Simple, Effective Approaches for Safely Preventing and Treating Back Pain

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An estimated 75-85 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives; in most cases, the pain is due to a mechanical problem, such as poor posture, improper movement, and excessive sitting Continue reading

When It Comes to Aging Well, It’s Mind Over Matter

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Older people who view aging in a positive light score better on memory tests, can walk faster, and have greater mobility Continue reading

Strategies to Address and Reduce Holiday-Related Stress and Grief

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For many, November and December are a favorite time of year, with major holidays bringing family and friends together, but it can also be an incredibly stressful time Continue reading

Smoking Is Major Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Approximately 7.7 million new cases of dementia are identified every year, amounting to one new case diagnosed every four seconds

A recent WHO report Continue reading

Osteopathic Medicine Is Gaining Recognition

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Medical doctors, MDs, and doctors of osteopathy, known as DOs, have similar training requiring four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, and the successful completion of licensing exams Continue reading

As Painkiller Addiction and Overdoses Continue to Rise, Pharmaceutical Companies Are Sued for Inciting Epidemic

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Narcotic painkillers are a driving force in the rise of substance abuse and lethal overdoses

In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for opioids and other narcotic painkillers were written in the US; 46 people die Continue reading

Documentary Examines How Stress Kills

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The documentary “Stress: Portrait of a Killer” illustrates how prolonged exposure to stress can ruin your health in a multitude of ways Continue reading

US Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses

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Deaths caused by overdosing on painkillers now surpass murders and fatal car accidents in the US

US officials now acknowledge that prescription narcotics are a driving force in the rise ofsubstance abuse and lethal overdoses Continue reading

New Trigger of Alzheimer’s Identified: Stress

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According to recent research, stress appears to be related to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, by triggering a degenerative process in your brain and precipitating disruption of your neuroendocrine Continue reading

5 Tips for Recovering from Emotional Pain

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Emotional pain can make it impossible to enjoy life and can manifest as physical disease and pain

Letting go of rejection, avoiding rumination and learning from your failures can all help to heal your emotional pain

Keeping guilt from festering and using self-affirmations to boost your self-esteem are other keys to greater emotional well-being Continue reading

Diet Soda May Do More Harm than Good

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Despite being promoted for weight loss, foods and beverages with artificial sweeteners have never been proven to help weight loss. In fact, studies that look at this actually find people gain weight when Continue reading

How Medical Ripoffs Threaten Your Health and Financial Security

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  • According to a scientific review, the practice of using a type of starch intravenously to replace lost blood volume in critically ill patients is based on studies “loaded with fraudulent data,” and may increase their risk of death or kidney failure
  • According to a British poll from last year, more than one in 10 scientists and doctors claimed to have witnessed colleagues deliberately fabricating data in order to get their research published Continue reading

What You See in the Toilet Can Give You Valuable Insights into Your Health

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  • What’s normal and what’s not when you look into the toilet after using it? You can learn a great deal about your overall health by taking a look at your stool and noting its color, size, shape, consistency, odor and other features
  • Your toileting habits, such as your frequency of elimination and the ease with which you move your bowels, can provide additional clues to your health status
  • If you know what to look for, you may be able to detect health problems early enough to stop them in their tracks, including serious diseases like celiac disease, Continue reading

How Diet and Supplements Can Help Prevent Migraines

An estimated 26 million Americans suffer with migraines. Approximately 80 percent of them are women. All in all, about one in five women get migraines while only one in 16 men get them, according to migraines.org.1 About 60 percent of women affected have menstrual-related migraines, meaning it tends to coincide with their menstrual cycle.

A migraine headache is characterized as an intense throbbing or pulsing headache, Continue reading

What Country Tops the List of Healthiest Countries?

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  • Japan      ranked highest in the world for both female and male life expectancy
  • The      United States spends $2.7 trillion annually — TWICE the amount per person      as most other industrialized nations – Continue reading