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The latest on "wellness Waters"
Christine Byrne

There's a new trend in water drinks. They're being labeled "wellness waters" and producers are toting their alleged health benefits. Is alkaline water and hydrogen-infused water really that miraculous? Christine Byrne checks in with several experts to examine the wellness benefits of these two products. Read...

The importance of Arch support
Lauren Hutchens

You can put 200,000 to 300,000 lbs. of stress on your feet each mile you walk. It's important your feet, and in particular your arches, can support that kind of pressure. Lauren Hutchens explains the different types of arches, how they function and how you can actually support your arch supports. Read...

Give Back The Light: A Doctor's Relentless Struggle to End Blindness
James C. Moore and Steve Charles, MD

This is a book about a physician who has been intimately involved in saving the vision of millions of people through the spread of his technology and surgical techniques. Dr. Charles is an historical and yet mostly unknown figure who has lived a remarkable life of great importance. In the telling, Moore helps readers view the wider world and their contributions to it in a different light, and offers a prosaic understanding of the sheer joy of just seeing.

ISBN: 978-1626345621, 256 pages, $18.19 hardcover, Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press



How one doctor is Improving patient safety
Cerith Gardiner

An Australian anesthetist has come up with an ingenious idea to help patients identify their caregivers before and after surgery. It promotes a sense of well-being for patients and increases accurate communication among surgery staff. It's catching on around the world. Read...

Pickleball: For fun and health
HealthPrep Staff

The sport of Pickleball is growing in popularity and it's a true opportunity for getting exercise, improving cardiovascular health, maintaining hand-eye coordination, and just socializing with nice people. The rules are simple. So is the equipment. Read...

Eco-parish guide for catholic parishes
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is proud to announce the release of the Eco-Parish Guide for Catholic Parishes. This free guide will be a great resource for your parish to bring Laudato Si’ to life. Developed in cooperation with GCCM’s partners around the globe, the guide is directed at Catholic parishes globally to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by addressing actions in relation to parish operations, the congregation, and the broader community. Details...

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Best Mattress Reviews 

Best Mattress Reviews is run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep health and sleep products. We’re a Seattle-based crew where all those dark, rainy days really charge up our hypersomnia, and persistently lead us to the next cup of coffee. So, of all people, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, and how your mattress can help or hinder that. Our goal is to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what mattress is best for you, so that you sleep soundly.

Consumer Safety Guide

We’re here to help you get the answers you need about consumer and medical products. We want to educate the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products. Our goal is to be your go-to online resource. We provide accurate, relevant information in one place, so it’s easy and convenient for you to know what risks you face. We give you information about which products and devices are safe and which ones are not – hopefully reducing your risk on a daily basis

First off, to be absolutely clear: mattress companies do not pay us for these reviews, and all our content is unbiased and independently researched. We’re beholden to you, the consumer, and not a mattress company. We created with one goal in mind: to help answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep. aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, we educate in simple language. While is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer resources that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

Recall Report

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.


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