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The holiday season can be the busiest, most stressful, yet most joyful time of year for many Americans. Unfortunately, the exhaustion and overwhelming feelings that go along with the season, for ...

Fighting Fibromyalgia Through the Holidays

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Everyone has been abuzz about Nicole Kidman and her passion for Botox. In fact, Sharon Osbourne quipped that Kidman's forehead “looks like a flat screen TV”. That little Nicole is no doubt a ...

The Emotions of Botox: Cost or Payoff?

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Being health conscious, you’ve probably already cut down on eating beef and are eating more chicken. But is that chicken you’re eating really a natural food? This is the question being posed by ...

Is Chicken Really a "Natural" Food?

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If you or someone that you know has ever been in a car accident, you’re no stranger to whiplash. Basically, it refers to soft tissue damage of the muscle(s) in the neck caused by a sudden jolt. In ...

What is Whiplash? Why are Women More Susceptible?

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A common assumption that children are more resilient to traumatic events than adults has proved to be wrong. Because they are young and may not be able to comprehend the complexity of events ...

Child Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Talking to a friend today, she mentioned that she’d been sick for the last three weeks with a virus that "really kicked her to the curb". She was "totally out of it" with high fever and her ...

Kicked to the Curb by a Virus Effecting Muscles

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Fashion police and the American Podiatric Medicine Association are at odds again. We know that those ‘to die for’ high heels that Carrie Bradshaw wears on 'Sex & the City' can be rough on our feet ...

Footwear Fashionistas: You are Changing Your Anatomy

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In addition to the more traditional forms of relaxation, say, a few hours lounging on the couch or treating yourself to a glass of wine after a long day at work, an entirely different form of ...

Reiki: A Different Way to De-Stress

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In the last 20-plus years the use of condoms during first-time intercourse has risen almost 30 percent. A survey conducted every six to seven years by the National Survey of Family Growth ...

Condoms: The Now Popular Choice for 'First Timers'

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When stress takes over we tend to neglect the things that keep us healthy. Removing these components from our day-to-day lives can result in continued, or enhanced levels of stress, ultimately ...

Are you Stressed?

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The L.A. Times posted an article on the their site earlier this month that details the misconceptions of sun exposure. The article cited a survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, ...

The Misconceptions of Tanning

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Every night it’s the same. I find myself surrounded only by darkness, hear nothing but the sound of my heart beating. I’m walking through the corridors of what seems to be a shell of my once ...

Stress: Making a Good Night's Sleep Go Bad

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Lack of physical activity in our daily lives seems to be a growing global trend, one that is impacting the health of the world’s population. The World Health Organization attributes the ...

An Inactive Lifestyle: A Global Health Problem

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Stress is more than just a barrage of emotions on your mind; it is also an attack on your body and its overall health. If you are prone to be ridden with anxiety you may be more susceptible to the ...

Stress: A Risk to your Health

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In anticipation of summer blockbusters many of us around the United States are ready to head to the movies. Many Americans associate a trip to the movies with popcorn, candy, and a soda but you ...

The Evils of Movie Theater Popcorn

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Many times rashes are brought on by allergies, heat, or bacteria but what if what went on inside your head caused the itchy irritations and not what you came in contact with? Stress-related rashes ...

Stress May Lead to Skin Irritation

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According to the National Coffee Association 54 percent of adults in the United States drink coffee on a regular basis. What follows a statistic like that is the bad reputation that precedes the ...

Is Coffee the Next Big Health Buzz?

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The maintenance and nourishment of our muscles are critical tool to building strong, healthy muscles. Our bodies supply many natural nutrients to revitalize muscles after exercise but we can ...

The A, B, D’s of Muscle Health

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Yesterday, April 22, 2010, CNN highlighted the use of specially outfitted gym equipment to generate electricity in an article entitled, Pedal Power is Fueling Green Awareness. “A 30-minute ...

Green Fitness: Pedaling for Power

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You’re living a fabulous life. Having already raised your children and your husband, you’re looking forward to seeing your grandchildren and the birth of your great grandchildren. Keeping you ...

Stay Healthy, Gorgeous – Health Screening Tips After Age 65

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Do you notice that your file of medical records is better kept for your pets than yourself? School record requirements kept your children’s healthcare history well documented and you probably ...

Stay Healthy, Looking Good with Regular Check Ups

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Who says 40 is over the hill? The 40’s is the "New 30’s" when it comes to fashion, lifestyle and desires. Keep yourself healthy so that you can keep up with your attitude. The body is still ...

Feel Good, Look Good: Health Screening For Ages 40 - 49

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Feeling and looking good is important for women of all ages. Starting in our late teens and as we age, there is a recommended regimen that heightens awareness of our health and well being. ...

Feel Good and Look Good: Health Screening for Ages 18 to 39

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Believe it or not, 1 in 5 of our readers will get skin cancer in their lifetime. That is an amazing statistic! Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more instances of melanoma than ...

Tanning Beds Get Heat

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Just when we think that cold and flu season is behind us, allergic reactions to the rebirth of trees, plants and grasses creates the possibility of more coughing. The cough is simply a ...

Why Coughing Continues Post Flu Season

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Bed bugs are becoming an increasing problem in apartment complexes, hotels and dorms. Their bite does not hurt but will cause a skin lesion similar to a mosquito or flea bite and it may itch. ...

