The Allegiant » Health http://theallegiant.com Progressive News and Editorials. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:40:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 The doctor shortage in North America – just how bad is it? http://theallegiant.com/the-doctor-shortage-in-north-america-just-how-bad-is-it/ http://theallegiant.com/the-doctor-shortage-in-north-america-just-how-bad-is-it/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:45:21 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=14256 If you have ever been in an emergency department with a non-life threatening condition, or have ever been on a waitlist for routine surgery, you are likely acutely aware of the fact that there is a shortage of doctors in North America. Just how serious the problem is though, you might not realize. The Association […]

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The 7 Rules to Being Friends with Benefits http://theallegiant.com/the-7-rules-to-being-friends-with-benefits/ http://theallegiant.com/the-7-rules-to-being-friends-with-benefits/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:51:13 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13365 There you are. It’s Saturday morning, one eyelid is crusted shut, the other is getting burned by the sun, you’re not wearing underwear and you’re in a bed that isn’t your own. You know this bed, you’ve been here before and there’s someone naked laying beside you. Someone you know, but don’t really know. It’s […]

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Lead Found in Over 400 Lipsticks http://theallegiant.com/lead-found-in-candy-and-cosmetics/ http://theallegiant.com/lead-found-in-candy-and-cosmetics/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:40:32 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13171 There’s Probably Lead in Your Lipstick According to FDA Testing Lead has been deemed to be a toxic element which has been phased out of many products due to the adverse health effects resulting from exposure to the soft metal. A few decades ago, lead was found in gasoline and house paints but thanks to […]

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Antibacterial Soaps May Actually Be Harmful http://theallegiant.com/antibacterial-soaps-may-actually-be-harmful/ http://theallegiant.com/antibacterial-soaps-may-actually-be-harmful/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:29:47 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12968 Could Antibacterial Soaps Potentially Harm Us? The Flu season is rapidly approaching which means people are taking certain precautions to ensure that they say healthy. One thing that we might not realize is that antibacterial soaps might actually be harming us in the long run. Most of us have already seen signs for flu vaccines […]

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Over 26,000 Americans Died in 2010 from a Lack of Health Insurance http://theallegiant.com/how-many-people-die-due-to-lack-of-health-insurance/ http://theallegiant.com/how-many-people-die-due-to-lack-of-health-insurance/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 02:54:34 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12498 Should a Lack of Health Insurance Excuse 26,000 Deaths of Americans Who Need Care? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence Famous words […]

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Shocking Facts About Food Labels http://theallegiant.com/calories-are-food-labels-accurate/ http://theallegiant.com/calories-are-food-labels-accurate/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 01:56:53 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=11530 Number of Calories Listed on Nutritional Facts Might be Wrong? Are we being fed misinformation about the amount of calories in our food? I was speaking with my friend about changing my eating habits and he directed me to a video on the New York Times called Calorie Detective. The video shows that foods showing […]

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Chantix and Other Prescription Drugs http://theallegiant.com/chantix-and-other-prescription-drugs/ http://theallegiant.com/chantix-and-other-prescription-drugs/#comments Sat, 03 Aug 2013 19:42:00 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=11290 Chantix and Other Prescription Drugs Can Harm Your Health

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Monsanto – Time for regulation of Monsanto GMO crops and chemicals http://theallegiant.com/monsanto/ http://theallegiant.com/monsanto/#comments Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:57:42 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=11368 What if someone told you that the food you were eating was covered in a substance that kills human cells, even if the chemical has been diluted below levels used in farming? This test even included three types of cells; umbilical, embryonic, and placental. (National Center For Biotechnology Information) According to NCBI, after just 24 […]

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Cancer Funding: The Right to Live http://theallegiant.com/cancer-funding-the-right-to-live/ http://theallegiant.com/cancer-funding-the-right-to-live/#comments Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:45:25 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=2532 The “Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000” gave states the option to provide full Medicaid coverage to women who are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, and as of 2004, all states have accepted and completed the guidelines for this cancer funding option. Over the last several years, changes have occurred […]

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Postpartum Depression-How Common Is It http://theallegiant.com/postpartum-depression-how-common-is-it/ http://theallegiant.com/postpartum-depression-how-common-is-it/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:03:22 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=1959 Postpartum Depression, or PPD, is defined as depression suffered by a mother following childbirth. PPD may present itself as the “Baby Blues” at first. Baby Blues are strong emotions and mood swings that occur after childbirth, when the endorphins from delivery have left the system. When these symptoms don’t go away, it could be a […]

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