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Author: Molly Harding

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How To Keep Food Poisoning Off The Menu This Thanksgiving

A perfectly stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes covered in gravy, grandma's green bean casserole. These are the dishes that should cover your Thanksgiving table and lovingly fill the bellies of your family members, but too many people have horror stories of Thanksgivings gone wrong because of food poisoning. Out of every six Americans, one gets sick from consuming contaminated foods or beverages every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year, leave the horror behind with Halloween and know how to cook a perfectly safe Thanksgiving dinner. Tackling The Turkey The crowning jewel of a Thanksgiving dinner tends to be the turkey. If handled or cooked improperly, this centerpiece can quickly become a poultry disaster and send your celebrations straight to urgent care. While...

5 Natural Ways To Prevent Early Hair Loss

Hair loss can strike almost anyone of any gender as they age. Men tend to experience it most, with nearly two-thirds of men in America experiencing some degree of hair loss by age thirty-five. While there are many surgeries and transplants in the medical world to reverse it, that may not be the course for you. Whether you're looking for a more natural way to mitigate the effects of hair loss or to prevent it before it begins, here are some rather effective methods. Use Coconut Milk Coconut milk is rich in nutrients that promote hair growth, including potassium, iron, and fatty acids. As it provides this essential nutrition to the scalp, the ingredients of coconut milk enter the hair shaft and create a layer of protection...

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3 Important Tips for Beginning Yoga

If you're looking for an exercise that not only works out your body but offers a sense of calm and peacefulness as well, yoga might be just what you need. But once you've bought your yoga attire and high-quality mat, you may not know exactly where to start. So if you're new to yoga, keep on reading for some tips and tricks to help release the inner yogi in you. First off You should start by creating a practice area in your home. While you don't have to have an entire room in your house dedicated to yoga, you should have an open, quiet place you can practice. Even if you plan to primarily attend yoga classes, you should still have a practice area at home so...


New Genetic Screening Can Predict Risk Of Osteoporosis And Bone Fracture

A recent study performed by researcher Stuart Kim, Ph.D., at the Stanford University of Medicine identified 899 regions in the human genome associated with low bone mineral density. Out of that number of regions, 613 had never before been identified. About 2% of people who were tested were deemed to be at high risk, meaning they were about twice as likely to experience a bone fracture in their lifetimes and 17 times more likely develop osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes defects in bone production or bone loss or both. In turn, this results in a reduction of bone mass and can lead to a higher incidence of bone fractures. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, bone fracture affects two million people every year and makes...


A Few Simple Ways to Refresh Your Summer Health Routine

Summer is here at long last, making it the perfect time of year to start that new exercise, diet, or health regimen. Unfortunately, many people don't know quite where to begin when it comes to summer health, and while it's always best to consult your doctor for specific health tips, there are some basic pieces of advice that can help everyone enjoy a happy, healthy summer. Here are just a few pieces of summer health advice you just can't afford to skip. Sip on Some Refreshing Summer Smoothies The sweltering heat of summer often leads to the temptation for sweet and refreshing treats. According to an AACD survey, virtually all adults (99.7%) surveyed believe a healthy smile is socially important but too much added sugar can cause...