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You don’t usually take a second thought when you’re filling your lungs with fresh air. Breathing is an involuntary task, but asthma makes it hard for your body to get in that proper breath. During an attack, the airway...
Sunscreen makes me think of beach vacations and all-day summer picnics. It’s easy to forget that where most people live, the summer sun can be just as dangerous in our own backyards or gardens. We’re at risk for sunburn...
Everyone tries hard to lose weight. In fact, many will do almost anything to drop a few pounds and inches. Try as they might, sometimes people just cannot lose weight and usually they want to know exactly what they are...
President Obama and and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up in a conference on Thursday to address cyberbullying, a growing problem in today’s generation of children. Cyberbullying affects half of all American teenagers, according to the National Crime Prevention...
It’s no mystery that stress can be a health killer. It can manifest instantly, but it can also grind you down over time. The Mayo Clinic describes the human stress response like this: “Your body is hard-wired to react...
Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease in which bones lose calcium and minerals and become fragile and less dense. People with osteoporosis have bones with a high likelihood of being fractured. Women are especially at risk for osteoporosis. There is...
Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported Thursday. That decrease means...
It’s tough love time. Most people will make New Year's resolutions, and very few will keep them. Why? Because they make the so-called resolution, but don’t initiate new behaviors to see those resolutions through. If you really want set New...
What was once thought of as simply one of many factors in the development of Seasonal Affective Disorder, vitamin D has now been identified by researchers to have a direct link to seasonal depression. An international research study conducted in...
In this day and age, everyone is into living a healthy lifestyle. For some, that may include occasionally indulging in cleansers for their bodies. Sometimes people live in areas with a lot of pollution, and, in theory, using detox cleansers ensures that...
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