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Survey: Progress In Enrolling California Uninsured + 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.

Britain on Wednesday held a top-level government meeting to discuss the spread of the highly-contagious Ebola virus in West Africa, saying the outbreak was a threat it needed to respond to. International concern has risen about the virus, which has killed 672 people in West Africa since February, after the first recorded case of the disease in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria…

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Insane Pro Surfers Take On A Raging Flood (VIDEO)

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Attention surfers: you are no longer limited to the beach.

Apparently, in Switzerland, some surfers are ready and willing to tackle mean flood waters. And for a landlocked country, Cyril Inauen and Roland Hauser found a pretty nice wave to ride.

While this surf sport looks awfully fun, it’s also pretty dangerous as you can see the surfers doing their best to avoid debris…

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U.S. relief worker 'fighting through' Ebola virus: sonWINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – An American aid worker infected with Ebola while responding to the outbreak of the deadly virus in Liberia and neighboring African countries is "fighting through it," her son said on Wednesday. Jeremy Writebol told NBC's "Today" show that his mother, missionary Nancy Writebol, is moving around on her own and receiving a lot of fluids as she is treated in isolation…

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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

– thechart.blogs.cnn.com/category/fitness,weight-loss,obesity,nutrition,healthy-eating,food-safety,exe

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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Seeing the Child, Not the Disability

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Seeing the Child, Not the Disability“People in health care, they don’t stare at my son like he’s some kind of freak, you know? They see him for who he is,” a patient’s mother said at a recent appointment.

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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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Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s EsophagusCholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.

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By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Africa while responding to an outbreak of the deadly virus have shown slight improvement but remain in serious condition, a relief organization said on Wednesday. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol were part of a team in Liberia from two North Carolina-based Christian relief groups, Samaritan’s Purse and SIM…

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Survey: Progress In Enrolling California UninsuredSurvey: Progress In Enrolling California Uninsured

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It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

Learn 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 About

Add these to the ABCDE symptom checklist

We 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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Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week, according to new federal data. The number of cases in New Jersey more than doubled to 25, while New York has recorded 44 cases, the highest number outside Florida, where the disease first established a toehold in the United States, according to data released late Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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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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Nursing Home Unthinkable? Be Prepared in Case It’s InevitableBe an ‘educated customer’ if the needs of an aging relative or friends become too difficult to handle at home.

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You Might Want to Lay Off the Soul Mate Talk

Science says it could be messing with your relationship.

Here’s a reality check: Thinking that you and your partner are “meant to be” could actually be bad news for your relationship, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology…

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Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren’t. And nowhere is there a greater need for us to get past this tendency than when discussing the ongoing war on drugs and the growing movement for the decriminalization of marijuana…

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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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$1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C$1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C

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Working Out From Your Office Desk Is About To Get A Whole Lot Simpler

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By now, the research on the subject has made itself painfully clear: Sitting all day at a desk job is not at all good for you.

While many have used this knowledge to pursue a number of options — including standing desks, treadmill desks and other setups — to try and solve this health issue, many of the possible solutions come with a high price tag or take up too much space, not to mention office managers often need to be on board with an alternative desk arrangement…

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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 Waist

If 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

– mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss

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

– mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss

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

– healthcastle.com

(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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Dr. Oz: 4 Big Benefits Of Soaking Up Some Sun + 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 Genius Ways to Use Up the Last Bit of Greek Yogurt

Because it would be a travesty to let any go to waste

So you went ahead and bought the big container of Greek yogurt because (a) you love the stuff, (b) it’s good for you, and (c) why not. The only problem? While you typically finish single-serve tubs in one sitting, bulk sizes mean you’ll probably end up with an awkward amount that’s not enough to make your go-to heaping bowl of yogurt…


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Done Having Kids: Vasectomy, Tubal Litigation, and Other OptionsWebMD discusses the pros and cons of his and her options when you’re done having kids, including vasectomy, tubal litigation, and intrauterine devices.


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Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to ObesityDespite major gains in fighting hepatitis C and other chronic liver conditions, public health officials are now faced with a growing epidemic of liver disease that is tightly linked to the obesity crisis.


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6 Next-Level Salad Toppings You've Never Thought Of

Make greens infinitely more appealing with ideas that go way beyond carrots and croutons.

