Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know

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Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home — some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?

While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study didn’t include fabric. “So far, evidence suggests that it’s harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it ...
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Foods that Fight Inflammation

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Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good.

What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often triggers a process called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health.

However, sometimes ...

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Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet

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Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic — such as saccharin and aspartame — or naturally derived, such as steviol, which comes from the Stevia plant. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved six types of artificial and two types of natural non-nutritive sweeteners for use in food.

That’s been great news for those working hard to curb their sugar consumption. ...

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How metabolism works and why you can’t speed it up to lose weight

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Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that break down the food we eat into energy and muscle.

Though many people think that they will lose weight if they speed up their metabolism, this isn’t necessarily true. Here’s what you need to know about the complicated relationship between metabolism and weight-loss.

Popular myths about metabolism and weight loss

When people refer to metabolism being “fast” or “slow” what they are really referring to is a measure of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). BMR determines ...

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Elevate Your Career, Health and Future with Chiropractic

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Once an Olympic athlete competing in the Sydney 2000 Games, Dr. Erica Witter-Davis found herself with a leg injury questioning her future as a competitive athlete. Thankfully, her team doctor of chiropractic was able to quickly and effectively treat and manage Erica’s injury allowing her to compete in the Olympic Games.

After her experience with chiropractic care, Dr. Witter-David recognized her passion to pursue a healthcare career in chiropractic herself. Twenty years later, she is now a doctor of chiropractic, treating ...

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What to Drink Instead of Diet Soda

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All the ways that diet soda is unhealthy for you and what to drink instead

Just because diet soda doesn’t contain sugar or calories, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy for you.

Whether it’s Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or the countless number of “light” sodas offered on grocery store shelves, it’s important to realize that instead of sugar, beverage companies typically use artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose to mimic the taste of non-diet sodas.

The fact that diet sodas rely on ...

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Injured at Work? See a Chiropractor.

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Every year, there are thousands of workers’ comp injuries reported across every industry. If you are experiencing a workers’ comp injury, you may be wondering what type of medical help you should be seeking.

One healthcare professional that may be able to help you is a chiropractor. A chiropractor is a physician who focuses on the spine. They use physical manipulation straighten it which relieves pressure on nerves and allows the body to heal itself in many circumstances

But, how do you know ...

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Intensive lifestyle change: It works, and it’s more than diet and exercise

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Originally published in Harvard Health Publishing

What if I could prescribe a pill that could prevent or treat high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, even depression and dementia? And what if researchers had extensively researched this pill and the result was: ample proof that it’s effective. On top of that, it’s practically free and has no bad side effects. As a matter of fact, its only side effects are improved sleep, increased energy, ...

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Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain

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ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS LINKED TO WEIGHT GAIN AND TYPE 2 DIABETES, STUDY SAYS

Artificial sweeteners may lead people to put on weight and put them at risk of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

The team arrived at their conclusion after reviewing existing evidence from the past decade on what are also known as non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs).

Such products earn their name from the fact they don’t contain any vitamins or minerals, meaning they have no nutritional benefit, and may contain zero or low ...

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