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

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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.

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
From the bottom layer
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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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To the Obese Woman Crying at the Picnic Table + 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.

Watch This Former Professional Surfer Ride Waves At 7-Months Pregnant

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Surfing 35 weeks into your pregnancy — that might sound impossible, but Holly Beck Obermeyer is ready for it.

As a former professional surfer and current surf camp instructor living in Nicaragua, Obermeyer decided she would surf as long as possible while pregnant, even after her doctor and midwife advised her not to…

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Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy: studyNickel in a first-generation iPad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday. Dr Sharon Jacob and Dr Shehla Admani, who are both dermatologists, studied severe skin rashes afflicting the unidentified 11-year-old boy for more than six months, before discovering that his daily use of an Apple Inc iPad may have brought on the condition…

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A Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal rangers in a fight over cattle said his son will submit himself for arrest on Monday on a warrant alleging he violated terms of his probation on theft charges. A Las Vegas judge filed an arrest warrant last week for Cliven Lance Bundy, 34, the son of rancher Cliven Bundy, for failing to appear at a July 1 hearing and for not complying with terms of a 2012 plea agreement struck on felony theft counts, said court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price…

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Doubts on Fasting Before Cholesterol Tests

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Doubts on Fasting Before Cholesterol TestsIt may not be necessary to fast before a blood lipid test, a review finds.

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Title: Health Tip: Measuring Your WaistCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Ask Well: Exercise and Headaches

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Ask Well: Exercise and HeadachesReaders ask: Can exercise cause headaches?

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Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?New study says maybe, but the reason why isn’t yet clear

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14 Quotes About Kicking Butt and Taking Names from the Best Characters on TV

Because these Emmy-nominated women definitely know how to run things like a boss

When Emmy nominations were announced last week, it became clear that badass women ruled primetime in 2014. Here are some of our favorite no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners moments from women nominated for awards (OK, their characters—but still!):
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal:

“I am very good at what I do…

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Title: Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/8/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

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A Headbanger’s Headache

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A Headbanger’s HeadacheDoctors in Germany report a case in which a heavy-metal fan developed brain bleeding after dancing at a Motörhead concert.

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Recipe: Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

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(Healthcastle.com) Try this refreshing iced tea for a boost of anti-oxidants and a refreshing change from water on these long, hot days. Store-bought summer sips can cost you a lot in empty calories and added sugar – wreaking havoc with your energy as well as your waistline…

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Let's Drink to Kidney Health (Literally)!Citrus juices that are naturally high in citrate, such as lemonade and limeade, have been shown to offer benefits for kidney stone prevention. Beware of juices with high sugar content though, because the sugar can actually increase kidney stone risk.

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In The Wake Of A Health Scare, Christina Liendro Lost 109 Pounds

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In The Wake Of A Health Scare, Christina Liendro Lost 109 PoundsName: Christina Liendro
Age: 27
Height: 5’5″
Before Weight: 282 pounds

How I Gained It: Honestly, I can’t blame my weight gain on anything other than myself. I’m a Mexican-American living in Texas where the Mexican food is authentic and the beer is always cold. I grew up chunky due to the eating habits of my family and inactivity…

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Still reeling from the scandal over healthcare delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs also is struggling to reduce a backlog of disability claims, the agency’s inspector general said on Monday. In written testimony to be delivered to the House Veterans Affairs Committee, VA Assistant Inspector General Linda Halliday detailed numerous problems with the Veterans Benefits Administration’s handling of claims, ranging from mail bins full of untouched documents and correspondence and payment of millions of dollars in unsupported claims…

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These Fruits Were Made for Grilling

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These Fruits Were Made for GrillingJust a few minutes on a grill brings out juices and warms up summer fruit like peaches, apricots and watermelon, which can served simply with a honey and lemon zest, or used in salads and crêpes.

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To the Obese Woman Crying at the Picnic Table

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To the woman who cried at the picnic table,

I read the message you sent to me the other day. You could have sent it to other weight loss gurus like Chris Powell and Jillian Michaels. Though I have had success with weight loss, I am in no way a guru.

Yet I know why you sent it to me.

