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Michigan Is Facing An ‘All-Out Assault On Water.’ Will It Swing The State In 2020?

EAST LANSING, Mich. ― “They’re called ‘forever chemicals,’” a narrator intones overdramatic music as a little girl sips from a glass of water. “And once these toxins enter your body, they can stay there for the rest of your life.” This 30-second ad is running across the Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District in central Michigan, where […]

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Is It OK To Use A Reusable Water Bottle During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

AscentXmedia via Getty ImagesExperts don’t believe your reusable water bottle can spread the virus. But you should definitely be cleaning it diligently, regardless of an outbreak. As the number of coronavirus cases increases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising businesses and employers to socially distance employees from one another, and from the […]

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Hydrated Skin: Does Drinking Water Help?

Does drinking water cause hydrated skin? Answers From Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. Although proper hydration is important for your overall health, it’s not clear whether drinking extra water affects skin hydration in healthy people. Skin is made up of three layers—the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis), and the subcutaneous tissue. If the outermost […]

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13 Genius Tricks to Guarantee You’ll Drink Enough Water

Switch out dehydrating drinks for water Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock/Hyrma “Caffeinated beverages and sugary sodas will reduce your body water,” says Larsen. “Caffeine will stimulate your kidneys to excrete water, and sugary soda will pull water from your surrounding tissue to dilute the concentrated sugar in soda, thereby reducing your hydration. Neither are recommended to keep […]