Helping to Lower the Risk of Tainted Prescription Drugs

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(DGIwire) -- Point, click, purchase: people do it all the time for books, plane tickets and just about everything in between. Many also now buy their prescription drugs online through a national pharmacy chain or mail-order program offered by their health insurance provider. The challenge is the host of illegitimate sites that are selling … [Continue reading...]

“The Voice”: New Season, More Business Lessons

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 (DGIwire) -- The Voice is now searching for its next set of superstars.  Entering this season, a large part of the show’s mass appeal will continue to stem from one fact: In our lives—whether we are managing relationships, children or employees—we are all hoping to develop the best possible “team” for success. On some level, we can all appreciate … [Continue reading...]

It’s a Jungle Out There, So Pay Attention to What’s on the Menu

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(DGIwire) -- In his 1906 novel The Jungle, Upton Sinclair shed light on the horrors of immigrant lives in Chicago and other industrialized U.S. cities. The popularity of Sinclair’s book didn’t just draw attention to abysmal living conditions, but was also instrumental in creating necessary laws to reform factories and food safety. In modern … [Continue reading...]

Getting to the Roots: Why Redheads Are More Prone to Skin Cancer

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(DGIwire) – Are natural redheads at higher risk for melanoma? Recent studies in mice might help explain why the answer is yes. Researchers at Harvard Medical School say the genetic mutation responsible for red hair and light skin also appears to promote a well-known cancer-causing pathway. A person's hair color and skin tone are influenced by a … [Continue reading...]

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

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(DGIwire) --  “Acting as if” or "faking it until you make it" are effective strategies for accomplishing goals and working through challenging times.  Neither should be confused as the same as lying. As discussed in a variety of books like The TurboCharged Mind, and others written to help us reach our personal improvement goals, "acting as if" is a … [Continue reading...]

Tips for Coping with Life Transitions

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(DGIwire) -- You get a new job or find yourself unemployed, find a new girlfriend or boyfriend, get married or divorced, have a child, retire...  All of these life transitions have one thing in common; they can all totally disrupt your regular routine, especially when it comes to diet and exercise if you’re not prepared.  Depending on the … [Continue reading...]

Obesity Epidemic Puts ‘Pressure’ on Joint Replacement Technology

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(DGIwire) -- Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with more than 34 percent of American adults and 17 percent of children suffering from it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several health problems are linked to obesity, including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of … [Continue reading...]

A ConSENSUS: How Some Diabetes Patients Rest with Relief From PDN

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(DGIwire) – We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. Or at least, in theory we should, as a biological imperative. Although each person requires a different amount of sleep to ensure proper bodily and mental functions, sleep is clearly an important part of each of our lives. According to the National Institutes of Health, sleep is a required … [Continue reading...]

Skin Cancer Spike in Young Adults Highlights Value of Detection

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(DGIwire) -- Despite a recent report from the American Cancer Society that the death rate from cancers in general has fallen 20 percent from its peak in 1991, skin cancers remain alarmingly on the upswing—especially among adults under 40. According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, young women are the most susceptible, particularly when it … [Continue reading...]

New Smartphone App Aims to Find Fugitives and Help Squash Crime

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(DGIwire) -- Although New York City isn’t the capital of New York State, it might feel like it to some people. Every day, dozens of dignitaries, celebrities and government officials pour onto the streets of the city, alongside millions of residents on their way to work and school or wherever life takes them. When people see the gleaming skyscrapers … [Continue reading...]