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It's important to drink enough water in the summer. We all know that. But do we all do it? All the time? Judging by the number of people who get dehydrated, so many to the point of heatstroke ...

10 Ways to Stay Hydrated During the Summer Heat

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I hate to sound like a stick in the mud on the eve of July Fourth but nobody wants a tragedy, and ironically the times we are most at risk are when we are celebrating. When You're Watching ...

Make It a Happy Fourth of July with A Few Precautions

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Does when you were born affect your risk for different diseases? This may seem like a question for an astrologer but the topic was actually tackled by a team of scientists. Researchers from ...

Does Your Birth Month Determine What Diseases You’re at Risk For?

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Sponsored By: BodyLogicMD Your endocrine system consists of a network of glands and organs. Each one produces and secretes hormones which help regulate various bodily functions and maintain ...

The Impact the Endocrine System Has On Hormone Imbalance

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If you'd ever suggested that I should get a dog for the good of my health, I'd have scoffed. Of course, I'd never had one, so what did I know? Nevertheless, I had zero interest in getting a dog, ...

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If you'd ever suggested that I should get a dog for the good of my health, I'd have scoffed. Of course, I'd never had one, so what did I know? Nevertheless, I had zero interest in getting a dog, ...

How My 3-Legged Dog Helped My Bad Knee to Heal

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The brain cells of people with Alzheimer's Disease don't utilize glucose well. Glucose is the brain's primary fuel, enabling brain cells (neurons) to produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter ...

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Sponsored By: BodyLogicMD Sandy Scherrens, 56, suffered from severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) since she was a teenager. She lived with bloating, hot flashes and mood swings month after month. ...

PMS Solved: How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Changed My Life

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Sponsored By: The Stork® OTC Ovulation is the human body’s way of allowing us to reproduce; without it, pregnancy would be impossible. When a woman ovulates, her body is laying the ground work ...

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Ovulation

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Being a caregiver can be a wonderful experience, or something to be feared. The nature and quality of your experience will be determined by a myriad of factors, some of them beyond your control. ...

Caring for Dad: One Couple Has Two Different Experiences

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Summer fun also means summer risks for children. Nobody wants to dwell on the dangers that accompany summertime, in the water, in the sun, on a bike. But a few precautions can go a long way to ...

Keep Your Kids Safe Out On the Water, In the Sun and On Bikes

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Sponsored By: Theranos Elizabeth Holmes is a woman driven by powerful forces. Today, Holmes is a 31-year-old woman who is revolutionizing the healthcare industry with a company grounded in ...

Theranos: The Lab Test Reinvented

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 1.3 million Americans. RA causes chronic inflammation in the body, especially in the joints, with pain, stiffness and ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: HLA Genes Reveal Important Information

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Plenty of things change as women approach menopause. Fortunately, some undesirable consequences like bone loss and hot flashes may be reduced with a few diet changes. Menopause is a difficult ...

In Menopause? You Need Foods With These Vitamins and Minerals

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Did you know that May 12 is International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day? Have you heard about it on the TV news? Have you read about it in a newspaper, in a magazine, or an online news site? If ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Life With ME/CFS for 23 Years: Casting Light on Invisible Illness

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Did you know that May 12 is International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day? Have you heard about it on the TV news? Have you read about it in a newspaper, in a magazine, or an online news site? If ...

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It has been almost two years since my mother passed away. It was sudden and unexpected, and many in my family are still trying to accept that she is gone. I think we are all still bewildered. ...

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Did you know that May 12 is International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day? Have you heard about it on the TV news? Have you read about it in a newspaper, in a magazine, or an online news site? If ...

Life With ME/CFS for 23 Years: Casting Light on Invisible Illness

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Special occasions like Mother's Day can be full of surprises at my house. Things have gotten more predictable in recent years but at one time, I often celebrated (if that's the word I want) ...

Is Mom Chronically Ill? Mother’s Day Can Still Be Great

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It has been almost two years since my mother passed away. It was sudden and unexpected, and many in my family are still trying to accept that she is gone. I think we are all still bewildered. ...

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It has been almost two years since my mother passed away. It was sudden and unexpected, and many in my family are still trying to accept that she is gone. I think we are all still bewildered. ...

Missing My Mom on Mother's Day

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Inside and around your home, toxins are lurking. Fortunately there are things you can do to reduce the toxic load. Maybe you can't completely rebuild your house to be green, or relocate to a new ...

Want To Be More Green in Your Everyday Life? 10 Ways To Do It

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The world of herbs thankfully has expanded over the past few decades. Gone are the days (and good riddance) when all that was on the store shelves were tiny bottles of dried bits. And they're not ...

10 Healing Herbs You Can Grow Yourself

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Placing the right house plants strategically throughout your home can make the air more fit to breathe. Plants take in what we need to get rid of, and they give out what we need to live. Some ...

10 House Plants That Are Good For Your Health

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Unfortunately it is all too common for people who want to help a chronically ill friend to miss the mark. It's understandable, really. Unless you've had a health problem that has held you down ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post When Your Friend Is Chronically Ill: 25 Ways You Can Be Helpful

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Unfortunately it is all too common for people who want to help a chronically ill friend to miss the mark. It's understandable, really. Unless you've had a health problem that has held you down ...

When Your Friend Is Chronically Ill: 25 Ways You Can Be Helpful

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It may seem like a no-brainer to say that laughter makes you feel good. And that when you're happy, you just might come out with a chortle, giggle, guffaw or horse laugh. Yep, it's all ...

Laugh It Up! It’s Good for Your Brain

Is there a multiple sclerosis diet, and should people with MS take supplements? Depends on who you talk to. If there is an MS diet, what foods belong to it? And what supplements might be ...

MS Diet and Supplementation: More Research Needed

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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