Food Addiction vs. Eating Addiction: Why A Single Word Makes All The Difference + MORE

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Welcome back to our next roundup of Total Solution Weight Loss topics and tips on getting excess weight off and keeping it off,  in the most healthiest way possible.  This update is an informative mix of exercise and diet for flexibility in incorporating what fits best into your schedule.

Food Addiction vs. Eating Addiction: Why A Single Word Makes All The Difference

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After a tough or emotional day, I will sometimes go home and eat ______ until I’m sick.

How people answer this question is at the crux of an emerging debate about obesity and food addiction. Is food addiction real, and should food industries be held accountable for engineering hyper-palatable sugar-salt-fat bombs that override feelings of fullness? Or is it more accurate to describe overeating as an eating addiction — a disordered relationship to all foods that can and should be brought to heel by the individual?

“Sitting in the room with clients, you never hear people say, ‘Oh my god, I came home after a hard day and I was just craving broccoli and cauliflower so bad that I had a massive binge on these vegetables,’” said Ashley Gearhardt, Ph…

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When the weather turns cold, it’s human instinct to hunker down inside with Nextflix and a pile of takeout. (BYO Snuggie.) But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing for your body. Movie time can reset your fitness goals and reinvigorate your commitment to living a healthier lifestyle…

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By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday charged U.S. universities with policing their research on dangerous pathogens that could be used both for legitimate purposes and for biowarfare or bioterrorism. The long-awaited guidelines, issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, lay out a framework for university safety review boards to identify research that falls into this category, known as “dual use research of concern…

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to three privately held companies marketing treatments that claim to prevent or treat Ebola. The letters were sent to Newton, New Jersey-based Natural Solutions Foundation, Utah-based dōTERRA International LLC and Utah-based Young Living…

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Wall St. rallies in broad advanceNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped in a broad advance on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-day losing streak and climbing back above its 14-day moving average, a key technical level that pointed to improving near-term momentum. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 157.21 points, or 0…

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Beauty in the Beets

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Beauty in the BeetsBeetroots, whether roasted, steamed or raw, easily find their way into new salads, side dishes and main dishes. The greens are interchangeable with other mild-tasting greens like Swiss chard and spinach.

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National Punctuation Day is September 24!“Comma” Down to the Party!
Did you know that September 24 is National Punctuation Day in the United States? Even if you hail from outside of the US, feel free to whip out your party hats and help us celebrate the ever faithful (and ever tricky) punctuation mark.
More than likely, you’ve come in contact with the more common guests of honor at least once before:

The exclamation point
The period
The apostrophe
The comma
The colon
The semicolon
The quotation marks
The parentheses
The hyphen
The dash

Even the best writers get mixed up on what to use and when from time to time; that’s why proofreading is so important! After all, we’ve all seen “punctuation fails” like the ones on the right…

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Hilarious Video Shows What You're REALLY Thinking on a First Date

The struggle is real, people.

If you’ve ever been on a first date that was not going well, you know you’ve thought of a few things you wished you could say out loud (and then maybe texted them to your friend from the bathroom stall). It’s obvious that both of you are putting your best face forward and trying to get a good read of the other person, but if we broke down that façade and revealed what we were really thinking, it would probably be way more entertaining…

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Young Man's HeartstopperAround 4 p.m. on December 13, 2011, Justin Repshas's girlfriend dropped him off at his studio apartment in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The couple arranged to meet for dinner later and then study for finals at the college library. Meantime, Repshas, 22, told her, he'd take a nap or go running…

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4 Ways to Make Stinky Fish More AppetizingAs a health editor, I know I should eat more oily fish.I also know that I hate oily fish. See the problem?Omega-3 fatty acids are what make these fish mega-healthy. In a 2012 study by Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, people who ate the most omega-3s were 29 percent less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those who took in the least…

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This App Will Find You a Cuddle Buddy

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This App Will Find You a Cuddle Buddy

Meet Cuddlr, the new, asexual Tinder.

While some people enjoy a good cuddle after sex or as they drift off to sleep, cuddle culture usually doesn’t extend beyond the bounds of an intimate relationship. But the new app Cuddlr is trying to change that by encouraging people to reach out to those around them for a nice big, asexual hug…

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Why the NFL Should Buy the MLS--Right NowThere has never been a better time to be the NFL. And, oh yeah, the opposite. On one hand, it's a marketing and money colossus, generating about $10 billion annually, with its eye on much more. Roger Goodell has set a goal of $25 billion in revenue by 2027. (Best not to think what a trip to the stadium with your friends–or a jersey for your son–will cost in a decade…

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A Better Baby I.C.U.

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A Better Baby I.C.U.By many measures, a neonatal intensive care unit with single-family rooms produces better results than one with a shared, open-bay arrangement, a new study found.

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Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?A growing body of research shows there may be new hope against depression: the anesthetic drug ketamine.

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What Should I Wear on a First Date?Working up the courage to ask someone out is the tough part. Don't waste anxiety on figuring out what to wear on the date. Find a no-fail uniform–and then replicate it when you get a second date.Of course, you'll need to dress up a little to show some effort. But not too much. A suit says stuffy, but a simple dark blazer with a pair of slim-fitting raw, or medium-dark jeans and a fresh, white button up always looks crisp and clean…

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Living With Cancer: Making Room

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Living With Cancer: Making RoomCancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?

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Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

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Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?Vigorous exercise is good for almost all of the body — except perhaps the teeth, according to a surprising new study of athletes.

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This High School Football Player Gives a Motivational Speech That Will Blow You AwayIf you've found it difficult to get pumped for weekend pigskin this season, we can't blame you. Following football in 2014 has been a bummer with the NFL's myriad off-the-field issues. That's why we love this postgame interview with high school senior Apollos Hester. The 6-0, 190-pound receiver for the East View Patriots, of Georgetown, Texas, gave the most amped, motivating, and refreshing speech that we don't think was pulled directly from a movie script…

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The Best Office Stretch For Tight Hips

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We office-bound folk face a common foe on a daily basis: The energy-suck that is sitting for eight-plus hours at a time. Not only does this position drain whatever energy we got from our morning coffee; it can also be a major source of hip pain.

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Your New Favorite Thing: This Video of a Two-Year-Old Choreographing to Sia's 'Chandelier'

Watch out, Misty Copeland—this toddler's got skills.

No matter if you spend time at the ballet barre or prefer to get your dance on at an actual bar, you’re probably going to be jealous of this two-year-old’s ridiculous dance skills.
In the video below, Zaya, toddler and choreographer extraordinaire, freestyles to Sia’s “Chandelier” while her two backup dancers follow along…

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Teenagers and Weight Loss

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Teenagers and Weight LossTeenagers trying to lose weight should engage in an exercise program that includes both aerobic and resistance training, a randomized trial has found. It also found that diet without exercise accomplishes little.

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Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report

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In U.N. speech, Obama appeals for broad coalition against Islamic StateBy Steve Holland UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made his case to the United Nations on Wednesday for a more forceful, coordinated global response against Islamic militants in the Middle East that would seek to dismantle their "network of death." In a speech to the U…

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Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar ControlsNew research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.

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(Healthcastle.com) Brace yourself, pumpkin spice everything is here! In the fall spirit I'm sharing some of my favourite recipes using pumpkin- which is actually a really nourishing addition to your meals. Read on to find out why pumpkin deserves a place in your kitchen and some great ways to get started…

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Title: Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

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The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

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The 2-Minute Sweat StormIf you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of The IMPACT! Body Plan. He choose three total-body moves–the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to press–that will jack up your heart rate, hit every muscle from head to toe, and leave you spent…

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Have Scary Good Sex–Forever

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Have Scary Good Sex--ForeverHalloween proves that women can make anything look sexy–whether it's a nurse's outfit or a cop uniform or a nun's habit. (Especially a nun's habit.) Whatever your preference, there's very likely a woman somewhere who's willing to finish it off with fishnets and a low-cut top…

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Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: StudyAlso more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say

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Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola deadA Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa's current outbreak.

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids + MORE

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Have you achieved your diet and exercise goal for the week?  Or Month? Not to worry if you have not. The updates for this week can be used to easily get you back on track. And if you are sticking with your plan the following will provide additional motivation and information to stick to it.  Either way, we hope you will be served.

