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The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located on the lower part of the neck in the front. Despite its small size, the thyroid has a massively important effect on almost every cell in the ...

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Coconut oil has become quite trendy the last few years. Experts tout the benefits of both its internal and external uses. It is rich in medium-chain triglycerides and lauric acid which are ...

3 Uses for Coconut Oil That Could Improve Your Health

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Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. But this number has fallen dramatically, thanks to advances in testing and a strong message from the ...

3 Ways You Can Reduce The Risk For Cervical Cancer

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Most people know their stress triggers. The stress cycle could be set in motion by something at home, or on the job. It might be kicked off by an emotion like irritation, guilt, frustration, ...

3 Ways You Can Break The Stress Cycle

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The flu season is just under way. It's expected to ramp up in the next few weeks and peak in February 2016, according to the CDC. This means that many people might make it through the holidays ...

Your Ultimate Flu Survival Guide

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Why Does My Arm Hurt After the Flu Shot?

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How many have a flexible savings account that still has money in it? With only a few short weeks left this year, it is time to spend the remainder on health-related services or items needed ...

5 Ways You Can Use Up Your FSA by the End of the Year

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As the December holidays bear down upon us, it is probably safe to say that many people are feeling the effects of stress. Stress can be due to good reasons. Family gatherings, gift wrapping, ...

3 Reasons Stress Is The Most Dangerous Toxin In Your Life

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Sponsored by: Beyond Pink: Sharing Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Story, a program brought to you by AstraZeneca As we come to the end of the year, many people are becoming more and more health ...

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Why You Should Know Your Tumor’s Hormone Receptor Status

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Sleep is critical to good health. But what if someone stops breathing for short pauses in the middle of the night, breathes shallowly, snorts, snores, gasps for air, or breathes infrequently? ...

Is Sleep Apnea Ruining Your Health?

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The fall season this year has been a little wild. California and Florida have still been experiencing 100 degree days, while Denver has reported early snow. It's like Mother Nature can't quite ...

5 Ways To Protect Your Skin From Fall Weather

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Is diabetes, elevated blood sugar or insulin resistance interfering with your sex life? There is a good chance that it is, as a result of hormone imbalance, whether you are male or female. ...

How Diabetes And Blood Sugar May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

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Are you married to or dating someone who is distracted by shiny objects? You may be interested to know that October is ADHD Awareness Month. People with attention deficit hyperactivity ...

Shiny Objects Are So Distracting: Support Your Partner with ADHD

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Did you know there are over 7,000 toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke? Did you know that worldwide, smoking is responsible for 6 million deaths per year of which nearly 500,000 deaths are in the ...

The Grim Facts about Smoking and Lung Cancer

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that work to suppress tumors by helping to repair damaged DNA so that the DNA can continue to work in a healthy manner. If someone has a mutation in one or both of their ...

The 3 Most Common Reasons Women Are Avoiding the BRCA Gene Test

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Let’s face it. Smoothies are quick, easy and yummy. But they can turn from a healthy drink into a dessert-like beverage faster than you can hit the Blend button. The concept of these portable ...

Smoothie 101: 3 Steps To Making Your Smoothie Healthy

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Premenstrual syndrome occurs during that time of the month just before a woman’s cycle starts. She may experience mood swings, tender breasts, weight gain, acne and fatigue. The hormones ...

Try These 3 Foods To Bring Balance Instead of PMS Next Month

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Looking to move your exercise program outside and enjoy more biking, hiking, swimming, and climbing? Take advantage of all that these five cities have to offer, when it comes to the great ...

The 5 Best Cities For Outdoor Exercise

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Short on time, but in need of a quick workout for your whole body? Consider high-intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. This type of exercise consists of bursts of exercise done at ...

The 3 Best 10-Minute HIIT Workouts For Your Whole Body

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 75 percent of women have had at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lives. Commonly caused by the yeast Candida albicans, ...

3 Types of Foods That Help With Vaginal Thrush

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Sponsored by: AstraZeneca National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is a time to reflect on the need for increased awareness about a disease that will affect approximately 21,000 women in the ...

Why Women With Ovarian Cancer Should #beBRCAware

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Many parents have had their child faint at least once. One second, they appear healthy and upbeat. Then suddenly they look a little off, and down they go. Some kids know ahead of time when ...

Why Do Kids Faint? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons

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Sponsored by: MyMBCStory Did you know that an estimated 175,000 Americans are living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC)? MBC, also known as stage 4 breast cancer or advanced breast cancer, ...

Raising Awareness of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Eating disorders can be very difficult to spot, yet according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, up to 30 million men and women of all ages are suffering. ...

Approaching Your Child About Eating Disorders? Use These 3 Tips

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A woman’s menstrual cycle is a fact of life and her first period signals a major stride forward in her transition into womanhood. While she may not be old enough to vote or drive a car, she ...

Your Daughter's First Period: Be Her Trusted Source of Information

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Insomnia can be exhausting! Trying to fall asleep when the brain is wide awake creates problems the next day with energy, focus, mood, pain and motivation. Unfortunately, this usually leads ...

