Monthly Archives: September 2012

Final Exam: Wellness Is a School Open to All

Lifelong learning is the goal of education. With all the health information on the internet, how do you sort the good from the bad? How do you know you’re reading accurate, research-based information, as opposed to “urban legends”? (Note: see … Continue reading

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More Hoaxes

As promised, here are a couple of other internet sites where you can check out health and other rumors. Hoax Busters (http://www.hoaxbusters.org): This website has the same name as the now defunct site that was part of the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Foods That Make You Look Good

From “Personal Trainer,” in a UPI column seen in the Washington Examiner September 19, 2012, quoting food industry expert Phil Lempert: Vitamin C rich foods help build collagen, the building block of the skin. Eat strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, pineapple, … Continue reading

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Body Map (Skin Cancer Foundation)

To make it easier to detect potential skin cancer spots, the Skin Cancer Foundation has a downloadable “body map” and recommends doing monthly self-inspections. Go to http://www.skincancer.org/ and click on Skin Cancer Information, then Early Detection and Self Exams.

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Health Hoaxes

As always when using the internet, it is wise to be careful of sites that look too good to be true. Especially when dealing with health topics, one should be cautious. There are so many falsities that parade as truths. … Continue reading

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Need to Know: What to Do With Old Cell Phones and Batteries

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation  — Customer Service: 1.877.723.1297 — Drop-off site locator: 1.877.2.RECYCLE (1.877.273.2925) http://www.call2recycle.org.  In accordance with federal and state laws, the Call2Recycle® program aims to keep rechargeable batteries from polluting the environment. From its website: “Call2Recycle® is the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late to Go to the Beach This Summer

Planning a trip to the beach? It’s not too late — fall doesn’t officially start for another few days. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a spot reserved for you at http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/beaches. Learn all about the environmental aspects of beaches. … Continue reading

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