I get a lot of them and try to respond to all, but it is hard…

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5 Bedtime Snacks That'll Help You Sleep Better

After-dinner noshing might not be such a bad idea after all…

If you’re constantly groggy but struggling to get the sleep you need, your biological clock could be out of whack. Thankfully, getting your snooze cycle back in sync might be as simple as picking a new bedtime snack, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports…

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9 Simple Things You Can Do to Be a Happier, Healthier Person

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As a health editor, I spend the majority of my day poring over content related to, well, health. At HuffPost, we’re lucky to talk to experts on a daily basis about how to live our best lives, both mentally and physically. Over time, you start to pick up on some things. Themes begin to emerge loudly and clearly…

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3 Scientifically Proven Wrinkle-Eliminating Ingredients

Make sure your youth-promoting beauty products contain at least one of these crucial anti-agers.

As you might have heard, this month we’ve teamed up with Birchbox, the beauty subscription service, to curate a box filled with get-moving beauty samples…

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Title: Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/8/2014 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Check Out Selena Gomez's Strong Response to an Internet Bully

She called out a mean-spirited remark—but kept her response classy.

Selena Gomez has always strived to be a strong, positive role model—this is one former Disney star who has never courted bad-girl controversy. So when a fan posted a nasty comment on her Instagram page, it’s no wonder that Selena confronted it head-on with brains and maturity…

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This Photograph: A Poem, ExplainedWhen I take camera lens focus off myself and direct it at the people in my life, I realize that my life is about so much more than just me. My cancer treatment has been a team effort, and I believe life works the same way, too.

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Study: 1 in 3 Alzheimer's Cases 'Preventable'About one-third of Alzheimer’s disease cases are preventable, according to research by the University of Cambridge.

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Child medication measurements confuse parents

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Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons?
Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors.
The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is because a range of measurement units – such as teaspoons, tablespoons and milliliters – are often used interchangeably on labels for prescription and over-the-counter medications…

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Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?Study found weakened sense of smell associated with dementia risk, but more research needed

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Food deserts may be mirages

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Food deserts may be mirages(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Shawn Hoke/Flickr
You can lead a community to nutrition, but …
It seems that “food deserts” – neighborhoods with insufficient sources of fresh fruit and veggies – aren’t the reason that poor people tend to have poor diets and poor health, in part because food deserts may not even exist…

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Title: Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, BrothersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/8/2014 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Living With Cancer: Parting Gifts

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Living With Cancer: Parting GiftsBeing in a cancer support group eventually means losing a friend.

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Why I Hate Eating in Moderation

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As a dietitian and regular consumer of food — there is a rarely a day that goes by that I do not practice, read, write or advise on nutrition in some way. Nutrition related social media posts and articles are as plentiful as the questions I receive from clients and acquaintances. Why? Because we are all looking for the answer, the quick fix, the magic pill, the key to longevity…

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Scientists closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s + 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.

One Woman's Eating Pet Food for 30 Days to Prove It's Healthier Than a lot of Human Foods—But Is She Right?

A nutritionist weighs in on the pet food diet

It’s one of the biggest food-related insults out there: That looks like dog food. Yet one woman in Washington state is setting out to change that. Dorothy Hunter, owner of the Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium chain, is eating only dog, cat, and bird food for a total of 30 days (until July 19) to promote ingredient awareness—with foods for both humans and animals…

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The Best Summer Hairstyle, According to Lauren Conrad

Get inspired by the California girl's tips.

Lauren Conrad is basically the queen of effortless summer style. Exhibit A: her Instagram feed, which features photos like this one:

So it’s no surprise that Lauren just told Us Weekly that summer is her favorite season…

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Red, White, and Woo! Everything You Need for Your Best Fourth of July Ever

07/02/2014 – 10:35am by Jeff Cattel

The Fourth of July is as American as, well, apple pie. It only seems fitting, then, that healthy recipes (and booze) options top our list of the ways to make this Fourth of July your best ever…

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Why You'll Have What She's Having -- Even When You Really Want Something ElseBy Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/07/2014 10:49 AM EDT on LiveScience Have you ever been at a restaurant table where everyone ordered a salad? A new finding may explain why this happens: When we order in groups, we like to be similar to our friends, even if it means ordering something we would not typically pick on our own…

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Overweight and Pregnant

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Overweight and PregnantWith the rise in obesity, more women who are pregnant, or trying to conceive, face added health risks, and sometimes the biases of doctors.