Salads are all in the toppings, but your typical add-ins will only take your taste buds so far. So to help you mix things up, we tapped Terry Hope Romero, author of the newly released Salad Samurai: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-to-Make Salads You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love (Da Capo Press), for her favorite, most flavor-filled salad toppings…


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This is What an Average Relationship Really Looks Like

Otherwise known as what you'll be staring at all afternoon

This is the most fun you’ll have on a dating website that doesn’t involve swiping left or right to find your perfect match: Zoosk.com created a new interactive infographic that lets you see when people think they should reach certain relationship milestones (like saying “I love you,” moving in together, etc…


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Staring At Screens All Day Changes Your Eyes, Study Finds

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Office workers who spend long hours looking at computer screens have changes in their tear fluid similar to people with the disease known as dry eye, according to a study from Japan.

The protein MUC5AC, secreted by cells in the upper eyelid, makes up part of the normally occurring mucus layer, or “tear film,” that keeps the eye moist…


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The Culture of Obesity

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I had no excuse for becoming fat at 25. Growing up in the countryside in South Devon, England, I was always fed delicious, local, unprocessed food, and was always active, spending most of my free time either surfing or riding horses. Yet for all my initial advantages, on the eve of my book launch in 2010, on the back of my ‘year of excess’ working as a bond broker in London, I’d reached 190lbs (86 kilos), making me ‘overweight’ according to U…


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“As e-cigarettes represent an emerging market in which the tobacco industry has extensively invested, it is imperative to identify the population subgroups that are more likely to use them and the subsequent implications this might have on public health,” said Constantine Vardavas, a senior research scientist at Harvard School of Public Health who led the study…


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Aqua Exercise: The Wave of the Future?

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Swimming can lower your blood pressure. What’s up with that?

Water babies, that’s us. We’re at home in liquid from pre-birth and we seem to naturally gravitate to it. We love the ocean, the lake the pool, the hot tub, and the bathtub.

What is it about water that means so much to us? It surrounds us, it cradles us, and it supports us…


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Teaming up with Google to find autism cause

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The cause of autism is still unknown, but researchers hope harnessing the power of Google will help them solve this neurodevelopmental puzzle.
The research and advocacy group Autism Speaks announced Tuesday they are collaborating with the Google Cloud Platform to build the largest autism genome database to date…


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30-Day Mental Detox

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30-Day Mental DetoxWas the 30-day experiment successful? Everything was the same but I had new eyes (literally and metaphorically), I could see that I was a happier person and I smiled more. I would enjoy things more, my anxiety about things is less and I believe I will conquer the world.


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7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

A.K.A., the answer to your skin-care prayers

Women would do just about anything to reduce the appearance of their pores. In fact, in a recent Harris Poll sponsored by L’Oreal, 23 percent of women said they would give up their favorite cocktails for a whole year just to have smaller pores…


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I Don’t Diet, I Just Go Vegetarian

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I Don't Diet, I Just Go VegetarianThis is part two 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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Living With Cancer: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’“Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible,” says the 16-year-old narrator of John Green’s book and movie.


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Obamacare Credited For Big Drop In Minnesota’s Uninsured RateObamacare Credited For Big Drop In Minnesota’s Uninsured Rate


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Dr. Oz: 4 Big Benefits Of Soaking Up Some Sun

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Dr. Oz: 4 Big Benefits Of Soaking Up Some Sun

By Dr. Mehmet Oz

If you’re like me, you can’t wait to get outside once the weather turns warm. In summer, you’re likely to find me fishing with my son or relaxing with my wife, Lisa, on our deck. But it might surprise you to learn that I spend a few minutes outside enjoying the sun before I put on sunblock…


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The STD You May Have and Not Even Know It

Why the CDC is sounding the alarm on this scary infection

No wonder chlamydia has been nicknamed the silent stalker: After analyzing the latest data, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than one in 100 U.S. adults currently have this sexually transmitted disease…


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Violence in the Media

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Violence in the MediaI don't believe it's possible to be exposed to violence — televised or otherwise — and to not be affected. While researchers continue to debate the issue, a look around at our communities and nation more than illustrates the profound and perverse impact of a culture that consumes, showcases and even glamorizes violence.


