Monthly Archives: September 2013

What Are Group I Carcinogens?

Oral contraceptives are among the carcinogens classified as “Group 1” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency that is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations. Group 1 carcinogens are substances which … Continue reading

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Attribution

The internet sites mentioned in the previous post should be credited to Dr. Harlan Weinberg, in an article by Anna Dickens in Spry magazine for September 2013.

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Are You a “Cyberchondriac”?

Do you suffer anxiety from trying to diagnose your medical symptoms based on what you read online? The remedy is staying with a few tried-and-true sites. Here are a few suggestions: From the American College of Cardiology: http://www.cardiosmart.org From The … Continue reading

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Champions of Lower Cholesterol

Eat these foods: 1. Plant sterols (found in plant-sterol enriched margarines such as Smart Balance or Promise Active). 2. Soluble fiber (such as barley, oat bran, peas and legumes, or a supplement like Metamucil). 3. Nuts (eat just about as … Continue reading

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Protect Your Fall Garden

In some parts of the country it is possible to plant and enjoy a fall garden. Here are some tips for naturally repelling unwanted visitors to any garden: Plant chives with tomatoes; the chives help keep aphids away. If you … Continue reading

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True or False?

Quiz yourself on your knowledge of cosmetics. Go to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/videos/CFSAN/costf/costf.cfm 

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