Roller Coasters Can Be Fun and Safe if Guidelines Are Followed

By Janet Frank
Roller coasters are fun, but come with potential health risks for some riders

Local roller coaster fans got an extreme boost this summer with the July opening of Lagoon's Cannibal Mega Coaster. But everyone needs to remember the elements that make the ride so thrilling are the very same things that may cause serious health problems if riders don't follow posted guidelines.

Eradicating Hepatitis C: New Research Points to a Cure for this Deadly Disease

By Jason M Carlton
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More than three million Americans and nearly 200 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C, a deadly virus that affects the liver. The good news is that hepatitis C is now curable, meaning that after treatment, the virus no longer exists in a person.

Give Breakfast Another Shot; It's the Most Important Meal of the Day

By Kary Woodruff
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It’s likely we’ve heard it said, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’  I’m often asked, ‘is this really the case’?  I believe it is difficult to say if one meal is more important than another, because all meals are important and I would not recommend skipping any meals throughout the day.  However, I will make a case that breakfast is very important.