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I'm a distance runner, specifically a marathoner, and belong to or lead a few online running communities. Today, someone asked whether running is good for RA, as a friend of his has this ...

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Unhealthy Personalities Don't let these toxic types bring you down. 1. Bullies. It's not just kids who get bullied on the playground, although that's often where it starts. A Canadian study ...

samiam commented on alysiak's post The 6 People to Avoid Always

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Unhealthy Personalities Don't let these toxic types bring you down. 1. Bullies. It's not just kids who get bullied on the playground, although that's often where it starts. A Canadian study ...

samiam commented on alysiak's post The 6 People to Avoid Always

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Unhealthy Personalities Don't let these toxic types bring you down. 1. Bullies. It's not just kids who get bullied on the playground, although that's often where it starts. A Canadian study ...

samiam commented on alysiak's post The 6 People to Avoid Always

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Everybody wants to be healthy, right? Although there are some things we can't control about our health, there are many things we can. By developing healthy habits that we practice on a daily ...

samiam commented on Tina Marcantel's post Six Healthy Habits You Can Start TODAY!

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If you are an avid runner, walker, or someone who engages in any type of activity wherein you are constantly on your feet, this article may boast some information for your tired, achy feet. My ...

samiam commented on Ann Butenas' post Foot Pain and Putting Your Best Foot Forward!

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Today, my chiropractor suggested I check into lymphatic massage to help boost my immune system. Has anyone ever heard of this or had it done?

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Today, my chiropractor suggested I check into lymphatic massage to help boost my immune system. Has anyone ever heard of this or had it done?

Lymphatic massage - ever heard of this?

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After a long, hot summer, we're going into a humid Fall. I've been fighting ragweed and other pollen-induced allergic reactions, plus the junk that blows through the air vents at work. For the ...

Allergies or Bronchitis in the Works?

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I guess I must press particularly hard on my keyboard with my index finger, or it's the most used digit; but, it has been painful for a couple of days. Notably, I cut my nails short a couple of ...

Do you get a pain in your finger from typing on your keyboard?

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Let’s back up for just a minute and talk about the history of Viagra. I’ve spent a lot of time researching this drug and what I’ve read just amazes me. Did you know that it took just six short ...

samiam commented on Michelle King Robson's post More About Viagra, Its Side Effects, and Hey—Why Isn’t There Something Like This For Women?

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Compulsive hoarding affects approximately two million people in America. Even in a large country like ours, that’s a pretty staggering number. Millions more are affected by this disorder: spouses ...

samiam commented on Susan Cody's post It's not just "stuff" - Compusive Hoarding and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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In a study released today, older men are happier than older women. The reason? Women are less likely to achieve their life goals or they achieve them earlier -- like marriage, a home, a family. ...

samiam commented on Tina Tran's post Are You Happy?

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There's one in every crowd, the so-called buddy who is really a drain on your emotions and makes you question your friendship. Take this fun quiz to see if it's time to tell your toxic friend to ...

Quiz: Are Your Friends Toxic?

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Having been a student of tai chi, I'd like to rebut something stated in this article: Tai Chi -- A Cure for Insomnia in Older Adults? that tai chi is not a form of martial arts. Tell that to ...

Tai Chi - Ancient Martial Art, New Fad for Health Enthusiasts

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I have to admit, one of the reasons that I hesitate to go to the doctor, is for fear that they won't find anything wrong with me, and think that I'm a hypochondriac, or at least that I have some ...

samiam commented on Alison Beaver's post Hypochondria and Leaving Well Enough Alone

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My husband and I have been married for over two years. My youngest daughter is 10 months old. Since her arrival, my husband says I am to "wet" or can't "feel" anything while making love. It has ...

samiam commented on Momof3's post Husband's Ability or lack of...

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What immediately comes to mind when you envision yourself at 70? Are you a couch potato or preparing for a 10K? While we have a multitude of fitness programs geared toward our children and ...

Fit After Seventy: Silver-haired Workout Queens

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Every now and then, for no apparent reason (emphasis on "apparent"), I feel an annoying, painful, pins and needles sensation in my big toe. It's usually only one toe, usually my left big toe, that ...

samiam commented on samiam's post Pins and Needles Toes: Sciatica, Circulatory or Other Condition?

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Every now and then, for no apparent reason (emphasis on "apparent"), I feel an annoying, painful, pins and needles sensation in my big toe. It's usually only one toe, usually my left big toe, that ...

Pins and Needles Toes: Sciatica, Circulatory or Other Condition?

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Michael Maina, PhD, an associate professor of health and human performance at Roanoke College, in Virginia, recommends exercises to strengthen the minor muscle groups often overlooked in our ...

Sweat the Small Stuff: Working Your Minor Muscles for Age-Defying Energy

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I'm recently divorced, a very, very welcomed change in my life that I've embraced and celebrated, and yet I still carry this deep anger that will just pop out unexpectedly, usually when I'm ...

samiam commented on Optimist's post How do I deal with my anger?

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It can easily be forgotten that a family is supposed to work together and provide support to all of its members. It is with that support and caring atmosphere that can help the children to grow up ...

samiam commented on CompleteCounseling's post How to deal with criticism within your family?

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This is a very sensitive subject because it's such a private issue. Because my grandfather had colon cancer, and I have had gastrointestinal issues all my life, I'm easily freaked out by changes ...

The Color of Your Stool: Could Spell Trouble, Or Be Something You Ate

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Fortunately, I don't fall into the category of having a selfish spouse but If you check off a vast majority of the boxes on this list, the odds are your favor that you are on treacherous ...

samiam commented on dragonfly's post Selfish Spouses -- 24 Ways to Tell

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Do you allow your toddler to watch TV or videos? According to the American Academy of Pediatricians (www.aap.org), it not recommended for toddlers 2 years or younger to watch ANY television ...

samiam commented on Alison Beaver's post Do you let your toddler watch TV or videos?

