Health A-Z

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Mental & Emotional Health

Listening to Happy Music May Enhance Creativity

Listening to happy music may help generate more innovative solutions compared to listening to silence, according to a study published September 6th 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Simon
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10 Ways to Keep Yourself Strong for the Transitioning Season

Here are ten ways to keep yourself strong during the transition from summer to fall:Exercise on a daily basis: The minimum should be a half hour of walking continuously so as to increase oxygenatio
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Mental & Emotional Health

Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

As everyone knows, there are literally hundreds of emojis designed to express a variety of emotions. And it seems that the emojis are right on – that there is a far greater range of feelings than
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Stroke

CDC: Progress in Preventing Stroke Deaths Has Slowed

Some sobering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about stroke, a frequently fatal condition in which blood flow to the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of
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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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Living Well

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Money Matters

3 Tips to Make The Finances Add Up for the Spouse Left Behind

Traditional wedding vows usually include the phrase “till death do us part,” but it’s not a part of the ritual most couples want to dwell on. Financial professionals, though, say ignor
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Aging Well

60 is the new 30

Oh my Lord it finally happened! Do you remember when you were a kid, and you thought a 60-year-old person was about as close to death is anyone you could imagine? Do you remember 30 years ag
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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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Food

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A Keychain Detector for Food Allergens

Researchers have developed a keychain food allergy detector that can let the owner know whether the food is bad for him or her. The device, which is part of a new portable allergen-detector
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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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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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Secondary Infertility Affects at Least Six Million People in U.S.A

Conceiving a child and having a successful birth without medical intervention is no guarantee that a woman can expand her family in the future without experiencing any challenges. It’s estimated
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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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