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Flip Flops Saved This Woman’s Life. No, Really.

Metro Jennifer Lyons’ narrowly avoided getting electrocuted when the satellite dish on top of her home was struck by lightning. The 30,000-volt strike forced plugs out of the walls and sent debris flying everywhere. Lyons herself was knocked back by the bolt. She still managed to escape electrocution by the skin of her teeth. Well, soles of her sandals, I should say. The 49-year-old nurse left the house, which was set aflame, with only a bump on her head because the rubber flip flops she was wearing prevented the electricity…

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Studies Show That There’s A Good Chance You’re Overmedicating Your Children

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Getting your kids to swallow medicine when they’re sick is hard enough, but could the way you administer medicine actually make them sicker? According to a study published by Dr. Shonna Yin, an associate professor from the NYU School of Medicine, parents are four times more likely to make a dosage error when using the cups that accompany many over-the-counter drugs. “Our study found that parents with lower health literacy are at greater risk for making dosing errors,” Dr. Yin told CNN. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’);…

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This Mom Didn’t Realize How Necessary Flu Shots Really Were Until Her Daughter Died

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This Woman With Breast Cancer Already Has It Rough, But Then Was Humiliated By TSA

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents are very important when it comes to flight safety, but some have been known to take security measures way too far. One recent incident left a radio host and mom with breast cancer feeling violated and completely humiliated. When Denise Albert was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on December 4, she received terrible and insensitive treatment at the hands of two agents who repeatedly ignored the fact that she had special items to carry on board because of her illness. The co-host of SiriusXM…

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If You’re Stressed Often, Here’s What You Need To Know About This Common Condition

Everyone gets stressed out now and then, but chronic stress causes much more wear and tear on the body than most people realize. Chronic stress is a hard thing to describe to family, friends, and sometimes even doctors. They can’t see it like they would a broken arm or a flesh wound, which may cause some to doubt its very existence. However, anxiety is a very real disorder that effects 18 percent of the American population. When it rears its ugly head, so do many other physical side effects. Here…

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