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A Better Ranch Dressing

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A Better Ranch DressingHere’s a salad dressing base made with yogurt and white beans that can be the foundation of a healthful ranch dressing as well as a few variants.


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Are You a ‘Fun Dad’?

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Are You a ‘Fun Dad’?Are you a fun dad? We’re asking readers to share their stories about fun dads who may or may not have also been embarrassing dads.


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(HealthCastle.com) You probably know that vegetarians have to seek out alternatives to meat sources of protein and iron, and that vegans need to find non-dairy calcium options. But you may not have thought about the need for vegetarians to manage their Vitamin B12 intake…


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Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study SaysSlightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males


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Finding The Reason And The Motivation To ChangeContributor: “Dr. J”
Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200.
One of the most difficult areas with weight loss is finding the motivation to do the hard work that is required to lose our excess weight…


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Just LOOK at These Photos and You'll Feel More Relaxed

Loads of tranquility and gorgeousness from #MotivationMonday-ers

An awesome workout energizes you. In some cases, “energizes” means it pumps you up and makes you want to take on the world. In other cases, it brings you more of an inner-peace kind of energy…


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Steering Clear of Poison Ivy

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Steering Clear of Poison IvySimple precautions can prevent a nasty reaction from contact with poison ivy and related plants, which can harm even those who have had previous uneventful exposures.


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“As far as I know, nobody has stayed this long in city jails,” said Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner, who ordered the transfer of 68-yeaer-old Marvae Dunn. Dunn suffered a series of strokes shortly after his arrest in April 2007 for shooting his sister-in-law outside of her North Philadelphia home…


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Experts Revise Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1 DiabetesTargeted levels are made lower, but young patients need individualized care, ADA guideline says


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Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language DevelopmentCommunication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests


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Get Fit in These Top Metros for Apartment Fitness Amenities

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Get Fit in These Top Metros for Apartment Fitness AmenitiesThis post originally appeared on the Apartment Guide Blog on June 10, 2014.

Summer is almost officially here, and with it comes bathing suit season (eep!). Whether you want to get in shape or just look good lounging by your apartment community’s pool, exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle — and your apartment can help you attain it…


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U.S. News Announces the Best Children’s Hospitals 2014–2015

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Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia top the Honor Roll.


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Senator Boozman of Arkansas back at work after heart surgery + 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.

Alison Sweeney With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

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Alison Sweeney With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)I was so delighted to have “The Biggest Loser” Host Alison Sweeney as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. As a successful actress, a healthy living advocate and a busy mother of two, Alison certainly taught us a thing or two about multi-tasking! From sharing her most valuable lessons about weight loss and body confidence, to discussing both the physical and mental benefits of exercise, to providing tips on healthy eating for busy families on a budget, Alison has truly mastered the balancing act…

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Teenage Sunburns Raise Melanoma Risk

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Teenage Sunburns Raise Melanoma RiskWomen who had at least five blistering sunburns during their teenage years had a greater likelihood of developing any of the three main forms of skin cancer, but especially melanoma.

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AHA at 90: How Far We’ve Come, How Much Work Remains

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AHA at 90: How Far We've Come, How Much Work RemainsLet’s take a trip back in time to the days before wearable technology, before CPR, before heart transplants, before significant modern research into cardiovascular diseases… even before the creation of the American Heart Association.

Back then, heart disease was a death sentence. About the only treatment a doctor could offer was bed rest…

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Ask Well: Do Monogamous Women Still Need a Pap Smear?Most cases of cervical cancer are linked with the sexually transmitted HPV virus. So why are monogamous women who test negative for HPV still given pap smears?

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Keeping The Spark Alive In A Marriage, From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

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Keeping The Spark Alive In A Marriage, From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)After 14 happy years of marriage, “The Biggest Loser” Host Alison Sweeney and her husband David have learned the importance of setting aside time for each other, and making the little things feel special.

