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Springtime and allergies, sadly, go together. As the weather begins to warm and the trees and other plants begin to grow, pollen begins to make its presence felt. The Asthma and Allergy ...

The 10 Worst U.S. Cities for Allergies

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The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation was created by Todd Crawford in September 2015 to honor his late wife Lisa Colagrossi who died of a brain aneurysm in March 2015. Lisa had been a popular television ...

The Legacy of Lisa Colagrossi: Raising Awareness Around Brain Aneurysms

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May 12 is a big day in the ME/CFS world. For the last 24 years, it has been our International Awareness Day, shared with sufferers of fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses over the years. ...

International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day: Ever Heard of It?

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I've been a mom for 33 years. I've been a grandmother for 10. I have five children and four grandchildren. This year is a bit different for me though because for the first time, one of my ...

Mother's Day Through the Eyes of a Grandmother

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Seems like so many traditional Mother's Day treats and gift ideas are less than healthy options. Chocolate? Heavy desserts in the form of cakes, pies and cookies? Boxes of candy? Come on, now. ...

7 Healthy Gift Ideas for Your Mom This Mother's Day

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It's not unusual for the offspring of a troubled relationship to breathe a sigh of relief if their parents get divorced. But some occasions actually get stickier. Mother's Day is a great example ...

Mother's Day Guide to Etiquette for Families of Divorce

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You may be surprised to know that an assortment of bumps can plant themselves on your face near your eyes. Some will go away on their own. Some will not. Here are just a few: 1) ...

4 Causes for Bumps Around Your Eyes

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Living with ongoing chronic anxiety is no picnic. Seems like everything in life is just harder for the anxious soul than it is for someone not burdened this way. It can be harder to get up in ...

10 Things Your Friend With Anxiety Wishes You Understood

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It can be tough enough dealing with stress in your own life. If you're part of a couple, though, things can get even more challenging. So much depends on your partner's style in handling (or not ...

You Can Help Your Stressed-out Partner

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Being a grandmother to your children's children is a great gift. Being a good grandmother who respects boundaries is also a great gift for the parents of your grandchildren. I saw a cartoon ...

Being a Good Grandparent Means Respecting Boundaries

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The suicide rate for Americans in almost all age ranges has increased since 1999, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the group whose suicide rate has ...

Suicide Rates Rise Over Past Decades, Especially for Young Girls

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Bronchitis occurs when the lining of your bronchial tubes which move air in and out of your lungs, becomes irritated and inflamed. It gets harder to breathe and your chest begins to hurt. You may ...

Can Bronchitis Be Contagious?

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African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman is slated to grace the $20 bill. Tubman helped rescue hundreds of slaves during the Civil War era, and will replace slave owner and former President ...

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Will Take Andrew Jackson’s Place on $20 Bill

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Jill Justiss and two of her children have been making their way back from years of devastating chronic illness through hard work, personal research and dogged perseverance.They were the last ...

A Mother and 2 Children Make Their Long Journey Back to Health

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It's a little easier to be a woman in several parts of the country these days. The New York State Senate has just dropped the sales tax from menstrual products. This is the latest win in a story ...

State of New York and Chicago Drop Tampon Tax

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Work stress should be left at work at the end of the day. Easy to say — we all say it — not so easy to do. But particularly if you have a special relationship with a partner, or are part of a ...

6 Ways to Keep Work Stress Out of Your Relationships

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Full-fat foods have been getting a bad rap for decades now. But brace yourself. There is no evidence that eating low-fat dairy is more healthy than eating whole-fat dairy, according to researcher ...

Full-fat Dairy May Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

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It's easy to take your eyes for granted when they are functioning properly. And it's easy to forget about all the things that can go wrong with them. Do what you can to protect these natural ...

Enjoy These 10 Types of Foods and Improve Your Eye Health

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It started the year my husband was turning 50. I was actually 46 at the time but I suddenly realized that he was nearing the big 5-0. And ... well, I freaked. Quietly. But intensely. This ...

Don't Let Turning 50 Freak You Out: The Best May Be Yet to Come

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Heart disease causes one in every four deaths among women, according to the National Institutes of Health. Yet heart disease doesn't get the attention that some other conditions do, such as breast ...

Mammograms May Help Prevent Heart Disease

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When it comes to food, I have gone down several different paths over the years. I have been an earnest vegetarian, an avid carnivore and low-carber, and recently have been looking for a new way of ...

Vegetarian, High Protein, Low Carb ... I'm a Work in Progress

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During the quiet hours of the night, a surprising number of people are not sleeping well, some of them aren't sleeping at all. There are a variety of sleep disorders that afflict people, and some ...

8 Sleep Disorders You Should Know About

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Maple syrup may protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to research by international scientists. Results from two dozen studies on diet and a healthy brain ...

Maple Syrup: Could It Become a Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Sleep can be hard to come by. Did you know that what you eat can have a big impact on your ability to get a good night's sleep? Check out our slideshow to learn more.

