Health

Got a Hangover?

Don’t believe these myths. You may have had one drink or five, but all you know is it was one drink too many. Waking up the next morning with a pounding headache, insatiable thirst, a yucky stomach, dizziness, shakiness, and a sensitivity to light are clear signs you had too many alcoholic drinks the night…

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Early detection of breast cancer is your best bet for successful treatment

Breast cancer is every woman’s worst nightmare. At the current rate, women have a one in eight chance of getting the dreaded disease. As with all cancers, the earlier breast cancer is detected the greater your chance of treating it successfully and going on to live a long and healthy life. Mammography screenings can usually…

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Battle of the Bulge

Eat these foods and watch your waistline expand. Everyone stores fat differently. Some people are heavy around the hips and lower body (often called pear-shaped), others around the waist and upper body (apple-shaped), and many people’s fat is spread evenly between their upper and lower body. What category do you fall in? If you’re more…

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Peek-a-boo Pounds

Surprise! This could be why you’re gaining weight. You’re eating right and exercising almost every day. So why in the world are you putting on pounds? Weight gain when you’re doing all the right things to stop it is confusing and frustrating to say the least. All your hard work seems futile and you feel…

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Slouched, Slumped, and Sagged

What does your posture look like? Improve it with these simple tips. Do you notice how people who sit straight or stand tall seems to exude a certain amount of confidence? They may be shy and reserved, but if they have good posture, they appear strong and bold. On the other hand, people who slouch…

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Goodbye Colonoscopy?

Will there ever be an easier way to test for colon cancer? Read on to find out. Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancers, but it’s also one that’s largely preventable through early detection. That’s why all adults should be screened starting at age 50 and every 5 to 10 years…

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Six to Nine Teaspoons

How much sugar do you eat each day? Chances are it’s more than you should. Here are 10 simple ways to cut back. How can something so good be so bad for you? It’s sweet, it’s addictive, and it’s hiding in many foods you’d never guess. It’s sugar. The sugar found naturally in fruits, vegetables,…

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Stopping Stress in its Tracks

Tips to relax and refocus in the moment. You can feel it coming on. Maybe you’re running late for an important event, you just had a fight with your spouse, or your bank account is running low. Whatever the cause, you can sense your stress level increasing. A certain degree of stress is normal and…

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Are You Deficient?

Symptoms, treatment, and prevention of a vitamin B12 deficiency. With so many vitamins and minerals out there, it’s hard to know if you’re meeting the daily-recommended amounts of each. Vitamin B12 is one nutrient many people are lacking in their diet. Unlike vitamin D and vitamin K, your body doesn’t make its own vitamin B12,…

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Give Your Metabolism a Boost

Fight fat by eating the right kinds of foods. Here’s some good news: you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. In fact, drastically reducing your calorie intake to shed pounds will backfire in the end. But wait—there’s more good news! You can still eat delicious food and lose weight. By eating the right…

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