“It’s important that we set aside our careers when we get home. We work hard to make time for each other whenever and however we can,” Alison explained…

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8 Things No One Ever Tells You About What It's Like to Move In with Your Partner

The unexpected, annoying, and sometimes adorable things you learn when you shack up together

Think you’re ready to move in with your significant other? Congrats! It’s an exciting step in any relationship—but you’re definitely in for a few surprises…

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Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One PersonLost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

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Food poisoning? It was likely a restaurant worker, says CDC

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Approximately 20 million people fall ill every year due to norovirus, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the food service industry could do much to decrease that number.
Restaurants and catering services are the most common sources for norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food, according to the report…

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How to Detox Your Entire Life

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How to Detox Your Entire Life
How to Detox Your Entire Life
When people talk about detoxing, they’re usually referring to some kind of strict diet or unappetizing juice concoction. But today I’d like to expand your perspective a little bit, and help you detox your entire life.
The primary goal of a detox is to cleanse your body, so why not apply that principle to all aspects of your life? It’s a simple idea, but it can be pretty transforming…

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BRCA2 Mutation May Also Raise Your Risk of Lung Cancer

The gene impacts more than just your chances of breast and ovarian cancer.

At this point, you’re probably familiar with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, those faulty gene copies that can raise your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Angelina Jolie, for example, carries a BRCA1 genetic mutation—that’s what prompted her to have a preventive double mastectomy last year…

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Eating breakfast may not matter for weight loss

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"Eat breakfast!" nutrition experts have been telling us for decades. It revs your metabolism! It keeps you from overindulging at lunch! It helps you lose weight!
But a new study suggests the "most important meal of the day" may not be so important – at least for adults trying to lose weight…

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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 can 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.
Hope for people with Parkinson’s
Journal: Cell Reports
Scientists at Harvard University say they see promising signs from their study on an experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease…

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How to Cook Oatmeal Perfectly Every Time

Say goodbye to oatmeal that's too watery, too dry—or anything but amazing.

WomensHealthMag.com is cooking up a new batch of oatmeal-related content every day this week! Here’s the first installment in the series:
You know that oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts out there…

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6 SERIOUSLY Inspired Quotes from Shonda Rhimes's Dartmouth Commencement Speech

Leave it to Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, to write the best commencement speech we've heard in a long time.

If you thought the lines Shonda Rhimes wrote for Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy and Kerry Washington on Scandal were brilliant, wait until you see the ones she delivered herself at Dartmouth College’s Commencement ceremony yesterday…

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Strengthen Your Core for Bikini SeasonIt’s bikini season! Strengthen and tone your abdominal muscles with these three simple moves.

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Rethinking the Colorful Kindergarten ClassroomWhen kindergarteners were taught in a highly decorated classroom, they were more distracted, and their test scores lower, than when they were taught in a room that was comparatively spartan, a new study found.

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The Best Running Form

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The Best Running FormPerfect your posture and stride to prevent injury.

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Why Alison Sweeney Is Leaving "Days Of Our Lives" (VIDEO)

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Why Alison Sweeney Is Leaving "Days Of Our Lives" (VIDEO)After 21 years of playing the sassy troublemaker Sami Brady on the soap opera, “Days of Our Lives,” Alison Sweeney has finally decided to leave the show.

“I decided to leave because of new adventures and opportunities in my future,” she explained, adding, “I wanted to be with my kids and spend some time at home…

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Marijuana may affect fertility in young men

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"If you’re a cannabis user and you’re trying for a baby … stop."
This advice comes from Dr. Allan Pacey, senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and lead author of a new study that suggests using marijuana could increase a man's risk of fertility problems…

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The Smoothie That Gives Jennifer Lopez Crazy Amounts of Energy

Try it next time you need a fast, healthy source of fuel.

If you’re a J. Lo fan, prepare to love her even more: Recently, the singer returned to her home turf of the Bronx in New York City to pass out one of her favorite smoothies at a community health fair, according to a recent interview with People…

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Think Like a Doctor: Arachnophobia Solved!

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Think Like a Doctor: Arachnophobia Solved!Readers solve the case of a 36-year-old mother with fever, diarrhea and a strange sore on the back of her leg.

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Outsmarting Breast Cancer With Evolving TherapiesChanges in the treatment of breast cancer have amounted to a revolution in patient care.

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Cooking With Nuts and Seeds

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Cooking With Nuts and SeedsNuts and seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, chia and sesame are loaded with nutrients and give dishes heft and a satisfying texture.

