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Lagging Behind and Out of Control: The U.S. health care system's carbon footprint

U.S. health care system, health care system's carbon footprint, surgery carbon footprint, environmental impact of hospitals, medical facilities' waste management, greenhouse gas emissions

The health care system in the United States needs a total makeover. Better yet let’s tear it all down and start fresh. Okay, it may not be feasible to start fresh with our health care system, but some serious changes need to be made. The effectiveness of our health care system is decreasing while costs are drastically increasing. Tell you something you do not know, right?

Kick Crunches to the Curb

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Lets face it the traditional abdominal exercise – the crunch – is a staple exercise for many from the weekend warriors to the college athletes. The crunch has been around for decades and when I typed in “crunch exercise” into Google I pulled up almost three million results with the top ones being videos of how to perform a crunch. So, naturally you would think the crunch is an effective way to exercise your abdominals. Wrong!

The Electric Car: A waste of time?

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Electric cars are becoming more and more popular. The three major reasons are that people want to purchase vehicles that are more environmentally friendly, want to become less dependent on oil, especially foreign oil, and want to purchase vehicles that are more economical.

8 Nov. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in vitamin supplements, vitamin D, vitamins, micronutrients, eating healthy

Vitamin Supplements: Magic pills or Placebos?

vitamin supplements, vitamin D, vitamins, micronutrients, eating healthy

It seems like vitamins are becoming like eggs in that one-minute we are told to consume them the next minute we are told to avoid them. Some warn of their dangers, while others praise vitamin supplements for their extraordinary health benefits. So, what do you do: take vitamin supplements or avoid them all together?

21 Sep. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in GMOs, genetically modified, GM-food

Uncontrolled Experiment: Genetically Modified Food

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Our natural environmental was not created in a lab, but now with biotechnology our natural environment is being tampered with in a way unimaginable. It is called genetically modified foods or organisms, also called GMOs. Mind you that this is not a ploy to help create a better environment and healthier food, but to gain control over food sources and create large financial gains.