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Avoiding foodborne illness at your next backyard barbeque

While this summer may look different, the opportunity to host a virtual potluck or socially distant cookout remains. With any occasion where self-prepared food is involved, there is a chance for people to be exposed to a foodborne illness. Foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, often occurs when the food has been contaminated by disease-causing…
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Eight tips for breathing easier

If you have a condition that impacts your lungs—like asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis or even allergies—breathing freely can be a daily struggle. While perfect functioning may not always be possible, there are some common-sense actions you can take to reduce your difficulties and flare ups. And many of them…
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Risk of prolonged grieving increases during pandemic

Social distancing, isolation, and self-quarantine aren’t just phrases that have changed our day-to-day life—they have also changed the way we grieve. Even families who haven’t been affected by the illness or loss of a loved one due to COVID-19 may still experience loss, but the ways in which they are able to process those losses…
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Can coffee be good for you?

Many of us enjoy our morning cup of coffee. Some of us enjoy our morning pot of coffee. Some of us even feel we need a cup or two to help us get going and take on the day. Our family, friends and co-workers might know to keep a safe distance until we have our…
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Three things parents need to know about kids and vaping

There is a lot of attention right now in the media and among government officials regarding teenage use of e-cigarettes or vaping,and rightly so. The University of Michigan found through their 2018 Monitoring the Future survey of more than 44,000 students that more than 42 percent of high school seniors reported vaping in their lifetime…
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