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Can We Please Just Get Over the Whole Birth Control Thing?

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On Tuesday, the FDA approved the over the counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a popular emergency contraceptive, for sale to minors as young as 15, lowering the minimum age required to purchase the pill without a prescription from 17. On Wednesday, the public opinion of the decision was mixed- some people saw it as a win for women’s rights, ...

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Respiratory Infections: Colds vs. Flus

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by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones Even with today’s modern medical technology, most of us can’t avoid the occasional  respiratory infection.  Without strict adherence to sanitary protocol, it would be very easy in a collapse situation for your entire community to come down with colds, sinusitis, influenza or even pneumonia.  Common colds may be caused by any of 200 different ...

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