10 Foods That Can Help You Sleep

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Chances are, unless you have narcolepsy, all you've ever heard about it could be summed up in a few jokes or sight gags on TV. It hasn't had a lot of press. Not the factual kind, at any ...

10 Things You May Not Know Unless You Have Narcolepsy

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

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The first time I had acupuncture was nine years ago. It's been one of the most effective treatments I've ever had for pain management. I got my acupuncture tune-up once a month. My naturopath ...

8 Conditions Acupuncture Can Help With

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I know there are ways of being smart about handling heartbreak, and we'll talk about them. But first I just want to say that the first response to a broken heart is not being smart or ...

7 Tips for Handling a Heartbreak

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Asperger's Syndrome is finally moving into the spotlight. Questions that have perplexed Asperger's (AS) and neurotypical (NT) family members alike are now finding answers. Marriages between Aspies ...

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Asperger's Syndrome is finally moving into the spotlight. Questions that have perplexed Asperger's (AS) and neurotypical (NT) family members alike are now finding answers. Marriages between Aspies ...

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There's a lot to think about if you are getting a divorce. And there's a lot that you may not know. You may not be at your best, mentally or emotionally. But you need to be able to get a grip, and ...

10 Things You May Not Know About Divorce

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Two years ago I was delighted to learn about kefir's health benefits. I started having plain kefir every morning for breakfast, congratulating myself that I was getting its probiotics on a daily ...

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It's been 37 years since I last moved in with a boyfriend. I figure some things are probably quite different for this generation of young people. But human nature hasn't changed in the last three ...

Moving in Together: What Can You Expect?

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What makes for a lasting relationship, one that stands the test of time, stands against the conflicts and crises of life? You don't have to have ample finances, or robust health or an abundance of ...

7 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in Your Long-Term Relationship

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Sponsored by: FC2  Did you know that Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day? That's a good combination, really. Notice the common theme? Pleasure and prevention should go hand in hand.As ...

8 Tips to Improve Your Sexual Health This Valentine's Day

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Not too long ago, 400 IUs of vitamin D was considered enough for your daily requirements. This particular vitamin wasn't really on the radar. But now, it's been discovered that more than a ...

Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Thyroid Disease

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Exercise can be helpful for those with an underactive thyroid. It can boost a slow metabolism and burn calories, on a frame that is prone to putting on unwanted weight. Endorphins and other ...

3 Yoga Poses That May Benefit Your Thyroid

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When my doctor told me that what I was suffering from was fatigue, I went home and cried. I thought he was minimizing what I was going through. I thought when he said that I had fatigue, that he ...

10 Possible Reasons for Your Fatigue: How to Tell if It's Serious

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Your microbiome is a bacterial ecosystem that lives in your gut. It makes up most of your body and your immune system, according to Mindbodygreen.com. The bacteria in your body actually ...

4 Signs Your Gut May Be the Root of Your Health Issues

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Even good things will cause your body to go through its stress response paces. Healthy stress is also known as eustress. What is Eustress? Eustress results from positive situations and ...

The Importance of Eustress: Rethinking How We Look at Stress

Living with a chronic illness can take everything you've got. Limitations and extra burdens will vary according to the type of illness. Entering menopause and contending with hot flashes heaps ...

Dealing With Hot Flashes on Top of a Chronic Illness

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® There are so many products are on the market, it can often be confusing to know which ones to choose. How do we know what products are safe to use? Which ones work best? ...

How One Skin Care Company Puts Its Products to the Test With Clinical Trials

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® If you've ever suffered from dry, itchy, scaly skin, you know all too well the importance of keeping your skin hydrated, both from within and without. The higher the ...

The Science Behind Your Skin Moisturization

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Funny thing about some chronic illnesses. They are often invisible. And sometimes other people, even those who are well-meaning and genuinely concerned, can get the wrong idea. Sometimes a person ...

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Funny thing about some chronic illnesses. They are often invisible. And sometimes other people, even those who are well-meaning and genuinely concerned, can get the wrong idea. Sometimes a person ...

Having a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® Skin care products made with synthetic ingredients and those made with natural ingredients share one thing in common. They will all be absorbed into the skin. But ...

Are You Choosing the Right Ingredients for Your Skin Care?

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Plenty of movies and books make it seem like a sexual experience always plays out smoothly, effortlessly and with great heat and passion. But that isn't always the case. There was a day when a ...

Has a Health Condition Affected Your Sexual Desire? Let Fiera Help

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When people who are healthy want to help people who are ill and fragile, it is a wonderful thing. Sometimes, though, a person who has never been chronically ill may need some help in really ...

Is Someone You Love Chronically Ill? Help Them Over the Holidays

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I have been a caregiver, and have watched my husband up close while he was a primary caregiver for many months, and I've observed a few things. It is all well and good to realize that you need a ...

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