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Review shows 100,000 veterans face long waits for healthcareBy David Lawder and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 100,000 veterans are experiencing waits of more than 90 days for appointments at medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal audit released by the troubled agency on Monday. The internal survey revealed that a scandal over cover-ups of long wait times at VA clinics, during which some veterans are alleged to have died, was broader and deeper than initially thought, prompting a new round of recriminations from lawmakers and veterans groups…

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How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every AgeLearn how to recognize ADHD symptoms in children, teens, and adults.

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Title: Study Disputes Notion That Breakfast Is Key to Weight ControlCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/5/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

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How It Feels To Host "The Biggest Loser," From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

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How It Feels To Host "The Biggest Loser," From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)For seven years, Alison Sweeney has been a central part of “The Biggest Loser” — a hit television show about weight loss and body image.

“It’s so inspiring to be part of the journey with the contestants and to see them go through the struggles and successes,” Alison told us. “Just to be a part of it with them is so emotional, rewarding and inspirational…

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By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) – Arkansas Republican Senator John Boozman returned to work in Washington on Monday following heart surgery six weeks ago and announced he would seek re-election in 2016. “I’ve really enjoyed my service and I’d like to continue,” Boozman said in a telephone interview…

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5 Breastfeeding Selfies We Love

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5 Breastfeeding Selfies We Love

Moms—celeb and otherwise—are all about this new social media trend.


First there was just the regular selfie. Then that gave rise to the butt selfie, followed by the topless selfie.
Now, get acquainted with the breastfeeding selfie, which is meant to show the world that breastfeeding is natural, empowering, and nothing that needs to be done hidden away behind closed doors…

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Living With Cancer: Chronic, Not Cured

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Living With Cancer: Chronic, Not CuredChronic cancer means you will die from it — unless you are first hit by the proverbial bus — but not now, not necessarily soon.

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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…


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By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A 91-year-old woman ran a San Diego marathon on the weekend in record time for her age group, also becoming the oldest person ever to finish the race, despite lamenting she was unable to train properly because of cancer treatments. Harriette Thompson, who ran her first marathon at age 76, set a U…

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Obama's new emissions rules likely to face a friendly courtBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The fate of President Barack Obama's new regulations for curbing greenhouse gas emissions from existing U.S. power plants likely lies in the hands of a Washington, D.C., appeals court he largely reshaped through a series of key appointments. The appeals court has 11 active judges, of whom seven were appointed by Democratic presidents and four by Republicans…

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Science Says There Really Is a Difference Between Dog People and Cat People

Find out which pet was meant for your personality.

If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s anything to the notion of some people being dog people and others being cat people, now we know: People who prefer the same type of pet tend to share certain distinct personality traits, too…

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A Tattoo That Completes a New Breast

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A Tattoo That Completes a New BreastTattoo artist Vinnie Myers has developed a unique specialty in nipple tattoos for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer.

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Google Glass Enters the Operating Room

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Google Glass Enters the Operating RoomSurgeons and other doctors are experimenting with the devices, recording and streaming procedures and looking up data.

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American Youth Are Bombarded By E-Cigarette Ads

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The amount of television advertising for electronic cigarettes that American adolescents saw jumped by more than 250 percent over the past few years, according to a new study.

Researchers said the extra exposure to e-cigarette marketing, if not curtailed by regulation and countered by public health messages, could lead more youth to start using the devices…

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Better Body Image: Accepting Your Body at Any SizeWebMD discusses ways to improve your body image, no matter what size you are.

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This Is What Happens When Women Look At Their Vaginas for the First Time

Brought to you by a hand mirror and the "vagina booth"

This might be the best video we’ve ever seen. It all started when YouTube personality and fitness guru Davey Wavey posted an ad on Craigslist looking for women who had never really seen their vaginas before…

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CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

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CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

Apparently people like Erin Simmons, who hate CrossFit didn’t read my article on how CrossFit saved my health, nor have they considered the broader implications of how this fitness program may be helping tens of thousands (and maybe more) of people get healthy and happy.

