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Skin Cancer SOS

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Each year, countless Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer – in fact one in five of us will develop the disease in our lifetime. However, the survival rate for patients whose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, is about 99 percent. Sharing her top tips on protection and what to watch for is renowned NYC dermatologist, Dr. Amy Wechsler. Read More »

Can Peanut Allergies Be Prevented?

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Peanut allergies have become a serious affliction for a rising number of children in recent years, requiring homes, school and even airlines to remove any peanut-related food items from their cupboards and menus, as accidental consumption of peanuts – or even just a sniff - can often be fatal. While EpiPens have infiltrated thousands of kids’ backpacks and family emergency kits, things may be taking a turn for the better. Read More »

Move Over Coconut Water – There’s a New Drink Trending (And You Can Harvest It Yourself)!

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The humble coconut has undoubtedly had its fifteen minutes of fame – having gone from an exotic tropical treat you slurp on the white sand beaches of the Bahamas, to a pricey beverage consumed in the name of clean eating. It’s not surprising that the market for this super-drink has raked in $1 billion, turning it into quite the burgeoning industry over the years. But coconut water may soon be on the back burner once birch sap hits the market. Read More »

The Power of Suggestion: Managing Post New Year’s Resolutions with Positive Reinforcement

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Be honest with yourself. Now that the New Year’s festivities are over, are you sticking with your resolutions still? If not, don’t despair—the fact of the matter is that you aren’t alone. According to research conducted earlier this year by the University of Scranton, only about 8% of Americans are actually successful in achieving New Year’s resolutions. Don’t want to be a statistic? Well if you’re ready for a real change after perhaps years of broken promises to yourself, you’re probably open to a few suggestions. Here’s one: when traditional methods of obtaining your goals just won’t cut it, try managing your post New Year’s resolutions with the power of suggestion instead. Read More »

7 Must-Try Essential Oil Remedies

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Looking for ways to go holistic in the New Year? Stock your home with these essential oils to help calm nerves, treat acne breakouts, ease migraines and even stimulate memory.** Some can even be used as homemade cleaning supplies. Here’s a short list to get you started. Read More »