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I came across this article on MSN.com: Cigarette sales in the United States have declined in recent years, but sales of non-cigarette tobacco products have risen and offset the decline in ...

Sound Off: Swapping Cigarettes for Snuff

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Friends and Colleagues, We are facing serious health freedom consequences in the US that have not been mentioned during the nightly news.  Please take a moment to look at the attached Health ...

samiam commented on Kristin Mills CNHP's post URGENT! VACCINE MANDATE DEADLINE 06.10.08!

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Health Events, EmpowHer's new national online health events calendar, will launch next week. Here's a preview of the wonderful free, low cost and convenient health events that you can find on ...

samiam commented on Kristin Davis' post Phoenix-area women can get health screenings and a manicure too!!

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A recent Associated Press-AOL Health poll found that mounting debt caused by economic woes is causing stress-related health problems - and even more debt! I understand this problem, as my hubby ...

Debt a Real Pain in the Neck

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Check out this fascinating article about sarcasm and how the ability to detect sarcasm develops in the brain ... Here's an excerpt ... "The smirking put-down that buries its barb by stating ...

samiam commented on dragonfly's post The Science of Sarcasm (Not That You Care)

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This past weekend, while on a long run in the countryside with my running group, I had a close encounter with a wild cactus that was reaching out through a guard rail to touch someone, and that ...

samiam commented on samiam's post Tetanus shot for cactus needles?

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This past weekend, while on a long run in the countryside with my running group, I had a close encounter with a wild cactus that was reaching out through a guard rail to touch someone, and that ...

Tetanus shot for cactus needles?

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The issue of aging and aging well seems to be one of those topics ripe for discussion. And today, the New York Times came out with a story that thrilled me. "Red wine may be much more potent ...

samiam commented on Tina Tran's post Red Wine Staves Off Aging?

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Granted Senator Obama "quit" smoking about a year ago (he admits falling off the wagon now and again), but this is still a very current health issue for him since he did smoke cigarettes for the ...

samiam commented on Kristin Davis' post Does Obama's cigarette smoking bother you?

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I find this story about Asian teen smokers very disturbing: 500,000 Asian Youth Targeted by Tobacco Companies: WHO. It's bad enough that our own teens are smoking. But, when Asian teens bent ...

East Meets West - for a smoke

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Hi there! I was just wondering if anyone on here has tried this new "Ped Egg" thing I keep hearing about. It sounded sort of interesting and I was reading a lot of positive feedback on it, but ...

samiam commented on Nancy Drew Fan's post Has anyone here tried the "Ped Egg"?

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Has anyone heard about this wacky berry that makes sweetens sour foods? Check out the New York Times article here. According to the article this tiny fruit helped a large group reach its own ...

samiam commented on magicpanic's post A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue

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My favorite bumper sticker: Don't Believe Everything You Think We all know these "tips" below, but how many of us still fall into the trap of negative thoughts, which inevitably become ...

samiam commented on Alison Beaver's post Don't Believe Everything You Think: Twisted Thinking Patterns

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For the past few months, I've been hearing and seeing a lot about "MUFAs" - essentially, good, mono-unsaturated fats that can help shrink visceral belly fat. Looking as though a relative of the ...

MUFAs and belly fat loss?

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“Take two of these pills a day and come back in two weeks.” “Be at the hospital at 6 AM on Tuesday and I’ll take out your gall bladder.” “You’ll need these pills for the rest of your life.” The ...

samiam commented on Dr. Steven Brown's post Dr. Steven Brown: Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor about a New Treatment

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“Take two of these pills a day and come back in two weeks.” “Be at the hospital at 6 AM on Tuesday and I’ll take out your gall bladder.” “You’ll need these pills for the rest of your life.” The ...

samiam commented on Dr. Steven Brown's post Dr. Steven Brown: Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor about a New Treatment

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My biggest problem is verbal and mental abuse my my husband. At family gatherings, my in-laws think he is a saint. His friends and co-workers think he is a saint. The truth is is that he plays ...

samiam commented on kwolek21's post Validating My Feelings - My biggest problem is my husband's verbal and mental abuse!

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Whenever the weather gets particularly hot and humid, I get an annoying irritation between the buttocks. Athletes call this "monkey butt," and the treatment of choice is called Anti-Monkey Butt ...

Annoying hot weather issue: monkey butt

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Resources for Hot Flashes “Women of a Certain Age—Making Friends with a New Physiology after 40,” 2005 What is A Hot Flash?, Power Surge website article “What can I do About ...

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So, Nintendo, makers of the popular Wii gaming console, will release next week what it's calling Wii Fit. This new unit gives 'gamers' the options of strength training, yoga, aerobics and more, ...

samiam commented on dragonfly's post Wii Fit -- Will You Try This?

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Just read this article about male menopause and it got me thinking about the men in my life. Are they going through 'male menopause'? Is your ...

samiam commented on magicpanic's post Do You Think Your Husband Has Male Menopause?

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A few years ago, my older brother and my Mom accompanied me as I had my wisdom teeth removed. I was lucky enough to have a doctor that cared about my feelings and answered my concerns. She was ...

samiam commented on jchu99's post Wisdom teeth

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For a few years now, I have been suffering from severe migraines. I have been to the regular family doctor, and also to a neurologist. First, they thought I had a brain anurism, but descovered ...

samiam commented on kbarrett's post Migraine Mysteries