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(Healthcastle.com) One of the challenges of making eating well easy and sustainable is finding new ways to make veggies interesting. The grill is an underused tool for veggies and a great way to add tons of flavour and texture without a lot of work or heating up your kitchen in the warmer months…

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The Secret Trick to Nailing the Perfect Cat-Eye

It's so much easier than you think.

As you might have heard, this month we’ve teamed up with Birchbox, the beauty subscription service, to curate a box filled with get-moving beauty samples. (Exciting, right?) You still have time to join—just go to birchbox…

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Positively Radiant: Naturopathic Medicine Approaches to Complement Radiation Therapy

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Being a naturopathic physician diagnosed with breast cancer, a number of friends and colleagues have wondered why I have chosen to do so much of the conventional care offered. The answer is that it works; the statistics are greatly in my favor. At 54, in the world of cancer care, I am considered young and have been otherwise blessed with pristine health…

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Alcohol Remains a Leading Killer

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Alcohol Remains a Leading KillerExcessive alcohol consumption, including binge drinking, is responsible for 10 percent of deaths among working age adults in the United States, according to a new report.

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Healthy Picnic Meals

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Healthy Picnic MealsRecipes for the perfect outdoor meal – plus tips on keeping your food safe.

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Think Like a Doctor: Sugar-Free Solved!

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Think Like a Doctor: Sugar-Free Solved!Readers solve the case of a middle-aged woman with periods of confusion and dangerously low blood sugar levels.

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Studying May Make You Nearsighted

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Studying May Make You NearsightedCan too much studying ruin your eyesight? Maybe, a new study suggests.

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Tips for Power Walking

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Tips for Power WalkingYou don’t have to be a runner to get fit. Try good, fast walking instead.

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Scientists closer to blood test for Alzheimer'sA British study has identified blood proteins that appear in patients subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, raising hopes of a test that could help the search for a cure. There is currently no cure for the brain-wasting disease, the most common form of dementia, which Alzheimer's Disease International estimates affects 44 million people worldwide, a figure set to triple by 2050…

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(HealthCastle.com) As my second book was released in Hong Kong a few months ago, traveling to this metropolitan city has become a monthly trip. Shopping in Hong Kong is irresistible, regardless of how many times I've been there.
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Florida Becomes First State To Implement New Mental Health Strategy

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Seeking to improve care and lower costs, Florida this month became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar conditions.

The plan — offered by Avon, Conn.-based Magellan Complete Care — is part of a wave of state experimentation to coordinate physical and mental health care for those enrolled in Medicaid…

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9 Reasons Joe Manganiello TOTALLY Deserves His Title of Hottest Bachelor

Expect lots of sexy, sexy GIFs…

In news that surprised absolutely no one, People magazine recently announced that Joe Manganiello is the number one Hottest Bachelor. Um, yes! We couldn’t agree more. And just to show our support, check out these nine reasons he absolutely deserves the title:
1…

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Men Develop Breast Cancer, TooBut little research is done on male treatments, expert says

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5 studies you may have missed

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Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.
Motörhead is one of the most hardcore rock ’n’ roll acts on Earth
Journal: The Lancet
That Motörhead has the reputation as one of the most hardcore rock’n’roll acts on earth may not surprise you…

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By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s and call this an important step towards developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer’s, the researchers said, and may one day move into routine use in doctors’ clinics…

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What’s Hype And What’s Sound Science When It Comes To Fish Oil

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By Joseph Brownstein, Contributing writer
Published: 07/06/2014 02:23 AM EDT on LiveScience

Among the many nutrition supplements trumpeted for potential health benefits, fish oil supplements have been among the most ballyhooed. But as the research on fish oil rolls in, it’s unclear whether the supplements provide all the touted benefits, or are as harmless as claimed…

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New York latest US state to allow medical marijuanaGovernor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's, epilepsy and a few other illnesses…

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Mint: Health Benefits and How To

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(HealthCastle.com) Mint is delightful fresh green herb with many variations, all of which are very easy to grow at home. In fact, mint is so incredibly prolific that if you're not careful, it can take over your entire garden. Mint can also be bought fresh in the produce section of the grocery store…

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The Doctor Gets V.I.P. Treatment

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The Doctor Gets V.I.P. TreatmentBefore I knew it I was getting the V.I.P. treatment: given a private room, sent for a lot of tests, strapped to a cardiac monitor overnight and visited by several consultants and the hospital president.

