health

That Warm Shower Before Bed Really Does Help You Sleep

PHILADELPHIA ( KYW Newsradio ) — Having trouble falling asleep? Showering at the right time and temperature can help. A nice warm shower or bath about an hour or two before bed will help your body temperature regulate to the ideal range for sleep, according to Dr. Rich Friedenheim, the medical...
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3 Foods You Should Never Wash

Do you rinse your raw chicken in the sink before you cook it? Don't! When you do that you're running the risk of spreading bacteria to anything the water splashes onto; your counter, your utensils, you! That bacteria can carry salmonella and any other number of sickening pathogen. As long as you...
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It's National Sunglasses Day!

While you may feel cool in your favorite Ray-Ban's or Oakley's , today is about more than just stylin'. Created by The Vision Council , National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh...
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Get Sick For Cash And Vacation

Would you willingly expose yourself to the flu for some extra cash? How about $3,500 and a free hotel stay? That's what a college in St. Louis is offering anyone who's daring enough to do just that. Saint Louis University has converted part of its former hotel in the Salus Center into a 24-room...
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Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric, related to ginger, is a spice and medicinal herb that has been used in India for thousands of years. And now, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for centuries; it contains compounds called curcuminoids, which actually do have medicinal properties. The most...
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Alcohol Addiction The Biggest Killer

Yesterday, on my blog I addressed mental illness, depression, and suicide in light of the devastating news about Kate Spade. I received a lot of positive feedback from listeners. I wanted to to address addiction today and continue to use the radio airwaves and my blog for helpful Public Service...
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Benefits Of Eating Watermelon

Now that summer is just around the corner, if you're looking for a refreshing treat that will offer you a number of health benefits, too, look to the green gourd with the delicious red center, watermelon! Here's what the watermelon offers: Loaded with antioxidants. Detoxifies the body. Boosts the...
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Some Manicures Could Cause Skin Cancer

You're probably not concerned with contracting skin cancer when you go to get your nails done. But perhaps you should be. 20-year-old Karolina Jasko , who will be competing in the Miss USA Pageant tonight, knows first-hand just how possible it is to get melanoma at the salon. Two years ago, after a...
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Tips To Maintain A Healthy Blood Pressure

If you're trying to lower your high blood pressure, or maintain a healthy one, try these tips from Dr. Sanjay Shah : Consume 1-2 servings of low-fat dairy each day Consume plenty of bean proteins Consume 3 servings of whole grains each day Get enough of vitamin D Balance healthy fat intake by...
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More Good Reasons To Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep

We often hear the importance of getting enough sleep. For example, it helps you: Get sick less often. Stay at a healthy weight. Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease. Reduce stress and improve your mood. Think more clearly and do better in school and at work...
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