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Month: June 2016

Vacation Goals: Stay Healthy While Traveling This Summer!

Vacation Goals: Stay Healthy While Traveling This Summer!

Certain times of year just seem meant for traveling: summers, holidays, school breaks…but whether you realize it or not, they’re also the times that a shift in climate, regional allergens, and being in close quarters with tons of people (air travel, anyone?) can put you at a greater risk of getting sick. From an asthma flare-up to allergies to the good old-fashioned flu, getting sick when you’re away from the familiar comforts of home is no fun. Luckily, with a little forethought…

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Is City Air Pollution Harming Your Health?

Is City Air Pollution Harming Your Health?

Unless you live in a remote part of the US – say, on a mountaintop in Montana, for example – the chances are good that whether you know it or not, you come into contact with some degree of air pollution on a regular basis. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), air pollution hovers at unhealthy levels in almost every major city, and breathing in particle pollution can increase the risk of early death, heart attacks, strokes and emergency…

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The Smart Remedy For Musty Basements

The Smart Remedy For Musty Basements

As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” It also brings a lot of humidity and dampness, and for basements, that can mean musty basement odors that are next to impossible to eliminate. Basements also typically don’t have as much ventilation as other parts of a home since many don’t have windows, and the air down there can get stale pretty quickly. It can be tempting to spray some room fragrance into the air and hope for the best….

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