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Does Stevia Rule as King of the Sweeteners?

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(DGIwire) -- Millions of Americans are becoming increasingly sensitive to sugar and refined carbohydrates, which can create unhealthy spikes in the body’s glucose levels. In the U.S. in 2012, a total of 29.1 million people had diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. That’s nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population. As well, an … [Continue reading...]

How the Energy Generation is Leading an E-volution

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(DGIwire) – People today are interested in energy—especially better ways to make, conserve and use it. It might even be said that we are the Energy Generation. In fact, E-Geners are now millions strong around the world, with more and more folks recognizing how they are personally affected by energy issues on a daily basis. A Google search for … [Continue reading...]

What If You Can’t Find a Lawyer?

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(DGIwire)  Common knowledge informs everyone that lawyers are expensive. Sometimes lawyers will take cases on a contingency, which means they get compensated out of their client’s recovery. But hiring a lawyer “by the hour” is usually more expensive than people want to pay. This uncomfortable truth results in facing the possibility that a person … [Continue reading...]

Effective Self-Talk for Weight Loss

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(DGIwire)  Do you ever talk to yourself?  Of course you do!  Everyone does. We’re often told to “think positive”. However, when it comes to effective self-talk, what you say is critical in determining your degree of success at any endeavor.  This includes your fat-loss and health goals and any other objectives. An interesting study which … [Continue reading...]

A ‘Soleful’ Rx for Foot Ulcers

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(DGIwire) -- Diabetes is a growing problem worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that diabetes rates have risen by 176 percent—from 2.5 percent to 6.9 percent—between 1980 and 2011. Even after accounting for the general aging of world population, that is a huge and worrisome increase. The chief problem facing … [Continue reading...]

Can You Still Purchase Real Estate with No Money Down?

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(DGIwire) -- Many would-be real estate investors think money is the only thing that can make or break a real estate deal. Certainly the lack of funds can stop a potential purchaser from bidding on a property. However, it is still possible to purchase real estate with no money from the buyer’s pockets. If the deal is right, the funding can easily … [Continue reading...]

Want to Launch a Pot Brand? Better Get the ‘Skinny’ First

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(DGIwire) – It’s a stoner’s dream come true: a strain of pot that won’t cause the munchies. Anyway, that’s Bethenny Frankel’s plan. According to Us Weekly, the Real Housewives of New York City star intends to launch her own line of “Skinnygirl marijuana” in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, where recreational cannabis is legal. An insider … [Continue reading...]

Redemption on Game Day: And It’s Not About Tom Brady!

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(DGIwire) – Tom Brady is the most talked-about quarterback in football. His legendary record with the New England Patriots speaks for itself: in his 13 seasons as a starter, the Patriots have earned five trips to the Super Bowl, winning three. He’s also won two Super Bowl MVP awards, two league MVP awards, has been selected to 10 Pro Bowls, and has … [Continue reading...]

This ‘Intellicheck’ Security Reader Ups Ante to Protect U.S. Ports

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(DGIwire) -- When considering the American cities most in danger of terrorism, New York City tops the list. Since the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, the city has been on high alert with increased police presence and even tighter airport security. However, it remains nearly impossible to cover all bases thoroughly. New York is home … [Continue reading...]

Cybersecurity Myths Continue to Plague Companies

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(DGIwire) Cybersecurity is in the news daily due to high profile breaches at Sony, Target, Home Depot, and J.P. Morgan, among others. But even with the endless media commentary and onslaught of best practices memos from lawyers, directors are struggling inside the boardrooms of companies of all sizes where misinformation still reigns supreme with … [Continue reading...]

Parkinson’s Freezing Episodes Linked to Impaired Depth Perception

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(DGIwire) -- Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who experience “freezing” episodes might actually be struggling with sensory-perceptual issues, a recent study suggests. The findings call into question current thinking that freezing is a motor impairment and propose instead that it is linked to problems with perception of space. The study was … [Continue reading...]

Other Worldly Gemstones: Down-to-Earth Budgets

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(DGIwire) -- Between work, spending time with friends and family, and just getting through each day, it’s easy to forget how small we really are. But by watching a pop science show on TV, we’re reminded what a speck Earth is in the vastness of the universe. Understandably, we tend to think about ourselves in the context of our town, state, country, … [Continue reading...]

Picturing the Power of Personalized Medicine

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(DGIwire) -- The iconic Norman Rockwell painting of a family doctor checking the heart of a young patient’s doll might seem quaint, but it’s far from old-fashioned. On the contrary, personalized medicine is bringing the family doctor back—and the family nurse, and the family pharmacist and a whole team of family healthcare providers. Only this … [Continue reading...]

Slowing Down the Fastest-Growing Addiction in America

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(DGIwire) -- When we think of addiction, especially life-threatening addiction, alcohol or stimulants may be the first things that come to mind. We probably all know at least one person, either a family member or friend, who has struggled with the demon of alcohol addiction. Not everyone can think of a friend who has tried to beat an opiate … [Continue reading...]

Is Fruit Killing You?

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(DGIwire)  There are many diets and health advisors today who declare that we all must limit fruit consumption.  Too much can kill you and cause all kinds of imbalances and health issues, they say. Fruit is making you fat! Causing imbalances in your blood sugar. Maybe even triggering or accelerating your diabetic state.  Such claims … [Continue reading...]

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