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Women of the Gold Rush Era Not Told To Stay Home
Okay, you males out there - listen up, because it's way time for you folks to get a clue. I don't know where the mid to late 1900's male idea that women are helpless came from, but it is quarter past high time for you all to get over it....

UV Radiation Detection and Forecasting
Ultraviolet Radiation may be high when the temperature is cool. Don't get burned. Did you know that the level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation begins to rise in the morning, levels off around noon, then falls gradually throughout the day, yet the...

The Migraine Headache Allergy Connection
Most everyone has had a headache at some time, but there are people who cannot function on a daily basis due to headache pain. Many people go to physicians for headaches, in fact, headaches are the ninth most common cause of physician visits. Some...

The Rules of Three - For Outdoor Survival
It is interesting to note that survival can be broken down into RULES OF THREE. These rules of three can be instrumental in providing a checklist or packing list for things to take on your next trip. You can last 3 MINUTES without air. If...

Fitness While Pregnant - Is It Safe?
For many years it was believed that once a woman became pregnant she should just lounge on the couch and rest for hours on end, each and every day. After numerous clinical studies it was found that most women should do quite the opposite...

Weight Loss and Exercise in Tough Environmental Conditions
Working out is working out, right? Wrong. Depending on the environmental conditions where you live, there may be extra precautions that you'll want to consider when trying to lose weight by following a healthy diet and weight loss...

Does Altitude Affect Your Asthma?
If you have asthma and you enjoy outside activities that take you to higher elevations or much, much higher, the possible danger has certainly crossed your mind. Well, the news isn't all bad, though it is cautionary. Asthma is a chronic lung...

7 Things to Know About Altitude Sickness
~Take My Breath Away!~ You've already know about AA, AAA, ABC, ADT and so on. If you're going to the mountains, you might want to add AMS. It stands for Acute Mountain Sickness or more commonly, Altitude Sickness.You say, why are you...

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Editorial Comments throughout this site written by Laura Wheeler (with occasional sarcastic remarks by her son, David). Laura is a 10 year resident of Medicine Bow, Wyoming, where the altitude is greater than the population. Medicine Bow is at 6200+ ft above sea level, and boasts a total of 297 residents from the last census. Laura is an experienced technical, health and family writer.

Natural Diabetes Control - Lots of strategies
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