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  • Maryland’s Anti–Price-Gouging Law

    It is too soon to tell what the local and national effects of the Maryland law will be. But this effort is part of a growing movement among states...

    • June 9, 2017
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  • Surviving Liver Cancer … so far

    For the last year or so I’d been losing weight without trying (not something that my family does) and also losing some strength (not ideal when you’re pushing heavy...

    • July 1, 2016
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  • Raw Beef Tapeworm – Yuk!

    You may not eat raw beef again after you read this article about a guy who passed a 20-ft tapeworm! (The image is just an artist’s representation) Full article:...

    • February 4, 2016
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  • Where did Zika originate?

    I didn’t know only a specific type of mosquito carries Zika, but then until recently we didn’t know it could be transmitted sexually.   Zika, which was discovered incidentally...

    • February 4, 2016
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  • The Psychiatrist Who De-Pathologized Homosexuality

    Until 1973, the psychiatric field classified homosexuality as a mental illness. Dr. Robert Spitzer, who spearheaded the change, died on December 25th, 2015. When the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual...

    • February 4, 2016
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  • Watch out for those supplements!

    I don’t know if you’re taking supplements, or if you purchase them from these retailers, but this report from the New York Attorney General is kind of scary, especially...

    • January 6, 2016
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  • B Vitamin May Prevent Some Skin Cancer

    I’ve had one instance of basal cell carcinoma on my head, and I wasn’t happy about it. This study in Australia, which has one of the highest rates of...

    • January 6, 2016
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  • Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knees — not so great?

    The British Medical Journal (aka BMJ) has published a report from doctors who dug through all the studies available on whether or not knee surgery really helps middle aged...

    • January 5, 2016
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  • Calcium intake and bone mineral density

    “Conclusions: Increasing calcium intake from dietary sources or by taking calcium supplements produces small non-progressive increases in BMD, which are unlikely to lead to a clinically significant reduction in...

    • January 3, 2016
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  • Food can cause vertigo

    I’ve been avoiding products containing soy and dairy for almost four years now. And they’ve been great years! No more nasty vertigo attacks every week. Granted, there have been...

    • January 3, 2016
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