Erin is just one among many who have made headway bashing CrossFit as being a sport that causes too many injuries, is overwhelmed by poor coaching or thoughtless programming, and, oh yes, for being a cult…

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Title: Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They AgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/27/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Meet the 91-Year-Old Woman Who Just Broke a Marathon Record

Prepare to be seriously inspired.

Sometimes, it feels like a major feat to make it to the gym for a 30-minute workout. But yesterday, Harriette Thompson, 91, ran 26.2 miles to finish the Suja Rock ‘n’ roll San Diego Marathon—making her the second-oldest marathon finisher in U…

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The Surprising Food That Can Lead to Weight Loss

It's probably not part of your meal plan yet, but it should be.

If you think of prunes as something old people eat to keep their digestive systems, um, moving, then listen to this: A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that these dried plums can play a big role in keeping pounds off long-term…

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Grilled Cheese for Grownups

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Grilled Cheese for GrownupsWith leftover vegetables, cheese and bread, you can make an easy yet nutritious dinner thanks to the toaster oven.

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Apple Dropped The Biggest Hint Yet That An ‘iWatch’ Is Coming

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Apple just offered the most tantalizing clues yet that an “iWatch” is coming.

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday in San Francisco, Apple executives showed off the latest versions of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, which comes with features that would work pretty darn well with a smartwatch…

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Good Breakfasts, Bad Breakfasts

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The difference between the two isn’t always obvious
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” nutritionists tell us. “Skipping breakfast just makes you more likely to gain weight,” advise dietitians. Words to live by, maybe, but the health experts often leave it at that and fail to go into detail…

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Getting Read: Essentials to Making Your Article Worth ItMost People Mess This Up – Do You?
Whatever you want to get out of article writing and content marketing, there’s one thing you’re probably getting wrong:
You’re focusing on the result, whether it’s traffic, profit, or exposure in general.
When you focus on the result, no connection is made between you and the reader…

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Growing Up on Raw Foods

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Growing Up on Raw FoodsA growing cadre of families who are raising their children on entirely uncooked fare, but many doctors caution against the trend.

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Vitamin E May Harm, or Help, Your Lungs

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Vitamin E May Harm, or Help, Your LungsOne form of vitamin E found in corn, canola and soybean oils, was linked to poor lung function. But another form found in olive and sunflower oils seemed to have a beneficial effect on the lungs.

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FDA OKs First Device for Restless Legs SyndromeThe FDA has approved Relaxis, the first device to improve sleep in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS).

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Life Beyond the Cancer Clinic

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Life Beyond the Cancer ClinicAn oncologist realizes his training in treating cancer has given him only limited insight into how the disease impacts his patients’ lives.

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Here’s Why You Should Take A Yoga Class On June 1

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On Sunday, June 1, if you happen to stop by your local yoga studio, you might help raise money to support an important cause: eradicating blindness and low-vision among children and adults living in poverty around the world.

The date marks the very first Annual Yoga For Sight Day, a campaign spearheaded by the Seva Foundation, a non-profit health organization that works to treat blindness in the developing world…

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Learning Another Language May Help the Aging BrainEven doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

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Sleep and Memory: Does Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?

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By Mitchell G. Miglis, M.D.

A 43-year-old businessman arrives at the sleep clinic for his first appointment. He tells the physician that he falls asleep easily — in fact, he’s out before his wife can turn off the light — however, he feels that his sleep is restless, and he often wakes up unrefreshed…

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Centenarians Share How You Can Live To Be 100 Years Old

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In southern California, there is a town full some of the healthiest people in the world.

Loma Linda, California, whose good health has been heralded by National Geographic, boasts an average life span six to seven years longer than anywhere else in the United States.

Recently, Buzz Feed visited this anomaly of a town and picked up some advice from its most senior citizens…

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Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer SurvivorsDrug appears more effective than tamoxifen at reducing recurrence in premenopausal women: study

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The EPA on Monday proposed the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

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Seattle Airport Warns Of Measles ExposureBy Morgan Jones Following national news of increased measles cases in the US, health officials in the Pacific Northwest warned that recent air travelers could have been exposed to the disease. Seattle area health officials warned that a child sick with measles was in the Sea-Tac Airport last week, potentially exposing unvaccinated travelers to the highly contagious disease…

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Natural Blondes May Have 1 Gene to ThankScientists discover the DNA behind blond hair

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NEW YORK (AP) — His face swollen, breathing becoming difficult, Adrian Peterson didn’t panic.