Select Drugs Cause Most Childhood PoisoningsTwelve active ingredients were involved in almost half of hospitalizations of children for prescription drug poisoning, a new study found.

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9 Healthier Nacho Recipes

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Every week, the Greatist Team scours the web for tasty, trendy, and (mostly) healthy recipes to help open both minds and palates to the wonders of food. Tune in next Wednesday to see what else we have in store! Football is entertaining to watch, but the best thing about the season is undoubtedly the food…

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By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – Public health officials in Oregon warned recreational boaters and swimmers who on warm days flock to a river that bisects Portland to stay out of the water on Wednesday after detecting what they suspect is a potentially dangerous toxic algae. Oregon Health Authority officials said they believe the unusual film found at the Willamette River is the result of toxic blue-green algae, which is dangerous to touch, drink or inhale…

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3 Ways You Should Change Your Skin-Care Routine for Fall

You don't need an entire makeover—just a few tweaks!

This article was written by Maria Del Russo and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
We’re stoked about fall for a ton of reasons—and only a handful of them have to do with pumpkin spice…

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What Scares Mark Cuban

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What Scares Mark CubanThe epigram claims that the poor are crazy, the rich merely eccentric. But calling someone eccentric is usually just covert envy. Most people who smirk at Mark Cuban's shtick would leap at the opportunity to scene-steal on Shark Tank, heckle refs gratuitously, and offer $1 million for Donald Trump to shave his head…

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Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, EffectiveAnalysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating a diet high in salt may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis among smokers, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers set out to see if a salty diet might be linked to the onset of RA, but found a connection only among smokers – who were more than twice as likely as anyone with a low-salt diet to develop the condition…

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Let’s Talk About the Strip Tease on The Mindy Project Last Night

Mindy Kaling, you just get us.

Aside from the glorious scenes in Magic Mike, male strip teases probably make you think of being at a bachelorette party and giving looks of embarrassment to your friends while a male stripper dressed as a police officer grinds up on you…

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The Ultimate Breakfast SmoothieThis blueberry breakfast smoothie may be the definition of a perfectly balanced breakfast. Created by Men's Health Nutrition Adviser Michael Roussell, Ph.D., it has a healthy 42-gram dose of protein–which will help you feel fuller the rest of the day–and a nutritious mix of fruit, oats, nuts, and seeds…

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We’d love to spend all of our time on the Internet looking at these adorable photos of puppies swimming underwater—we dare you not to say “aww” out loud when looking at them—but that means we’d miss so many other important stories, like the fiery debate raging on about what to put in your s’mores…

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Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

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Why Every Runner Needs a CoachWE ALL NEED A COACH

I didn’t know I needed a coach until I spoke to Andrew Kastor on the phone last Thursday. Kastor is the head coach for the ASICS Mammoth Track Club and the LA Road Runners. His wife, Deena, is an Olympic marathon bronze medalist and American record holder in the marathon and half-marathon…

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(Healthcastle.com) Muesli or overnight oats have had a renaissance over the last few years and with good reason. It’s a quick, cool and nourishing breakfast packed with health benefits.  Read on to find out why you should give it a regular spot in your rotation and how to put this dish together – no recipe required!
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How You Can Use Your Heart Rate to Train Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Tracking your pulse gets you real aerobic, strength, and calorie-burning results.

Heart-rate training isn’t just for the hardcore runner or the cardiac rehab patient. Learning and following your zones can maximize calorie burn, boost aerobic capacity, and strengthen your heart and lungs…

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Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New ReportBut aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

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Suicide Awareness: Not Just a Depression Problem

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Suicide is not only a problem for those who are depressed.

Suicide accounts for more than 800,000 annual deaths worldwide and, according to the CDC, there are more suicides in the U.S. each year than fatal car accidents. Commonly, information about suicide risk and suicide prevention finds its way into the media in response to reports of suicide by a celebrity or other well-known personalities…

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We Guarantee You've Never Seen a Selfie Like This BeforeSelfies have become a staple of social media feeds all over the world. There are selfies involving mirrors, shirtless selfies, and even dangerous selfies taken in hard-to-reach locations. Whether you take these photos and share them, or you're in the silent majority who tolerate the practice, one thing is certain: the selfie is here to stay…

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A Psychiatrist Haunted by a Patient’s Suicide

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I lost a patient to suicide.

It was many years ago, but I still cringe with a sense of loss, failure and even shame every time I think about it. And I think about it often.

Mr. P was in his 60s, an executive who had been hospitalized for depression. He was better now, discharged from the hospital and returning to see me as an outpatient — and denying the suicidal impulses that led to his admission…

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Combo Therapy Best for COPD: StudyResearchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

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Can you get a more effective workout if it looks like you're having sex with a ghost? Short answer: No.

But that seems to be the idea behind “Ace Power,” a Korean exercise machine that, while ostensibly intended to harness the core-building effects of horseback riding, is clearly designed to mimic the undulating pelvic motions of a whole different kind of “riding,” if you catch our drift…

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Title: Contrave, Newest Weight Loss Option: FAQCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2014 11:01:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDCIncreases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

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Title: ‘Fat Shaming’ Doesn’t Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

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5 Everyday Products You Didn't Know Had PesticidesYou thought pesticides were something sprayed on your lawn to annihilate weeds, but it may also show up in things you use everyday, like cleaners, antibacterial products, and even the shoes you're wearing now. “They're used to extend shelf life and kill critters that may harm us,” says Ann Blake, Ph…

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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in KidsAssociation between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

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1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, PartnerActs include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

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PARIS (Reuters) – A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday. The volunteer, the first French national to catch the disease in the current outbreak, was put in quarantine on Sept. 16 when the first symptoms of the illness appeared…

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EzineArticles.com Links Are Now 100 Percent NOFOLLOWEffective today, we’ve updated EzineArticles.com to be 100% NOFOLLOW. Previously, we were NOFOLLOW on everything except for the Resource Box, below the Article Body.
Keeping Our Authors’ Best Interests in Mind
I sometimes feel we should have made this decision years ago, but our members made it loud and clear to us that they valued the links in the Resource Box that didn’t include the NOFOLLOW attribute, even though we’ve felt the importance of this attribute has been muted due to the several hundred signals that search engines now use to determine rank and search results…

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Title: Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food CuesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

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London (AFP) – A healthy British volunteer became the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford on Wednesday.

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3 Steps To Stay Nourished On The Go + MORE

It’s _______day,

We hope you are well on your way towards your weight loss and fitness goals. Don’t forget to celebrate often, now matter how small the achievement – it will do wonders for your motivation. Below is our next collection of useful tips and  information you will find helpful for greater success.  Happy reading.

US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight EbolaFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling crisis.

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HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Shows SuccessThe rate of genital warts in young Australian women decreased by 61 percent after the initiation of a program to give free human papillomarivus vaccine.

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The ozone layer that shields life from the sun's cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing its first sign of thickening after years of dangerous depletion, a U.N. study said on Wednesday. Experts said it showed the success of a 1987 ban on man-made gases that damage the fragile high-altitude screen, an achievement that would help prevent millions of cases of skin cancer and other conditions…

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How An Apple Gadget Could Actually Make Us Less Lonely

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Technology is often painted as an isolating inhibitor to real human connection. But one of the most notable features of the Apple Watch, released with fanfare on Tuesday, may have the opposite effect.

The watch’s “virtual touch” program allows users to feel one another’s heartbeats remotely and in real time, which may be the first step toward using technology to address the disconnect it causes in our everyday lives…

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Treadmill & Gym Machine Calorie Readouts: Useful if Used with Caution(CC BY 2.0) Farhad sh/Flickr
If you use the exercise equipment provided by health clubs you might wonder about the accuracy of the information that they provide about calories burned. The listing of calories used during exercise on equipment like treadmills, steppers and ellipticals is calculated based on formulas unique to each equipment manufacturer…

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The New Rules Of Foam Rolling

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The New Rules Of Foam Rolling
By Matt Fitzgerald

Foam rolling has become a widely-practiced activity — and that’s a good thing. But according to Tier 4 Coach Susan Stanley, despite the growing legions of fans, there’s a need for mindfulness. It’s actually a more nuanced technique than one might think. Some fans warm up using techniques that are best saved for post-workout roll-outs (or avoided altogether); others neglect to mix up their approach and thus risk a foam-rolling plateau of sorts…

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Popular Restaurant Chain Ignores Obesity Problem--Gives 1,000 Customers What They Really Want!Proving that Italian food can disappear faster than carry-out Chinese, Olive Garden announced on Monday that they would sell the first ever “Never Ending Pasta Pass.” For $100, you could eat all the Olive Garden pasta goodness you wanted for seven weeks. Specifically, 150 combinations of pasta, sauce, and toppings that you can eat your fill of “any day of the week, or every day of the week…

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Averting Diabetes Before It Takes Hold

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Averting Diabetes Before It Takes HoldIt can take 20 years for complications from diabetes to become apparent, so identifying those at risk and altering their habits could delay onset of the disease.