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Why Riding Your Bike Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)

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From the 2,500-mile Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail to the colorful RAGBRAI across Iowa — complete with party buses and the occasional costume — it’s safe to say that long-distance cyclists lead extreme lifestyles. But as it turns out, logging miles upon miles on two wheels is also a fast track to health…

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Off the Menu: Chef Victor ScargleThe executive chef of Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville, CA, offers his kitchen tips and tricks.

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By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A federal judge in Philadelphia on Monday granted preliminary approval to a settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players who have brain damage and dementia as a result of concussions suffered on the field. The decision by U…

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There May Be Way More Alcohol In That Piña Colada Than You Realized

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WASHINGTON (AP) — How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it’s made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine.

The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you’re really drinking with those summer cocktails…

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How A Surgery Consultation Inspired DeAnna Taylor To Lose 87 Pounds

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How A Surgery Consultation Inspired DeAnna Taylor To Lose 87 PoundsName: DeAnna Taylor
Age: 29
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 230 pounds

How I Gained It: I was heavy as a child and into adulthood from poor eating habits. The crazy thing is I was very active with sports. But we only ate fast food in my house. I ballooned in college after going through a bad breakup and becoming depressed and turning to food and no physical activity…

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.

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Are You Working Out as Hard as You Think? + 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.

Painkillers: Warning Signs of AddictionMany people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. There are usually warning signs along the way, like the ones listed here.

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Do I need a 3-D mammogram?

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Digital breast tomosynthesis, better known as 3-D mammography, can find more invasive, and in some cases more dangerous, cancers than a traditional digital mammogram, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week concludes.
But do you need one?
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011 as a supplement to digital mammography, tomosynthesis creates a 3-D reconstruction of the breast tissue, giving radiologists a clearer view of overlapping slices…

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How to Lose the Baby WeightWebMD offers advice and expert insight about how to lose baby weight the healthy way.

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Inhaled Insulin Afrezza: FAQMillions of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have another treatment option now that the FDA has approved an inhaled insulin.

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5 studies you may have missed

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Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.
Eating more fruits and veggies won’t make you lose weight
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
We’re often told to eat more fruits and vegetables, but the chances that you’ll lose weight just by eating more of these foods are slim…

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U.S. News Announces the 2014 Hospital of Tomorrow Speakers

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Michael Porter of
Harvard, Elizabeth Nabel of Brigham & Women’s, Kenneth Davis of Mount Sinai,
Carl Armato of Novant Health and Esther Dyson of EDVenture Holdings to headline
event.

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Top 7 Most Addictive Unhealthy Foods

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Top 7 Most Addictive Unhealthy FoodsBy Caroline Young

Whether it’s on a giant billboard, in a cheesy commercial, or filling a glossy page of a magazine, unhealthy temptation surrounds us every day.

Typically, frequently-advertised foods are the very ones we crave: foods high in ingredients like sugar, fat, and salt. Specifically, fast food restaurants’ advertisements and menus send environmental cues, which can trigger addictive overeating…

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Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer RiskA new study adds to the evidence that low-dose aspirin, known to reduce the risk for heart disease, may also reduce the risk for pancreatic cancer.

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Are You Working Out as Hard as You Think?

A recent study says you could be slacking without even knowing it.

Research has shown that we’re not so great at judging the amount of calories in food. And now a recent study finds that we’re not so spectacular at guessing how hard we’re pushing ourselves during a workout either…

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Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: StudySperm quality and woman’s age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

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The Best Day Of The Week To Work Out

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Read on to find out which one it is and why that matters, as well as the best exercises for your personal mindset.

