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Cyberbullying

A Growing Social Problem: Cyberbullying

The growth of social media has been dramatic and it has become integrated into mainstream life. Unfortunately, within social media there is little to no regard for what is said, and it can become open-hunting season or a playground for the bully types.

Microwave Popcorn Toxic

Pass the Popcorn?

Perhaps its not pass the popcorn, but pass on eating the popcorn if its microwaved or bought at the movie theater.

Colon Cleanse

Colon Cleanse Trends: The Truth About Cleansing

Many physicians are fielding questions from patients about detox or other scheme diets and colon cleanse products these days. Other patients are just listening to the hype and trying these fad diets, diet scams, and cleanse products (often to help lose weight) without consulting a medical professional.

Fall Foliage in America

America the Colorful

As summer slowly sizzles away, the opportunity to discover the countrys best fall foliage drives arrives. Just around this time, it seems like every media source lists their top 10 fall foliage areas around the country.

Harm Reduction as Smoking Cessation Method

Harm Reduction as a Smoking Cessation Method

Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths a year in the US and affects an estimated 1.2 billion people globally. Yet with all the marketing, statistics, and politics related to smoking, and the negative impact that smoking has, some people continue to smoke. The mentality for some might be related to not having enough willpower, or having tried to quit using methods such as nicotine gums, patches, and lozenges, with little success. Smoking is a very difficult addiction to break, and studies have shown that over 80% of smokers who attempted to quit on their own relapsed within the first month.

Reiki: Life Force Healing

Reiki: Life Force Healing

Spiritual healing therapies have been around since olden times. A therapy known as Reiki may have originated in the region of Tibet more than 2500 years ago, but Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist, is credited with rediscovering the root method of Reiki. Reiki is a form of healing that utilizes life force energy that is transferred to others through the use of a practitioners palms, otherwise known as palm healing. By transferring this life force energy into others, it is thought to bring equilibrium back to those plagued by a variety of injuries and illnesses.

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