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A Sleep Sweet Spot

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A Sleep Sweet SpotThe most reliable workers are those who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, a new study shows.

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U.S. News Announces the 2015 Best Colleges

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Princeton and Williams continue reign at top; Harvard and Amherst are No. 1 for value.

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Get Your Voluptuous Man Boobs By SummerIt may feel like summer's just ended, but it's never too early to get a head-start on next year, especially with just 285 days to get yourself, and your man boobs, into beach-ready shape.What's that, you say? You thought women weren't attracted to man boobs? That a guy with more cleavage than Pamela Anderson is a turn-off? Au contraire…

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'My Journey to the New York City Marathon'

I'm prepping for the biggest race of my life, and I want you to join me.

This article was written by Emily Abbate and provided by our partners at Fitbie.com.
I remember a time I couldn’t even fathom running a full mile. Just the thought of moving at that quick pace for more than 30 seconds frightened me…

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(Healthcastle.com)Learn these three steps to fortify your diet through nutrient dense whole foods and be selective about pre-packed snacks to get keep you well nourished, even on the go.

Plan for success
If you have long days or are on the road a lot you need to keep energy boosting snacks handy…

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Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps

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Drink Soda? Take 12,000 StepsThe risks of consuming fructose-rich sodas and processed foods drop substantially if you get up from your chair and move around, even if you don’t formally exercise, two important new studies find.

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How Too Much Texting Can Land You In JailFrench people really do not like having their red wine and baguette cafe meals interrupted by any form of electronic communication. Earlier this year, they passed a law forbidding your boss from emailing you off business hours. And now a 33-year-old man has received a 10-month prison sentence simply for calling and texting his ex-girlfriend…

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Airplane Crew May Face Increased Melanoma RiskAirline pilots and crews may be at increased risk for melanoma, a new review has found.

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $50 million on Wednesday to support emergency efforts to contain West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, which has already killed almost 2,300 people in the worst outbreak of the virus in history. It will also work with public and private sector partners to speed up to development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating Ebola patients and preventing further spread of the hemorrhagic fever-causing virus…

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Contrary to popular belief, rope jumping is not just for professional boxers and young kids in the schoolyard. Rope jumping is an excellent choice for exercisers of all fitness levels who want to improve their cardiovascular conditioning, coordination, agility, speed, strength, balance, rhythm, timing, and bone density…

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Family Insurance Premiums Rise Modestly For 3rd Year, Survey FindsFamily Insurance Premiums Rise Modestly For 3rd Year, Survey Finds

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The Problem With Reclining Airplane Seat DesignThe real issue may be that most airline seats are not designed to fully accommodate the human body in its various shapes and sizes.

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The Huge Sex Mistake You're Probably Making

It's what you're <i>not</i> saying that can get you into trouble.

So you’ve been seeing the same guy for a while now and everything is going great—he plans fantastic dates, he gets along with all your friends, and the sex is cancel-all-other-plans-amazing…

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5 Ways to Flirt Better

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5 Ways to Flirt Better

There's more to the game than winking in the right direction.

This article was written by Ashley McDonald and repurposed with permission from YourTango.
Recently, The Daily Mail published an article about “Tinderella syndrome.” The article’s headline sends a clear message: “Women are so dependent upon dating websites they’re unable to approach men in real life…

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Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker Solved!Readers solve the case of a 19-year-old man who suddenly collapsed at work after months of weakness and fatigue dotted with episodes of nausea and vomiting.

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Obesity Around the Nation

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Obesity Around the NationIn 2013, adult obesity rates rose in six states – Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming – which was a drastic shift from 2005, when the rate increased in every state.

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Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study FindsCholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

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Every week, the Greatist Team scours the web for tasty, trendy, and (mostly) healthy recipes to help open both minds and palates to the wonders of food. Tune in next Wednesday to see what else we have in store! Sugar and spice and everything… pumpkin. It’s no secret that the moment cooler temperatures arrive, the pumpkin craze begins (and Cinderella thought it was a bad thing when her carriage turned into a pumpkin!)…

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3 American Denim Brands You Should KnowMizzen+MainDallas, TXTwo years ago, this brand launched with one item in its inventory: a white dress shirt that wicked moisture like a performance tee. Now it sells jeans worthy of that badass button-down. Offered in just one style, Mizzen's raw selvedge denim includes 99 percent reinforced cotton and 1 percent of a brand-secret stretch technology…

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The Abs Exercise That Makes All Other Core Moves Look EasyYou might remember the dragon flag from the Rocky IV training montage. Rocky Balboa laid on a bench, and then lifted and lowered his feet, legs, butt, and torso in one straight line. It makes your abs burn just watching it. But then we saw Josh Halbert, Director of Education at Kinetic Systems Strength and Conditioning in Columbia, Maryland, do the walking version of the exercise…

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A Family Cycle of Diabetes

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A Family Cycle of DiabetesChildren born to women who had gestational diabetes have a substantially higher likelihood of developing diabetes as teenagers, a new study shows.

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So What Will an Apple Watch Actually Do?The Apple Watch looks to be much more than just an activity tracker.   But if you were hoping to go for a run without your iPhone, you might be disappointed.   Apple held its annual fall unveiling of new products Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif. It rolled out the latest iPhones–the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus–with bigger screens (4…

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Wisconsin ‘Slenderman’ attack victim returns to school + MORE

Greetings,

And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

The Thomas Edison of Fart Machines, Magnet Shoes, Walls of Death, and Scooters That Go 70 MPHColin Furze, a former British plumber turned Youtube sensation, is the creator of some of the world's most ridiculous and beautifully juvenile contraptions. The combination of Furze's engineering expertise mixed with an unbridled enthusiasm for all things loud, fast, and dangerous has led to some truly inspired inventions…

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Title: Health Tip: Eating When You’re Not HungryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

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7 Embarrassing Pregnancy SymptomsExperts offer tips for coping with embarrassing pregnancy symptoms.

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Common Misconceptions About Back Pain

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Back pain is a common medical complaint. People often seek solutions for their back pain from friends and family as well as the Internet. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let’s look at some of the most common misconceptions about back pain and set the record straight.

If you have back pain, you should rest until the pain stops…

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No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis FindsResearchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year

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A Fashion Model Shares How She Keeps Her Skin So Gorgeous and Glow-y

There's a reason to call it model behavior.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off in New York City in a couple of days—which means your Facebook feed is about to be flooded with pictures of models wearing the hottest new clothes. While their outfits are clearly the main attraction this week, we’re also more than a little interested in how they get such amazing skin—so we got Shelby Nicole, who will be walking down the runway for Athleta’s show, to share her top skin-care secrets…

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Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss StudyModest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

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U.S. missionary describes battling Ebola, new victim identifiedDr. Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Boston physician, is the latest missionary worker for SIM USA to be infected with Ebola and is receiving care in Liberia, according to the organization. Sacra volunteered to return to Liberia, where he had previously delivered medical care, after two other U.S. One of them was Nancy Writebol, 59, of Charlotte, who was released last month from an Atlanta hospital that also treated another missionary who contracted the often lethal virus…

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Just Add Farro

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Just Add FarroWheat berries like farro, spelt and kamut are usually associated with cold weather. But they can be used for summer dishes, too. Farro is softer and good for stuffing vegetables. Spelt works well in salads.

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Nancy Writebol credits her recovery to her faith and God, the support of those around her, and the experimental drug ZMapp.

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A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

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A Benefit of Legal MarijuanaA new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.

