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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition where the myelin of the central nervous system is destroyed by the immune system. MS is unpredictable. Living with multiple sclerosis means ...

Life With Multiple Sclerosis: 10 Suggestions For You to Consider

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Angelina Jolie Pitt has played the strong heroine in many of her movies. And once again in real life she has been a strong role model for women. Pitt has a mutation of the BRCA1 gene. Because ...

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Angelina Jolie Pitt has played the strong heroine in many of her movies. And once again in real life she has been a strong role model for women. Pitt has a mutation of the BRCA1 gene. Because ...

Angelina Jolie Pitt Tells of Her Recent Preventative Surgery

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Do you remember when many fats and oils were considered evil? Can you recall when eggs and meat were on the naughty list? Then your cognitive function is working pretty well. As more research ...

Boost Your Cognitive Function With These 6 Foods

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All Photos Courtesy of Mary KyleSpend a little while with Mary Kyle and you'll quickly become aware that she has been a powerhouse for some time."Even though I worked full time as a project ...

One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer

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Happy National Crochet Week! To lovers of crochet, there are only two types of people in the world: people who crochet, and people who don't ... yet. And there are two times of year: National ...

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Happy National Crochet Week! To lovers of crochet, there are only two types of people in the world: people who crochet, and people who don't ... yet. And there are two times of year: National ...

National Crochet Week Is March 16-22, 2015: Wield the Hook

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From the day you find out you're pregnant with your first baby, you begin wondering what labor will be like. How will it feel? Will you recognize it when it starts? You may experience a type ...

Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like Labor, But They're Not

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A high risk for asthma symptoms is linked with preterm birth, and that risk remains high throughout childhood. What happens to the adults who were once preemies? Does their asthma risk remain the ...

Premature Babies Outgrow Asthma Later in Life

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Sponsored by: KanguFor Casey Santiago, her first pregnancy was a time filled with joy and excitement. Like so many of us, Casey remembers the feeling of amazement of hearing her son’s heartbeat ...

Crowdfunding Safe Pregnancies and Births Around the World: Casey Santiago and Kangu’s Story

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Precision medicine "is an emerging field that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person," according to NIH.gov. Precision medicine could ...

Precision Medicine: Custom-Fitting Treatment for Diseases

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Like mother, like daughter. At least when it comes to how old you might be when you enter menopause. Your mother's age when she hit menopause may be the most important factor according to an ...

When Will Menopause Occur: Can You Predict Your Future?

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Chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis, causes difficult symptoms affecting multiple body systems for more than a million Americans. A link has been found between the ...

ME/CFS May Be Linked with a Variety of Gynecologic Abnormalities

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I am almost 100% percent sure I have chronic fatigue. My doctor doesn't believe this disease exists and says it all in my head. I live in Canada in a smallish city. I can't switch family ...

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Sponsored by: Merck For Mothers Did you know that a woman dies from complications related to childbirth and pregnancy every two minutes of every day around the world? If you think that this ...

Have a PEP Talk: A Simple Conversation Could Help Provide Life-Saving Information During and After Pregnancy

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If a little exercise is good, a lot of exercise must be better, right? Not according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers from Denmark beg to differ. ...

Less Exercise Can Bring Greater Benefits, Research Says

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Decoding the contents and safety of your beauty products can pose a serious challenge for you as a consumer. Are you confused by all the jargon and unpronounceable names found on cosmetic labels? ...

Decoding Ingredients and Labels on Your Beauty Products

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Hypothyroidism is an exhausting condition that is often ignored or misdiagnosed by medical professionals. When women come to see their doctors with symptoms like anxiety, brain fog, ...

Toxins That Could Be Harming Your Thyroid

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You may not feel that your feet are your loveliest assets. But you'd miss them if they were gone. And it's a good idea to take care of these beasts of burden. Your feet carry alot of weight ...

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Millennials constituted one-third of the United State's population as of 2013. That makes this group the largest one in the country. The oldest of the millenials are now entering their 30s, ...

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Thyroid disease can mess with your mind. It can manifest as an assortment of mental disorders, can leave you sleep-deprived, and can lay waste to your energy levels and cognitive ...

Thyroid Disease and Mental Health Connection May Surprise You

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Millennials constituted one-third of the United State's population as of 2013. That makes this group the largest one in the country. The oldest of the millenials are now entering their 30s, ...

6 Common Health Concerns of Millennials

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system attacks the joints, causing inflammation in joints as well as in the organs. RA differs in this way from other types of ...

