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Playing the Lottery with Your Health

November 28, 2012

It seems everyone is abuzz today with hopes of hitting it big. With a record $550 million (or more) Powerball payout, lottery fever is reaching a peak in 42 states across the country. While we all know our chances of winning are slim, lottery officials expect hourly ticket sales today to top $6 million an hour. In fact, jackpots of this size tend to bring in new players, who do not regularly buy...

Grapefruit and Prescription Drugs: A Potentially Dangerous Combination

November 27, 2012

Pharmacists have known of the potential dangerous interaction grapefruit and grapefruit juice have with certain prescription drugs for at least 20 years. However, a new Canadian study published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds the number of commonly used prescription drugs with this possible dangerous interaction with grapefruit is on the rise. The potential side...

Improving Your Health with Cyber Monday Deals of 2012

November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday is quickly becoming the new Black Friday. With an estimated 50% of Americans expected to shop online today for deals spending a projected $1.5 billion, Cyber Monday is a great opportunity for many to take advantage of the variety of products and the convenience of shopping online, all while scoring big deals. Cyber Monday is also an opportunity to take advantage of healthy deals for...

Do You Know How to Safely Thaw a Turkey?

November 21, 2012

While Thanksgiving is all about food, family, fun and some football, lurking among the managed chaos in the kitchen is something called “The Danger Zone”. To help keep your family safe and healthy this holiday, the temperature of food should always stay either above or below “The Danger Zone”, 40 to 140 degrees. When thawing a turkey, it is especially important to do so correctly, or any bacteria...

How to Safely Fry a Turkey

November 19, 2012

Once considered a Southern tradition, the deep-fried turkey has grown in popularity all over the country in recent years with celebrity chef endorsements, availability of gas and electric fryers and as a time-efficient cooking method on Thanksgiving Day. Some families’ long-standing traditions of oven roasted turkeys are finding themselves slowly replaced by the crispy skin and moist meat of the...