By Corrie Pikul

Who you are:
On Monday, you’re ready to start your diet, give up your worst habit and generally treat the first day of the week like it’s the first day of the year…again…

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The One Veggie With Actual Detoxing Power

Salad and green smoothie junkies, are you listening?

Ever since the detox diet trend hit big, nutritionists have generally given the thumbs-down to the idea that certain foods can rid your body of harmful chemicals (ah, that’s what your liver is for)…

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By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania woman using bogus medical credentials to pose as a doctor was accused of identity theft and other charges after reportedly giving physical examinations to as many as 16 truckers. Pennsylvania State Police said Joann Elizabeth Wingate conducted physicals, including collecting urine samples, while using a Philadelphia psychiatrist’s medical license, according to Fox 43 television in central Pennsylvania…

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Pesticide exposure during pregnancy may increase autism risk

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Scientists have long hypothesized that chemicals found in our environment play a role in causing autism. Research published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives supports that theory, finding children whose mothers are exposed to agricultural pesticides during pregnancy may be at increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD…

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U.S. News Announces the U.S. News Community College Directory

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Searchable directory features nearly 950 community colleges nationwide.

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8 Foods That Give You an Afternoon Energy Boost That AREN'T a Cup of Coffee

Put down that jittery cup of joe and back away slowly. Here are your new go-to p.m. pick-me-ups.

You know the feeling. Your shoulders sag forward, your eyelids are heavier than paperweights, you’ve read and reread the same sentence seven times in a row…it’s the dreaded 3 p…

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What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court Birth Control Ruling in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Find out about the shocking, controversial ruling and what it means for you

Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court ruled that some companies will be exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with Hobby Lobby Stores Inc…

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising some employees to stop taking antibiotics to ward off a possible anthrax infection after preliminary tests suggest it is “highly unlikely” they were inadvertently exposed to live anthrax bacteria earlier this month, a spokesman said on Monday…

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8 Things Men Do When They Get Cancer

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I had a conversation with one of my team members this morning that reminded me of one of my main principles of healthy living.

Without going in to too much detail, this team member was concerned that her boyfriend wasn’t paying enough attention to his health. He was eating badly, not exercising and was probably about 70-80 pounds over his healthy weight…

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Many people complain of stomach ache, mostly in the evening or after meals. They are most likely suffering from an episode of acid reflux, also known as heartburn. Over-the-counter antacids, like Tums, may offer quick relief from pain. But for most people, a proper diet is the best solution…

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Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth ControlVictory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

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What your next gyno exam may not include

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For doctors, pelvic examinations are a routine way to screen for abnormalities. But for many women, the procedure is uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Thanks to a new clinical practice guideline by The American College of Physicians, your next annual check-up might be less… invasive.
After reviewing 52 studies, the physicians organization concluded that annual pelvic examinations – in non-pregnant, adult women who do not have symptoms – are unnecessary…

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In the race to live longer, healthier lives, we can and must take the steps to be far more competitive than we currently are.

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Ask Well: Diagnosing Fatty Liver

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Ask Well: Diagnosing Fatty LiverA reader asks: How do they diagnose fatty liver disease? What harm does it cause the body in its early stages, before cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure?

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NEW YORK (AP) — A direct-mail fundraising company that sent solicitations on behalf of a disabled-veterans charity but took in most of the money raised will pay $9.7 million in damages and the charity will reorganize its board and reform its practices as part of a $24.6 million settlement, the state attorney general’s office said.

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Hairroin? Really? Addicted to Ignorance, Not Style

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I’ve been told I need to “chill out,” “calm down,” “don’t take things too seriously” a time or 10 when it comes to society and how we view addiction. Well, unless you have buried a loved one, struggled personally with addiction, been to rehab, watched friends go in and out of the rooms of recovery for years battling this beast, or at the very least, have a shred of knowledge on the topic, I’m going to need you to take a seat and shut it…

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How to Banish Stress in 25 Minutes

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How to Banish Stress in 25 Minutes

A simple mind trick for those crazy-insane days

If your way of dealing with stress involves ranting to coworkers or face-planting in a bag of chips, we’ve got a simpler, healthier idea for you: Spend less than half an hour practicing mindful meditation…

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Runners: Professional Compliment Dodgers

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As I stood around waiting for my latest marathon to start, I couldn’t help but overhear several conversations going on around me. Perhaps it was because I was running alone and didn’t know anyone, but it was the first time I’d really just listened at a starting line to what was going on around me, instead of being a part of it…

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Ask Well: Fatty Liver and Diet

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Ask Well: Fatty Liver and DietA reader asks: My 22-year-old son has been diagnosed with fatty liver. What kinds of foods should be avoided in his diet?

