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This Summer, Keep Kids Active So Their Grades Will Get Better

Do kids who play sports get better grades at school? A recent study suggests that there is just such a link.

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Protect Your Skin or Melanoma May Rear Its Ugly Head

As we head outdoors and get more sunshine, remember that those sun rays can be dangerous to our skin.  Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and every time we spend too much time in the sun, we up our risk of getting it.  Identifying melanoma can be difficult to do and a good rule of thumb to go by is

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Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.

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Believe It or Not, Electroshock Therapy Making a Comeback for Alzheimer’s Patients

Remember the (good?) old days when electricity was used for treating all sorts of behavioral disorders?  Eventually most of us came to think of that sort of "treatment" as cruel and barbaric, but now electricity is once again being used for treatment of Alzheimer's and similar dementias.  "Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the 'brain pacemaker.'"

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Uh-Oh — An Incurable Mosquito-Borne Virus Has Hit the U.S.

The little-known Chikungunya virus, which has no vaccine, has been confirmed in the continental United States. Here's what you should know.

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The Smell of Rotten Eggs: Will It Make You Live Longer?

No, rotten eggs won't make you live longer.  I would never recommend eating one, either.  It's just the smell of rotten eggs, the gas hydrogen sulfide, that may provide you with more years to live.  How's that?  Hydrogen sulfide may activate a gene inside your body's cells that are connected to longevity.

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There May Be a Link Among Migraines, Heart Attacks and Strokes

My wife, Jenny, is a migraine sufferer and I'm sad to read the news that migraines, heart attacks and strokes could be linked.  A recent study involving 28,000 women demonstrated that migraines with "auras" (flashing lights and/or blind spots) contributed to heart attacks and strokes.

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Ever Wondered if There Was Something Inside You, Eating You? There Is!

Here's a charming little video called "10 Horrifying Parasites That Might Be Living Inside You." Enjoy!

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Lack of Good Sleep Affects Your Health

I have to admit that I'm not a good sleeper and I don't usually get enough of it either.  Ask me...does it affect my mood and my attitude?  Oh, yeah.  Does it affect how I feel physically?  Oh, yeah.  Lack of sleep and/or good sleep affects us all, even if we don't realize it.  So what can we do about it?

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Caffeine Can Give You a Boost, But Don’t Get Too Much

Throughout the first year of my tenure here at Townsquare Media, I drank lots of coffee.  The biggest reason was because it is a freebie.  The company, for some reason, allows us (on their dime) to drink as much of the stuff as we want without having to plunk down any change.  But after a while, I realized that the caffeine in the coffee wasn't just giving me a "boost," it was making me irritable, too.

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