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Pulling a Family Member or Friend out from the Trenches of Addiction

In many ways, family and friends are an extension of who we are. They help to define our character, ethics, intelligence and appearance. And when something negatively interferes within this connection, even if it's the slightest of obstructions— we notice, become angry and are left scared and feeling helpless. There may be no greater threat to a family or relationship than drug... [Continue Reading]

7 Simple Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Nearly half of the U.S.’s population suffers from chronic pain. While pain is the body’s way of letting you recognize that there is a problem, many chronic pain sufferers have found there is little relief to their pain symptoms, especially if the pain is due to an old injury or an incurable problem. Because of the severity and persistence of the pain, chronic pain does need to... [Continue Reading]

9 Ways to Cope with Depression

More than 80 percent of people who have depression never seek treatment for their troubles. While some do not want to admit that they might be suffering with depression, more often than not, people do not realize they are depressed, believing their feelings are normal. However, depression is extremely draining, as many people feel a never-ending sense of sadness, loneliness, and... [Continue Reading]

Techniques for a Whiter Smile

A bright smile is gorgeous, attractive and unconsciously signals excellent health to other people. People are naturally attracted to folks with whiter teeth. In fact, studies have shown that people with whiter teeth have a slight edge over people with less white teeth. As a result, they are likely to secure their dream jobs. Another 2008 Columbia study showed that women with brighter smiles... [Continue Reading]

Getting Fit the Natural Way

In winter months we all find ourselves hiding from the bad weather and inevitably rushing to gyms and studios to keep fit. But what about those sunny days? Should we be ditching the normal routine for more outdoor activities? One of the big advantages of working out outside is it improves muscles you may have ignored previously. Doing the same exercises week in week out will cause your body... [Continue Reading]

Traits to Look for in a Pediatrician

One of the most critical things that a parent can do for their child is choose a great pediatrician. After all, a child’s pediatrician will be the person that you look to for advice when they become sick, or even just as they go through the growing process. Therefore, your pediatrician has to be someone you can trust. Here are some of the best traits that you can look for in a... [Continue Reading]

Top Tips to Lose Weight Quickly

As a person gets older, it will become harder and harder for them to maintain a healthy weight. For some people, struggling with weight is something they have done their whole life. There are a number of ways that a person can lose weight, but it will take a lot of hard work and perseverance. In order to lose weight the right way, a person will need to seek out the assistance of professionals... [Continue Reading]

How to Make Your Home a Healthier Place to Live

Creating a healthy home is not an easy task for anyone to accomplish. There are a lot of common temptations that can live in a person’s home that are difficult to overlook on a regular basis. Additionally, the home can be a house to many illnesses and other germs that can cause health issues for the family. Every family can make a few simple changes to create a healthier home today.... [Continue Reading]

Think You Can't Afford Health Insurance?

For many Americans, these days can be fraught with anxiety over bills, specifically medical expenditures. While more consumers are covered by health insurance these days through an employer’s plan, being young enough to remain under their parents coverage, or be on one of their own, countless others still go day-to-day without proper health insurance coverage. As a result, worrying... [Continue Reading]

Healthy Eating Strategies for Busy Schedules

Having a busy schedule and trying to eat healthy is not easy. Between juggling the multiple tasks on your plate, it’s easy to resort to meals that are convenient – and not the healthiest for you. So, we've rounded up some strategies to help keep you motivated to eat healthy.  1. Prep Your Meals on Sunday Stock up on groceries for the week and prep your meals on Sundays to... [Continue Reading]

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Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby, at least in British hospitals, a new study finds. Compared to babies born during the week, babies born on weekends are slightly more likely to die in the first ...

Utah girl, 8, is diagnosed with rare form of breast cancer
An 8-year girl in Utah learned earlier this month she has a rare form of breast cancer — a shocking discovery local doctors reportedly said is the youngest such diagnosis they've ever seen. It's rare enough for a girl of Chrissy Turner's age to have ...

Activists raise awareness of HIV pill that lowers risk
A breakthrough HIV treatment that could slash infection risks has eluded thousands of primary care doctors and nurses, frustrating national efforts to stop the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. The CDC estimates 34 ...

Bought Costco chicken salad recently? Toss it in the trash, CDC says
Chicken salad.JPG The Centers for Disease Control is advising people to throw out any Costco chicken salad due to concerns it may be contaminated with E. coli. (Contributed photo/CDC)Leada Gore | [email protected] An outbreak of E. coli infection linked to ...

Cancer-Stricken Infant Kissed by Pope Responding to Treatment, Parents Say
(LOS ANGELES) -- There's no doubt that Steve Irwin would be proud of how his daughter Bindi has performed during her run on Dancing with the Stars&nbs... Latest News: Check Out Chris Hemsworth's Dramatic Weight Loss · Angelina Jolie Pitt Loves Being ...

Genetically engineered mosquitos stop malaria in its tracks
The students in Anthony James's basement insectary at the University of California, Irvine, knew they'd broken the laws of evolution when they looked at the mosquitoes' eyes. By rights, the bugs, born from fathers with fluorescent red eyes and mothers ...

Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus
"The reality is this outbreak's not over," says Dr. William Fischer, speaking about Ebola. "It's just changed." Fischer, a professor at the University of North Carolina who's been studying Ebola survivors, was speaking about the new cases in Liberia ...

New Studies Show How Moms Also Benefit From Breastfeeding
Two new studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that breast-feeding is both good for the baby and for the mother. The studies, which focused on diabetes and cancer, found that women who breast-feed cut their risk of diabetes and cancer ...

'Trouble in Toyland:' NJPIRG releases annual list of toy risks
Magnets! Balloons! Miniature Slinkys! Fun, sure - yet all them a potential cause for a trip to the emergency room. That's what consumer activists found when they searched store shelves for unsafe toys on the eve of Black Friday. While there has been a ...

CDC says at least 19 E.coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad
At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E.coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's (COST.O) stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Five people have been ...

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