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Avoid These 5 Bad Habits for Your Heart

Caring for your heart is extremely important if you want to live a long, healthy and happy life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Take control of your health by avoiding these five bad habits for…

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Excessive Cell Phone Use and Depression

In just a few years, most people have made extraordinary changes in how they experience life. Instead of interacting with other people face-to-face, observing the world around them and getting valuable health benefits from physical activities, people are spending hours each day sitting with their hands held up to their ears and living virtually. Cell…

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Reducing Digital Eye Strain

Eye strain is a direct result of spending large amounts of time staring at computer screens. Most people have jobs which require long days of computer usage, so some eye strain is inevitable. Even though computer use is required, eye strain is still perfectly avoidable. Headaches and dry eyes are not fun after a long…

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Teen Health and Technology: Most Seek Help Online

Unsurprisingly enough in the age of the Internet, a recent survey found that more than 80 percent of U.S. adolescents regularly turn to online sources for basic health information. Upward of a third of these teenagers subsequently change their health behaviors for the better. The survey, conducted by Northwestern University researchers, drew upon data from…

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Depression in Heart Failure Patients Leads to 5 Times Higher Risk of Death

Heart failure is a serious medical condition that affects approximately 600,000 people in the United States each year and is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart failure means that blood is not being pumped effectively throughout the body; it does not necessarily mean that a heart attack has occurred. It…

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Nearly Half of Women with Migraines are Undiagnosed

A migraine brings on an intense, almost unimaginable pain. This throbbing sensation becomes so intense that sufferers may not be able to work or do normal household chores. Although the throbbing, debilitating pain affects all aspects of daily life, an estimated 45 percent of women who have migraines are never diagnosed. For the most part,…

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Is Being a Night Owl Bad For Your Health?

Many night owls exist in the world. Night owls are people who prefer not to sleep until the late hours of the night. A night owl may not go to sleep until after midnight and into the twilight hours. Some people have night owl schedules because of the jobs they work. Working night owls may…

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Easing Diabetic Nerve Pain With a Vegan Diet

Researchers conducting a small study on the health effects of a vegan diet on people suffering from diabetic nerve pain have found that it can potentially help alleviate certain symptoms and promote weight loss. The results of the study were published in the May 25 issue of Nutrition & Diabetes and included data showing how…

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Ankle Sprains – Treatment and Prevention

Ankle sprains occur commonly — averaging about 25,000 times per day in the United States — and their symptoms range from minor discomfort and swelling to debilitating injuries that are nearly as painful as bone fractures. Any ankle sprain can cause long-term problems if you don’t get treatment. Ankle sprains are caused by stretched or…

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Caring For a Partner With Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugars (blood glucose) are too high. The majority of food products you consume are turned into glucose, which provides a source of energy for your body. Your body produces insulin, which is a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells. When you have type 2 diabetes,…

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