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Lose Weight and Lower Your Blood PressureLearn from WebMD how losing even a little weight can help your blood pressure.

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Alcohol and Heart Disease: Risks, Benefits, and More + 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.

10 Strangers Met for the First Time to Do a Nude Video—And It's Totally Empowering

And you thought networking sessions were awkward…

Well, this is one way to break the ice with a bunch of strangers: Ten women—who had never met each other before—volunteered to be filmed practically naked in the woods for a video called Shine created by The Goddess Project…

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Skin Cancer in People of ColorIn people of color, skin cancer is less common but often more serious. If you know what to look for and how to protect yourself, you can prevent it or catch it early.

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Alstom workers relieved as GE wins takeover bidBy Gilbert Reilhac BELFORT France (Reuters) – For Alstom workers in eastern France, news that General Electric has beaten rival bidder Siemens to a tie-up with their firm has brought relief and a response perhaps best summed up by the saying "better the devil you know". In the town of Belfort, some 2,500 Alstom employees have worked for more than a decade building electrical turbines just a few dozen metres (yards) away from a GE plant, whose workers they meet each day at lunchtime in a shared canteen…

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Children win broader access to donor lungsPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national transplant board has permanently adopted a rule that gives sick children a better shot at donor lungs.

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No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study‘Rigorous’ Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

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I Don’t Diet, I Just Go Vegan

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I Don't Diet, I Just Go VeganThis is part three of a series in which I attempt to take on four different lifestyle diets in four weeks. For the past few years, I’ve dubbed myself a flexitarian — I don’t eliminate anything from my diet and enjoy all types of food in moderation. However, I think it’s time for me to assess what foods actually work well with my body — and what foods don’t…

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The Scary Truth About Weight-Loss Products That Contain Bee Pollen

This ingredient sounds so natural, but the side effects are pretty alarming.

As anyone who has ever been on a diet knows, it’s incredibly tempting to want to believe the melt-fat-fast promises made by weight-loss supplements—especially when the label touts natural ingredients…

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9 Things Guys Think When You're Going Down on Them

You know you’re curious…

Going strictly by the guttural “mmmmms,” ”ahhhhhhs,” and “oooyeaaaahs,” that come dribbling out of our mouths, you might think that our brains are basically mush during oral sex. But you’re only halfway right…

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Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?Do you worry too much? WebMD explains how stress in parents can cause stress and worry in baby. Learn how to calm yourself and help your baby stay calm too.

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Clippers owner Sterling says misled into taking mental exam: lawyersBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Attorneys for Donald Sterling told a probate court judge on Monday that the Los Angeles Clippers co-owner had been duped into taking medical examinations that determined he lacked the mental capacity to have a say in the $2 billion sale of his team. Attorney Maxwell Blecher, speaking during a pre-trial hearing in the legal battle for control of the National Basketball Association franchise, said Sterling had been "brought by misrepresentation" by his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, to submit to the examinations last month…

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FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health RisksSome contain undeclared ingredients that can harm people with high blood pressure, other ailments, agency says

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Absurd Japanese Commercial For Ab Machine Gives A Whole New Meaning To "Flat Abs Fast"

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For all you exercise fiends, the verdict is finally in: you do NOT have to be up in the gym to work on your fitness (sorry, Fergie) — at least in this Japanese advertisement for the ab machine, Wonder Core.