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Google's Calico, AbbVie forge deal against diseases of agingAbbVie and Calico said on Wednesday the initial funding would help Calico use its scientific expertise to create research facilities in the San Francisco Bay area. "Calico expects to begin filling critical positions immediately and plans to establish a substantial team of scientists and research staff in the San Francisco Bay area," the companies said in a joint release.

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By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A Wisconsin girl stabbed repeatedly by her friends to please the fictional Slenderman character has returned to school as she receives therapy for emotional scars, a spokesman for her family said on Wednesday. The 12-year-old girl had a “fantastic” first day of seventh grade on Tuesday, family spokesman Steve Lyons said, three months after she was stabbed…

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By Dr. Mercola

With the popularity of “high-protein” diets, you might be tempted to believe you simply can’t overeat protein. But the truth is that consuming excessive protein can actually be quite detrimental to your health.
Eating more protein than your body needs can interfere with your health and fitness goals in a number of ways, including weight gain, extra body fat, stress on your kidneys,1 dehydration, and leaching of important bone minerals…

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Make Great Lasagna--without Adding on PoundsYes, lasagna is rich, but that doesn't mean it has to induce a food coma. Swap the meat, make DIY sauce, and sneak in some vegetables–without sacrificing flavor. Try out the following recipe from Lidia Bastianich of New York's Felidia. As the host of Lidia's Kitchen and the author of nine cookbooks, including Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking, you know this meal will more than satisfy your hunger…

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What Are the Rules for Wearing Belts?Some style rules never get old: Your belt should always match your shoes. For the most put together look, your belt and shoes should line up in both color and texture. Think: brown suede and brown suede. They don't have to be an exact match, but try to get the colors as close as possible. For a sharp workday style, pair your go-to black leather dress shoes with this jet black Salvatore Ferragamo Adjustable Belt instead of a faded shade…

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How to Get in the Mood for Sex When You Have RAIf you have rheumatoid arthritis, sex can ease pain, lift your spirits, and keep you connected to your partner. So don’t avoid sex — just take a little extra care to make it feel good. Here’s how.

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How Fruit Impacts Your Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Yet another reason to load up in the produce aisle.

Of course you know that fruit is good for you, but new findings show it’s even heart-healthier than everyone previously thought. Eating fruit every day can slash your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40 percent, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress…

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New Research Says Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Rate of Survival

What you need to know about this super-common treatment option.

When faced with a breast cancer diagnosis these days, there are fortunately more treatment options than ever before. But a new study set out to determine how many women were choosing various treatment methods and whether they led to any differences in survival rates…

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7 Things You Should Always Say 'Yes' To

Dancing, puppies, and amazing opportunities are involved.

Sometimes it’s really hard to say no without feeling guilty, but you know you have to for your own health and sanity.
…Okay, now forget about those instances for a hot second. Answering in the affirmative to each of the following is way, way, way the right thing to do…

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How to Pour the Perfect Amount of Wine Every TimeIt's difficult to gauge how many ounces of wine you're pouring into a glass. So chances are, you're probably glugging down a lot more than you should be. But researchers from Cornell and Iowa State University discovered a simple way to slash your servings: Pour with a target in mind.The researchers found that normal-weight men who believed they should fill their glass halfway served themselves 20 percent less wine than those who poured without using a rule of thumb…

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In Sickness and in Health

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In Sickness and in HealthPeople make sacrifices for each other when it comes to health, just as they do with family and careers. When both partners develop cancer, it is no exception.

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Title: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/1/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

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7 Things You Should ALWAYS Find Out Before Joining a Gym

These should be on your choose-a-gym checklist—but aren't.

Getting into a long-term relationship with a gym is almost as serious as getting into a long-term relationship with a significant other. You have to make sure it meets all of your needs, is fun to spend time with, and is located conveniently close to you (though, for the right gym, you could travel)…

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Fact or Fiction: Debunking the Top 7 Pregnancy MythsIf you’re pregnant, can you color your hair? Get a flu shot? Have sex? Here’s what the experts say about the top old wives’ tales about pregnancy.

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Ask Well: The Problem with Bunions

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Ask Well: The Problem with BunionsNon-surgical treatments can reduce the pain or discomfort from a bunion and keep it from worsening.

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Can Exercise Cause A.L.S.?

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Can Exercise Cause A.L.S.?Physical activity, whether at work, in sports or during exercise, did not increase people’s risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — unless there was a history of multiple hits to the head.

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The Secret to Weight-Loss Results, No Matter Which Diet You Follow

This simple rule will help you reach your goals.

The constant smack down between low-carb and low-fat diets is enough to make anyone wonder: Is there really one diet to rule them all? It turns out that as long as you stick to whichever healthy-eating plan strikes your fancy, you’re inclined to lose weight, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)…

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Childbirth: The Stages of DeliveryUnlike in the movies, labor and delivery isn’t always scripted. Here’s what you need to know.

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How Your Favorite Hobby Could Add Years to Your Life + MORE

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Welcome back to our next roundup of Total Solution Weight Loss topics and tips on getting excess weight off and keeping it off,  in the most healthiest way possible.  This update is an informative mix of exercise and diet for flexibility in incorporating what fits best into your schedule.

Are These Sex Toys or Fishing Lures? You Decide!Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat drinking beer all day thinking up sex idioms for angling terminology: pole, rod, happy hooker, trouser trout, jerk your line, master baiter, tadpole, whopper, honey hole, bobber, nightcrawler, plunk the worm, tippet, bamboo, sand spike, and lunker to name a few…

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Food and the Dying Patient

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Food and the Dying PatientThe medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.

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One Moment You See, Then You Don’t

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One Moment You See, Then You Don’tOne second. That’s all it took to lose my vision. And my world changed.

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The 5 Worst ‘Natural’ Ingredients

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The 5 Worst 'Natural' Ingredients

You definitely don't want to overlook these on nutrition labels.

This article was written by Emily Main and provided by our partners at Rodale News.
If you saw “poison ivy” listed as an ingredient in your favorite salad mix, would you eat it? Probably not…

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10 Most Tempting Salty Foods: French Fries, Pretzels, Pasta Sauce, and MoreElaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses salt and sodium in foods, satisfying alternatives, and how much sodium is too much.

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How to Cook with Miso

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How to Cook with Miso

Healthy AND easy. Boom.

If your experience with miso doesn’t extend much beyond eating miso soup with your sushi, then prepare to have your mind blown because miso paste can add some serious deliciousness to your meals. In the video below, chef Candice Kumai mixes it with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil to create the perfect marinade for a salmon filet…

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3 Hollywood Grooming Tips You Won't ForgetTreat your grooming routine like you would your workout regimen, and you won't be intimidated the next time you're walking past products at the drugstore. Just ask actor Michael B. Jordan, who has picked up a trick or two since his time as Vince Howard on the TV series Friday Night Lights. The grill master–a skill Jordan attributes to his chef parents–will light up the big screen next year as The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four…

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10 Signs You Practically Live at the Gym

When your gym bag doubles as your purse, that's saying something.

This article was written by Emily Abbate and provided by our partners at Fitbie.com.
If you’re constantly at the gym, we can’t blame you for feeling like it’s your second home…

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Fruits on the Ground: Thoughts about a War on ObesityIgor Dewe – Selling My Juice – 2012 Performance Art
At least you don’t live in Kentucky
If you’ve been unhappy of late with the state of your health or your weight or your physical condition, at least take some consolation from the fact that you don’t live in Kentucky.
Unless you do live in Kentucky, of course…

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Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein ClotsBut heart experts say it’s not a preferred or ideal choice

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A Tipping Point for Too Much Talent

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A Tipping Point for Too Much TalentWhat happens when you pack a sports team with top players at every position?

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10 Fantasy Football Mistakes You Always MakeDrafting last year's studs instead of this year's sleepers. Stacking your team with too many hometown heroes. Taking a kicker before the last round. There are myriad ways to mess up your fantasy football team–and your chances of collecting cold, hard cash. Before you draft your team, check out these 10 common fantasy blunders, and the smarter plays for season-long success…

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Kim Heneghan Joins U.S. News

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Washington – U.S. News & World Report is expanding its consumer advice team, products and editorial content with the creation of two new…

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Her Favorite Places for Public SexSummer's not over yet, so take this advice to heart when planning your next date. Whether it's a rooftop bar, a trip to the beach, or a romantic movie, appeal to her sense of exhibitionism.Want to follow our Girl Next Door for more sex, dating, and relationship advice? Find her on Facebook at MHGirlNextDoor and on Twitter @MHGirlNextDoor.

