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This weekend we have seen three separate fires burn out of control across Colorado, New Mexico and California. Hundreds of families have been forced to leave their homes, while firefighters work to control the fires. At the time of writing this article, thousands of acres of land have been destroyed and some outbuildings have also been caught in the fire’s wake. No doubt, over the coming days firefighters will manage to contain the blaze and
Nearly half the world’s population relies on burning fuels for heating their homes, turning on the lights and cooking. In underdeveloped countries around the world, burning fuel in your home is, simply, a way of life. We are all familiar with outdoor air pollution, but have you ever considered the air quality in your home? Household air pollution not only contributes to poor outdoor air quality, but is also responsible for over 4 million deaths
Summer is in full swing and the weather is hotter than ever! Warm weather means many of us are taking advantage of being outside at every chance we have. Though the summer weather is enjoyable, it can also have a negative effect on our environment and cause there to be air quality advisories. Have you ever heard of these? While driving down your local highway you may have noticed a warning sign about the air
Hypertension affects approximately 1 in every 3 people in the United States. It is a fancy word more commonly known as high blood pressure. Hypertension is a serious medical condition in which the force of blood flowing through the arteries is too strong. Blood flows through our bodies each time our heart beats and when the blood flow pushes strongly against the arteries, your blood pressure increases. Your blood pressure fluctuates between many different levels
Taking acetaminophen as a painkiller is not only killing your pain, it may also be killing your empathy. A new study suggests that if you take this medicine to decrease your pain, it may be decreasing your ability to empathize with other people’s pain, both physically and socially. Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter medicine that serves as a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is typically used to treat minor conditions such as headaches and body
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday in May to honor, celebrate and remember the men and women who have died serving our country. The tradition of Memorial Day began in 1868, three years following the end of the American Civil War. This day was initially called Decoration Day, originating from the idea of placing flowers on the graves of soldiers who lost their lives. By the