Happy Thanksgiving, world!

Posted on November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, world!   We have all heard the song, What A Wonderful World, but when you see this video, you will believe it to be true. There is much wonder in this short video. As we look down from space, we seem so small, but we are a collective group. We need each other. […]

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More Than 1 in 4 American Women Are Taking Mental Health Meds

Posted on November 17, 2011

More Than 1 in 4 American Women Are Taking Mental Health Meds   Have you had anxiety or depression lately? It seems you are not alone. More than 1 in 4 American women took at least one Mental Health Medication last year for conditions like anxiety and depression. The report by Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Medco, […]

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Should I get the flu vaccine?

Posted on November 7, 2011

Should I get the flu vaccine? (I wrote this article not to be negative but to encourage people to become empowered about their health and learn to research simple articles in order to make great decisions.) Every year about this time people are constantly asking me what is my opinion on the flu vaccine. I […]

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Another Food Recall

Posted on November 4, 2011

Another Food Recall Moms look in your pantry and check the peanut butter before you make the next peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Smuckers Peanut Butter announced yesterday they are recalling 16 ounce jars of the Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in several states because of possible salmonella contamination. The Ohio based company says the […]

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Ways to Spring Clean your Mind

The 7 Dirtiest Surfaces in America

Posted on November 1, 2011

The 7 Dirtiest Surfaces in America   A consumer product company named Kimberly–Clark, released a report recently about the amount of bacteria on public surfaces. The study involved extensive testing in six major United States cities. The company looked for a certain molecule present in all living cells called Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. The company […]

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Cancer and PTSD

Posted on October 29, 2011

Cancer and PTSD   I have wondered for many years why so many of our cancer patients refused to shout from their roof tops when they went into remission. Even after staying in remission for years, some people have been afraid to speak of their ordeals. I always had trouble understanding how some would not […]

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Wash (and RE-WASH) your Vegetables!

Posted on October 27, 2011

Wash (and RE-WASH) your Vegetables! Recently the CDC documented a nationwide food contamination with an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that affected cantaloupes. Never in all of my years have I heard of so much food poisonings as I have heard of in the last couple of years. We have been afraid to eat spinach, onions, […]

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CDC Study Shows 1 In 25 Teens Take Antidepressants

Posted on October 27, 2011

CDC Study Shows 1 In 25 Teens Take Antidepressants   A study just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is said to be the first to offer statistics on how many teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are on antidepressants. The study revealed that 1 in 25 adolescents are […]

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How Safe is Your Hospital?

Posted on October 18, 2011

How Safe is Your Hospital?   More and more businesses are feeling the crunch and needing to make financial changes with our fallen economy. No businesses that I can see are exempt. This includes the medical fields. It is sad to report that as we have worked hard all our lives and need the help […]

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Read the numbers on your fruit

Posted on October 12, 2011

Read the numbers on your fruit   Produce codes or sticker labels on fruit actually tell us how the fruit has been grown. It can tell whether the fruit was organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides or genetically engineered. The following is numbers you can look for the next time you go […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon