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Just about everyone has heard of Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what about the saying, “A hug a day keeps the doctor away?”

As silly as it sounds, this quote holds some truth.

Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s time to break out shorts and sandals.  It’s also that time when people complain about being pale and want to get tan fast. However, many forget about the safe alternatives to getting a bronzed look. Are you one of the many people that lay in a tanning bed either unaware of or ignoring its dangers?

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According to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in five new prescriptions are never filled, and among those filled, approximately 50% are taken incorrectly, particularly with regard to timing, dosage, frequency, and duration.

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You sometimes hear students talking about how they will never use algebra in real life. Well, I don’t frequently diagram sentences or play badminton, but that doesn’t mean the time I spent in school on these activities wasn’t worthwhile.

It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers from ever developing.