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Obesity in teens and young adults is increasing at an alarming rate. It has tripled since 1980 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, 18 percent of young adults ...

Overweight and Obese Teens at Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest

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Sex is a pastime that so many people engage in. It's so important to know how to have sex without being afraid of getting pregnant. This article focuses on contraception that prevents pregnancy, ...

9 Top Contraception Myths You Should Know

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Whenever you decide to have unprotected sex, you run the risk of either getting pregnant or transferring a sexually transmitted disease. The human papillomavirus is the most common sexually ...

HPV: The Most Common STI in the United States

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Breakfast is a very important meal to eat every day. According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, “breakfast provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to ...

10 Healthy Breakfast Casseroles You'll Want to Make This Year

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Are you a woman in your forties who is feeling irritated, with no energy, and with changeable periods in the last several months? When you look at those symptoms, do you automatically assume ...

Menopause or Low Thyroid? How to Find Out What's Really Going on

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Do you know what your thyroid does, or why you should care about it at all? If you've heard of it before, you probably recognize it as the hormone responsible for our metabolic rate. It actually ...

12 Foods to Eat for Good Thyroid Health and a Few to Avoid

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Did you know that your everyday behaviors can boost your immune system? By that same logic, there are everyday behaviors that can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to getting ...

6 Immune-Boosting Behaviors You May Not Know About

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Do you ever blame stress for causing your brain to not work properly? Maybe you say something like, “I I weren't so stressed, I wouldn’t have forgotten to do that.” At the University of ...

Chronic Stress Can Change Structure and Function of Your Brain

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Stress is a term that is thrown around all the time! The research involving stress shows that stress impacts many areas of our lives. Stress has become such a pervasive component in our ...

Getting Rid of 4 Types of Stress for Ourselves and Our Teens

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How many serving of fruits and vegetables do you eat a day? Are you getting enough? Do you know how many servings you should be eating every day for optimal health and to reduce disease? Take a ...

The Many Benefits of Drinking your Fruits and Veggies

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I am so stressed!” Or perhaps you have been the one to say it. It is a very common term that is thrown around in conversation these days. Most of the time ...

Stress: It's Not Just Psychological!

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Gratitude has brought great love and joy into my life. I have increased my gratitude just by small acts of remembering to thank people for being in my life. This year I turned 45, and on my ...

My Journey Toward Gratitude in a Season of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a huge food holiday! So it can be a tricky holiday for people who have diseases which are affected by food like diabetes or prediabetes. And it's tricky for those who are obese ...

Healthy Holiday Meal Alternatives for People With Diabetes

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Gratitude! Oprah made the concept of gratitude very popular when she did a show on it and featured Sarah Ban Breathnach in 1995. She had written a book called "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of ...

Expressing Gratitude Is Linked to Reducing Heart Disease Risk

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Food is universal! We all need to eat, and every culture has its own special dishes that are prepared for holidays and other important occasions. Every culture has its own comfort foods, too. ...

Why Do We Crave Comfort Foods So Much?

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Most people love to eat fruit. But when you are a diabetic, eating fruit can be hard because sugar found in fruits can raise blood sugar levels. Here are fruits that research has shown to ...

The 6 Best Fruits to Eat if You Have Diabetes

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Depression is a disease that robs people of their energy, dreams and motivation, and replaces it all with a persistent feeling of sadness and lost of interest. Depression can insidiously impact ...

How to Treat Depression using Holistic Medicine

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Isn’t it fun to wear your favorite outfit? Getting all gussied up makes us woman feel confident, doesn’t it? Well, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not wear your favorite pink outfit, and ...

Sport Pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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During menopause, many women feel like they are losing control of their bodies and their emotions. A series of symptoms that impact a women’s physical and emotional health can result from a ...

Is Menopause Causing Your Depression?

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Do you know what is special about October? It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It is a time to spread the word about symptoms of breast cancer, prevention strategies, and stories of surviving ...

4 Ways to Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer

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Healthy eating can change the lives of college students. Healthy eating can improve focus, clear up skin, prevent obesity, reduce cold and flus, and improve athletic performance. Heck, it can ...

Calling All College Students! Eat Healthy on a Budget

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If you are like many Americans you don’t want to age at all! Since we will age regardless of what we want, the next best thing is to age gracefully and continue to do all the things we love in ...

5 Things that Can Make You Age Faster

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Are you ready to be shocked and appalled? Then look in your cabinets and read the food labels for sugar. In 1822, Americans ate 45 grams of sugar during the entire year — that equates to ...

10 Surprising Foods that Have Sugar in Them

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Imagine you hear someone say "Let’s go eat healthy foods!" Does this excite you? If you are like most people, the truthful answer is NO! People get excited about high-fat, high-calorie and ...

Healthy Foods: Can We Train Our Brains to Want It?

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When you decided to start a weight loss program, your goal was to lose weight. You committed to making changes and you started to see progress. The best thing about weight loss is achieving ...

Why Has My Weight Loss Plateaued?

