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Orphaned by Ebola: The Tragic Effect of a Deadly Virus

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(DGIwire) -- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest viral outbreak in history, with more than 25,000 people contracting the virus and resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. And these numbers only refer to the three countries hit the hardest: Liberia, Sierra Leone and … [Continue reading...]

An Insider’s Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams

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(DGIwire)   Climb Mount Everest, travel the world, and write a best-selling book: three common yet seemingly unattainable “bucket list” items. Which one of these most closely resembles your goals? If you’re not an athlete in top shape or don’t have the extravagant funds or time to travel extensively, perhaps writing a book has crossed your mind … [Continue reading...]

Voices of Opioid Dependence: Giving Family and Friends the Power to Hear

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    (DGIwire) -- “I wish my family understood how hard recovery is. They didn’t understand what a difficult time period it was for me. I felt they were questioning me, ‘Why don’t you just stop? Can’t you just put the drugs down?’ People don’t understand, it doesn’t just work like that. It’s not something you have control over.” These … [Continue reading...]

Making the Cut: Modern and Iconic Looks Tailored to Each Woman’s Style

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(DGIwire)   As any fan of the erstwhile television show Felicity will tell you, a change of hairstyle is no small matter. Actress Keri Russell, who played the show’s eponymous character, chopped of her long, curly locks and spent the last few seasons of the show with a frizzy bob – much to the chagrin of many viewers.  Russell’s abrupt style change … [Continue reading...]

Earth Day is Every Day with this Technology

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(DGIwire)  It’s April 22nd and that can only mean one thing, it’s Earth Day! Today marks the 45th anniversary of the annual day of action: A day when billions of people worldwide pledge to undertake “green” initiatives to help the planet and reduce our carbon footprints by taking preventative measures such as planting trees, picking up litter, … [Continue reading...]

Ending Parkinson’s: Could a ‘Growth Factor’ Hold the Key?

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(DGIwire) -- A recent human trial testing the clinical effectiveness of a growth-factor compound in those with Parkinson’s disease showed promising results. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, raised the possibility that there could, in the future, be regenerative treatments for those suffering from Parkinson’s. Better … [Continue reading...]

Not a Routine Traffic Stop: The True Tale Behind a Broken Taillight

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(DGIwire) -- We’ve seen it a thousand times in the movies: a cop pulls the villain over— perhaps he’s a serial killer or bank robber. The tension builds. Then the cop lets the villain get off with nothing more than a fix-it ticket for a broken taillight. Just such a scenario played out in March 2015 in Guttenberg, NJ. According to a report on … [Continue reading...]

Lessons from Angelina Jolie in the New Era of Cancer Detection

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(DGIwire)  Angelina Jolie is accustomed to making headlines with her movies and charitable efforts, but she has recently been in the news for medical reasons. In 2013, CNN reported that she underwent a double mastectomy following the revelation that she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. More recently, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes … [Continue reading...]

What’s Hidden in the Medicine Cabinet? Combating Counterfeit Drugs

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(DGIwire) -- When we get cold medicine from the pharmacist, how sure are we that it’s the real thing? We take it; it seems to work. We feel better, after all. Plus we’re in the United States, so these things are relatively well-regulated here. But in much of the world—and maybe even for us—many drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription, can … [Continue reading...]

Do You Really Want To Lose Weight?

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  (DGIwire) If you are reading this, then the answer is most likely yes.  Most people take a look in the mirror or step on the bathroom scale and know the answer.  Perhaps even your doctor or some other health professional has recommended that you should lose some weight.  But is that really what you want to do? No, this isn’t about your … [Continue reading...]

Why Shazam If You Can Viggle…and Get Rewarded?

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(DGIwire)   It’s hard to deny that Shazam is one of the most popular apps for identifying songs today. Let’s say you hear a song on the radio and you like the music being played: you simply start the app, tap the Shazam button, and within seconds, you get the name of the track, the artist’s name, lyrics and some extras. But wait a minute. While … [Continue reading...]

New Test May Reveal Bone-Deep Truth About Metastatic Bone Cancer

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(DGIwire) -- Each year, about 100,000 Americans with cancer find out that it has spread to their bones, according to WebMD. This is called bone metastasis, or “bone mets,” and it is different from cancer that begins in the bone. Cancer that leads to bone metastasis may have started in your breast, your prostate, your lungs, or other parts of your … [Continue reading...]

Improve the Quality of Your Sleep with a ‘Smart Pillow’

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(DGIwire) How important is sleep when it comes to your health? As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes on its website, sleep insufficiency has been linked to a myriad of motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Just as potentially harmful is poor-quality sleep; a study that appeared in … [Continue reading...]

Great Business Success Is Like a Great Marriage: Stay ENGAGED

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(DGIwire) -- Growing a business: Whew! No one ever said it would be easy. In fact, it is very much like a marriage: first the thrill of the hunt. Then the heady excitement of finding “the One” (one great idea or concept) and building a relationship with that One, day by day. That’s the “romance” stage when you’re structuring it to making it … [Continue reading...]

Fighting Crime with a Unique and Innovative Technology

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(DGIwire) -- Over the past few years, as ordinary citizens have come to rely ever more extensively on the Internet to share all kinds of data in the blink of an eye, law enforcement has been stuck in the past. For example, police in one municipality—on the trail of a suspect who is known to have made threats against cops—have had no way to … [Continue reading...]

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