Why Do We Sneeze?

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A sneeze can happen suddenly – often with little warning or expectation. If you have allergies, you may be aware of certain smells or seasons that trigger you to sneeze or have a runny nose. Sneezing is a natural defense reaction that your body sets forth to protect itself against incoming dirt, pollen, or other […]

How to Minimize Scarring After a Cut

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Cutting yourself is painful enough, but the proposition of it creating an unsightly long-term scar is another concern. You can take a few careful steps to help minimize the visibility of scarring. What causes a scar to leave a long-term mark on your skin? Damage to your lowest layer of skin is often when scarring […]

I Get Enough Sleep But Still Feel Tired – Why?

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You know you need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. But sometimes even when you get enough hours of sleep, you still may find yourself feeling tired and sluggish. How long you should sleep (and when) to achieve optimal alertness varies from one individual to another, but understanding your body can help set […]

How Stress Can Affect Your Overall Health

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Different things cause different people stress. While it is not the same for everyone, stress can impact more than just your thinking – it can put a toll on your overall health. In April we discussed how you can cope with and overcome stress as part of recognizing Stress Awareness Month. The bodies immediate reaction […]

Nose Hair: Why It’s So Important

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When you are talking to someone with hair protruding from their nose, it is likely hard to not stare. Those stray hairs can be quite a nuisance that draws attention to the middle of your face. While managing these hairs is important, they play a crucial role in keeping you healthy. Because of this, outright […]

What Does Aluminum in Deodorant Do?

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Public concern and awareness for aluminum’s presence in deodorant products have become a hot topic in recent years. Data from Google indicates online searches for “aluminum in deodorant” started to rapidly climb in mid-2017 and received peak attention by January 2019. Prior to this public frenzy, deodorant may have been just one of many products […]

How to Safely Reheat Leftover Food

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You have just had a large meal and have plenty of food leftover to keep for tomorrow. Many of us then load to food into our leftover containers and place it in the fridge till tomorrow. But while the food may have tasted great the first day, you will need to take some precautions when […]

Do We Get Shorter as We Grow Older?

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Do we get shorter as we get older

A few weeks ago we discussed the hereditary nature of height. How traditionally the height of parents could be a decent indicator of the height a child may reach. Our height is indicative of the size of our bones, and as a result, our skull for example undergoes minimal changes throughout our lives. On the […]

What Causes Hiccups? How Can I Make Hiccups Go Away?

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Hiccups occur naturally, and often when we least expect them. You have likely heard countless stories of how to eliminate hiccups – from drinking a big glass of water to holding your breath. Does any of this advice actually work? To better understand that, you will want to know why hiccups occur in the first […]

Will Sleeping With a Fan on Trigger Allergies?

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During hot summer nights, you may choose to run a fan in your bedroom as a way to stay cool. A fan makes for a low-cost cooling solution compared to air conditioning and allows you to better direct the airflow. Some people even run fans at night as a way to produce “white noise” to […]