In the bizarre world of this commercial, you can be anywhere and still get killer abs. You can even fall down in ridiculous ways, and on the way up, do a perfect crunch as if your life depended on it — and then give a sassy sidelong glance to the camera…

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By Dave Warner NEWTOWN SQUARE Pa. (Reuters) – A U.S. group that sets policy for organ transplants voted on Monday to adopt a permanent rule to allow some children access to adult lungs. Lawsuits brought by parents to have their dying children added to the adult waiting list touched off a national debate last year over how a scarce, life-saving resource of organs should be allocated to those under 12 years old…

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Alcohol and Heart Disease: Risks, Benefits, and MoreAlcohol, in moderation, may help prevent heart disease. But what if you already have it? WebMD outlines much is too much, and the risks and benefits of alcohol for people with heart disease.

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I Had Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

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I Had Alice in Wonderland SyndromeA daughter’s admission that during a bad headache things around her looked smaller led to a discovery of a rare syndrome in one family.

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Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDAAnnouncement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements’ effects on heart

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Certain Artificial Sweeteners May be Toxic to Fruit Flies

Find out why that doesn’t necessarily mean you should avoid them.

This summer, your zero-calorie sweetener can double as an insecticide. Erythritol, the sugar alcohol in Truvía, kills fruit flies pretty quickly, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE…

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Who Can Speak for the Patient?

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Who Can Speak for the Patient?Our patient was never going to wake up, and no decision should ever be made without consulting the spouse. But I hadn’t known she existed.

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(Healthcastle.com) I love a good green salad, but it’s a staple in my lunches and sometimes I just need a break! This gorgeous grilled veggie version feels hearty and decidedly different from the usual weekday fare. Perfect for a Sunday night BBQ  with friends (and maybe a glass of wine and a patio)…

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Obama says US should have paid maternity leaveWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.

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By Leila Abboud and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) – Bouygyes will gain more financial muscle to support its flagging telecoms business as a result of a deal agreed at the weekend to sell most of its holding in engineering group Alstom to the French state. Martin Bouygues, the 62 year-old tycoon who runs the politically influential construction-to-television group founded by his father, has chalked up a win on the Alstom takeover saga only two months after losing a battle to buy larger mobile operator rival Vivendi’s SFR…

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But it doesn’t prove pesticides cause autism, and didn’t directly measure women’s chemical exposure, expert notes

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Vitamin D Screening Not Backed by Expert PanelThe United States Preventive Services Task Force decided not to recommend routine testing for vitamin D levels in part because it was not clear whether otherwise healthy adults with low levels actually benefit from taking supplements of the vitamin.

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7 Essential Strategies to Be SO MUCH BETTER at Falling Asleep Fast

Don't just dream about a good night's rest—get it.

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping (falling asleep, staying asleep, or falling back asleep), then you know the misery and anxiety attached to not getting a full night of shuteye. No longer…

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Ask Well: Weekend Warriors

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Ask Well: Weekend WarriorsA reader asks: Is infrequent cardiovascular exercise (like jogging once in a while) better, or worse, than not exercising at all?

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Title: FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely ObeseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/18/2014 12:36:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

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10 Health Woes Summer Can Bring

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By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer
Published: 05/27/2014 10:27 AM EDT on LiveScience

Summer’s almost here, and so are microbes and other environmental woes that can bring your sun and surf fun into a halt. Among the infections that tend to come when the temperatures rise, some are mild while others can be deadly…

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Sitting too long may increase your cancer risk

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If you’re spending a lot of time sitting every day, either in front of the TV or at work, you may be at higher risk for developing certain types of cancer, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The study found an additional two hours a day of sedentary behavior was linked to an 8% increase in colon cancer risk, a 10% increase in endometrial cancer risk and a 6% increase in risk for lung cancer…

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Feeling Down About Your Fitness Goals? Tell Yourself THIS

An awesome response, courtesy of #MotivationMonday

We’ve all encountered mean people in our lives who tell us we just won’t be able to do it—”it” being lose the weight, or lift that many pounds, or hit that yoga pose, or achieve whatever goal we’re reaching for…

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Exercise and the ‘Good’ Bugs in Our Gut

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Exercise and the ‘Good’ Bugs in Our GutFrequent exercise may influence our weight and overall health by altering the kinds of organisms that live inside of us, a new study suggests.

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