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Why Can’t Statin Users Eat Grapefruit? How Does Grapefruit Affect Cholesterol Medications

If you've been prescribed a statin by your doctor to control high cholesterol, chances are you're aware that you shouldn't eat grapefruit or drink its juice.  But why?

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Brian Chase;
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Why Are Prescription Generic Drug Prices Rising? Lack Of Competition And Questionable Business Practices To Blame

If you're on a long-term maintenance prescription medication, chances are you've been directed to a generic form to help bring down your costs.  But what happens when the prices of those generics start to rise?

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The Biggest Threat To Your Children’s Health, and Just Minutes To Prevent It

Kids are bombarded by many things nowadays.So much more information available at a touch of the finger. They spend hours playing video games, watching TV, playing sports, texting, and on the computer. Only a couple of minutes each day can help prevent a lifetime of problems.

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Thomas Northcut;
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What Are The Symptoms Of Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease? What Can You Do To Prevent It?

It appears that Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease is running its course in the Twin Ports with many cases being diagnosed.  But what exactly is it and how can you prevent it?

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What Foods Won’t Doctors Eat? What Foods Do Doctors Keep From Their Diet?

Visit a doctor and they'll tell you that one of the ways to improve your overall health is to watch what you eat.  Speaking in generalities, we should all avoid fats, salt, and chemicals.  But what specific foods do doctors suggest we avoid?  Or, put another way - what foods don't doctors eat?

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(Photo by Jack Kearse/Emory University via Getty Images)
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What Are The Signs Of The Ebola Virus? How Easy Is It To Contract Ebola?

Well, it's in the news and everyone's talking about Ebola now that it has hit the shores of the United States.  Internally, we have had one of our co-workers on location in Texas while the first cases of Ebola were breaking out in Texas - so - it made me wonder:  What are the signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus?

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Hiking Safety Tips — 7 Ways to Enjoy a Safe, Healthy Hike This Summer

Hiking is an excellent activity for exercise, exploring and family bonding, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

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Learn How To Eat Healthier; Community Event Details Good And Bad Fats

Learn which fats are good for you and which ones are bad at an event - Tuesday, May 13 at the Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church.  Jim Naus will speak from 6:30PM to 8PM on the topic of Omega Confusion Clarification/Why Are Trans Fats Bad And Which Oils Are Safe.

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What Is Oil Pulling And Does It Work?

Add "Oil Pulling" to the ever-changing list of trendy things to do.  It seems that in the last month or so, social media and the internet has been full of talk about people "Oil Pulling" - along with their supposed positive results.

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Calling All Germophobes, Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer And Never Run Out

Now that the flu and colds have run through work. I was talking to my friend Cathy and she was saying she found a way to make your own hand sanitizer. I am not a huge user of it at home because I keep forgetting to buy it so...making it at home would be great.

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Hilarious Colonoscopy Prank Will Make You Want to Get a Colonoscopy [VIDEO]

A colonoscopy may seem like an odd place to pull a practical joke, but that's what makes it so effective.

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(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Duluth Public Library Hosts Health Fair On February 6

If you made New Year's resolutions - but aren't keeping them, this would be an excellent opportunity to get back on track!  The Duluth Public Library invites you to "reconnect with your healthy New Year's resolution".  As a kick-off to their Health Happens at Your Library series, they're hosting a health fair on Thursday, February 6 from 5 til 7PM  in the Green and Gold Rooms.

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