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Journaling Is a Great Tool for Coping With Anxiety

Journaling is a highly-recommended stress management tool for many reasons. There have been numerous studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of journaling for health, happiness, and stress management. It’s also not only a simple technique but an enjoyable one. There are many ways to journal and few limitations on who can benefit, so regardless of how […]
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The Importance of Self-Care for Health and Stress Management

Many of us have so many responsibilities in life that we forget to take care of our personal needs. This is particularly true for mothers, who have many caregiving responsibilities, but moms certainly don’t have a monopoly on letting life get in the way of taking care of themselves. And while it’s hard to prioritize something […]
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Brain Damage: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Brain damage is an injury that causes the destruction or deterioration of brain cells. In the U.S., every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury — whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor, or other illnesses, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. About 52,000 die as a result of traumatic brain injury, and more than 5 million Americans […]
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11 Alternative Medicines Explained

Few people might think to call a balneotherapist when their face breaks out or a reflexologist when asthma flares. But no matter how weird they might seem, alternative medical practices are gaining traction in the U.S. So we’ve put together a guide to some of the most popular alternative physical therapies working their way into the mainstream. Somebody Call […]
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Relaxation Techniques for Health

What Are Relaxation Techniques? Relaxation techniques include a number of practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-hypnosis, and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all: to produce the body’s natural relaxation response, characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of increased well-being. Meditation and practices that include meditation with movement, such as yoga and tai chi, can also promote […]
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The Effects of Depression on the Brain

What Is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you think, feel, and behave. It causes feelings of sadness or hopelessness that can last anywhere from a few days to a few years. This is different than being upset about a minor setback or disappointment in your day. Some people may experience […]
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Why Self Care Is So Important

You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home, and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym, and forget about your social life entirely. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing […]
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How to Stop Worrying

Everyone worries. Worrying can even be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you’re preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Unrelenting anxious thoughts and fears can be paralyzing. They can sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your […]
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Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet

New data presented at Nutrition 2018 — the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held in Boston, MA — bolster the evidence that a plant-based diet is linked to a wealth of health benefits. Plant-based diets are becoming more popular in the United States. A 2017 report found that 6 percent of people […]
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Wall Street Journal article features red palm oil’s health benefits

A Wall Street Journal feature article gave readers good insights into red palm oil’s health benefits. Reporter Laura Johannes explained that this colorful oil is rich in vitamin E tocotrienols and carotenoids, which the body converts to vitamin A. While acknowledging that some palm oil production is controversial, her article concluded by quoting an industry insider who […]
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Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know

The human body uses inflammation to help fight illness and also protect areas from further harm. In most cases, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process. However, some medical conditions cause faulty inflammatory responses. These are called chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is […]
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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs as Antivenom?

Compounds typically used to calm the immune system can prevent death from scorpion venom in mice, researchers report. Antidotes to scorpion venom may have been lurking under our noses for quite a while. Researchers in Brazil have found that they could keep mice stung by scorpions from succumbing to the toxic effects of the venom […]
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The 10 Most Addictive Pain Killers

One of the most common reasons Americans visit their doctors is to get help with the relief of pain. The pain can be debilitating and cause great comfort or distress. Quite often, doctors prescribe opioid pain relievers to help their patients. However, a number of these medications also have the potential to become misused or […]
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How to Take Painkiller Drugs Safely

If your doctor has prescribed you painkillers, you should be aware that pain drugs can be safe. Pain-relieving drugs, whether they are prescription or non-prescription, can help you feel better. But for a variety of reasons, painkillers can be dangerous, too. As you’re probably aware, some people become dependent on painkillers or addicted to painkillers. Other dangers and side […]
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5 Steps to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Learning to balance healthy eating and physical activity can help you lose weight more easily and keep it off. Take it from people who have successfully maintained weight loss: 98% have modified their eating habits. 94% have increased their physical activity, especially walking. Source: National Weight Control Registry Set realistic goals. Know where you are […]
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