Can Cell Phones Harm Our Health?

The extensive use of cell phones is a relatively recent phenomenon, and since cancers usually take at least 10-20 years to develop, it will be years before research is likely to conclude whether cell phones cause cancer or not. However, the evidence indicates possible cause for concern.

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Do Heartburn Medications Cause Kidney Disease?

Popular heartburn prescriptions include Prilosec, Nexium Prevacid, Kapidex, Aciphex and Protonix, which are all a type of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). New research shows that people who take popular heartburn medications are more likely to develop serious kidney disease.

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Obesity in America: Are You Part of the Problem?

Despite our country’s obsession with weight and appearance, most people who are medically overweight don’t realize it. What we’re talking about isn’t “love-handles” or a body that doesn’t match the supermodels we see in magazines. Instead, we’re talking about a weight that affects your health, well-being, and longevity. Our collective weight problem is so bad that only cigarette smoking causes more preventable deaths in America than obesity does.

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The Benefits of Pets for Human Health

Animals play an important role in many people’s lives. In addition to seeing-eye dogs and dogs that can be trained to detect seizures, animals can also be used in occupational therapy, speech therapy, or physical rehabilitation to help patients recover. Aside from these designated therapeutic roles, animals are also valued as companions. Learn more about the possible benefits of that companionship.

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