Sponsored by: Rituxan (rituximab) Phyllis Dudley was used to working hard. She'd done it all her life. She grew up on a 275-acre farm, and as an adult had been a record keeper for 16 dairy ...

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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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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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 ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Asperger's Parents and Neurotypical Children

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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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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. ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Caring for Dad: One Couple Has Two Different Experiences

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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 ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post 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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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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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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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, ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post How My 3-Legged Dog Helped My Bad Knee to Heal

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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 ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Coconut Oil May Feed the Starving Alzheimer's Brain

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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 ...

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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. ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Missing My Mom on Mother's Day

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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. ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Missing My Mom on Mother's Day

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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