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How Safe Are Hand Sanitizers?

How Safe Are Hand Sanitizers?

Keeping our hands clean is one of the best ways to reduce the spreading of germs which can lead to infections and diseases.  Although washing hands with soap and warm water is the best line of defense, it is not always convenient. Convenience is what makes hand sanitizers so popular. On the plane, in the

8 Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

6 Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the invisible killer of millions of people in the United States and around the world every year. Diet is one of the primary ways by which you can lower your blood pressure numbers without medication. Changing your diet along with exercise can not only reduce your blood pressure numbers, but

Owning a Pet Can Improve Your Health

Owning a Pet Can Improve Your Health

Today animal companions are more popular than ever. The pet population nationwide has been growing dramatically for nearly a half century, from about 40 million pet cats and dogs in 1967 to more than 160 million in 2006. About two-thirds of U.S. households now own at least one pet. Some of the largest and most

Summer Allergies

All you need to know about Summer Allergies

While you may think your allergies should end after spring, summer allergies are fairly common for most people. Summer allergies are caused by the same offenders as spring allergies, namely pollen that enters the nose of allergic individuals. Since most trees finish pollinating in spring, summer allergies are more often brought on by things like

Get up and get moving

What will it take for you to get up and get moving already?

Feeling less than motivated to work out? It happens, even to the most enthusiastic exercisers, from time to time. Here are a few ideas that may boost your drive to stick to fitness efforts. Money talks. Consider buying fitness class sessions or exercise experiences on a social saving site, such as Groupon or LivingSocial. Once