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The myth of the mists

December 9, 2013

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by Dr. Matthew C. Marturano —  In the legends of King Arthur, it was said that only the most adept of the priestesses could raise the Mists of Avalon, which revealed the path to the ancient island, fabled to have existed near the town of Glastonbury, England. Many here in the Valley still seek out […]

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The dangers of secondhand smoke

December 31, 2012

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We all know the dangers of smoking, but it never hurts to read some of the reasons again. • There are more than 50 chemicals in secondhand smoke that have been identified as hazardous by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. • Secondhand smoke has been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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Vaccination rates vs. infant mortality rates

February 23, 2012

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Finally, someone has dared to compare the numbers — vaccination rates vs. infant mortality rates. Then dared to publicly ask the same question some of us have been asking for a long time: How can a nation that spends more on health care per capita than any other country in the world also be home […]

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Colds and flu prevention

February 23, 2012

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Many scientific studies have repeatedly found that there is little or no evidence backing flu vaccines as an effective flu-prevention strategy. Evidence is mounting in support of vitamin D as a potential cold and flu prevention strategy. However, optimizing your vitamin D levels through regular sun exposure is preferred, as the sun imparts health benefits […]

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