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To get a better night's sleep and wake up refreshed in the morning, here are 12 things you should not do before bedtime. Don't: 1. Go to bed at different times every night. Try to stick to ...

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Every morning and night, like clockwork, we follow through with the same old tooth brushing ritual. We run the brush under cold water, glob on some toothpaste and go to town on our pearly whites. ...

cazort commented on Kate Kunkel's post Toothpaste could be Ruining Your Teeth

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It happens to almost all of us, especially here in the over-caffeinated U.S. We have a tough time getting started in the morning, so we foster a dependence on coffee not unlike our dependence on ...

cazort commented on Aimee Boyle's post Getting Off the Coffee Treadmill

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Prevention of bullying at a young age is currently a focus of many educators and programs. The White House even hosted a bullying prevention conference in March 2011, but the spotlight is always ...

cazort commented on Rheyanne Weaver's post Adult Bullying and Mental Health

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If the idea of meditation has always sounded like a supremely dull way of wasting time, these findings may surprise you. Research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has indicated that about ...

cazort commented on Jody Smith's post Pain Relief Through Meditation Looks Promising

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The other night my curious boys were comparing their belly buttons--much to my relief because it could have been other comparisons. For some reason, it struck them as hilarious that one had a ...

cazort commented on Susan Schade's post Getting Rid of Stretch Marks

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Old MacDonald had a farm, and on that farm he had chickens, pigs, cows and antibiotics--or so the story should go today on commercial farms. For years, large-scale factory farms have routinely ...

cazort commented on Suzanne Boothby's post Groups Sue FDA to Stop Widespread Antibiotic Use in Livestock

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As I anxiously awaited the birth of my child, I consulted many different sources of information to find out about caring for a newborn, breastfeeding and preparing for birth. But I remember ...

cazort commented on Susan Schade's post Post Partum Depression: When is it Just the 'Baby Blues'?

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We've all been there. Stressed, tried, over-worked, exhausted, and just plain over it. While exercise, meditation, and a good chat with a good pal can help, sometimes it's just not enough. Eating ...

cazort commented on Shyla Batliwalla's post Eat This, Stress Less: Eight Stress-Fighting Superfoods

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So it's approaching that time of month again and the cravings have kicked in for a good four days. I admittedly have gone to the store for my monthly supplies and have gotten to the checkout ...

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This year I resolved to break out of the boring veggie box and try vegetables that I traditionally avoided. From funny-shaped squashes to colorful leafy greens, I've scoured the market and tried a ...

cazort commented on Shyla Batliwalla's post Eat This, Cure That: Getting Krazy with Kale

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I've marveled so often at how being anonymous can cause rudeness; it's like a license to stop thinking and start being aggressive or passive aggressive. The most apparent instance of this is ...

cazort commented on Aimee Boyle's post Anonymity Makes People Rude--Editorial

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At last we have arrived at the juicy part of "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zone Way," by Dan Buettner-- what is the take home lessons for us all? What insights can we integrate into our ...

cazort commented on Dr. Daemon Jones' post The 6 Secrets to Happiness

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I see three weight loss mistakes that women make again and again. I have always stressed health and fitness before weight loss and beauty. It does you no good to look great if your body is a ...

cazort commented on Mark Dilworth's post Women's Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

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Fish oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids have long been encouraged by doctors as supplements to support heart and joint health, among other benefits. But the supplements have a dark side. Michigan ...

cazort commented on Lynette Summerill's post Fish Oil May Be Dangerous for Some People

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Come on, fess up. Are you guilty of trying to cram 26 hours of activity into a 24-hour day? An online Prevention magazine article cited a National Sleep Foundation poll showing that roughly 20 ...

cazort commented on Christine Jeffries' post Health Myth: I Don’t Need That Much Sleep

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Some researchers have concluded that when couples try to get pregnant more often by means of in vitro fertilization (IFV), their chances of having a successful pregnancy is higher. When ...

cazort commented on Dita Faulkner's post Update on In Vitro Fertilization – How Much too Much?

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Do you walk with a spring in your step or do you just trudge along? According to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), how fast you walk could measure ...

cazort commented on Joanne Sgro-Killworth's post Study Shows Your Walking Pace Could Measure Life Expectancy

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According to the Women's Heart Foundation, 267,000 American women die from heart attacks every year, which is six times the number of deaths caused by breast cancer. Another 31,837 women die each ...

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Self-esteem is a judgment about our personal value--the degree to which we believe ourselves to be worthwhile. It has a major impact on our feelings and behavior. Our self-concept is what we ...

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Raise your hand if you are stressed because people you care about are pulling you in too many different directions! Hmm… I thought so. A lot of you are! Your aging parents, your spouse, your ...

cazort commented on Dave Balch's post You Can’t Walk on the Moon--Learning to Say No

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Looking for another reason to stop drinking those diet sodas? Besides the fact that it’s full of aspartame, a new study shows that diet soda increases your risk for myocardial infarction (heart ...

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My generation is a cluster of contradictions. In Liberal Arts college we are taught that putting a label on someone is inconsiderate, narrow-minded and hurtful. We become increasingly aware of the ...

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As we learned in the first part of this article on homeopathy, treating someone with these types of remedies goes well beyond giving someone a tincture made from a mineral or herb and being told ...