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Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions

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Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years + 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.

Let Pepsi and Hershey be your nutritional guides
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is not just the largest professional organization of nutritionists and dietitians in America, but in the entire world, with over 75,000 members. In California, it is represented by the California Dietetic Association…

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4 Strong Women Who Will Inspire You to Hit the Weight Room

Up your strength training this #FitnessFriday

Every great workout should include strength exercises. Why? Because studies have shown time and time again that muscle-building moves burn more fat and calories than cardio. We totally understand if you’re intimated by dumbbells and kettlebells—it can be overwhelming! That’s why for this #FitnessFriday, we found some seriously strong females to encourage you to start lifting weights…

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Busting the “There Are No New Ideas” MythStuck on Old Ideas
As an Expert Author juggling your business and personal goals, it’s not easy to come up with an original article idea on the spot. Under the circumstances, you do your best with the resources and time you have. After all, you know the importance of maintaining a connection with your audience and you have an article deadline to meet…

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Police defend actions following California college town killingsBy Dana Feldman SANTA BARBARA, California (Reuters) – Police in the California community where a man killed six college students said on Monday they had no grounds to search the 22-year-old suspect's home when they met with him in April over a report that he had posted disturbing videos. The disclosure that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department sent deputies to Elliot Rodger's door just weeks before Friday night's shooting rampage has raised questions about whether police could have done more to prevent the attack…

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Get a Flat Stomach Fast!

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Get a Flat Stomach Fast!
Fitness Goal: Flat Stomach

Whenever I start working with a new client, I always ask them to tell me their biggest fitness goals. And nine times out of ten? Getting a flat stomach is on that list.
But it doesn’t always feel like the easiest task, and people quickly run out of patience.
Today we’re going to look at 5 simple strategies for getting a flat stomach fast…

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Information Not on the Label

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Information Not on the LabelThe F.D.A. still does not require that food products made with genetically modified plants be identified, despite public backing of such labels, but food buyers have options.

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Pope Francis said on Monday he would be open to retiring eventually like his predecessor, Benedict XVI, instead of ruling for life, adding that the concept of a “pope emeritus” could someday become normal in the Church “I will do what the Lord tells me to do,” he told reporters on the plane returning from a trip to the Middle East, when asked if he someday would retire if his health did not permit him to rule the 1…

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10 Tempting Fatty Foods: Fries, Shakes, Cheese, and MoreWebMD dishes on the most tempting fatty foods and how to satisfy those cravings with fewer calories.

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Ask Well: For Fitness, 2,000 Calories a Week?A reader asks: I have read and heard that a person should aim to expend 2,000 calories weekly in exercise for optimum health. Is there any basis for this notion?

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U.S. Memorial Day observances reflect story of abused Union orphansBy Jeffrey Roth GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – School children scattered flowers on war veterans' graves at Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Monday in a 147-year-old Memorial Day tradition started by orphans of dead Union soldiers. Holiday observances at one of the nation's oldest Memorial Day commemorations honor the fallen but also reflect the tragic story of the orphans whose treatment at the hands of the orphanage's matron became a national scandal in the 1870s, said Walter Powell, executive director of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and formerly a long-time Gettysburg resident and historian…

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Santa Barbara Rampage Spotlights Therapists' 'Duty to Protect'California Law Requires Therapists to Notify Police of Violent Threats

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Bareback

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There are times when how we operate in the world just turns upside down. This poem speaks to such a time for me. Bareback No question I've been knocked from my invisible horse and the one with tools in his hands keeps prodding: Get back in the saddle. What are you waiting for? But the timeless one affirms: You're not listening…

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The ‘Fairy Tale’ of Weight Loss

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The 'Fairy Tale' of Weight Loss

There I was in a dirty bathroom without a shirt. I have lost more than 200 pounds. I work out six or seven days a week and I eat unprocessed foods.

