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The Supreme Court has just upheld (sort of) President Obama’s Affordable Care Act individual mandate, requiring Americans to obtain health insurance or pay (a tax penalty). Many who debate the ruling feel that it is unconstitutional…that one shouldn’t be “required”…...

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The annual health care spend for obesity related disease and health issues has doubled to a whopping $147 Billion in 2008 from $78.5 Billion in 1998. With TV shows like the Biggest Loser and More to Love, it is apparent…...

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As medicine continues to advance, so does the testing that becomes available to  consumers.  I’m not talking about typical lab-work, I’m talking about genetic testing. Companies, such as Navigenics*, promises consumers an analysis of their “DNA for genetic risk markers…...

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Every morning, NBC’s Today Show wishes a slew of centenarians a big ol’ Happy Birthday.  To do it up right, they slap a picture of each 100+ something on a Smucker’s Preserves Label, with a listing of their name, age…...

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In a recent post, I discussed the history of sugar and how over-consumption of the sweet, white substance can lead to disease and may even help promote cancer cell growth.  Many people commented…it was a hot topic.  The comments that…...

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Yesterday (July 22), the Wall Street Journal published an article about how Jan Perry, a city-council member of Los Angeles, is spearheading legislation to ban new fast-food restaurants from opening in a 32-square-mile area of the city, including her own…...

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