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I’ve seen a lot of doctors over the past 20 months. A lot. Recently, I went to an endocrinologist for some routine blood work. While I was there the doctor decided she wanted me to get a thyroid sonogram and a bone density test. I asked her why. She felt a nodule on the thyroid, [...]

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I was standing at the counter of my local CVS waiting to ask a contact lens solution question. (Was the generic solution I was holding comparable to the AOSept I normally buy?) A young mother was asking the pharmacist to check her daughter’s prescription. The doctor had spent a lot of time calculating the dose [...]

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  It was 4 p.m. and I was slathering another coat of sunscreen on my kids when I noticed a woman staring at me. When I made eye contact she shook her head at me and said, “You know it’s 4 o’clock, right? It’s a little late in the day to get a sunburn.” Not [...]

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There are a lot of reasons why I exercise. I have said it many times before: It’s the best antidepressant out there. I always feel better mentally and physically after hitting the gym. It also helps me stay in my skinny jeans, shrinking my body whenever it gets a little bigger. However, exercise is probably [...]

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Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that’s found in antibacterial soap as well as mouthwash, toothpaste, toys, and lunch bags. It’s also found at higher levels in the blood of allergic kids, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, solidifying the fact that you really need to avoid the stuff — if you aren’t already. [...]

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I will start this post by saying I have eaten chocolate every single day for at least a decade. Maybe longer, actually. Sometimes it’s a chocolate Vitamuffin. Sometimes it’s a small handful of organic semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Sometimes I go for a Trader Joe’s 100 calorie dark chocolate bar. No matter, I eat my chocolate [...]

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I have a healthy fear of the stomach virus. It’s insanely contagious and, when I get it, I get it BAD. Right now, my entire Facebook news feed is filled with mentions of the disease so I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone what the stomach virus is and how to [...]

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By now, you’ve probably heard about Bisphenol-A or BPA, a chemical that’s used to manufacture non-rigid┬ápolycarbonate plastics such as take-home food containers as well as epoxy resins, found inside cans and the lids of glass bottles. It can also be found in cash register receipts. This week, The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine [...]

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I am on a hunt for a new car. If it wasn’t for my kids, I’d be fine with my current car. After all, it’s a hybrid, it runs, and it’s paid for, but unfortunately, the backseat isn’t big enough to fit more than two booster seats and that’s a problem. Right now, I’ve got [...]

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Early in December I was putting out the garbage — barefoot, of course — and the pinky toe on my right foot caught on one of the driveway cobblestones. (Another one of my crazy, wacko injuries like my self-inflicted black eye and toddler-induced cut finger.) With blood pouring out, I hobbled inside, wrapped the wound, [...]

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