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A fast-spreading virus related to hand, foot, and mouth disease is hospitalizing kids across the Midwest and parts of the South.


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The Ebola virus has been in the news due to the recent outbreak in certain regions of Western Africa. The Ebola virus disease, which was formerly referred to as hemorrhagic fever due to internal and external bleeding, has a high fatality rate that ranges between 60 – 90%. This Buzzle write-up provides information on the causes, symptoms, transmission, and preventive measures for this viral disease.
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The black walnut has a much more pungent distinctive flavor than the English walnut. If you have purchased English walnuts then a strong bitter flavor likely means that they are old and/or haven’t been stored properly and are rancid. …
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On a recent trip to Sun Valley, ID (courtesy of Smith Optics and the Sun Valley tourism board), I was greeted with dappled skies, perfect weather, and mountainous terrain. Nestled among famous rock-climbing routes and high-altitude lakes, the ski town was the perfect setting for a trail run and hike. The problem? While I love to run on sidewalks and asphalt and through the park – you name it – mountain trail running is a whole other skill that I’ve yet to master. I envisioned having to get carried off the mountain after an unfortunate encounter with a jagged rock or a slippery, sandy downhill trail.

Luckily, my group was led by two pros who helped us feel at ease with even the thought of running on rocky, uneven trails: Golden Harper, founder of Altra Running shoes, and Zac Marion, an Altra Running team member and winner of the 2014 Bryce 100 (as in, 100 miles of grueling, uphill terrain). They briefed us on a few important tips anyone who’s ever wanted to take her normal hike to the next level needs to know. Read their advice below on how to stay safe while trail running.

When Going Uphill

  • Bounce: When things get steep, you may want stop, but walking actually requires more effort for your body, Zac explains. The solution: instead of dragging your body up the mountain, take quick, little steps, and bound uphill. “Counter to what you actually might really think – ‘I’m running: it’s actually going to be harder’ – it actually is easier. It’s more efficient on the body,” he says.
  • Run proud: Fight gravity and fatigue, and keep your chin up. “Puff that chest out,” Golden says. One trick he says keeps him going when he’s low on energy – pretend the moon is up just over the horizon, and do a few quick pulses up with your body toward it. “It’ll bring your chest and hips forward and put you in a really good position,” he says.
  • Step on rocks, not over them: Behind those rocks and tree roots could be something else that could hurt you. “If you leap over it, you don’t know what’s on the other side if you can’t see it, and you could roll an ankle,” warns Zac. Train yourself to land on obstacles to keep safe.
  • Minimize arm movement: “Ninety percent of runners use their arms too much,” Golden says. Instead of wasting energy, keep your elbows behind you as you pump your arms, unless you’re sprinting up the hill.

When Going Downhill

  • Look ahead of you: Looking down at where your feet are right now is a recipe for ankle-rolling disaster when running on trails. Instead, look three to five feet in front of you, says Zac. “You want to see what’s coming up. If you look and you say, ‘That’s where I’m going to step’ – your foot is already moving. It’s going to step there,” he says. “You just need to trust in that.”
  • Think like a skier: Running down a steep hill in a straight line puts unnecessary strain on your body. Instead, do as skiers do: slalom. “When you get on those steep downhills, bank off the sides of the trail – literally slalom off the trail,” Zac says. “That’ll spread out the muscle distribution and make things a lot easier.”
  • Keep steady arms: You’ll feel more in control if you keep your arms close to your body, Golden says. That way, you can steady yourself as you fly down the mountain.

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WebMD discusses African mango supplements touted for losing weight and reducing belly fat.


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Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid that is prescribed for the treatment of anemia and hereditary angioedema. It is often used by those who wish to get a lean, muscular body. This Buzzle write-up provides information on the side effects of stanozolol tablets.
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Yes, it’s possible. If you’re sexually active, get tested for STDs regularly to help prevent serious health problems, such as infertility and cancer, for you and your partner.


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Lack of a gym membership is no longer an excuse for skipping workouts. Instead of relying on equipment, let your body be the gym. These 12 bodyweight workouts are effective, easy-to-follow, and plenty of fun!

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Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute and in “sugar-free” chewing gums, mints, and other candies. It is a low glycemic sweetener, and …
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