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Pollen Count, Asthma, And Allergies

A wet winter and a sudden burst of warm weather have combined to create a pollen explosion. When pollen counts go up, so do the number of new asthma cases. You only have to look […]

04/30/2014

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Science: Women Dig Rock Stars

Now there’s an actual scientific reason as to why women are attracted to rock stars. Beyond their money, beyond their thrashed hotel rooms, even beyond their throngs of attractive groupies. Women believe that men who […]

04/30/2014

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Springtime Foods For Feeling Good

Spring is finally here, but even if you still have the winter blahs, there are certain things that you can do to feel a bit better. As CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported Thursday, the cure […]

04/21/2014

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Rock Out With Ear Protection

How loud is too loud? New research finds that just one loud rock concert or sporting event could cause permanent hearing damage. “I think I’m already somewhere between healthy and Ozzy Osbourne already, so I […]

04/21/2014

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Easy Steps To Cancer Prevention

There are a number of steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing cancer:

1. Don’t smoke.
2. Eat a nutritious diet, which is plant-based and rich in organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meats that come from animals that are grass-fed. Avoid foods that are loaded with sugar (such as sodas, candy, cookies, pastries, and sugary breakfast cereals) and saturated fats (such as red meat, processed meats, rich dairy products) and trans fat ( such as processed packaged foods including some cookies and crackers).

04/21/2014

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Attention Men: Important Heart Health Screenings

When it comes to health, there are big differences between men and women, and these differences aren’t just limited to anatomy. Yes, only men are susceptible to conditions like prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. And, […]

04/14/2014

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Pot-smoking Students Do Better Than Cigarette-Smoking Students

Students who smoke marijuana – and refrain from smoking tobacco –achieve higher levels of academic success than their “marginalized” cigarette-smoking peers. A new study published in the Journal of School Health finds that pot-smoking teens outperform students […]

04/14/2014

Rides for the Kids

April Is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a subject near and dear to our hearts here at Jack. We’ve teamed with the Puget Sound Chapter of AutismSpeaks to get the word out about early diagnosis and the plethora of resources […]

03/31/2014

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The Affordable Care Act – Sign Up Deadline Is March 31

The ACA enrollment deadline is March 31st and you’re not alone if you’re still trying to make sense of it all. The fact is, without a health plan, you will pay the price in more […]

03/14/2014

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