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Veggie Vitality: The Health Benefits of Eating Local Produce

Studies show that consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables can go far beyond individuals’ health benefits and actually aid in protecting the environment by preserving farmland and open community spaces. It can help promote social activity within communities and bolster local economies, too. If you’re accustomed to breezing past your local farmer’s market, wondering […]

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10 Facts About E. coli That You Should Know

E. coli has been in the news lately, with its recent outbreak in romaine lettuce. But what exactly is this bacteria and why is it so bad for you? We got your back with these 10 facts about E. coli. So the next time this infamous bacteria is in the news, you’ll know why. 1. […]

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Meritage’s Summer Internship Program

Guest post by Julie Pepper Lim, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Meritage Medical Network An intern:  A person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally. (mainly US) A student or recent graduate […]

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10 Summer Skincare Tips

With summer coming up, your skin is going to be exposed to more sun – and you need to protect it. But a study showed that most Americans don’t even use sunscreen at all. Only 14% of men and 30% of women said that they regularly use sunscreen on their face. This might be one […]

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Salmonella Poisoning and How to Avoid It

Everybody knows somebody who’s lived through salmonella poisoning. Or, at the very least, somebody who knows somebody. It’s one of those names that gets thrown around a lot and used to scare you into cooking your chicken properly. But what is salmonella, exactly? How can you catch it? How serious is an infection? We know […]

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