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This Is What A Yogi Looks Like

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The beauty of yoga is that it’s all-inclusive — anyone can do it, and anyone can benefit from it. Anyone can be a yogi, no matter their gender or body type, age or experience level.

To prove the universality of the practice, we turned to our social communities to show us what a yogi really looks like…

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The Hidden Ingredient in Gluten-Free Food That You May Be Allergic To

Chances are, you haven't heard of it.

Gluten-free foodies, here’s another reason to comb through those ingredient lists extra-carefully:  The FDA has issued a warning about lupin, a little-known legume that’s increasingly being used to replace gluten in flour and other products…

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By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) – The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy memory to pain. “Recalling a memory is not like playing a tape recorder,” said Susumu Tonegawa of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who led one of the studies…

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Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDAAgency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

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Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke RiskChildhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.

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How Your Favorite Hobby Could Add Years to Your LifeIf you find yourself drifting through life, you may end up at a very clear destination: an early grave. New research published in Psychological Science found that people who report having a strong purpose in life tend to live longer than their flighty peers.The scientists asked more than 6,000 adults questions that gauged whether or not they felt like their life had direction…

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Dr. J’s 10 Reasons You are Still Fat

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Dr. J’s 10 Reasons You are Still Fat(CC BY 2.0) woodleywonderworks/Flickr
Why are you still fat? No, the reason that you are still fat is not a virus, genetics, medications, unlucky metabolism, or a bad childhood, boss, or relationship.

There are likely several reasons, and they come from this list:

You skipped school. No. not formal education: fat education…

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By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters) – (This story has been corrected to clarify Dr. Bauer’s comment in paragraph 14) For international travelers who need to carry medical devices and medications with them, it’s not easy to find out the travel requirements at their destinations, and embassies in general aren’t much help, according to a new study…

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4 Ways Giving Up Gluten Improved My Life

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As a pasta-loving Italian, eliminating gluten from my diet at the recommendation of my doctor seemed to leave me with extremely limited food options. However, compelled by my compounding fatigue and stomachaches, I waved the white (and red and green) flag, and embarked on my gluten-free adventure, eager for more energy and less pain…

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Flexible Restraint: A Healthy Lifestyle Beats Complex Diet Rules(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Nikol Lohr/Flickr
I’ve worked with many patients over the years who have gone on diets with strict rules but end up gaining the weight back. These clients were afraid that without a lot of rules, they will eat uncontrollably.
With so much high-calorie food available it can be easy to overeat, especially if you are highly responsive to the sight or smell of food…

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Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: StudyRates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

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Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: StudyResearch suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

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Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.

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Healing Teenage Cancer’s Scars

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Healing Teenage Cancer’s ScarsEven with an excellent chance of being cured, teenagers with cancer face myriad emotional, educational and social concerns, especially missing out on activities and losing friends who can’t cope with cancer in a contemporary.

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10 Irresistible Papaya Smoothies

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10 Irresistible Papaya Smoothies

They're almost too flavorful. Almost.

If you’ve never thought to blend papaya into a smoothie, you’re in for a treat. Here are 10 recipes that’ll show you what you’ve been missing out on.

Blending papaya, banana, lime, coconut milk, and coconut shavings together makes for island paradise flavor…

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Proof That Chinese Grandparents Are More Athletic Than You

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Proof That Chinese Grandparents Are More Athletic Than YouBEIJING — No treadmills, no iPods and no sweat-wicking fabrics. No protein shakes, no hot yoga and no Fitbit. Armed with just jungle gym equipment and mind-boggling levels of physical fitness, these elderly Chinese people are putting on a showcase of human dexterity at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven Park…

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Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report + MORE

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Below is the next collection of great topics for beginners and seasoned weight loss and fitness action takers.  Information is of no value if it does not result in positive action towards your goals.  For that reason each update we strive to bring you variety so that there is something for everyone. So, let’s get starter…

Changing the Conversation: Focusing on Health, Not Health Care

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Changing the Conversation: Focusing on Health, Not Health CareAt The Global Good Fund, many of the fellow organizations that we support (such as Health for America, Charity Miles, and Splash) work to improve the health of our communities. Working with the young social entrepreneurs of these organizations has piqued my interest on the topic of health and wellness across the world…


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African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia GabonesisWebMD discusses African mango supplements touted for losing weight and reducing belly fat.


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A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow the sale of generic versions of the Hospira Inc sedative Precedex. Hospira filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland on Tuesday asking for a temporary restraining order against the FDA, saying the agency’s decision to allow generic Precedex went against its own rules.


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What Is Your Gut Telling You?What gut bacteria says about your health.


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I’m Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

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Poop. Bowel movements. Diarrhea. Constipation. Bloating. Gas. Cramping. Emergency bathroom stops. Courtesy flushes. Hemorrhoids. These words themselves are taboo subjects for anyone to talk about (women especially) and, yet, here I am coming out of the closet — the water closet, that is.

In my case, blood test for celiac: negative…


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Weighing Pradaxa’s Risks

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Weighing Pradaxa’s RisksDespite recent sharp criticism and a $650 million settlement, hundreds of thousands of consumers with atrial fibrillation continue to take the blood thinner.


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The Major Relationship Mistake You're Probably Making

Decades worth of research says it's pretty much the worst thing for your bond

The silent treatment isn’t something you left back on the playground. In fact, if you’ve ever been particularly icy or unresponsive after your partner pissed you off, you’re probably guilty of it, too…


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Former Child Beauty Queen: Pageants Helped Me Overcome My Eating Disorder (VIDEO)

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From the time she was 4 years old, Mari Wilensky had been a pageant girl.

With her mother’s encouragement, the child competed in beauty pageants around her hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., smiling as she walked across a stage in an elaborate dress, singing, answering interview questions with the utmost poise and even participating in the swimsuit competition — and she was good at it…


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Childhood mental health disabilities on the rise

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Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is changing…


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Feeding Your Canine Athlete

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Feeding Your Canine AthleteHumans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you’re taking your dog out for a run, take note.


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Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa rises to 1350DAKAR (Reuters) – The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1,350, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, with 106 new deaths reported between August 17-18 in three countries. The U.N. health agency said that 221 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of the deadly fever were reported across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone over the two-day period…


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Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their KidsEducators say efforts to legalize marijuana have created new challenges as they work to teach teenagers about the unique risks that the drug poses to the developing brain.


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New at-home test may detect colon cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done at home…


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Do Odor-Resistant Fabrics Work?You would never aim to be the most pungent guy in the room. But outdoor activities make us sweat, creating smelly situations. Instead of trying to cover up with cologne, choose odor-resistant fabrics that can curb your stench before it begins. The key to an odor-resistant fabric is its antimicrobial component, says Sean Cormier, assistant professor of Textile Development and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City…


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Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing officials considering how to distribute the tiny quantities of unproven drugs that are likely to be available in the near term to fight the deadly disease…


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Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers ReportHeadache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path


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5 Tips for Kicking Butt During Your Next Cardio Kickboxing Class

We've got advice for preventing injuries and looking like a badass.

Whether you like to spice up your fitness routine with an occasional cardio kickboxing class or you regularly attend the class, you probably know that these are some seriously challenging sessions…


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The Science Behind Why You Crave Sugar When You’re Stressed (VIDEO)

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It can happen fast. One minute, you’re indulging in a small piece of chocolate; the next, you’re surrounded by empty candy wrappers — and still craving more. The cycle of unhealthy eating can be a vicious one, but registered dietician Rebecca Scritchfield says there’s a simple way to stop it before it gets out of hand…


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8 Secrets from a Manicurist for Amazing Nails

Because if you're going to DIY, you might as well do it right.

