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Natural Oral Hygiene Products for Kids’ Teeth

Learn which natural oral care products are good for your kids’ teeth. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it’s a good time to think about the best oral hygiene products for kids. The health of your kid’s teeth is important, even if they are going to lose those baby teeth. Some parents don’t...

Beautiful youth at risk: Cutting

Cutting or self-injury behaviors might seem ‘fringe,’ but it isn’t. Here’s what you should do if you find your teen is cutting. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Have you ever met someone who cuts himself or herself as a way to cope?Whether you knew it or not, you likely have. Cutting is one of a series self-injury...

Foodie, know thy oil

Canola, grapeseed and safflower oils are suitable for high-temperature cooking because they have a high smoke point. Olive oil and avocado oil are better for sauteing at medium heat. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Oils are one of the most widely used ingredients in cooking and are healthy alternatives to butter and margarine.All cooking oils, including olive,...

Would You Volunteer to Eat Poison for the Government?

If you were around in the early 1900s, you may have looked forward to reading about “The Poison Squad” in your morning paper. Photos of the group, dressed up in their Sunday best and seated for their evening meal, were popular across the U.S., along with articles detailing their latest experiments consuming potentially poisonous...

The EPA’s Biosolids Scam Threatens Us All

The use of sewage sludge as fertilizer for your food, renamed "biosolids" by slick industry PR firms, is a growing and under-publicized threat to human health. Sewage sludge is the residue generated during the treatment of domestic waste and contains a cocktail of hazardous substances from industry, hospitals and humans — anything that is...