Bed Bugs: Sleeping Alone?

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Repetitive motion strains muscles and creates pain. Holding the computer mouse with the arm elevated and in motion for long periods of time affects the hand, forearm, shoulder and sometimes the ...

Technology Beyond the Mouse: Track Pad and Texting Can Strain and Pain Too

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Does everything that is good for us have to taste bad? Does our heart health depend solely on a bland, boring diet? What about all of my favorites? Unfortunately, many of our favorite foods are ...

5 Foods that Actually LOWER Cholesterol

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Just how many hours do you sit at your computer with your trusty mouse at your side? Using your mouse can be hazardous for a couple of reasons. Using a mouse requires you to make small, exact ...

Is Your Mouse a Hazard to your Health?

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Lifestyle may not be the only culprit contributing to weight gain. Scientists at Emory University found that the intestines hold bacteria that play an important role in storing or burning extra ...

Weight Gain and Belly Fat: Not Just Too Many Calories

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Muscle tightening around the jaw can be painful. Most often it is caused by grinding and clenching your teeth at night or when you're stressed out. The acronym TMD comes from Temporomandibular ...

Teeth Clenching by Night Causes Muscle Pain by Day

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There are many reasons for chronic bad breath or halitosis. It may be more than that garlic toast, wine tasting or that fasting diet—it could be a medical problem. Most of the time bad breath does ...

Bad Breath: Not Just Dieting, Wine or Onion Rings

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What could be more important than keeping a healthy heart? This means keeping all of the complex features of the heart working in optimum condition. The cardiac muscle, a type of involuntary ...

Cardiomyopathy: Disease of the Heart Muscle

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Thin Mints. Samoas. Tagalongs. Music to my ears; a party on my tongue. Sugar has a grip on many of us. What causes this craving and how do we get off of the sugar high and low craving ...

My Girl Scout Cookies Just Arrived! Why do I Crave Sugar?

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These two words get thrown around a lot but what do they mean and what is the difference? The single answer is that strains affect muscles and tendons; sprains affect ligaments. Strains ...

Strain or Sprain: What is the Difference?

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They may not be new disorders, but orthorexia and pregorexia are two eating disorders that I hadn’t heard labeled before. One disorder affects people focused on eating only healthy foods. The ...

Kellen Wilson commented on Kellen Wilson's post Is Eating Too Healthy an Eating Disorder?

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They may not be new disorders, but orthorexia and pregorexia are two eating disorders that I hadn’t heard labeled before. One disorder affects people focused on eating only healthy foods. The ...

Is Eating Too Healthy an Eating Disorder?

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Mytonia is the inability to relax muscles at will. Most commonly, myotonia makes it difficult to relax the fingers after a firm hand grip. According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, ...

Mytonia

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More and more often we hear stories of people who do not listen to the medical advice that they seek. The most recent public victim of this phenomenon is Casey Johnson, the 30 year old Johnson ...

Diabetes Death--She Ignored Medical Advice, Now Celebrity is the Latest Victim

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Back pain sufferers know all too well the agony of simple movement. For many, spinal adjustments, massage or the more drastic measure -- back surgery -- are ineffective because the real issue ...

Back Pain and Psoas Syndrome

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More and more, we hear about keeping bones healthy and strong. Celebrities promote pharmaceuticals to prevent bone loss and increase density. What can you do NOW so that you can minimize the need ...

Building Bone Strength When You're in Your 20's and 30's

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Can you imagine trying to fall asleep with muscle pain? Maybe you have tried. Sufferers of Isaac's Syndrome, an uncommon disorder also known as Isaac-Merten or neuromyotonia, experience an ...

What is Isaac’s Syndrome?

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Even if we regularly exercise, health experts are finding that prolonged sitting can negatively affect our health. Consider today – how much time will be spent sitting at the office, at school, in ...

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting?

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If you started the New Year with a resolution for a better body, you probably have done a few abdominal exercises. And, if it’s not a usual routine, your body has reminded you that those muscles ...

Crunches Creating "OUCH"?

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Following natural disasters, much attention is given to the threat of disease. This week our attention is focused on the earthquake in Haiti — its victims and its survivors. Though there is some ...

Myths and Truths about Health Concerns after an Earthquake

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The groin muscle belongs to a group of muscles, running through the inside of the thigh called the adductor muscles. This set of six muscles connects the inside of the pelvis to the thigh bone, or ...

Kellen Wilson commented on Kellen Wilson's post Groin Strain Treatment

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The groin muscle belongs to a group of muscles, running through the inside of the thigh called the adductor muscles. This set of six muscles connects the inside of the pelvis to the thigh bone, or ...

Groin Strain Treatment

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This list was published by the New York Times in June of 2008 and became one of the most read stories of 2009. Published again this January, it might be time for us to start listening! Below ...

The Best Foods We Aren't Eating

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Many musicians dread the diagnosis of focal dystonia, the uncontrolled contraction or twisting of a certain muscle group (most often the group of muscles in the hand), as it may have the power to ...

Focal Dystonia

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Today marks the first day of a new year and for many, the hopes of a renewed self. While the definition of a better self varies widely for each one of us, the goals we set for ourselves are ...

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