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Study Warns Common Joint Pain Treatment Could Be More Dangerous Than We Thought

Study Warns Common Joint Pain Treatment Could Be More Dangerous Than We Thought

Cortisone injections are a common treatment for hip and knee pain but a new study warns that they might actually cause more complications than we originally thought.  For years—even decades, these anti-inflammatory... 
STD Diagnoses On a Dramatic Rise in the US

STD Diagnoses On a Dramatic Rise in the US

Even after years—decades, actually—of sexual education and STD awareness campaigns, new STD diagnosis rates are on a surprising rise in the United States.  Actually, a new bulletin from the United States Centers... 
There is An App that Can Detect Early Signs of Eye Disease in Toddlers, in Just A Flash

There is An App that Can Detect Early Signs of Eye Disease in Toddlers, in Just A Flash

It is not an easy task to perform a thorough eye exam on an infant.  Of course, this might seem obvious if you know young ones tend to wiggle around somewhat uncontrollably (and unpredictably).  This makes... 
Chronic Disease and Poor Sleep Could Be A Deadly Mix

Chronic Disease and Poor Sleep Could Be A Deadly Mix

The importance of getting enough sleep is no big secret to most of us. It is crucial for physical rejuvenation and for de-cluttering the brain.  Deep, full-cycle sleep promotes the release of hormones that aid in cellular... 
Amazon is Letting Consumers Take Alexa on the Go

Amazon is Letting Consumers Take Alexa on the Go

At its recent Hardware Media Event, Amazon continues to show why it is more than an e-commerce company. Two of the more intriguing additions to their “Alexa” product line are its Amazon Echo Frames and Amazon Echo Loop. These... 
NBC News Lab Test Illustrates Opportunities and Challenges for the Cannabis Industry

NBC News Lab Test Illustrates Opportunities and Challenges for the Cannabis Industry

In response to the mysterious lung illnesses that are being linked to black market vaping products, NBC News recently conducted a study 15 black market vape carts. The result confirms what many regulators suspected. 13 of the... 
SeaWorld Orlando Parks President Latest To Depart in Ongoing Management Shakeup

SeaWorld Orlando Parks President Latest To Depart in Ongoing Management Shakeup

After only seven months at the helm—and 20 years with the company—Mark Pauls is resigning from his position as president with SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica theme parks.  This week, the Orlando-based SeaWorld Parks... 
Oregon’s Cambia Joining With North Carolina’s Blue Cross Blue Shield

Oregon’s Cambia Joining With North Carolina’s Blue Cross Blue Shield

East meets west as two heath insurance companies join forces to form a $16 billion affiliation which will cover more than six million people. Cambia Health Solutions, based in Portland, OR which is the parent company of Regency... 
Why You Won’t Be Getting Sweethearts Candy This Valentine’s Day

Why You Won’t Be Getting Sweethearts Candy This Valentine’s Day

Remember buying or receiving Sweethearts candy for Valentine’s Day and sorting through them for the ones with your favorite words, like ‘Be Mine,’  ‘I love you,’ or You’re Mine?’  Well... 
Shares Of SoftBank Mobile Unit Slide After Massive $18 Billion IPO

Shares Of SoftBank Mobile Unit Slide After Massive $18 Billion IPO

SoftBank Group Corp’s plan earlier this month for its initial public offering was to be 1500 yen or $13.22 per share or $21.15 billion which would have made it the largest IPO ever. SoftBank listed about one-third of the shares... 
FDA Warns About Giving Honey To Babies Over Botulism Scare

FDA Warns About Giving Honey To Babies Over Botulism Scare

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just released a warning to parents regarding giving honey to their babies. The new caution comes as a result of four infant botulism cases in Texas that are related to honey. All... 
Nordstrom Shares Tumble After Credit Card Glitch, but Full Year Guidance Outlook Still Good

Nordstrom Shares Tumble After Credit Card Glitch, but Full Year Guidance Outlook Still Good

Shares of Nordstrom Inc plummeted as much as 16 percent in early trading on Friday after the release of their recent quarterly report. Unfortunately for the upscale retailer, the numbers are less than exciting, resulting in the company’s... 
General Electric Announces Long-Term Agreements With Subsidiary Baker Hughes In Order to Maximize Overall Value

General Electric Announces Long-Term Agreements With Subsidiary Baker Hughes In Order to Maximize Overall Value

General Electric and one of its subsidiaries, Baker Hughes, have announced that they are entering into a process to negotiate long-term agreements aimed at amending their commercial and technological relationships. The agreements they... 
E-Cigarette Company Juul Halts Retail Sales and Social Media Campaign To Discourage Underage Use

E-Cigarette Company Juul Halts Retail Sales and Social Media Campaign To Discourage Underage Use

Increasing scrutiny among industry critics, vape company Juul has announced its plan to end its sale of flavored e-cigarette pods to retailers.  The move is part of a strategy to reduce access of vaping products to underage consumers. ... 
Aldi Wine Advent Calendar Quickly Sells Out (But You Can Still Get it on Ebay, If you Are Willing to Pay For It)

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar Quickly Sells Out (But You Can Still Get it on Ebay, If you Are Willing to Pay For It)

Advent calendars are very popular this time of year. Well, this is the only time of year that you can enjoy an advent calendar, of course, since this is the Christian season of Advent. In case you are not aware, advent is the first... 
401(k) Account Balances Are At An All Time High

401(k) Account Balances Are At An All Time High

It looks now is a good time as any to start saving for retirement.  In fact, if you have a 401(k) account, you will be very happy to know that the average account balance reached a record high, this quarter (Q3), at $106,500. This...