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Healthcare Coverage: Obamacare v. Single Payer

Healthcare Coverage: Obamacare v. Single Payer

On Dr. Chambers’ recent visit to The Chad Benson Show, they got into the pros and cons of single payer and why we Americans pay more than anyone else on earth for health care BUT by no stretch of the imagination are we healthier. And yet after spending all this money when we get really sick a lot of us end up bankrupt.  Is someone getting rich off our misery or what? LISTEN HERE: »

Under-armed and Dangerous:  Dealing with Body Odor

Under-armed and Dangerous: Dealing with Body Odor

Summer and its heat and humidity can mean body odor – especially from our arm pits.  And, under-arm odor is equal- opportunity, so LADIES, don’t tune me out for this one! So, getting to the PIT of the matter, why do we sweat and why does it make us smell like a goat?   Your skin has two main types of sweat glands: ECCRINE glands:  located all over our bodies and secret mostly water and salt.  This... »

Pink Viagra:  Ladies, has your time come?

Pink Viagra: Ladies, has your time come?

Flibanserin.  Not the easiest of drug names to pronounce, so now it’s nick-named, “Pink Viagra”.  Everyone’s thinking, “fabulous.” Finally there’s an equal opportunity arousal drug for women. Meaning, for the first time ever, ladies, a drug that helps a woman get into the mood for intimacy, is heading to your local pharmacy.  So what’s all the controversy about? The folks behind Flibanserin say th... »

Expensive Child’s Play:  Pedialyte for Hangovers?

Expensive Child’s Play: Pedialyte for Hangovers?

Pedialyte, the kids’ rehydration drink, is being swallowed up by adults. The urban myth is that it revives and restores you post work-out and, much more importantly, helps cure hangovers. In fact even Miley Cyrus has been spotted drinking Pedialyte instead of plain water, further fueling the thirst for this relatively expensive drink.  The question is, do adults benefit from drinking it? So, what,... »

When Exercise Gets You Down – How to Prevent Falls

When Exercise Gets You Down – How to Prevent Falls

Can exercise get you down?  One of the few hazards of regular exercise is that you can occasionally trip and fall.  And, these falls can be a simple as a little trip up on the pavement, to the more devastating wipe out on a treadmill or down stairs. Falling is primal and our bodies do everything to prevent it from happening. The moment you become off balance, your brain registers that something’s ... »

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

For all you commuters out there, can you positively identify the song on the radio in the car next to you? If you can and you’re moving to the groove, it’s ok for you. But I can assure you, it is NOT ok for the driver next to you. So, what, exactly are you risking when you face the music too loud and too often? There are many causes of hearing loss but your commuting neighbor is on their way to no... »

Kids Screening:  How Much Screen Time for Children?

Kids Screening: How Much Screen Time for Children?

Common sense tells us that spending every waking moment looking at a device screen is not healthy for children.  Even so, screen time for kids has crept up significantly in past years as more types of mobile devices allow constant access.  A Kaiser study found the average 8-10 year old spends nearly eight hours a day with a variety of different media.  And 11 hours for older children! As if “telev... »

Don’t Get Burned – Dealing With a Bad Sunburn

Don’t Get Burned – Dealing With a Bad Sunburn

You went to the beach and forgot the sun would be there too, so you’ve got sunburn. Now what? Unfortunately, there’s really no quick fix for sunburn. Your body will heal itself, but it’ll take a few days.   The trick for you is not to get in the way of your body as it does its thing, so here’s what to do in the meantime:   Dampen a towel with cool water and place it on the sunburn OR take a c... »

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