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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You want to make changes in your life, maybe you've made New Year's resolutions, but somehow you just can't quite get where you want to go. Sometimes the hindrances are beyond your control. ...

Don't Let These 5 Beliefs Hold You Back From Healthy Goals

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The year of 2014 has seen some promising advances in the health arena. Some of these breakthroughs are new and revolutionary. Others continue to build on past accomplishments. A few take our ...

10 Exciting Health Breakthroughs That Took Place in 2014

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Some things will have settled down six weeks after your baby is born. Some things won't. But settled or not, you'll need to see your doctor. Life has been revolving around your baby for so ...

10 Important Health Checkups for New Moms

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Living with a chronic illness is hard all year round. During the holiday season it causes unique extra challenges. I knew nothing about this before I became chronically ill myself. I have had ...

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It's easy to get wrapped up in the hectic pace and frenetic spending that can accompany the holiday season. So much to do! Friends and families to buy for, special foods and treats to lay out for ...

Giving Back During the Season Known for Gift Giving

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Living with a chronic illness is hard all year round. During the holiday season it causes unique extra challenges. I knew nothing about this before I became chronically ill myself. I have had ...

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Living with a chronic illness is hard all year round. During the holiday season it causes unique extra challenges. I knew nothing about this before I became chronically ill myself. I have had ...

Know Someone Chronically Ill This Holiday Season? You Can Help

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Over the years, I have experienced the holiday season with splashed out pageantry and intimate gatherings, lots of festive food and meals of careful simplicity. I have been full of energy ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places During the Holidays

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Over the years, I have experienced the holiday season with splashed out pageantry and intimate gatherings, lots of festive food and meals of careful simplicity. I have been full of energy ...

Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places During the Holidays

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The loss of a child is heartbreaking under any circumstances. Pregnant women dealing with mild hypothyroidism can be at risk for several dangers to their unborn children without knowing it. A ...

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy: Higher Risks for Mother and Child

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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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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, plays an important role in so many aspects of our lives. "FDA approved" is a term we may all be familiar with. But do we know what it ...

FDA Approval: What Requires It, What Doesn't?

November is National COPD Awareness Month. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It refers to both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both diseases are marked by shortness of ...

Raising COPD Awareness: More Women Than Men Now Affected

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Many of us remember Bill Cosby fondly as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the Cosby Show. Some of us older people remember him as Alexander Scott on I Spy. He was the smiling face for Jell-O and Coca-Cola ...

15 Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault, Allegations Persist

The label "ketogenic diet" may be a new one for many people. But it is also a name that could be of great interest for people with epilepsy. It's a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein type of ...

Low-Carb High-Fat Ketogenic Diet Cuts Adults' Epileptic Seizures

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Being a caregiver is a tall order for a strong, compassionate person. Compassion is what made you decide to take on this role. Strength is needed in order to follow through on your ...

Caregiving Requires Compassion and Strength -- For Yourself Too

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The autumn time change is upon us. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 will be the time to "fall back" for most Americans, with the exceptions of citizens of Arizona and Hawaii. The majority of us manage the ...

'Falling Back' Doesn't Have to Knock You Down

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Fragrance. It's a word that evokes a sweet aroma, perhaps the smell of flowers wafting in your window. But Fragrance, in cosmetics, is made from an unknown and potentially dangerous list of ...

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Fragrance. It's a word that evokes a sweet aroma, perhaps the smell of flowers wafting in your window. But Fragrance, in cosmetics, is made from an unknown and potentially dangerous list of ...

The Noxious Fragrance of Our Cosmetics and Other Products

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Child safety is our top concern at Halloween. We accompany our kids to the houses they go to. We make sure they stay in well-lit areas. We inspect their candy to make sure it hasn't been tampered ...

Halloween Should be Safe as Well as Fun

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In times of desperation, when you are looking for answers, assistance or emotional support, knowing there are support lines that are only a phone call away can be a comfort.Across the country ...

Support Lines You Can Call in Times of Need

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I didn't need to see the research on the restorative features of knitting to know it's really good for me. But it's nice to know about all the healthy benefits my favourite hobby brings my way. ...

Why Knitting is Good for Your Health

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The EPA gave final approval to a herbicide from Dow AgroSciences on Oct. 15, 2014. The herbicide is called Enlist Duo and will be used with new genetically modified crops from Dow AgroSciences, a ...

EPA Approves Herbicide for GMO Crops