Is it just us, or does there always seems to be something a little off with your mani, whether it’s streaking, smudging, or chipping that always seems to happen the instant the paint dries? We asked Claire Beaudreault, manicurist at Paintbox Manicure Studio in New York City, what you need to know to get amazing nails every time—without heading to the salon…


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Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for SomePeople with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests


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Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations


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Why You Should DEFINITELY Sweat with Your Significant Other

And it has nothing to do with how toned you'll both be

Exercising with your sweetheart can boost your bond in many ways, according to a recent survey from the U.K. company Vouchercloud. They surveyed almost 2,700 U.S. adults who had been living with their significant others for at least twelve months…


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Children Face Highest Health Risk From Cell PhonesThe potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.


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Cold-Brew a Better Buzz

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Cold-Brew a Better BuzzIced coffee shouldn't taste like watered-down diesel. But cheap beans and a subpar brew method (hot coffee poured over ice) turn most into swill. Create a better cup with these steps from James Freeman, CEO of specialty retailer and roaster Blue Bottle Coffee, a.k.a. your Jedi Master of java.The BeansWith cold brew, sensory notes become supercharged…


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The Best Playlist for Your Most Intense Workouts

These tunes from Willspace will help you unleash strength you never knew you had.

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Willspace shares one of its go-to playlists…


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5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism in the Morning

Burn even more calories first thing in the a.m.

This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.
Want to turn your body’s fat-burning potential up a notch? Check out these five ways to wake up and increase the calorie burn…


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So You Think You Can't Design a Good Workout? You Can--with These 3 TipsThe topic of program design is an extensive one. There are entire books, seminars, and conferences dedicated to it. People spend years studying it, so it's no surprise that the average guy has trouble when it comes to following or even writing his own training program. However, many people make the topic more complicated than it has to be…


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Why You Need a Window Office

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Why You Need a Window OfficeFeeling tired all the time? Blame your dark office. Soaking in more daylight during work can help you sleep better at night, finds new research from Northwestern University. In the study, people with windows in their offices received more natural light, and logged higher-quality shuteye with less sleep disturbances than workers in regular rooms…


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The Perfect Afternoon Snack

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The Perfect Afternoon SnackWant to power up your afternoon? Try this chocolate peanut butter smoothie from Mike Roussell, Ph.D., a top Men's Health Nutrition Adviser. It's packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, and a nearly even amount of carbs and fat. So it's filling and tasty, and a very reasonable 347 calories…


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Woman Feeds Daughter Tapeworms On ‘Untold Stories Of The E.R.’

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As a pediatric E.R. nurse, Maricar Cabral-Osorio has to have a strong stomach, but some things are too gross even for her — like tapeworms trying to climb out of a toilet bowl.

Cabral-Osorio saw the disgusting sight when a teenage girl arrived with a bulging stomach at the Florida hospital where she works…


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I Wish Depression Could Be My Facebook Status + MORE

Welcome,

Have you achieved your diet and exercise goal for the week?  Or Month? Not to worry if you have not. The updates for this week can be used to easily get you back on track. And if you are sticking with your plan the following will provide additional motivation and information to stick to it.  Either way, we hope you will be served.

For Women Only: Best Choices for Hair RemovalMany women struggle with the issue of hair removal. Here’s a guide to help you find the hair removal method that’s best for you.

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I Wish Depression Could Be My Facebook Status

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Facebook is a great social media tool for personal sharing and life updates. However, when you’re depressed or suicidal there is no app to share a sad face that means “Today I want to die” or “I’m so depressed I don’t know what to do about it.” Even the new app Health & Wellness doesn’t include depression…

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What to know if you or your loved one have suicidal thoughts.

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists studying the lethal Ebola virus say they have found how it blocks and disables the body’s ability to battle infections in a discovery that should help the search for potential cures and vaccines. In the largest and deadliest outbreak of the disease yet recorded, Ebola has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa since March…

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Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels: Hacking Anorexia’s Positive Emotions(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ·S/Flickr
“I feel fat!” Those three words just uttered by my friend next to me during our Stairmaster workout were followed by, "I know I just did an aerobics class earlier this morning, and I plan to do one this evening.
“You are not fat,” I quickly replied, “and if you keep talking this way, I’m going to trace your outline on a big piece of paper and show it to you!”
After our exercise program was finished we had a more serious talk about her concerns and my concerns…

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When Depression Becomes DeadlyThe apparent suicide of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday rocked the entertainment world.

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As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugsDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors treating a leading Sierra Leone physician who became sick with Ebola considered giving him an experimental drug but feared it could trigger a dangerous immune response and did not administer it, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.

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New Concerns About an Old Heart Drug

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New Concerns About an Old Heart DrugA large new study found that digoxin, one of the oldest and most commonly used heart medications, may shorten the lives of patients with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat.

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New High-Tech Tools to Help Control DiabetesNew high-tech devices may make it easier for many of the nation’s 21 million people with diabetes to control the disease.

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7 Questions To Ask If You Think You Have ADD

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7 Questions To Ask If You Think You Have ADDIt might be your situation…or it might be your brain. While a trained professional is the only one who can tell you for sure, here are some questions to get you thinking.

By Corrie Pikul

Was your brother always referred to as “the naughty one”?

It surprised exactly no one that your brother was diagnosed with ADD (now more commonly referred to as ADHD): He was always fidgeting, disrupting class and tearing up the room…

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MONROVIA (Reuters) – A consignment of experimental Ebola drugs arrived by plane in Liberia on Wednesday to treat two doctors suffering from the virus, which has killed more than 1,000 people across four West African countries. The drug, ZMapp, arrived in white boxes on a commercial flight, a Reuters witness said…

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5 Ways You Can Avoid Running Injury

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There is nothing more upsetting to a runner than suffering an injury. Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can be jeopardized by a slip on the ice, a turn of the ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. As runners get closer to their goal race, a paranoia starts to build. Here are some simple ways you can avoid injury and stay sane…

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Statins Don’t Require Routine Liver Tests

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Statins Don’t Require Routine Liver TestsThere is no need for people on statins to have a test for the sole purpose of monitoring liver function.

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6 Things Yoga Teachers Wish You Would Stop Doing

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You might expect yoga instructors not to have a single care in the world, considering the focus in their profession of cultivating some serious zen.

Yes, the ancient practice typically helps us direct our energy inward, but it’s not always easy to ignore external distractions and detractors during class…

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Think Like a Doctor: Losing It Solved!

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Think Like a Doctor: Losing It Solved!Readers solve the case of a middle-aged man who loses weight, strength and the hair on his legs.

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Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC ReportsDeclines seen in every age group except for those over 35

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Are Egg Whites Or Whole Eggs Healthier?

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You’ve tried so hard to be healthy. You watch your calories, exercise regularly and always toss out the yolks when you make your veggie omelet. Well, it may be time to reconsider! (At least when it comes to your eggs.) Whole eggs don’t raise your risk of heart disease — in fact, according to nutrition coach Liz Wolfe, NTP, author of Eat The Yolks, it may be worse for your health to not eat them…

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(Reuters) – BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. government exercised options to test the company’s antiviral drug in humans and non-primates as a treatment for hemorrhagic fever viruses such as Ebola. The biotechnology company’s shares rose as much as 4.4 percent in morning trade. BioCryst said it would receive $4…

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Top Doctors, Dead or Alive

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Top Doctors, Dead or AliveVarious directories and websites claim to compile lists of the best physicians, but who is deciding and how?

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Relearning How to Eat Fish

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Relearning How to Eat FishA sustainable seafood industry requires sounder farming practices and smarter consumers.

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Sofia Vergara FINALLY Talks About Dating Joe Manganiello

We’ve been waiting forever for these details!

If we have to lose Joe Manganiello to another women, we’re actually totally fine with it being our gorgeous former cover star, Sophia Vergara. These two are both pretty perfect on their own, but together they make one ridiculously hot couple…

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School Violence And Gun-Related Injuries Rank Among Top Concerns For American Families

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WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a new poll released Tuesday found that adults still rank school violence and gun-related injuries among their top concerns for children.

In the National Poll on Children’s Health, an annual survey conducted by the C…

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Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus Risk

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Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus RiskA new study reports that caffeine intake is associated with a reduced risk for tinnitus — ringing or buzzing in the ears.

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(Healthcastle.com) Weeknights can be packed and often a well balanced dinner falls to the wayside, or flavour and fun get left out of the equation. These 4 weeknight shortcuts will help you pack in the nutrients and variety you crave, even on a schedule…

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4 Ways Eating Solo Meals Can Make You Gain Weight

Beware of the situations that set you up for excess pounds.

