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Research has been shining new light on the human microbiome as a possible factor in who gets rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune illnesses. The microbiome is the collection of microbes that ...

Human Microbiome and Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Are They Connected?

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Despite our culture's obsession with youth, time marches on and remarkable women just get more remarkable as they age. So here's to older women, and that includes much older women — women who are ...

10 Women Over 65 Who've Just Gotten More Remarkable with Age

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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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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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Aging can bring with it a multitude of health problems. Unless you spend time on a regular basis at different times of day in your parents' home, you may be assuming that they are functioning ...

Looking Out for Seniors in Your Life? Be Aware of 5 Health Risks

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Kim Kardashian has been warned, and has heeded the warning. One of her Instagram posts had stirred the Food and Drug Administration to action. Kardashian had posted that the drug Diclegis had ...

Kim Kardashian's Morning Sickness Instagram Prompts FDA Action

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I saw a picture once of a grandmother and a little girl running toward each other, arms wide. The caption said, "Where would I be without you?" I showed it to my mother one day while visiting ...

Celebrating Seniors in Our Lives: Where Would We Be Without Them?

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From Immobility to Beekeeping: How One Woman Managed Her Rheumatoid Arthritis

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It may come as a surprise that American eating habits are nowhere near the Top 10 of the world's healthiest diets. African countries are in fact deemed to be the healthiest, according to the ...

Sample Some of the World's Healthiest Diets

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Until recently, there was little evidence to show a direct connection between the immune system of the body and the central nervous system. But Dr. Kevin Tracey, a neurosurgeon based in New York, ...

What Happens in the Vagus Nerve Doesn't Stay There, Research Says

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In the world of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there are crashes and there are crashes. Some lift within an hour. Some linger or deepen for days, weeks, months. Years. No telling in the beginning ...

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Everyone has had the occasional sleepless night. We've all had to live through times when we went to sleep too late or had to get up too early for our own good. It's uncomfortable and inconvenient ...

Chronic Lack of Sleep Can Increase These 10 Health Risks

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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. ...

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It might seem logical that if you're looking for maximum protection from the sun's damaging rays, you'll look for the SPF with the highest possible number. But somewhere along the spectrum, ...

Is A Higher SPF Really Better Protection?

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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. ...

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Michele Krisko lived life to the fullest before she became ill. She loved gardening, traveling and spending time with her sons Matt and Brian just as much as she loved to nurture and ...

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In the world of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there are crashes and there are crashes. Some lift within an hour. Some linger or deepen for days, weeks, months. Years. No telling in the beginning ...

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In the world of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there are crashes and there are crashes. Some lift within an hour. Some linger or deepen for days, weeks, months. Years. No telling in the beginning ...

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Michele Krisko lived life to the fullest before she became ill. She loved gardening, traveling and spending time with her sons Matt and Brian just as much as she loved to nurture and ...

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Michele Krisko lived life to the fullest before she became ill. She loved gardening, traveling and spending time with her sons Matt and Brian just as much as she loved to nurture and ...

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Michele Krisko lived life to the fullest before she became ill. She loved gardening, traveling and spending time with her sons Matt and Brian just as much as she loved to nurture and ...

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Sponsored By: BodyLogicMD Past due bills are piling up on your dining room table. You’re buried under an endless workload with impossible deadlines. Two of your three kids are sick. Your ...

The Impact of Stress on Hormone Imbalance

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What if everything you knew about your lymphatic system was wrong ... or at the very least, incomplete? Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine indicates that the brain is ...

Link Between Brain and Lymphatic System Never Seen Before

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Michele Krisko lived life to the fullest before she became ill. She loved gardening, traveling and spending time with her sons Matt and Brian just as much as she loved to nurture and ...

How Multiple Chronic Illnesses Shaped One Woman Into a Patient Advocate

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In the world of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there are crashes and there are crashes. Some lift within an hour. Some linger or deepen for days, weeks, months. Years. No telling in the beginning ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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