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The Many Parts of the Nervous System

The Many Parts of the Nervous System

Though you’ve almost certainly heard of the nervous system, many people would be hard-pressed to describe it. This network of nerves and cells plays a massive role in our everyday lives, controlling everything from voluntary muscle movements to balance to ...

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Calming the Mind, Improving the Heart

Calming the Mind, Improving the Heart

Americans are well aware of the threat posed by heart-related health problems. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that heart disease claims 600,000 lives every year. This figure is made even more sobering by the ...

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Five Different Types of Meditation

Five Different Types of Meditation

When reading the other articles in this issue, you’ve no doubt come across several different kinds of meditation. Listed below are some succinct descriptions for some these meditative practices: Mindfulness Meditation  Mindfulness meditation emphasizes being cognizant of one’s surroundings. Furthermore, ...

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A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

A Bad Look: Adverse Reactions to Tattoos

Tattoos have become increasingly common among adults of both genders; a poll conducted in late 2015 found that nearly a third (29%) of US adults had at least one tattoo on their body. The main drawback of this form of ...

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Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Even if you’re overweight, eating too much food on a regular basis can be a tough habit to stop. This fact helps to explain the growing rate of obesity in the United States. If a report in the journal Nutrition ...

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Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise; as of 2016, it is believed that roughly 5.4 million Americans have this condition. Many Alzheimer’s sufferers need the help of a caregiver to perform daily tasks. While caregivers certainly ...

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