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E-cig industry under scrutiny

An e-cigarette looks much like a USB flash drive, which critics say makes it trendy, discreet and attractive to younger consumers. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Coconut. Cucumber. Mint. Mango.Sound like flavors that might entice your Baby Boomer uncle to give up his two-pack-a-day Marlboro Red habit? Or more like something for a younger market? High school...

How to Cook Cabbage

The humble cabbage is an economically important plant with European origins.1 While eaten all over the world, it has a reputation of being boring because it’s often used as a simple side dish for gatherings such as backyard barbecues.2 However, ignore it and you’ll miss out on its culinary potential and health benefits. Different Ways...

Regenerative Medicine for Nerve and Neuropathic Pain

Dr. Matthew Cook is a former anesthesiologist who became a regenerative medicine specialist and founder of BioReset Medical1 in Campbell, California. In this interview, we discuss several novel therapies offered there, which can be next to impossible to find elsewhere. "I went to medical school and did an anesthesiology residency at University of California San...

The growing melanoma risk

Melanoma from sun exposure and indoor tanning is most common among teens and young adults. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Cases of deadly melanomas on the head and neck rose more than 51% over two decades among young people in the United States and Canada, a new study reports.Researchers found that the incidence of head and...

Lavender Salt Sock (Natural Ear Infection Remedy)

Table of Contents Ear infections are rough, especially for kids who are suffering through one. We recently took a family trip to the beach and all of my children practically lived in the water for a week. I typically bring 3% hydrogen peroxide to use in their ears after swimming in the ocean but...