Exhausted by Insomnia? Eat These 3 Foods For Better Sleep

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Long flights can feel exhausting especially when coupled with layovers and time changes. Not everyone can fall asleep under these circumstances. This can prove frustrating, and can result in ...

Fall Asleep On A Plane With These 5 Tips

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There is nothing worse than falling ill, especially if it happens when you are travelling in a foreign country. What do you do? In 2009 my girlfriend and I were in a remote-ish part of Costa ...

Sick In A Foreign Country? How To Find Help

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Who doesn’t love to travel internationally? The excitement of packing, researching, and planning out an itinerary for a foreign country is time-consuming yet exhilarating. Determining the ...

Vaccinations For Foreign Travel: What You Need To Know

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The prostate does a lot for a man that many woman may not realize. The role of this small gland is to produce a milky substance that is made up of enzymes, zinc, calcium, prostate-specific ...

3 Foods That Support Prostate Health

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When it comes to fertility, women are often put through the ringer while men get the easy way out. But it is important, if you are trying to conceive, that you understand that his sperm is 50 ...

Sperm Check: Understanding Semen Analysis For Fertility

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Have you ever wondered if men go through male menopause, also known as andropause? You're not alone. The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Definitely yes. It is just different from ...

Going Through Male Menopause: What's It Like for Men?

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Sponsored By: The Stork® OTC Did you know that with each ovulatory cycle, your chances of becoming pregnant are about 15-25 percent, depending on how perfectly everything lines up? Once a ...

Could Your Weight Affect Your Chances Of Fertility?

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Has your man been a bit moody lately? Is he feeling more tired and sluggish? Not as motivated as he once was? Not as strong in the bedroom? If this is how things are, there is a real chance ...

Does Your Man Need Testosterone? 5 Facts About This Hormone

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month but those who suffer are aware much longer than a month. Some experience arthritis flares which suddenly go from minimal to extreme pain, while others ...

5 Facts About Arthritis That May Surprise You

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Hormone imbalance at any age can be challenging. If your mom is experiencing menopause, have some patience and empathy for her. As will happen to all daughters, you too will be there soon. ...

Support Your Mom During Menopause With These 3 Tips

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April showers bring May flowers and with that comes allergies. Between the pine pollen, rag weed, and cottonwood it is a wonder anyone can breathe just walking out to their car. No wonder May is ...

When Someone You Love Has Asthma: 3 Ways You Can Help Them

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Let’s face it. Green-certified, eco-conscious, and environmentally friendly are in, and pollutants are out. Americans are working to re-evaluate how they wash their clothes, clean their houses, ...

Buying Eco-friendly Beauty Products? Try These 3 Tips

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Shopping nowadays can be a bit overwhelming. Seems like every product claims to be “Eco” or “natural,” or is plastered with pictures of leaves, trees and the sage green color suggesting that it is ...

What Does 'Eco-Friendly' Mean? 3 Tips Clear Up Some Confusion

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Fertility statistics are a little difficult to track as many women or couples may choose to try only the old-fashioned way, and proceed no further. The most recent statistics indicate that 6.7 ...

3 Fertility Treatment Innovations That Might Help Your Chances

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Unless you have a kidney infection, you may not give much thought to your kidneys. Those glands sitting on either side of your lower back actually do quite a lot. They filter and absorb ...

Want to Improve Your Kidney Health? 5 Foods You Should Be Eating

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Imagine a woman in her 40s or 50s working her way through menopause. She herself has gone through puberty, been pregnant, raised a family, and dealt with her menstrual cycle every month. And now ...

What Makes Menopause Worse? Your Daughter's In Puberty Too

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Salt has caused quite a conundrum for the medical field. Some say that those with heart disease, specifically high blood pressure, should avoid it at all costs. Others say that sea salt is safe ...

Does Salt Cause High Blood Pressure?

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There are powerful reasons that to many, cancer is the dreaded Big C. Everyone knows someone fighting a battle with cancer or who has died from it. While many diagnosed individuals live to ...

5 Cancer Detection Tests For Early Prevention

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. It manifests as a number of conditions including plaque build-up, arrhythmia, heart defects, heart attack ...

Could You Have Heart Disease? 4 Signs Your Doctor Might Miss

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January is that time for resolutions and starting anew. Perhaps 2014 was not a good year or it was more "ho-hum" than "hooray". But now it is 2015 and there is still plenty of time to make it ...

Take These 4 Steps to Have Your Best Year Yet

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Almost everyone has experienced back pain in their lives that may come and go, or may be related to an old injury. There are different reasons for back pain but for someone with spinal stenosis, ...

5 Ways You Can Reduce Spinal Stenosis Pain

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Do you know where your cervix is located? Do you know what it does? The cervix is the end point of the uterus, located in the vaginal canal. It is meant to stay tight and closed when you are ...

5 Facts About The Cervix Affecting You Now

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