Health A-Z

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Mental & Emotional Health

Top 5 Back to School Stressors and How to Bust Them

While the start of a new school year comes with excitement for kids, it also comes with stress. It’s common for kids to feel overwhelmed this time of year especially as they navigate the challen
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Why Does Female Fertility Decrease Significantly After Age 35? New Research May Have Pinpointed the Reason

Age is the single most important factor affecting a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and delivering a healthy child. A woman’s chance of conceiving begins to wane at about age 32. For
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Senior Health

Loneliness Could Be a Greater Threat to Health than Obesity

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented in August 201
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Brain Health

Cognitive Cross-Training Enhances Learning

Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain, according to a comprehensive new study fro
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Pain Management

Mind-Body Therapies Immediately Reduce Unmanageable Pain in Hospital Patients

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a study done at the University of Utah and published in July 2017 in the
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Living Well

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Aging Well

We Don't Need to Become Frail as We Age!

Age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a review in August 2017 in Frontiers in Physiology.
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Hair

The Anti-Aging Program for Your Hair

As we mature, our hair changes along with us—a natural but often frustrating process. “The life span and capability of hair follicle stem cells decrease as we age, inhibiting the ability to reg
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Wills & Estates

A Guardian for Your Children: Planning in Case You’re Not There

While everyone needs a will to settle money matters, there’s a far more compelling reason to have one if you have minor children. Naming a trustworthy, caring guardian for your children is one of
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Retirement

How to Create a Fulfilling Retirement When Every Day Is Saturday

It’s the dream retirement many people anticipate for decades. Hang out around the pool all day. Play one round of golf after the other. Finally read that teetering stack of books on the nightstan
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Hair
Style

How to Win the Aging-Hair Battle

A thick, full, luscious head of hair is an outward sign of beauty, health and youth. Still, many women don’t realize the impact slowly aging hair can have on their appearance. How healthy and you
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Food

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Diet & Nutrition

How to Avoid Mindless Eating

Consuming food but not paying attention to what, how much or the taste of what you are eating is called “mindless eating,” and it can quickly result in unwanted weight gain. Whether it’s sitt
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Diet & Nutrition

Looking to Get Healthy? Don’t Overlook Trace Minerals

By Franz Gliederer, MD, MPH and Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs)            Like vitamins, minerals are nutrients you get from food that provides nourishment to yo
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Diet & Nutrition

Eat Like An Italian (Minus the Pizza)

Mediterranean cuisine has gotten a lot of attention for its potential impact on cardiovascular health. In fact, newer research has added to the mounting evidence that certain food choices of Italia
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Diet & Nutrition

Deadlines, Doughnuts, and Desk Work: Office Habits That Harm Your Health

Have you ever skipped lunch when you’re just too busy to leave your desk? Or slipped sugar into your third cup of coffee to help you focus before a deadline? Does swiping a doughnu
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Diet & Nutrition

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Risk of Weight Gain, Heart Disease, and Other Health Issues

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a study published in July 2017 in Can
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Fitness

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Exercise

5 Fitness Tips All Teens (and Their Parents) Should Read

There are a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that students who are physically active tend to have
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Exercise

How to Hit the Mall (Walking)

If you’ve ever wanted to start walking the mall, not just shop there, these tips from Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, will get you started: Walking is great ex
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Exercise

Got a Minute? That’s All the Time You Need Each Day to Exercise for Bone Health!

A single minute of exercise each day is linked to better bone health in women, according to research done by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester in the UK and pub
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Exercise

What You Need to Know about Fitness Technology Tools

Those looking to get and stay fit may need look no further than their smartphone, desktop computer, or wrist. The many apps, wearables, and online fitness programs that are available today are help
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Mind/Body Wellness

Elderly Yoga Practitioners May Be Protected against Cognitive Decline

Yoga may have another benefit besides fitness and stress reduction: New research says that it could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age. That conclusion comes from Brazi
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Family

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Why Does Female Fertility Decrease Significantly After Age 35? New Research May Have Pinpointed the Reason

Age is the single most important factor affecting a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and delivering a healthy child. A woman’s chance of conceiving begins to wane at about age 32. For
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Marriage

Married Couples with Big Age Gaps Are Less Satisfied Over Time

Men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses, but that satisfaction fades over time in marriages with a significant age gap between the partners, according to researc
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Caregiving

Tips to Deal with a Controlling Aging Loved One

As people age, it’s not uncommon for their personalities to change and for them to become more controlling. It’s usually the result of medication, pain, the frustrations of having difficulty d
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Pets

Dog Safety Quiz

[Editor’s note: The U.S. Postal Service has created this quiz about how to stay safe – and keep others safe – around dogs.] Is it okay to open a door and let dogs out when a letter carrier
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Caregiving

Long-Distance Caregiving: What You Need to Know

Long distance caregiving can be complicated and difficult. These strategies, from the National Institute on Aging, offer a list of things to remember: Know What You Need to Know Exper
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