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With summer warming up our thermostats, its time to head outside!You may feel tempted to relax outside, and why shouldn't you? Sunshine can work wonders regardless of what you're doing outside, whether you are exercising or taking a nap. Be sure to protect yourself though, sunburns never add to the fun.

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Congress Threatens Online International Pharmacies

Healthcare medicine pharmacies

Misguided efforts by Congress and officials in the White House during the past two years could take away Americans’ ability to order medications online; even from trusted and reputable sources like As of this moment, there are two looming threats that could potentially obstruct many Americans' ability to afford safe, imported prescription drugs.

The first threat is posed by pending legislation on Capitol Hill known as the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (Protect IP Act). The Protect IP Act will replace last year’s Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). COICA would have created a blacklist of pharmacy websites for companies such as Google, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Network Solutions to block. However, the Protect IP will escalate this threat by categorizing all non-U.S. based online pharmacies as a risk to public health and therefore the purchase of medication from international pharmacies would be prohibited. If the Protect IP Act is passed, websites that offer affordable Canadian drugs and international medicines to Americans, like, would no longer be accessible and would be prohibited from defending themselves against those who shut them down.

The second threat comes directly from the White House, which in December 2010 announced the administration’s plans to completely shut down online pharmacy sites by “encouraging” Internet service providers, credit card companies, and search engines to cut off American’s access to them. There is a belief that pharmaceutical corporations are behind these threats. These pharmaceutical corporations have attempted to persuade the American public that internationally sourced medicines are unsafe. While we agree that drug safety is crucial and that rogue pharmacies should be stopped, legitimate online pharmacies should not be punished.

Fortunately, you can take action now and try to prevent this from happening. We are asking for everyone’s assistance immediately. To voice your concern, join RxRights, a growing coalition of individuals and organizations that are dedicated to protecting and preserving Americans’ access to safe, affordable medications. You can send an electronic letter directly to your congressional and senate representatives in Washington, as well as President Obama, through the coalition’s website at Notify your elected officials today and let them know that you want and need continued access to affordable medications from safe, licensed online pharmacies. For more information, please visit

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The Perfect Run

Running Exercise

Running is without a doubt one of the most popular and beneficial forms of exercise. However, there are many people who don't give it a shot or others who give up quickly because they don’t see the results right away. Running is for everyone; never forget that running is one of the best ways to burn calories and burn them fast!

Running is also a low cost exercise. There is no need to buy any expensive equipment and you can run almost anywhere. In fact, with the warming weather, running outdoors is the perfect way to exercise and get some fresh air! All you need is a pair of running shoes and appropriate attire. It is good to invest in a good pair of running shows if you plan on sticking to any exercise regime. A good pair of running shoes can prevent minor injuries that can occur when not wearing appropriate footwear during exercises.

When planning a run, make sure to set a reasonable goal. Don't be too hard on yourself. It is very important to increase the level of difficulty over time to prevent over exertion. Also, before beginning a run, make sure to do at least a 10 minute warm up. Plan a "cool down" period for your body after or during the end of the run. You can do this by slowing down from a run to a jog near the end of your run. Lastly, it is very important to stretch after a run to prevent aching muscles or injury.

Some of the benefits of running include a reduced risk for a wide variety of diseases such as heart disease. Regular running ensures that oxygen and blood are being efficiently distributed within the body. Running can also reduce stress and anxiety. Running in the outdoors tends to calm people more than running indoors on a treadmill.

Moreover, bone density increases as a result of running. This is especially good for women because it can reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Another benefit of running includes the resulting improvement of appearance and self-esteem. Running with someone or a group of people is highly recommended. Not only is it safer, but will allow you to spend quality time with other people.

Consequently, going for runs regularly and maintaining a healthy diet is a stellar combination. Running is an optimal method of sustaining healthy living. And, don’t worry if running doesn't come naturally to you and it often takes a while to adjust to. Make the effort and you will reap the running benefits. Don’t forget to stay hydrated!

How To Prevent Sun Damage

Preventing Sun Damage

More people are aware of the importance of proper sun protection than ever before. With several studies done proving that there is a link between skin cancer and sun exposure, many people are taking precautions they wouldn't have taken normally. Before it was thought that the only consequence from prolonged sun exposure was the occurrence of nasty sunburns. With summer just around the corner, it's critical to prepare oneself for the extended hours of sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daylight savings time (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. standard time) in the continental United States. Preventing sun damage is critical. Here are the best ways of protecting oneself from sun damage.

Shade- Throughout your day make sure to spend some time in the shade. This could mean under a tree or a shadow of a building. The best way of getting shade is bringing an umbrella along with you. This way you will be exposed to less direct rays of sun light.

Clothing- Especially during the summer it's hard to keep layers of cloths on but wearing a long T-shirt or long pants will add to your total SPF rating. Keep in mind that wet T-shirts provide less UV protection than dry t-shirts. Also remember that darker colors protect better than lighter ones but unfortunately they make you feel warmer.

Hats- Wearing a hat is a great way to protect oneself from sun damage caused by UV rays. Hats with an all around trim that cover your face, ears, and neck are best for sun protection. Look for a hat made of canvas fabric because it has a good SPF rating.

Sunglasses- Wearing sun glasses is incredibly important. Sun glasses protect one's eyes and the sensitive skin around the eyes from UV rays. Also sun glasses protect your eyes from getting cataracts. Most sun glasses sold in the United States meet the standard UV protection rating. The sun glasses that wrap around your eyes are especially beneficial because it prevents rays from sneaking in. When talking about one's eyes no risks should be taken. Wearing proper sunglasses will make a huge difference in ones vision.

Sunscreen- All it takes is just about 15 minutes to cause damage to your skin from the sun's UV rays. Sunscreen is the best way to prevent skin damage and skin cancer. Sunscreen absorbs, reflects and scatters sunlight. Sunscreens are rated on the protection value. This is known as SPF (sun protecting factor). When shopping for sunscreens know that the higher the SPF the longer the prroctection.

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