Have you noticed an uptick in solo diners at restaurants these days—or that you and your friends are eating a lot of meals and snacks on your own? Thanks to our crazy-busy lifestyles and the fact that more people live alone than ever before (a record 27 percent of all households consist of just one person), solo dining is the latest food trend…

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The Kind of Music that Will Help You Power Through Workouts

Science says these tunes add some oomph to your sweat sessions.

If you have a set of jams that makes you feel on top of the world during a tough workout, you know how vital music can be to your sweat session. Well, according to a new study, those songs’ bass levels might have to do with that fierce feeling they give you…

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Battle of the Milks: Cow’s vs. Soy vs. Almond(CC BY-ND 2.0) Halle Stoutzenberger/Flickr
If you need to avoid cow’s milk because of allergy or lactose intolerance, or for a vegan diet, almond milk and soy milk are two of the most popular alternatives. Within each category there are many options and nutritional variables, so you need to check the Nutrition Facts labels carefully…

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What ARE Flash Tattoos? And Other FAQs About the Awesome Jewelry-Inspired Temporary Tats

Our beauty editor spills everything you need to know about this fun new trend.

You may have recently spotted a metallic-adorned shoulder blade, wrist, or inner arm and wondered: What is that? You’re looking at Flash Tattoos, graphic gold and silver temporary tattoos (not to be confused with glitter tattoos, which got me excited when I was 12—or the metallic tats that Dior once made and were sadly limited edition)…

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Dietary fats: Know which types to choose

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Get the skinny on dietary fat, including which types of fat to avoid and which to choose for good health.

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Researchers Say BMI Ranges are Inaccurate, Underestimate ObesityIf Obamacare is the second least liked aspect of the healthcare system, the BMI is the first!
I hate to say I told you so, but …
One of the biggest complaints about the BMI is that it is inaccurate for young men, underestimating their muscle mass and calling them fat! Sorry guys, no not because you are right about that unappreciated six-pack, but because research done by Deakin University in Australia finds that not only are you not as fit as you thought, but that you are even more fat than your “erroneous” BMI says!

The study, recently published in the open access journal BMC Obesity, analyzed data from 2,500 randomly-selected men and women who were part of the Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS), which ran from 2001–2008…

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Yet Another Side Effect of Obesity: Urinary Incontinence + MORE

Greetings,And welcome to the next Total Solution Weight Loss installment.  Here you’ll find our usual mix of informative articles focused on tips, tricks, just good information on achieving and maintaining a healthier you. Not just for the new year… but for a lifetime. So, let’s get started.

Low-Impact Exercises for Older AdultsWebMD’s exercise guide for older adults

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During marathons, women pace themselves more evenly than male competitors do, according to a study of thousands of racers. The results provide unexpected insights into some of the physical and emotional differences between male and female runners, and also how both genders might improve their race times by noting how the other one runs.

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Picking a Nursing Home Shouldn’t Be Trial and ErrorKnow what level of care a person with dementia requires and which homes has the best programs and atmosphere. Also take into account your travel situation.

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Yet Another Side Effect of Obesity: Urinary IncontinenceUrinary incontinence is an involuntary leakage of urine. Weight loss may improve problems with urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence can occur as stress incontinence (which comes at a time of some form of exertion or when sneezing or coughing), urge incontinence (which occurs with or immediately following a sense of urgency), or a mixture of both…

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The Diet Soda Debate

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Title: The Diet Soda DebateCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2014 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

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10 Of The Healthiest Places To Live In America

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Even though we all know the basics of living a healthy life — eat well, exercise, practice mindfulness — we don’t all act accordingly. Maybe it’s because of poor time management or lack of access to the necessary resources; or maybe it’s just a matter of where you live.“You can live a life filled with vitality and good health just about anywhere in the world,” said Claudia Wallis, editor of TIME’s new book Healthiest Places to Live: Lessons from the Top Spots for Fitness, Nutrition and Aging Well…

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Why We Should Know the Price of Medical TestsPatients who were offered to have M.R.I. scans done at alternative locations for a lower price often opted to go there, saving money and driving down health care costs, a new study shows.

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Disparities in Diabetes

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Disparities in DiabetesDiabetics who live in low-income neighborhoods are about 10 times as likely to have an amputation as those who live in affluent areas, a study reports.

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Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review FindsBut long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

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Frozen Dinners: How to Choose the HealthiestShopping for frozen dinners? WebMD’s tips will help you sort through your options to find the healthiest ones.

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By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many kids are prone to underestimate their weight problem if they have one, according to a new study, but kids who recognize they are overweight or obese are more likely to try to lose weight. The study also found that healthy-weight kids who overestimate their own weight are more likely to diet, suggesting that getting kids – and their parents – to have an accurate perception of the child’s body weight is essential to promoting healthy behaviors, researchers say…

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6 Symptoms You Shouldn't IgnoreSome medical symptoms are warnings that you need immediate care. WebMD describes how to recognize these six.

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Fresh and Fruity Salsas

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Fresh and Fruity SalsasCreative ingredients, like watermelon or kohlrabi, can freshen up a summer salsa, writes Martha Rose Shulman in this week’s Recipes for Health.

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You've Got to See Oprah in a Bodysuit—and Hear What She Has to Say About ItWe’re bowing down to the superstar.

Oprah Winfrey is wearing just one iconic piece of clothing on the September cover of O, The Oprah Magazine: a black unitard. And, in true Oprah form, she’s rocking it.
“I’m feeling pretty phenomenal on this cover,” the star said at the cover shoot, according to Hearst PR…

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Fresh berries are in full season right now and I can’t resist bringing all of them home. With some styling, simple fruits can be served as desserts.

Easy Homemade Tri-Color Granola Cup Recipe
Serve one
Time needed: 5 minutes
Supplies: a 500-mL mason jar
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Survey: Progress In Enrolling California Uninsured + MORE

Hello,Welcome back to our next roundup of Total Solution Weight Loss topics and tips on getting excess weight off and keeping it off,  in the most healthiest way possible.  This update is an informative mix of exercise and diet for flexibility in incorporating what fits best into your schedule.

Patient Checklist: 10 Ways to Make the Most of Every Visit

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Patient Checklist: 10 Ways to Make the Most of Every Visit
Have you ever been a patient? Yeah, me too. Nearly 10 million newly insured Americans will visit doctors’ offices this year. The average time you — or anyone — has with a primary-care doc is 15 minutes. What’s a sick person to do?To make the most of your time with your doctor, be prepared. I’ve compiled a checklist for us to keep in mind and complete before our next appointments…

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Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?Most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. medicine since the 1940s.

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Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

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Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed.
Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period, looking at their overall health, whether they ran and how long they lived…

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Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss

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Ask Well: Exercise and Weight LossIs weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?

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Q&A: Is It Better to Run a Shorter Distance Up a Steeper Incline or a Longer Distance on a Flat Road?Make sure you’re getting the most of your cardio sessions.The question: On the treadmill, I always try to set my incline above a flat road, because the zero percent incline often seems effortless. But when I opt for the higher incline, I can’t run as fast or as long…

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rolloutOfficials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.

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Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure

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Probiotics May Reduce Blood PressureConsuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found.

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(Healthcastle.com) In need of a not too sweet but totally refreshing smoothie? You’re in luck, this is a beet smoothie for beet lovers. With just a hint of sweetness the natural flavours shine through. With anti-inflammatory ingredients, its also a great way to help recover from a workout, or just start your day off on the right food…

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Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck CancerThe risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study.

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Title: Most Adults Are Members of ‘Clean Plate Club’Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

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It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These MistakesLearn from one woman’s experience to shave time off your own weight loss journey.This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.
My weight-loss journey wasn’t one of those amazing stories like you see on The Biggest Loser where the pounds just melted off…

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Survey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want CoverageSurvey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage

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The New Signs of Skin Cancer That You Need to Know AboutAdd these to the ABCDE symptom checklistWe hate to interrupt you under that beach umbrella, but we want to share some encouraging news about diagnosing skin cancer. A new study published in JAMA Dermatology found two new symptoms of the disease: pain and itching…

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Weight Management

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Title: Weight ManagementCategory: Health and LivingCreated: 7/28/1999 11:10:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the “autonomous sensory meridian response” are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.

