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Pulling a Family Member or Friend out from the Trenches of Addiction

In many ways, family and friends are an extension of who we are. They help to define our character, ethics, intelligence and appearance. And when something negatively interferes within this connection, even if it's the slightest of obstructions— we notice, become angry and are left scared and feeling helpless. There may be no greater threat to a family or relationship than drug... [Continue Reading]

7 Simple Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Nearly half of the U.S.’s population suffers from chronic pain. While pain is the body’s way of letting you recognize that there is a problem, many chronic pain sufferers have found there is little relief to their pain symptoms, especially if the pain is due to an old injury or an incurable problem. Because of the severity and persistence of the pain, chronic pain does need to... [Continue Reading]

9 Ways to Cope with Depression

More than 80 percent of people who have depression never seek treatment for their troubles. While some do not want to admit that they might be suffering with depression, more often than not, people do not realize they are depressed, believing their feelings are normal. However, depression is extremely draining, as many people feel a never-ending sense of sadness, loneliness, and... [Continue Reading]

Techniques for a Whiter Smile

A bright smile is gorgeous, attractive and unconsciously signals excellent health to other people. People are naturally attracted to folks with whiter teeth. In fact, studies have shown that people with whiter teeth have a slight edge over people with less white teeth. As a result, they are likely to secure their dream jobs. Another 2008 Columbia study showed that women with brighter smiles... [Continue Reading]

Getting Fit the Natural Way

In winter months we all find ourselves hiding from the bad weather and inevitably rushing to gyms and studios to keep fit. But what about those sunny days? Should we be ditching the normal routine for more outdoor activities? One of the big advantages of working out outside is it improves muscles you may have ignored previously. Doing the same exercises week in week out will cause your body... [Continue Reading]

Traits to Look for in a Pediatrician

One of the most critical things that a parent can do for their child is choose a great pediatrician. After all, a child’s pediatrician will be the person that you look to for advice when they become sick, or even just as they go through the growing process. Therefore, your pediatrician has to be someone you can trust. Here are some of the best traits that you can look for in a... [Continue Reading]

Top Tips to Lose Weight Quickly

As a person gets older, it will become harder and harder for them to maintain a healthy weight. For some people, struggling with weight is something they have done their whole life. There are a number of ways that a person can lose weight, but it will take a lot of hard work and perseverance. In order to lose weight the right way, a person will need to seek out the assistance of professionals... [Continue Reading]

How to Make Your Home a Healthier Place to Live

Creating a healthy home is not an easy task for anyone to accomplish. There are a lot of common temptations that can live in a person’s home that are difficult to overlook on a regular basis. Additionally, the home can be a house to many illnesses and other germs that can cause health issues for the family. Every family can make a few simple changes to create a healthier home today.... [Continue Reading]

Think You Can't Afford Health Insurance?

For many Americans, these days can be fraught with anxiety over bills, specifically medical expenditures. While more consumers are covered by health insurance these days through an employer’s plan, being young enough to remain under their parents coverage, or be on one of their own, countless others still go day-to-day without proper health insurance coverage. As a result, worrying... [Continue Reading]

Healthy Eating Strategies for Busy Schedules

Having a busy schedule and trying to eat healthy is not easy. Between juggling the multiple tasks on your plate, it’s easy to resort to meals that are convenient – and not the healthiest for you. So, we've rounded up some strategies to help keep you motivated to eat healthy.  1. Prep Your Meals on Sunday Stock up on groceries for the week and prep your meals on Sundays to... [Continue Reading]

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Chipotle to live tweet all-staff food safety meeting
Everyone is invited to attend Chipotle's all-staff meeting on food safety Monday — via Twitter and Periscope. The fast-casual restaurant chain is opening stores four hours late in order to host a discussion with all of its employees about its recent ...

Study called 'nail in the coffin for BMI'
LOS ANGELES — Good news for some in the high-BMI crowd: A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that some 54 million Americans who are labeled as obese or overweight according to their body mass index are, when you take a ...

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
In this Feb. 5, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The main thing to know about Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is... (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ...

4th patient infected during mold outbreak at hospital dies
A fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a western Pennsylvania hospital has died, officials said Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center confirmed the death of Che DuVall, ...

BioCryst Pharma (BCRX) Announces OPuS-2 Failed to Deliver Statistically Significant Results in HAE Attacks;
Get an inside look at Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Get your 2-week free trial here. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq: BCRX) announced results from OPuS-2 (Oral ProphylaxiS-2), a clinical trial of avoralstat administered three times ...

Red Cross blood drive
SPRINGFIELD - The MassMutual Center operated by Spectra Venue Management, will be holding their annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The severe winter weather across the nation since Jan. 1 has forced the ...

Exclusive: US athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika: officials
NEW YORK The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. The message was delivered in a ...

Whooping Cough Vaccine is not Providing Long-lasting Protection, Study Finds
A vaccine, used for protecting teens from whooping cough, is not found as effective as it should be. The Tdap, the booster vaccine, is designed to prevent whooping cough or pertussis as well as diphtheria and tetanus but a new research has found that ...

4th Patient Infected During Mold Outbreak At Hospital Dies
PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) – Officials say a fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at UPMC Presbyterian has died. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Sunday confirmed the death of 70-year-old Che ...

Millions of Obese Americans Are Actually 'Quite Healthy'
A new study came to the conclusion that body mass index (BMI) is a really crude and awful indicator of someone's health. Recently the Commission for Equal Opportunity in Employment in the United States proposed a rule that would grant employers the ...

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