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For people living with mitochondrial disease, recent research on niacin (vitamin B3) offers hope for a better life. The University of Helsinki and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ...

Vitamin B3 May Be Cure for Mitochondrial Disease

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Interested in increasing your financial health? Forbes.com has some solid suggestions to help you down that road. Do you know what your net worth is? To figure this out, you'll need to ...

Exercise Your Financial Muscles for Better Financial Health

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This week marks five years for me being back online again. I had surrendered my connection more than a decade ago, when ME/CFS had me down for the count. Fortunately I have been recovering my lost ...

My Fifth Anniversary Online Despite ME/CFS

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The month of March is marked as a time to foster greater awareness about colorectal cancer. The CDC is one of many organizations reminding Americans during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness ...

Colorectal Cancer: Fostering Greater Awareness in Month of March

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In December, 2013 the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), partnering with Genzyme, a Sanofi company, held a nationwide search through their Why I Swim campaign. They were looking ...

Swim for MS Campaign: Mary and Iris Share Inspiring Stories

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Since March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the CDC wants to raise awareness in the United States concerning traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. The brain's function is disrupted by ...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Get the Facts

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Plenty of us have a problem with getting enough exercise on a regular basis. For those with multiple sclerosis, the difficulties are magnified. While exercise can help to lessen depression, ...

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Can Benefit from Moderate Exercise

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The week of March 3-9, 2014, was MS Awareness Week during MS Awareness Month. The theme for this year's Awareness Month is "MS Counts." According to an article by Jeri Burtchell on ...

MS Awareness Marches Forward this Month

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In honor of American Heart Month, CEO of the American Heart Association Nancy Brown reflected on the past half century of U.S. awareness-raising for heart health. In an article on ...

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In honor of American Heart Month, CEO of the American Heart Association Nancy Brown reflected on the past half century of U.S. awareness-raising for heart health. In an article on ...

American Heart Month: 50 Years Promoting Awareness and Health

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During the Sochi Olympics, 29-year-old Julia Mancuso walked away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 with a bronze medal in the women's super-combined which couples the times of a downhill run and a slalom ...

Julia Mancuso Takes Bronze at Sochi, Her Fourth Olympic Medal

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The partnership of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams gave the bobsled Olympic event at Sochi their all. It wasn't enough to win the gold. They missed the mark for that by only 10/100ths of a ...

Meyers and Williams Win Bobsledding Silver

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Jamie Anderson won a gold medal for the United States in the women's snowboard slopestyle event during the 2014 Olympics at Sochi. The silver medal for the event went to Enni Rukajarvi of Finland. ...

Jamie Anderson Shines with Slopestyle Olympic Gold

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The FDA has approved a new diabetes medication called Farxiga (Dapagliflozin). It lowers blood sugar, which is certainly beneficial for type 2 diabetes. The drug comes in the form of a tablet. ...

Listen up Diabetics: The Worst Drug of 2014

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Portable space heaters, kerosene heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves can be a great extra source of warmth when winter days are brutally cold. But these heat sources must be treated with respect. ...

Keep Your Home Safe and Warm During Winter Cold

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Usually we think of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as affecting seniors who are on up in years. It's less well-known that 10 percent of people with Alzheimers have the early-onset variety. ...

Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Often Misunderstood

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Confusion, memory lapses, and inability to do things that used to be easy, are some of the sad but familiar aspects of Alzheimer's disease. Less familiar are the personality changes that can ...

Alzheimer's Disease: Changing the Person You Knew

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Dr. Andy Kogelnik, journalist Llewellyn King and 24-year-old Ryan Prior, a patient who has ME/CFS, will be participating in a panel at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, ...

ME/CFS Panel Discussion to be Held at National Press Club

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Joey Tuan was an adrenaline junkie, working 60 hours a week as a consultant in San Fransisco. He went to the gym four times a week, and studied for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam in the ...

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Joey Tuan was an adrenaline junkie, working 60 hours a week as a consultant in San Fransisco. He went to the gym four times a week, and studied for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam in the ...

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Joey Tuan was an adrenaline junkie, working 60 hours a week as a consultant in San Fransisco. He went to the gym four times a week, and studied for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam in the ...

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Joey Tuan was an adrenaline junkie, working 60 hours a week as a consultant in San Fransisco. He went to the gym four times a week, and studied for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam in the ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Beating M.E.: Joey Tuan's Illness Becomes Engine For Change

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Joey Tuan was an adrenaline junkie, working 60 hours a week as a consultant in San Fransisco. He went to the gym four times a week, and studied for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam in the ...

Beating M.E.: Joey Tuan's Illness Becomes Engine For Change

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Some parts of the country are accustomed to frigid conditions in the winter. But even the most winter hardy are being challenged recently as a deep freeze has descended upon us. And in areas ...

Avoid Hypothermia in the Present Deep Freeze

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My family is experiencing the slowdown that follows Christmas. We didn't have the huge flurry of activity so many families are swept up in. We were fortunate in that the people we spent time ...

