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When Physical Disabilities Prevent Mental Health Help

Life with a disability of any kind, whether physical or intellectual, impacts a person’s overall wellbeing. Mental health is a significant part of the wellbeing that is affected. Physical disabilities are defined as conditions that limit bodily functions in some way. Intellectual disabilities are considered significant impairments of adaptive and cognitive functions. Physical disabilities are […]

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FDA Approves First Drug for Children’s Peanut Allergies

The FDA has approved a drug called Palforzia, the first to treat allergic reactions to peanuts in children. The drug, which must be taken daily, isn’t a cure for peanut allergies and their potentially life-threatening reactions, but it may reduce the stress, anxiety, and fear that food allergies can cause in children and parents. Palforzia, […]

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How High Energy Music Improves Your Workout

If you’ve ever thought listening to music while working out makes you go harder, you just might be right. Music may be a very powerful tool when it comes to burning more calories during your workout. Listening to high tempo music during exercise can be beneficial both mentally and emotionally for your body. The Evidence […]

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500 Rx Drugs Have Increased Their Price Since January 1st

Drugmakers rang in the new decade with a 5% price increase on nearly 500 of their products, which has left U.S citizens and their insurance companies in an unhealthy situation. More pharmacy companies are expected to report price increases in the coming months. The most widely used medicine in the world, Humira, is among the […]

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Don’t Delay Your Knee Replacement

When it comes to surgical procedures, no one looks forward to them. The anticipation of pain, discomfort, and downtime just don’t appeal to many. Many of us find reasons to delay surgery if at all possible. Americans undergo almost 600,000 knee replacement surgeries every year, and almost 90 percent of us delay treatment longer than […]

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OTC Hearing Aids? What You Need to Know

Millions of Americans suffer from some level of hearing loss. For many of these people, the loss is moderate enough that they could benefit from a hearing aid. However, there are several factors that can deter people from getting the hearing device they need. Usually, it’s due to a perceived stigma or the expensive price […]

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Is Life Expectancy Shrinking for Working-Age Adults?

There was a time during the 1800’s when life expectancy for the average adult was relatively short. It wasn’t at all uncommon to see people living into their mid-forties and then passing away. There were several reasons for this, not the least of which involved the fact that life was difficult in many aspects. Modern […]

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The Holiday Blues: Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder

The holidays are here, and it’s a joyous time with family, shopping, and baking. But you’re not feeling so joyful, and you can’t figure out why. You’re tired, but you can’t sleep. You want to prepare a lovely holiday for your family, but you have no ideas. And sugar is calling your name incessantly, and […]

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1 in 8 People With Heart Conditions Avoid or Ration Meds Due to Cost

It may seem surprising in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. In America today many individuals who suffer from heart disease report that they are not taking the prescribed medications over worries about the cost of them. This phenomenon is dangerous and can actually lead to higher costs over time for these […]

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Think You Are at Risk of Dementia? Read This!

Many people consider dementia an inevitable consequence of aging. Although it is one of the most common conditions that plague the elderly, it is actually something that researchers are coming to understand. Consequently, if you know how to recognize the signs of dementia, there are steps you can take to increase the chance of forestalling […]

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