Fat Virus

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Yep, you read it right. They have discovered that one of the reasons some people become obese is due to a virus. Lab tests showed that exposure to adenovirus-36 (Ad-36), which causes respiratory and eye infections, also causes stem cells to develop into fat cells. Ad-36 stimulates human adult stem cells to become pre-fat cells […]

Researchers Cite Health Risks

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Early to bed, early to risemakes a man healthy, wealthy and wise? Not so, according to a recent study which showed that those who rose early were at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension and stroke. This same study also concludes that sleep deprivation puts additional stress on the heart, also leading to cardiovascular […]

Young People Love God

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The AP released an article last night that covered the results of a poll which was taken back in April of this year, 2007. The majority of teens and young people ages 13 to 24 place God at a high priority for leading a happy life. Tolerance of other faiths was also impressive among America’s […]

Health Care in Canada

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FYI: Canada proudly has one of the highest life expectancies (about 80 years) and lowest infant mortality rates of industrialized countries, which many attribute to Canada’s health care system. Canada’s health care system is a group of socialized health insurance plans that provides coverage to all Canadian citizens. It is publicly funded and administered on […]

The Majority Rules

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Democracy – what does it mean? a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. So why is it that […]

Presidential candidates on health care

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There are many important issues facing our presidential candidates. One of my top issues is their position on health care in the US. I am in favor of a universal health care plan deserving of the citizens of the richest nation on earth. So far, Chris Dodd (D) has the best health care plan IMO. […]

Living Longer

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I hear it all the time – we’re living longer. Guess what? “A baby born in the United States in 2004 will live an average of 77.9 years. That life expectancy ranks 42nd, down from 11th two decades earlier, according to international numbers provided by the Census Bureau and domestic numbers from the National Center […]

Church Funeral Denied

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Would you attempt to graduate from a college you did not attend?  Ridiculous question, right?  So where is the logic behind this dilemma? A gay man who died while waiting on a heart transplant was first offered a funeral by the Church where his brother was employed as a janitor,  and then they rescinded the […]

Merv Griffin

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Sadly, Merv Griffin is gravely ill following a recurrence of  prostate cancer which first struck him in 1996.  Now 82 years old, Merv is hospitalized and fighting the battle of his life. I remember as a child watching The Merv Griffin Show on TV every day.  I didn’t realize at that time how influential he […]

Subliminal Hypnosis

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No doubt you’ve heard of affirmations and subliminal hypnosis, both of which are being implemented by literally thousands of people with amazing results.  What you may not know is that we all have the ability to talk to ourselves and achieve the same result without purchasing the tools.  The only drawback to doing it yourself […]

Heat Wave causes Mood Swings

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Ok, this might not be scientifically or psychologically proven, but oh my gosh it is so true.  Extreme heat waves can cause anger, anxiety, frustration, and every other negative emotion we humans can conjure up. The heat index here in South Carolina is 118 again today.  My little tin can has a temperature of 90 […]

Back from Mexico

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My 16 year old daughter just returned from a week long trip to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, where she was helping to build houses for the homeless, playing with the children and conducting Vacation Bible Schools. She was a real trooper!  First of all, she traveled alone, flying from home to San Diego, where she […]

Cancelling Online Payments

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You would think that if a company will ACCEPT your subscription payment without a hard copy that they would also process your cancellation in the same method. NOT SO. Some of them want you to print out a form and fill it out (in detail) then snail mail it to them before they will cancel […]