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Photo Source: iStock Photos Geckos, and dragons, and snakes! Oh my! To novice keepers and first-time herpetologists, scales may seem more intimidating than fur or feathers, but many species of reptiles make fantastic pets, even for complete beginners. This article covers some of the best animals for those just beginning their journey into reptile ownership:
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Lecithin is a very popular dietary supplement. But what do we know about its risks and benefits? With regard to benefits, we know that lecithin supplements are heavily promoted as a panacea for: Cardiovascular health Liver and cell function Fat transport and fat metabolism Reproduction and child development Physical performance and muscle function Cell communication
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Here’s how to stay healthy even though you are stuck at home during the covid crisis (Photo source: iStock) Source: cottonbro  (Submitted by Author) The sudden outbreak of the Coronasvirus has caught all of us off guard and unprepared on many levels. This unprecedented pandemic has disrupted our daily routines, and our healthy habits. It
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Photo source: iStock Kids love trampolines. Look at any neighborhood where kids live and you will find a multitude of trampolines in different shapes and forms. Parents also love trampolines. What better way to get kids to burn off excess energy and give parents some breathing space? But, if trampolines are not set up and
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Photo Source: Pexels Chicken-keeping has become increasingly popular in recent years, even in suburban and urban areas. People are drawn to the activity for many different reasons, including the most obvious one ’ a desire to have fresh eggs from your own backyard. Read on, though, I hope to convince you that there are many
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Children at risk for certain eye diseases should have a comprehensive eye exam, not just a visual acuity test. (Photo source: iStock How many doctors do you see on a regular basis? Many of us probably go to the doctor for an annual physical. We also see specialists regularly as well. But what about an
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Photo source: Bruce Mars via Pexels.com Various forms of mental illness, including generalized anxiety disorder and depression, are quite common in ordinary times. However, when you overlay the fear and disruption of lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many more people are developing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Although many people with these disorders will
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Photo source: Pexels.com supplied by author The process of getting a cavity filled can be distressing for children, especially if they display fear or anxiety during dental visits and procedures. While most dental practices do their best to alleviate any anxiety that a child may experience, there are nevertheless always going to be instances related
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Durian fruit tree Photo credit: 123RF My good friend Lenny Karpman, a cardiologist I worked with during my days as an emergency physician at Kaiser San Francisco, has written a delicious book. It is aptly titled Foods That Confuse and Amuse: 1200 Eclectic Names Demystified.  The book is the perfect reference for foodies who want
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Working out at home is convenient and affordable. (Photo source: iStock) Happiness is the greatest wealth one can accumulate. Good health is a vital currency of this fortune. Keeping body and mind in good condition, especially in trying times, is imperative if you wish to lead a happy life. Exercising outdoors in the fresh air is
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Excuses, excuses, excuses. Who hasn’t used one or more of them to justify why they can’t (won’t) exercise. The problem is most of them are bogus and can easily be debunked. Let’s take a look at some common (and beloved) excuses for not exercising. And, the reasons why they just don’t hold up. Is your
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