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Four Hidden Headache Triggers in Your Diet

Four Hidden Headache Triggers in Your Diet

Headaches are like colds, cuts and stomach aches – virtually everyone deals with them occasionally, no matter how well we treat our bodies. Generally, people blame this ailment on things such as loud noise and stress. While this is often ...

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Can Spousal Death Threaten Your Health?

Can Spousal Death Threaten Your Health?

There are fewer things more painful in life than the passing of a loved one. The grieving process can last for months or years, and can make life’s challenges much more difficult. Aside from the emotional fallout, studies have found ...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Little Known but Lethal

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Little Known but Lethal

Never heard of deep vein thrombosis (DTV)? You’re hardly alone; a 2002 survey found that 74% of Americans knew little or absolutely nothing about this condition. This obscurity shouldn’t be taken to mean that DTV has a minor impact on ...

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Spotting the Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Spotting the Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Much has been written about the growing problem of diabetes in the United States. A quick look at the total number of diabetics reveals the scope of this problem; from 1980 to 2011, the total number of Americans with diabetes ...

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Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather

Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather

As shown by the large influx of travelers who head south every winter, very few people enjoy cold weather. Frigid temperatures force those living in colder climates to spend most of their time indoors, and to throw on several layers ...

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Microchips: A New Kind of Hearing Aid

Microchips: A New Kind of Hearing Aid

Along with medicinal drugs, medical technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last several decades. In the past several decades, devices such as MRIs, CT scanners and ultrasound machines have become commonplace in hospitals. Even today, medical science ...

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Can “Brain Training” Sharpen Your Mind?

Can “Brain Training” Sharpen Your Mind?

One of the most frustrating aspects of the aging process is its impact on our cognitive abilities. No matter how healthy your personal lifestyle might be, it is a virtual certainty that your capacity to recall information, speak skillfully and ...

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Diabetes, Colon Cancer and Other Reasons not to Smoke

Diabetes, Colon Cancer and Other Reasons not to Smoke

Virtually everyone knows about the many dangers that come along with a long-term smoking habit. People who puff on cigarettes year after year face a greatly elevated risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema and many other health problems. According ...

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