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Dr. Emmons discusses ways to advocate for our health if you are suffering from anxiety or depression. He also explains holistic treatments and whether medication can be helpful when treating ...

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Millions of women experience anxiety – it’s that tense, heart racing, can’t breathe, nervous sensation that grows from the pit of your stomach. It can last minutes to days and completely consume ...

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Dr. Henry Emmons has a background in both western medicine and an integrative combination of mind-body therapies, natural therapies, mindfulness and other Buddhist therapeutics. He now practices ...

cazort commented on Jody Smith's post Practice Of Mindfulness Can Relieve Depression And Anxiety

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Some widely prescribed medicines used by tens of millions of people to control blood pressure and other chronic conditions are suspected to increase the risk of cancer. In a meta-analysis of ...

cazort commented on Lynette Summerill's post Popular Blood Pressure Medicines May Increase Your Cancer Risk

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A few weeks ago I diagnosed a patient with breast cancer. Thankfully, it is at a highly treatable stage; however she asked me what she can do to improve her outcomes and her future. I checked ...

cazort commented on Dr. Carrie Jones' post Cancer And Sugar: What’s The Connection?

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This morning I was watching Good Morning America and they had a segment on “Bullying Bosses” at work. The story was about how to deal with a person who used his or her power as a boss to demean ...

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The other day as my husband walked by my home office while I was slaving away on the computer, he jokingly commanded to me, “Sit up straighter!” Wow! What did I look like, the hunchback of Notre ...

cazort commented on Ann Butenas' post Are You a “Slouch Potato?” How Your Posture May Contribute to Your Neck and Back Pain

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Statin drugs are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol in the body and are prescribed to help prevent heart disease. These drugs work by preventing the production of a key element of ...

cazort commented on Dr. Daemon Jones' post Statins may Lower Colon Cancer But So Can a High Fiber Diet

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There are some individuals who drink coffee (caffeine) and are worried that it may worsen or even cause depression. Today, there is very little evidence to link caffeine and depression. Despite ...

cazort commented on Shamir Benji's post Does Caffeine Worsen Depression?

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Many people associate the college experience with partying and experimentation, which also includes drinking. The American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment found ...

cazort commented on Rheyanne Weaver's post Alcohol Safety for Women in College

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May I ask you a personal question? Do your breasts hurt? If you answered “yes,” you are not alone. According to research, many women say "my boobs hurt" or "my boobs are sore" at some point ...

cazort commented on Alison Stanton's post Breast Tenderness and Pain—Is Your Coffee to Blame?

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There is controversial information about the consumption of caffeine during pregnancy. Is it okay or not? The March of Dimes recommends women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant to ...

cazort commented on Claire Cipolletti's post Caffeine During Pregnancy?

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I wrote an article in early summer about the power of female friendships. Having spent time in Spain with childhood gal pals, we emerged physically exhausted, emotionally refreshed and laughing ...

cazort commented on Susan Cody's post Do You Have a Good Social Network? You May Live a Lot Longer if You Do

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The Mediterranean diet has been recommended as a healthy diet to follow. For example, the Mayo Clinic's website notes that the Mediterranean diet is a heart healthy diet. The Mediterranean diet ...

cazort commented on Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch's post Brain Health: Using the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Aging

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A former Food Network personality, Juan-Carlos Cruz, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. According to the Los Angeles Times, sources say that ...

cazort commented on Fertility Authority's post The Connection Between Infertility and Depression

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Whenever I read about how stress affects the body, I think about the original Star Trek battle scenes. Scotty is frantically adjusting equipment while the bomb blasts knock him left and right ...

cazort commented on Linda Fugate PhD's post How Stress Affects the Immune System

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Imagine being a success at other challenges in life that require effort, like school and work, but not being able to succeed in something that’s supposed to come naturally: sleep. Insomnia ...

cazort commented on Rheyanne Weaver's post Insomnia Impacts Overall Health

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We know better. We know that the chili-cheese dog has more calories than the salad. We know that the double burger and super fries is bad news for our waistlines. And yet we order. But a part ...

cazort commented on Diane Porter's post New menu law will make calories easy to count – but do you really want to know?

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It is possible to have fun losing weight! You can even have fun working hard to lose that weight. With all of the exercise options available, you should never have to do an exercise you ...

cazort commented on Mark Dilworth's post Have Fun While Losing Weight

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We know better. We know that the chili-cheese dog has more calories than the salad. We know that the double burger and super fries is bad news for our waistlines. And yet we order. But a part ...

cazort commented on Diane Porter's post New menu law will make calories easy to count – but do you really want to know?

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Here’s a surprise: Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that women who have a drink or two a day are 30% less likely to be overweight or obese than those who don’t. The ...

cazort commented on Diane Porter's post Women, weight and alcohol: Moderate drinking may help keep midlife pounds away

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I’ve tried to trace the roots of my hypochondria, but don’t really know if I hit the nail on the head, or if I ever will, or if it really matters. The fact is, I am a hypochondriac and it is ...

cazort commented on Zelda Borges' post Hypochondria, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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If you wanted to create a city full of healthy, happy people, you would need to start by locating it in the West, according to a huge new study. Boulder, Colo., came out at the top of the ...

cazort commented on Diane Porter's post Best cities for health and happiness? 350,000 people in Gallup poll say, “Go West”