Navigating the Post-Holiday Slowdown

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New Year's Eve may be an event that causes mixed feelings for some parents. The years when you used to dress up and go to a party without a care in the world may be long past. If you're ...

Ringing in the New Year with Your Children

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The holiday season can breed chaos even for the healthy and whole. For the person grappling with Alzheimer's it can be overwhelming. Keeping this in mind, simplicity is the order of the ...

Alzheimer's Changes the Shape of Christmas

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At any time of the year, parents of a child with a chronic illness have plenty on their plate as they deal with the limitations and extra needs that impact their child's life. There are medical ...

Christmas and the Chronically Ill Child

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At our house this week we are faced with a common holiday dilemma. Should we get a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? Some folks are committed to real Christmas trees and others are sold ...

O Christmas Tree -- Which Christmas Tree?

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November is COPD Awareness Month. As the third leading cause of death in the United States having moved up from being the fourth leading cause, it deserves the attention. In an interview with ...

EmpowHER Interview with Jane M. Martin for COPD Awareness Month

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This week traditionally launches the holiday season. And it's a time of year when many of us pull out our most beloved traditions in the holiday spirit, along with our favorite decorations and ...

Spreading the Holiday Spirit for the Chronically Ill

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As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I am inevitably reminded of past holiday meals. For many years I had five small children "helping" me in the kitchen. It's easier now but I'd have to say all that ...

A Child-friendly Thanksgiving: Not for the Faint of Heart

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Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the thoughts of cooks around the country are fixed on The Menu. The good host will take into consideration the needs and preferences of all their guests. ...

Happy Thanksgiving Vegetarian Style

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Could type 2 diabetes lead to Alzheimers? Views on this matter are mixed as research continues. According to an April 3, 2013 article on Mayoclinic.com, people with diabetes, particularly type ...

Alzheimer's Disease: What is the Diabetes Connection?

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Antibiotics have been around since the 1940s, and have been considered miracle cures for most of that time. While they can be beneficial it's important to understand that they are not always ...

Antibiotics: Not Always a Miracle Cure

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Autumn brings with it breathtaking panoramas of trees whose leaves have broken out into their vivid colors. Eventually, these same gorgeous leaves find their way to the ground. For many, autumn ...

Autumn Leaves Bring Beauty and Health Hazards

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Halloween and Harvest celebrations can be great events as long as parents take steps to guarantee safety. Kids will be out in droves. Special rules apply as about 41 million kids will be on the ...

Keep Them Safe for Halloween Fun

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Half a century ago, when I was young, every house in town was swamped by hordes of children in costumes, holding out open bags, pillow cases and plastic pumpkins for candy. Two and three ...

Halloween is Coming: Time to Party!

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Cyberbullying has tragically claimed another young victim recently. Rebecca Sedwick of Florida, age 12, was bullied online and it drove her to suicide. There may have been 17 girls who had been ...

Cyberbullying Claims Another Young Life

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Bullying has probably been with us ever since the early days of the first human community. But just because bullies have always been with us, that doesn't mean the rest of us should throw up our ...

October: Stand Up During National Bullying Prevention Month

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New York Fashion Week is one of the most highly anticipated events in the Big Apple, and people come from all over the world to see what styles will be making their way down the runway. This ...

Plastic surgery on the runway at New York Fashion Week

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Bottled water was at one time considered to be a better, safer choice than water straight out of the tap because of contaminants in our water supply. According to an article by the Environmental ...

EWG Recommends Replacing Bottled Water with Water Filters

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The debate about the safety and efficacy of vaccinating against the HPV virus rolls on, with the vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix being recommended by the medical community in many countries, and ...

The HPV Vaccine Debate Continues: Benefit or Detriment?

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This year, National School Backpack Awareness Day falls on Sept. 18, 2013. The goal of the American Occupational Therapy Association is to help Americans to Live Life To Its Fullest. The AOTA ...

National School Backpack Awareness Day: Sept. 18, 2013

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National Invisible Illness Awareness Week is from Sept. 9-15, 2013. Lisa Copen of Rest Ministries, who also lives with an invisible illness herself, organized the first Awareness Week in 2002. ...

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National Invisible Illness Awareness Week is from Sept. 9-15, 2013. Lisa Copen of Rest Ministries, who also lives with an invisible illness herself, organized the first Awareness Week in 2002. ...

National Invisible Illness Awareness Week: Sept. 9-15, 2013

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On Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, Diana Nyad came out of the water and walked onto the Florida shore under her own steam after swimming for 53 hours. She'd started out on this monumental journey 110 miles ...

Diana Nyad Completes Swim of a Lifetime

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Psoriasis can affect more than your skin, according to a recent study. There may be a previously unseen link between psoriasis and gum disease. Researchers from Taipei University observed over ...

More to Learn about Link Between Psoriasis and Gum Disease

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For about 90 percent of those with psoriasis, summertime can bring with it a reprieve from unpleasant symptoms they live with year-round. Bruce Strober, MD, director of the Psoriasis and ...

Psoriasis May Benefit from Time in the Sun

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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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