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4 Summer Foods That Can Help Trim Your Waist

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4 Summer Foods That Can Help Trim Your WaistIf you haven’t heard about the microbiome, which The Mayo Clinic calls “the most important discovery since germ theory and genetics,” let me tell you a bit about it before revealing what fresh and delicious summer foods will help you shed those hard-to-lose pounds that may have accumulated around your midsection…

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Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting BenefitsEven small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And Jimmy Fallon Were Failed Fitness Instructors Once + MORE

Welcome,

Below is the next collection of great topics for beginners and seasoned weight loss and fitness action takers.  Information is of no value if it does not result in positive action towards your goals.  For that reason each update we strive to bring you variety so that there is something for everyone. So, let’s get starter…

Michelle Obama Expands Push To Get Americans To Drink More Water

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By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama took to the White House lawn on Tuesday along with children from a local YMCA and summer camp to expand the country’s “Drink Up” campaign aimed at getting Americans to drink more water. In the face of criticism that the 2013 campaign encouraged children to drink more bottled water rather than cheaper tap water, Obama announced new partnerships on Tuesday with water filtration, drinking fountain and water bottle companies to emphasize increased access to water rather than bottled water consumption…


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10 Foods That Belong in Every Healthy Fridge

We just created your forever grocery list.

This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.
If you want to eat healthier and lose weight, a fridge makeover may be just what you need. Keeping these foods on-hand will help you make smart choices when you’re tired, busy, or craving junk…


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How To Pick The Right Sunscreen

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The possible dangers of spending time in the sun have been getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason — there are more than a million new cases of skin cancer in the US each year. With a little knowledge, you can make that time in the sun a bit safer.

Thanks to recent label changes on sunscreen, your chances of selecting the right sunscreen for you and your family just got easier…


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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And Jimmy Fallon Were Failed Fitness Instructors Once

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stopped by “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday, July 22, to promote his new movie, “Hercules”. When asked how he got in tip-top shape for the role, Johnson revealed he turned to his old VHS tapes of The Fungo Brothers, a fitness duo who were way ahead of their time.

Watch the two-part series below and go get your burn on — because “You gotta hustle, for the muscle!”


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FDA approves Gilead's blood cancer drug Zydelig(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Gilead Inc's drug Zydelig to treat three types of blood cancer, the agency said on Wednesday. The FDA approved it for use in combination with Roche AG's Rituxan for patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The agency gave the drug so-called accelerated approval for patients with relapsed follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and relapsed small lymphocytic lymphoma who have received at least two prior therapies…


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The Truth about Gluten: It May Not be Such a Problem after All(CC BY-SA 2.0) Whatsername?/Flickr
Gluten is nowhere near the bogeyman that many think it is
We seem to be, as a nation, currently in the grip of a kind of “gluten-free” mania. We have become so spooked by the idea of gluten in our diets, let alone our bodies, that you’d think the stuff was radioactive…


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An Awesome Playlist for Interval Workouts

Make interval training way more fun with this mix from Fitwall.

Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Fitwall shares one of its latest playlists.

Lots of boutique fitness studios offer interval-based workouts—but Fitwall is the one that uses a ladder-like device mounted onto a wall to help you do intervals of moves similar to what you’d do in rock climbing or gymnastics…


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How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual?Gary J. Gates, a demographer, discusses the challenges in obtaining reliable survey information about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders.


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A Vasectomy May Increase Prostate Cancer RiskA vasectomy may increase the risk for the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, a new study reports.


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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Programs teaching “mindfulness” and “positive psychology” both helped mothers of children with autism and other mental-development disabilities to reduce their stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new study. Most services for such families focus on the disabled child, researchers say, but improving the mental health of parents is likely to make them better caregivers and that, in turn, could improve their child’s development…


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6 Out-of-this-World Hot Dog Topping Ideas (That Are Actually Healthy)

This summer favorite doesn't have to be a calorie bomb.

Whether you’re at a cookout or a ballpark, hot dogs are a staple of the season. The traditional topping choices—chili and cheese—can load up your dog with saturated fat, excess calories, and tons of sodium…


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Caffeine Powder: FAQ

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Caffeine Powder: FAQThe story of an 18-year-old prom king, who according to media reports died from an irregular heartbeat and seizures brought on by a caffeine overdose, has raised questions about caffeine — particularly the powdered form used by the teen.


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Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval for its drug that offers a quicker treatment for malignant hyperthermia, a life-threatening metabolic response triggered by anesthesia. Shares of the company, which also received tentative approval for an injectable cancer drug earlier in July, jumped about 5 percent in early trading…


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Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They AreThey won’t take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don’t see the problem, experts note


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Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation 'within reach'By Katie Nguyen MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday. Addressing an international conference on AIDS in the Australian city of Melbourne, Clinton said much progress has been made since the world started fighting the AIDS epidemic…


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The Crazy Thing That Can Affect Your Fertility

Night owls, take note!

You already know that exposure to light at night can screw with your body’s internal clock—keeping you from scoring quality sleep and even screwing with your weight loss efforts. Now, researchers say it appears to throw off something else: your fertility…


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5 Times It’s OK to Procrastinate

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5 Times It's OK to Procrastinate

We've totally got your back on these.

We constantly give ourselves a hard time for procrastinating—for waiting an extra day to buy groceries, for washing our bras a few days later than we probably should have. But sometimes postponing is a good thing…


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Obamacare Court Decisions: FAQObamacare Court Decisions: FAQ


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How to Say Sorry So the Other Person Actually Forgives You

Expert-backed steps to make your apology count

The next time you’re in the doghouse because you wronged a friend or partner, don’t just toss out a standard “I’m sorry” and wait for things to smooth over. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the more genuine the peacemaking gestures you offer, the more likely you’ll be forgiven (makes sense)…


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Home care services: Questions to ask

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Choosing a home care provider can be difficult. Here’s help asking the right questions.


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Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of ACA SubsidiesAppeals Courts Rule Differently on ACA Provision


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A new study reveals how to lose more weight for less cash.


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The Amazing Thing George Clooney Said About Fiancé Amal Alamuddin

Just one more reason you'll want to be her

Sure he’s won multiple Academy Awards and made millions at the box office, but George Clooney still thinks his fiancé Amal Alamuddin is the star in the relationship. “I’m marrying up,” the actor proudly proclaims in a new interview with Variety…


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Treatment-resistant depression

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If your depression continues despite standard treatment, it may feel like you’re out of options. But there are still steps that may help.


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26.2 Strong

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26.2 StrongDavid Willey, about to board the Boston Marathon women’s press truck in Hopkinton, Mass.

Right about now, all over America, a couple hundred thousand runners are beginning to train for fall-marathon season. To them, the most important marathon is the one that’s ahead, whether it’s in Chicago or New York or Philly or Pensacola…


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Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg ClotsCatheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say


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My ‘Secrets’ of Weight Loss

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August 2011 I was probably at my all-time high weight. I don’t know exactly how much I weighed, since I stopped weighing when I reached 389 pounds. I am positive I weighed more than 400 pounds, but didn’t want to know exactly how much over 400 pounds.

Currently, I weigh 180 pounds. People ask me the secret of my weight loss…


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Study ‘Says’ Sniffing Farts Is Good For You, But Something Doesn’t Smell Right

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Forget “silent but deadly.” How about “rank but restorative”?

Media sites recently reported news that delighted flatulence lovers: Scientists had published a study that said smelling farts is good for you. The only problem was, reports on the study kinda … stunk.

Here’s what happened.

Researchers at the University of Exeter said the hydrogen sulfide that we emit when we cut the cheese protects mitochondria, which are the cell’s “power producers…


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Running With Heart

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Running With HeartMore than 6,200 runners kicked off the inaugural Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival June 6-8, 2014. Photo by Henry Hung.

There are lots of reasons the half-marathon is the fastest-growing distance in racing (up 307 percent since 2000, with almost 2 million finishers in the United States last year)…


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You Need to See This 105-Year-Old Woman Throw Out a First Pitch

She's got an arm on her!

Agnes McKee has had an exciting couple of weeks. This past Sunday, she took to the field at Petco Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Padres/Mets game. Oh, and last week, she turned 105 years old…


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