Health A-Z

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Psoriasis

Mislabeled Moisturizers Create Problems for Skin Disorder Sufferers

A Northwestern Medicine study found that moisturizers marked “fragrance free” or “hypoallergenic” were not, and products labeled as “dermatologist-recommended” o
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Mental & Emotional Health

Path for Better Diagnosis of Eating Disorders, the Deadliest of Mental Illnesses

A paper appearing in 2017 in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Psychiatry details a “radical” new method for diagnosing eating disorders that predicts 68 percent of people’s
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Prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests and Treatments

Here, an update from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about an all-too-widespread cancer among men. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the second most comm
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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Eye Test May Diagnose a Common Form of Dementia

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that is present in tens of thousands of Americans, but is often difficult to diagnose accurately. Now in a study publi
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Menopause

Depression and Menopause

Experts from the London Women’s Centre tell you how to handle the depression that too often occurs with menopause: Women are particularly vulnerable during menopause, as they tend to e
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Living Well

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Money Matters

Tax Deferral and Guarantees Make Annuities a Compelling Way to Save for Retirement

If you’re contributing the annual maximum to your IRA and/or 401(k) plan, you’re ahead of most people. But tax-qualified contributions alone will probably not give you what you’ll need for re
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Money Matters

Taking a 401(k) Loan Can Be a Smart Move

Most financial planners say borrowing from your 401(k) is a bad idea, period. I disagree. Borrowing from your 401(k) plan can be a smart move if you need the money for a serious purpose, such as a
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Sex

The Most Popular Sexual Behaviors? Romance and Affection Top the List!

Do you love having your partner whisper sweet nothings in your ear? Are cuddling and kissing among your favorite turn ons? Is a romantic atmosphere with candles and flowers what gets you in the moo
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Wills & Estates

What the Kids Get: Planning Your Legacy

After a lifetime of working hard and saving faithfully, some people just want to enjoy retirement and spend their money without worrying about passing on anything to the next generation. But
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Style

Get Sexy, Sculpted Arms in Time for The Holidays

Editor’s note: as always, check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. We all want to look our best regardless of what time of the year it is, and it’s true that there i
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Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Study: Eating Protein Three Times A Day Leads to Greater Muscle Mass in Elderly

Eating equal amounts of protein three times a day may be linked to muscle strength and greater mass in elderly people. Those are the findings of a study conducted at the Research Institute o
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Diet & Nutrition

Compounds in Cocoa May Help Delay the Onset of Type 2 Diabete

What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? Researchers at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body relea
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Diet & Nutrition

Bread: Better for You than You Thought

Although the popular perception is that Americans eat a disproportionate amount of grain foods like bread, rolls, tortillas and ready-to-eat cereals, in fact those foods make up less than 15 percen
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Weight Loss

Old Wives’ Tales About Diet and Weight Loss

An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. With all of
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Diet & Nutrition

Java Lovers Rejoice! Higher Coffee Consumption Associated with Lower Risk of Death

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research presented August 27th 2017 at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The ob
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Fitness

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Exercise

Tips to Make Traveling Easier on Your Body

Anyone who travels frequently knows that without planning and awareness, travel can be a pain, literally. Some of the most common issues are the following: Stiff and swollen feet S
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Exercise

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! Dancing Can Reverse Brain Aging.

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. However, a study, published in the open-access journal Fro
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Exercise

Yes, You Can Learn to Love Exercising

The scientific evidence is indisputable. We all need to exercise if we want to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. So why don’t we? Studies show that somewhere between 28 percent and 50 pe
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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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Family

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Grandparenting

Going to a Game with Your Grandchild

Want to spend time with your grandchild, but feeling a little unsure about finding an activity that will be fun for both of you? Sporting events—from basketball and baseball games to football and
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Dating

Playing the Field: Planning a Sporty Date Night

So you’re finally ready to lace back up your dating shoes and play the field. Planning a fun date at a sporting event can be a great way to break the ice, stay entertained and have a memorable ev
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Caregiving

Older Cancer Patients Say Their Physical Abilities Are Better Than Their Caregiver Thinks

Older cancer patients and their caregivers often differ in their evaluation of the patient’s physical abilities, research shows. Caregivers generally rate the patient’s physical func
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Grandparenting

How to Help Your Grandchildren Financially

Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren—and even future grandchildren—financially. But this can be challenging because so many issues of fairness can arise. If you have multiple gran
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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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