I am posing for the mirror. A man who is close to 40 years of age. I see the loose skin and stretchmarks. I see the muscle underneath some skin. I see the slight resemblance of abs…

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(Healthcastle.com) Women in their twenties and thirties are still lacking in the Folate department. Find out why it matters, and how you can ramp up your levels with food.
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5 Foods with Surprising Health Benefits

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5 Foods with Surprising Health Benefits
Healthy Eating

There are a lot of foods out there that come with obvious health benefits. From apples and spinach to almonds and salmon, there are a lot of healthy choices at your disposal, but whether you’re trying to lose weight or just get fit, it often feels like there are never enough options…

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Where You Live Matters for Lifesaving Liver TransplantsA recent analysis found the farther patients lived from a Veterans Administration liver transplant center, the more likely they were to die waiting for a transplant.

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15 Crazy Facts About Kissing

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15 Crazy Facts About Kissing

Brush up on your smooch smarts.

By Alexandra Churchill for YourTango
Puckering up. Smooching. Snogging. Lip-locking. Tongue-wrestling. Rounding first base. Sucking-face (ahh, gotta love ’90s lingo). Whatever you call it, kissing is one of our favorite parts about falling in love…

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How to Run Your Best Race in the Rain

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Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, once said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” The weather is beyond our control, so don’t fret about it too much. Instead, focus on what you can do to make it work in your favor. In adverse conditions, a little planning goes a long way. Here’s what you need to know to run your best race in the rain…

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By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Worries, conflicts and demands in relationships with friends, family and neighbors may contribute to an earlier death suggests a new Danish study. “Conflicts, especially, were associated with higher mortality risk regardless of whom was the source of the conflict,” the authors write…

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The Best (Tasty!) Burger Toppings for Weight Loss

You can have your burger this weekend—and all the toppings, too.

Memorial Day is nearly here, which means lots of cookouts—complete with delicious burgers and hard-to-resist fixings. But unfortunately, some of those toppings can pile on tons of unnecessary calories…

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Title: Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity EpidemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years

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Alprazolam, the prescription sedative more commonly known by its brand name, Xanax, is being implicated in a spiraling number of emergency room visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Over the past few years, the number of ER visits associated with misuse of the drug more than doubled…

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Title: Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

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'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Sarah Wilson, author of the new book I Quit Sugar, explains what happened when she stopped eating the sweet stuff.

I first quit sugar back in January 2011 because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimoto’s, and a big part of why I’ve stuck to the sugar-free program is that it’s made such a dramatic difference to both my disease and my general wellbeing…

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Music May Be Especially Stimulating During PregnancyMoms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

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How To Get Over Your First (Gay) Breakup: 5 Important Tips

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By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com

There’s nothing like the first time. First kiss, first intertwining of hands and of course first sex (even if it is a little painful and scary). And, let’s not forget the first time you can say, “He’s my boyfriend” or “She’s my wife!” It’s all good…until it’s not…

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How AstraZeneca escaped Pfizer's clutches this timeBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – On a sunny day in San Francisco last January, AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot was on his way to the Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square to give investors some unexpectedly good news. What shareholders did not know at the time was that two days earlier AstraZeneca had written to U…

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Q&A: Why Do I Get Headaches When I Work Out?

You might want to check these four potential pain sources.

The question: “I always get headaches when I exercise—but I drink a lot of water when I’m working out, I promise! What could it be, and is there anything I can do about it?”
The expert: American Council on Exercise(ACE)-certified trainer Larysa DiDio; founder of PFX Fitness in Pleasantville, NY
The answer: “Typically, regular exercise lessens head pain thanks to a release of endorphins, extra blood flow to the brain and the relaxing out of muscle tension,” says DiDio…

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How A Visit To The Doctor Inspired Sarah Swagler To Lose 122 Pounds

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How A Visit To The Doctor Inspired Sarah Swagler To Lose 122 PoundsGot a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!

Name: Sarah Swagler
Age: 32
Height: 5’11″
Before Weight: 313 pounds

Before Weight: As with many other I Lost Weight contributors, I was also a “bigger” girl growing up…

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Yogurts With More Sugar Than A Twinkie

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We all like to think of yogurt as a healthy breakfast, but as it turns out, many of the most popular yogurt brands have more sugar than a junk food you’d never consider eating.

The American Heart Association recommends that men eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and women no more than 20. One Twinkie makes a big dent in that recommended daily max, packing 19 grams of the sweet stuff, Time reported…

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