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SuperBugs are Here, Getting Worse... As if there weren’t enough reasons to wash your hands and not touch things you find on the ground, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are estimating that SuperBig’s–those resistant to current methods of treatment–are on the rise. According to the CDC there were more than 300,000 infections of drug-resistant strains in 2011. Most of these infections are obtained in hospital settings. But, if nothing is done to curb the overuse of antibiotics–a practice that helps create...
Book Review: Gym-Free and Ripped... Book Review: Gym-Free and Ripped  written by, and review from, Julie at http://www.acaseoftheruns.com/2011/09/book-review-gym-free-and-ripped.html I was given the opportunity to read Gym-Free and Ripped by Nathan Jendrick.  After this post at The Fitness Dish about gym ettiquite, I’m glad that I read it The author, a trainer named Nathan Jendrick, is married to an Olympic swimming champ Megan Jendrick.  I totally know what it’s like having a significant other root for me and try to train me, so I find the...
FDA Approves ‘Viagra for Women’... The FDA has approved a drug intended to treat declining sexual desire in women. Popularly, this new drug is being likened to “Viagra for women.” The drug, with the official name flibanserin, was twice before rejected by the FDA due to serious side effects, which include exceptionally low blood pressure. If no change in libido is seen in eight weeks, users are advised to discontinue use of the...

4 Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Among the most critical elements to health is having fresh air to breathe. But even for those who live in mountain-fresh regions of the world, the air they take in predominantly is likely exceptionally dirty. Why? Because indoor air, especially at home, is often extremely allergenic and polluted. How can you fix this? Following some easy steps can quickly improve your health, reduce asthma symptoms and prevent long-term exposure-related illnesses from popping up. 1. Reduce Indoor Humidity – Mold grows well in humid conditions, and dust mites love that atmosphere, too. The easiest way to reduce their growth is to keep your humidity low. Using a dehumidifier can quickly improve your indoor air, and don’t forget to use an air conditioner when it’s hot. 2. No Smoking – If you smoke indoors, quit. Even if you smoke outdoors, be weary of where you smoke to ensure your drift isn’t entering through windows, doors, or vents such as those on window-mounted A/C units. Also be aware that your clothes, should they take on your smoke smell, will bring those issues back inside with you (and likely spread them to furniture). 3. Avoid Scented Cleaners – As much as we all love Pine-Sol and Lemon Fresh, chemical detergents and fragrances that are sprayed into the air leave much microscopic debris behind. These cause chemical build-ups in your home and lead to poor air quality. Some research suggests that over time, these chemicals can promote various types of cancers. So open your windows, quit using artificially scented aerosols, and look for natural cleaners. 4. Invest in some house plants! Plants absorb pollutants and help clean your air, naturally, while offering a nice visual addition to your...

FDA Approves ‘Viagra for Women’

The FDA has approved a drug intended to treat declining sexual desire in women. Popularly, this new drug is being likened to “Viagra for women.” The drug, with the official name flibanserin, was twice before rejected by the FDA due to serious side effects, which include exceptionally low blood pressure. If no change in libido is seen in eight weeks, users are advised to discontinue use of the...

SuperBugs are Here, Getting Worse

As if there weren’t enough reasons to wash your hands and not touch things you find on the ground, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are estimating that SuperBig’s–those resistant to current methods of treatment–are on the rise. According to the CDC there were more than 300,000 infections of drug-resistant strains in 2011. Most of these infections are obtained in hospital settings. But, if nothing is done to curb the overuse of antibiotics–a practice that helps create mutant diseases that can’t be killed with standard medicine–the CDC estimates the rate could double by 2020 with more than 600,000 drug-resistant infections. They estimate as many as 37,000 people could use annually. According to the CDC’s deputy director of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Dr. Michael Bell, patients can prevent encouraging the spread of SuperBug’s by ensuring proper hygiene, informing new treatment centers if they were previously hospitalized with an infection, and asking their physicians and other providers to wash their hands before...

Why You Should Eat Avocado

Avocado has long received a bad reputation due to containing a high amount of fat. But as people learn–or rather, actually start to understand–that all fat is not created equal, avocado is getting new life on the health plate. And there are plenty of reasons you should be eating more! Avocado Facts: Over 25% RDA of Vitamin K Almost 20% RDA Vitamin C 10% RDA of Vitamin E More potassium than even bananas They have around 7g of fiber, which is something that just about everyone can use more...

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Ever had trouble making perfect hard boiled eggs on the stove? If so, you’re probably looking for an easier way to make the perfect hard boiled egg. Fortunately, there is a better method. And although it takes a little longer, you’re much more likely to make eggs more often if you know they’re going to turn out perfect every single time, so give it a shot. So, how do you make the perfect hard boiled egg? Easy, in the oven. 1. Get a muffin tin and place each egg horizontal in each opening. 2. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. 3. Once heated, place eggs on the center rack in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. 4. After 30 minutes, immediately remove eggs from the oven and place them in a large mixing dish (or other container) that is filled with ice water. 5. After 10 minutes, remove the eggs from the ice water and...