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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February

February 25 to March 3, 2019 The stereotype is that serious and life-threatening eating disorders only effect a certain segment of the population. Among the most common misconceptions is that teenage girls and young women are more likely to fall prey to these illnesses. The fact is it’s common across all genders. “That [stereotype],” Claire […]




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Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17 (Final Day of RAK Week)

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17 RAK Week is February 11 to 17, 2019 Here’s the thing about Kindness – it makes people feel good, it’s a totally free pastime and, as the Random Act of Kindness Foundation points out, it’s one of the only things in the world that doubles when you […]




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Daylight Saving Time – Why “Fall Back” and “Spring Forward” Impact Health

With the recent “fall back” with the clocks in November, most of the nation welcomed a precious extra hour of sleep. After all, what adult doesn’t appreciate a little extra time under the covers? Some experts, however, posit that gaining an extra hour might not be worth the health consequences of losing an hour in […]




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Great American Smokeout – The 3rd Thursday of November

November 21, 2019 It’s almost unfathomable to believe that big tobacco companies used to advertise cigarettes in national television commercials as recently as the 1950s. These ads promoted a culture of smoking that addicted generations of Americans. In fact, it wasn’t until 1970 that the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banned companies from advertising cigarettes […]




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Marijuana Use While Breast Feeding: A Collision of Known Benefits and Unknown Consequences

The news cycle moves so quickly these days that many people likely missed the most recent breast-feeding headlines and controversy. After the United Nations health assembly in June 2018 called on governments to protect, promote and support breast-feeding,” the Trump Administration came under fire for not supporting the resolution and not understanding the important health […]




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FDA Approves Epidiolex as a Marijuana Prescription for Epilepsy

In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the way for Epidiolex, a cannabis based medication for epileptic patients, making history in the process. This is the first time the FDA has ever approved a drug derived directly from marijuana. Marinol (dronabinol) is a prescription pill that been approved by the FDA to […]




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10 Ups and Downs of Caffeine [New FDA Guidelines on Powder and Liquid Caffeine]

“CAFFEINE IS IN THE NEWS!” is how someone that’s consumed a bit too much caffeine might report the latest announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In April, the federal agency released a statement regarding new caffeine guidelines. “Dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms are considered unlawful […]




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Less Nicotine Equals Fewer Smokers – FDA Proposes to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration followed up on proposed tobacco regulations it made last summer. The new announcement, known as an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), has the potential to decrease the number of cigarette smokers from 40 million to 35 million within a year and prevent an additional 33 million […]




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E-Cigarette Technology & Trickery: Are Your Kids JUUL’ing in Plain Sight?

Being a parent to teenagers these days comes with a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is keeping up with technology that has the potential to harm them. Stealthily designed e-cigarettes or vape pens, like the JUUL, which looks almost exactly like a USB thumb-drive, give kids the same kind of cover […]




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Does Alcohol Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer? What to Know During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From the beginning of October to the end, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a way to raise public awareness around the facts, prevention and treatment of this potentially deadly form of cancer. Experts predict more than 250,000 women in the United States can expect to be diagnosed with a case of invasive breast cancer in […]




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