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    5 quick, cheap ways to cope with summer heat

    At he height of summer, high temperatures can create uncomfortable conditions. “The body cools down primarily by the evaporation of sweat on the skin,” Director of Integrative Pain Management at The Mount Sinai Hospital Houman Danesh, MD, said. “When the air is dry, sweat evaporates and cools the skin. When the air is humid, sweat

    • June

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      2017
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    Coastal Flooding in California

    Why are California’s high tides higher this year? Several factors are contributing to California’s unusually high tides. Daily tides: High tides and low tides occur twice per day, with one high tide higher than the other and one low tide lower than the other. Tides are the regular, predictable rise and fall of the ocean

    • June

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      2017
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    Conjunctivitis outbreaks reported in five countries in the Americas

    In a follow-up on a report of a “pink eye” outbreak in the Dominican Republic, conjunctivitis outbreaks have been documented in five countries and territories of the Americas. Image/P33tr at English Wikipedia According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in addition to the Dominican Republic, outbreaks are reported in the Bahamas, Brazil, Guadeloupe, and

    • June

      14

      2017
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    Do Cracks in Walls Indicate a Structural Problem?

    Most small cracks in drywall or plaster walls are not serious and are caused by seasonal expansion and contraction of the wood framing in your house over time. They’re often found at the corners of window and door frames, and can be patched using spackling or joint compound. Larger cracks in your walls, however, can

    • June

      12

      2017
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    Solve Crawlspace Moisture Problems

    Moisture in crawlspaces can be a problem in any area of the country. Here’s expert advice on solving the problem, once and for all. In coastal areas of the U.S., it’s common to have houses built over closed crawlspaces. This is partly because the water table is often so high that if you build a

    • June

      8

      2017
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    Toxic Nonstick Chemicals Contaminate Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans

    WASHINGTON – New research from EWG and Northeastern University in Boston uncovered highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, known as PFCs or PFASs, in the drinking water of 15 million Americans in 27 states, and from more than four dozen industrial and military sources nationwide. EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern collaborated to produce

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