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The Impact of Obesity on your Job Prospects

Imagine for a minute that you have been unemployed for some time.  Your family is nearing financial ruin.  Your car payment is past due and you lay awake at night wondering how you will make next month’s mortgage payment.  Glory of all glory’s, the phone rings and on the other …

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Pertussis Whooping Cough

Pertussis – also known as whooping cough – is a highly contagious disease caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. Some cases have been documented to last for six (6) weeks before subsiding. Whooping cough is so-named because of the “whoop” sound made from the inspiration of air following a coughing …

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Sources of Meatless Protein

Protein contains amino acids, the building blocks of the body. People tend to look towards meat products for protein, but the truth is there are many forms of protein that are meatless. Whey protein Whey protein has the highest biological value of any natural protein: it is higher than eggs, fish …

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American Red Cross Arc American Red Cross Services American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881.  Today as in the beginning, this non-profit organization continues helping people. Following are many of the services that the American Red Cross provides: Disaster Assistance:                                                                                                                                                       The American Red Cross helps people who have been victims of disasters, such as tornadoes, …

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Jaundice in the Newborn

Jaundice is a very common condition in newborn babies. The term jaundice refers to a yellowing of the skin that results from high levels of a pigmented compound called bilirubin. All newborn infants naturally have bilirubin levels higher than those found in adults. However, only some of these infants will …

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Foods to Boost a Workout

Way back when you were sitting in a high chair, dodging a spoonful of that nasty looking pureed peas, you had someone telling you that it takes healthy food to make you big and strong. Well, your Momma was right as usual. When you workout, you tear down muscle tissue. …

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

Having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a year ago, I would like to share a helpful tidbit that I have found. It works very well for me and I will be continuing to experiment with it for the rest of my life. First, I am in no way stating …

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Fun Ways to Burn 100 Calories

It’s a basic fact of life – if you want to lose weight, you need to decrease your calorie intake and increase your activity levels. It doesn’t matter what weird and wonderful names the fitness gurus come up with for the latest diet programme, losing weight is all about numbers. …

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Best Foods for Stopping Hunger

The feeling of hunger can be a diet buster as many people seek any way to succumb to its call. Because of that, they will eat whatever they find around them – whether its candy, cookies or even soda. As these are empty calories, hunger beckons again far too soon, …

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Household Items that Carry the most Germs

Microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi all fall under the general classification of “germs”. Most germs are harmless in their natural environment, including in the home and body, in fact regular exposure to normal, natural germ populations helps to build a strong, healthy immune system. However, there are …

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