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29
Sep

What is Ebola and how do people catch it?

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Over the past month, you may have heard people talking about the Ebola virus. You may have also seen something about it on television, in the newspaper or on the Internet.

The reason for this is because an outbreak of Ebola started in West Africa in March. So far, the virus has infected nearly 6,000 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

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12
Sep

Keep Cool! Protect Your Health When It’s Hot

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A heat alert has been declared for parts of Southern California as possible record temperatures hit in the coming days.

"When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke," said Jeffery Gunzenhauser, the interim health officer for LA County.

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04
Sep

WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BRAINS WHEN WE EXERCISE AND HOW IT MAKES US HAPPIER

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Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains.

So what is the connection between our feeling of happiness and exercising regularly?

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25
Aug

THE BEST TIME TO DRINK YOUR COFFEE, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

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If you're anything like certain members of Vail Ranch Pharmacy staff, then you feel more or less undead until you have your morning cup of  coffee. However, insight into the way our attention rises and dips throughout the day suggests that we can get more precise about the way we caffeinate--and thus become more productive.

How so? Because, as Steven Miller, the man behind brain blog NeuroscienceDC suggests, the way coffee affects your body is shaped by a few key factors. Those being:

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