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How to Use a Ladder Safely
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How to Use a Ladder Safely

Sometimes we need a little boost, like when changing an overhead light bulb, painting, or clearing the gutters. For each, you need a ladder.  Along with numerous other tasks. And yet according to the World Health Organization, there are more than 164,000 emergency-room treated injuries caused by falls from ladders each year in the US...

How to Maintain a Strong Immune System
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How to Maintain a Strong Immune System

By the time you read this blog, we sincerely hope that a cure has been developed for the novel Coronavirus along with drugs to properly treat the disease. But that time isn’t now. Which makes it doubly important that you make lifestyle changes, as needed, to build and maintain a strong immune system to help...

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Power Foods for Healthier Skin

When it comes to healthy, glowing skin, one thing is certain: what we eat has a direct impact on how we look. A diet high in processed foods, sugar, and fat is likely to leave your skin looking dull, dry, oily, and acne-ridden. On the other hand, lean proteins, healthy oils, raw vegetables and fruit,...

How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
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How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

What’s so bad about sugar? Pretty much everything, especially when you consider that sugar can lead to a wide array of diseases that include cancer, diabetes, heart problems, and many others. Here’s some background information on current levels of sugar intake across the US: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that the average...

“Did I Break a Toe?”
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“Did I Break a Toe?”

We all have our idiosyncrasies. Some funny, not so funny, irritating to others, irritating to yourself, obsessive, careless – basically, there is no end to some of the silly and inane habits we can’t seem to shake Perhaps the worst kind are those that cause you pain. You know, like stubbing your toe simply because...

What You Should Know About Pink Eye
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What You Should Know About Pink Eye

Pink eye is an inflammation of the tissue that covers the eyeball and the inside of your eyelid. The medical term for pink eye is conjunctivitis, but the former describes it as it appears to others. Most pink eye cases are caused by a virus, but it can also be caused by bacteria, germs, or...

Fire Pit Safety Tips
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Fire Pit Safety Tips

Building a fire pit can be as simple as circling stones in your backyard or as involved as hiring a professional to build one on your patio. Whichever way you choose to go, be sure to keep these fire pit safety tips in mind. Preparing your outdoor fire pit Make sure the ground or surface...

How to Practice Water Safety this Summer
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How to Practice Water Safety this Summer

This year – during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – summer feels a little different. Families are traveling less, many local lakes, beaches, and pools only can operate at reduced capacity and with new rules in place, and large neighborhood gatherings are replaced by smaller, more intimate get-togethers. But no matter what summer looks...

How to Breathe Cleaner Indoor Air
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How to Breathe Cleaner Indoor Air

If you’re prone to coughing and sneezing attacks inside your own home, doesn’t that kind of the tarnish the whole “your home is your oasis” metaphor? In fact, dozens and dozens of our patients live in perfectly comfortable homes and yet feel like they have a perpetual cold. Except that they don’t. Because in most...

How Vitamin C Helps with Seasonal Allergies
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How Vitamin C Helps with Seasonal Allergies

Spring is well-known for its ability to roil up the allergy misery for seasonal sufferers. But outdoor allergy problems can and do occur all year long. It just depends on what you’re allergic to. What are Seasonal Allergies? Seasonal allergies occur when there is an overreaction of the immune system to a foreign substance called...