life-threatening symptoms which included severe bleeding from almost every orifice; including their… Continue Reading →

3-Month Old Goes to Bed Healthy, But Doesn’t Wake Up

This post was originally published on this site A mom shares her story in order to bring awareness to the otherwise hushed up, Group B Strep. Even as a mother of three, Emily had never heard of the infection and… Continue Reading →

The Era of Spanking has Ended

This post was originally published on this site When your buttons have been pushed past their point by your child, you may be verging on a discipline nightmare. This is when the age-old question may arise: To spank, or not… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons You Should Still Be Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

This post was originally published on this site Apple cider vinegar. By now, you should have heard of it. A morning tonic made with this sharp liquid that is said to boost digestion, support immune-health, and provide many beauty benefits…. Continue Reading →

Toddlers, Meltdowns and Brain Development: Why Parents Need To Ditch Traditional Discipline

This post was originally published on this site “Every day in a hundred ways our children ask, “Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?” Their behavior often reflects our response.” L.R. Knost A different perspective from… Continue Reading →

A Nova Scotian Self-Written Obituary Reminds People to “Live a Little”

This post was originally published on this site What would you do if you were diagnosed with incurable cancer? In Bailey Matheson’s obituary, she encourages people to “live a little”. Diagnosed two years ago, Bailey Matheson reminds us that “none… Continue Reading →

Nurse Places Dying Newborn next To Her Twin, Ends up Giving Her a Hug That Saves Her Life

This post was originally published on this site Sometimes, the love between siblings stems from the supernatural and never runs dry. They may fight, they may argue, they may bicker, they may not talk to each other for years, but… Continue Reading →

Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Sale in the US: Here’s What You Need To Know

This post was originally published on this site Soy, corn, cotton and canola are some of the most widely grown GMO crops today, and soon we’re going to see the world’s first ever genetically modified or engineered animal, AquAdvantage salmon… Continue Reading →

Why Washing Dishes or Showering During a Thunderstorm Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Did your grandmother ever say to stay away from the sink or tub during a thunderstorm? Apparently, she wasn’t kidding or being old-school. She actually knew what she was talking about. Metallic pipes, tubs, kitchen sinks, faucets, and tap water… Continue Reading →

Study Finds That Children Born In September Are More Likely To Be Smarter Than Their Counterparts

A 2017 study titled “School Starting Age and Cognitive Development”, published in the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that September-born kids are generally smarter than others [1]. According to the study, since children born in September are usually the… Continue Reading →

Blue Java Banana: The Banana That Tastes ‘Just Like Vanilla Ice Cream’

This banana variety is one of the most incredible things in the world… in my humble opinion. The Blue Java is a banana variety popular for its striking similarity to vanilla ice cream in both taste and consistency [1]. It… Continue Reading →

A 2019 Baby Boom is Taking Place in a Maine Hospital

This post was originally published on this site There’s a baby boom happening at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. This hospital is welcoming an abundance of new babies – from its nurses! Nine nurses in the same labor unit… Continue Reading →

Staying At Home with Kids Is Harder Than Going to Work

We love our kids. No doubt about that. They are bundles of joy given to us by the universe to set our lives on a path of unbridled love, affection, and happiness. At least, that’s what many of us think…. Continue Reading →

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