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What is a “full metal jacket”?

Ask the doctor Q. I heard my cardiologist say to another doctor that I have a “full metal jacket.” What does that mean? A. Cardiologists use the term “full metal jacket” to refer to a long series of stents in one of ...

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SLOW COOKER BAKED BEANS WITH BACON

I first shared this recipe for Baked Beans on Centsless Meals where I am a contributor. Slow Cooker Baked Beans are a delicious and easy made-from-scratch side dish that tastes fantastic next to your favorite burger. SLOW COOKER BAKED BEANS WITH BACON If ...

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Red wine: the unexpected health benefits

Another day, another story about red wine being good for you. Today’s happy news comes from Australia, where a member of the national Wine Research Institute has been extolling the virtues of a drop of red. “People that drink a moderate ...

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What a bad night’s sleep really does to your body

Dr Sara Gottfried is, in her own words, an “under sleeper”. In our over-caffeinated, over-worked and gadget-addictedsociety, she’s far from alone: researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities have found people are sleeping almost two fewer hours a night than they ...

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Exercise and Marijuana: Do They Mix?

Medical marijuana is legal in 26 states and recreational use is legal in seven states and the District of Columbia. As a result, more people are able to access pot and use it in a variety of circumstances – exercise ...

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The Digestive Distress of Being a Teacher

Remember the strange feeling you had that first time you saw your elementary school teacher in public? It was your first realization that your teacher was actually a human being who existed outside of the classroom. But I’ll bet you ...

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Liver Cancer Is Spreading With Deadly Intent

It’s time to pay more attention to liver cancer. Even as breast-cancer, lung-cancer and other cancer fatalities continue to drop, liver cancer is now the fastest-rising cause of U.S. cancer deaths, a recent study shows. Since the mid-1980s, death rates ...

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What to Look for in an MS Specialist

About 200 new cases of multiple sclerosis are diagnosed every week in the United States. If you’re one of them, it’s natural to feel confused or anxious about your next step. Most MS experts agree the road to take is ...

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Do multivitamins prevent premature birth?

If you’re thinking about having a baby in the near future, leading scientists in America say you may want to add a multivitamin to your weekly shopping list. Here’s why. We all know that a healthy and well balanced diet ...

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