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Do you live with pain and stiffness in your joints, especially in the morning? When it rains is it worse for you? You could be suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The classic symptoms of RA ...

Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis? Ways to Reduce the Pain

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Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 Americans. It can be a debilitating disease. Sixty percent of people who are not adequately treated will not be able to work 10 years after being diagnosed, ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: 4 Warning Signs to Look Out for

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As we move into the end of August, we start thinking about getting back into fall routines. For families that means back to school. You and your kids will be trying to navigate things like ...

Get Kids' Sleep Schedule Back on Track for School with Our 5 Tips

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One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves in the morning is time! When we are trying to get out the door, anything that saves time is a blessing. And anything that creates and generates ...

Healthy Breakfasts You Can Prepare the Night Before

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When you think of Memorial Day, you think of the beginning of summer. Most people think of fun and vacation. When you think of Labor Day, you think of the end of summer, or back to work or ...

Keep the Back-to-School Frenzy Level Down for You and Your Kids

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When you sleep can you remember your dreams? Do you even know if you are having dreams? Have you ever wondered if dreams are beneficial and support your health? According to the ...

Dreaming Has Its Health Benefits

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Zzzzzzzz ... Have you ever heard a weird sound in the middle of the night? Perhaps it was coming down the hallway from a family member's room, or maybe it was from someone next you in the ...

How Can Snoring Affect My Health?

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Getting a good night's sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Great sleep can give us great energy and refresh us for each day. Yet the CDC estimates that “70 ...

Have Trouble Sleeping? Protect Your Dreams from These 6 Things

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Insomnia is a disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep, or both. Difficulty sleeping can be related to many factors including mental stressors like anxiety and depression, ...

Severe Insomnia Relieved With Hormonal Support: Case Study

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Have you ever heard that stress can kill you? According to the American Institute of Stress, it can! Here are some statistics about stress: • One in five American experience “extreme ...

How Mindfulness Can Affect Your Physical Health

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Summer is one of the most popular times to travel. You could be heading off to the next state over, or around the world. It really doesn’t matter how far you're going — you will be away from ...

7 Natural Remedies All Travelers Should Carry

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Staying hydrated is always important, and in the summer it is essential! Water makes up about two thirds of our body. Every day through chemical reactions our body loses water. When we ...

How to Make Drinking Water Fun With Fruit and Herbs

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When you think about summer you might think about feeling healthier. What are the reasons that you might associate summer with being healthy? Maybe you're thinking about: • Being beside a ...

Do You Feel Healthier in the Summer? Maybe You Are

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It is amazing how an unexpected gift has completely turned my life upside down. About a year ago I came home to a package sitting at my front door. Upon ripping the package open, I saw a note ...

How the Unexpected Gift of an Activity Tracker Changed My Life

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Having a baby is the dream of so many couples. One of the first steps in having a baby is to make sure the parents are in good health. Even though we talk about the health of both parents, we ...

A Father’s Health at Conception Is Important to His Baby's Health

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It is so amazing to see how our mental health and our physical health do a dance together throughout our lives. As we go through all the stages of life, our perspective and what is important will ...

Menopause Brings Emotional and Physical Changes

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When a women goes through menopause before the age of forty then she is considered to have gone through early menopause. This process normally happens to women in their fifties or older. ...

Early Menopause: The Impact of Chemicals in Household Products

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Environmental allergies can happen any time of year, depending on what you are allergic to, but they generally come in the spring and in the fall. Allergies come from your immune system's ...

How Seasonal Allergies Work: Why They Make Us Miserable

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Allergies! They can cause such enormous upset in the lives of men, women and children. Allergies can also be very frustrating conditions because it seems like they can come and go. Some ...

Allergies: Can You Outgrow Them?

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One of the most embarrassing topics for patients in my exam room is bowel health. People don’t seem to want to talk about constipation or flatulence in front of anyone, including their ...

Improve Your Bowel Health as You Move into Spring

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Mothers are the greatest people in the world, aren’t they? On the second Sunday of May we have an opportunity to express our gratitude and thanksgiving for our moms. We affectionately refer to it ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day With Gratitude Around the World

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Have you noticed that your friends or family members in their forties and fifties pull out their eyeglasses when it is time read the menu at restaurants? Wouldn’t you like to know what foods are ...

Protecting Eye Health Will Take More Than Eating Carrots

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When I was a little kid every year I use to look forward to Easter because my mom, brother and I would get together and dye Easter eggs. It was our egg decorating party. Now that my friends and ...

Should I Freeze My Eggs? Egg-freezing Parties Give Women Options

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Have you ever picked a deep red tomato? When you pluck it off the vine it is firm and soft at the same time. As you bite into it, it's sweet and fresh and delicious! 1) The produce tastes ...

Want to Grow Your Own Food? 7 Reasons You Should Do It

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Do you have a garden in your backyard or are you part of a community garden? If you are, then you're not alone! Approximately 42 million Americans took up gardening in 2014 and the trend is ...

Gardening Can Keep You in Good Health