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What does December mean to you?  Has the meaning changed over the years?  Do you remember it as a time of great anticipation?  Celebrat­ing Christmas with family and friends, baking cookies, wrapping presents, car­oling in your neighborhood? For many, December has become less of a joyful celebration and more a time of stress.  Let’s think …

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E-Cigarettes – 2018 We have said goodbye to summer, just removed the Halloween decorations, and are beginning to think about my favorite time of the year, Thanksgiving.  Despite the hurri­canes, floods and other types of disap­pointments and losses, we can all find something to be thankful for.  For me, it’s family. I began this month’s …

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Preservatives – September 2018 Does consuming processed foods that contain preservatives really make us gain weight? According to a published report by Nature Communications, the foods we eat with preservatives interferes with our hormones thus disrupting the processes that tells us we are full.  They (preservatives) do that by distorting the chemical structure of those …

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A Healthy Immune System – September 2018 It’s September and the summer is slowly giving way to a few less minutes of daylight and a bit more comfortable days without high humidity.  Lots more golf days and cooler shopping days for all who love to hit the mall.  With so many sports to enjoy as …

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Adrenals and Their Function August 2018 Hard to believe we are already into the final days of summer.  As these days wind down and planning begins for returning to school and back to work.  That usually presents the rush of buying school supplies, finding larger size clothes for the kids, (how could they have grown …

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Computer Viruses Get the Boot With This Myrtle Beach Based Company by Melissa LaScaleia PC Pitstop is an American owned, engineered, produced, and operated antivirus software company with headquarters in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Many people might recognize the founder and CEO, Rob Cheng, as the guy from TV and be surprised to know that …

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July 2018 July is in full swing and that means beach time, BBQ,s, family picnics and lots of time outdoors in the warm (sometimes too hot) sun.  We wish you all a Happy 4th with all its activities as you celebrate this month. Everyone knows the importance of protecting your skin, eyes and the need …

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June 2018 What does June mean to you? Usually it signals beach time, picnics and Bar-B-Qs . Some of us struggle with putting on a bathing suit or wearing shorts; wearing fewer clothing reveals our bodies more than we want to, and weight loss becomes a focal point and frustration.  Nothing seems to work, or …

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A friend of the community, Ronnie Gasque, owner of the Gasque Insurance Agency, is here to answer questions about insurance.   Would I be covered if my boat were on the river and hit by another boat that has no insurance? If another boat were to hit you and they were uninsured or under-insured your boat …

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A friend of the Market Common, Einstein’s Dog Sitting Service, is hear to answer questions about potential danger in feeding dogs. Why is chocolate toxic to dogs? Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine. Both are stimulants that affect the central nervous system and heart, as well as increasing the frequency of urination. What are the symptoms? …

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