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A Healthy Heart May Lead to a Healthy Brain

There are recent studies showing that heart healthy habits may also be good for your brain. Researchers indicated that seniors who score high on the American Heart Association (AHA) healthy habits (“Simple 7”) reduced their risk of developing dementia later on in life. Although the study did not conclude that the heart healthy habits were the actual cause, the researchers ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common ailments among U.S. adults and it is not expected to subside anytime soon. There are a number of reasons why you could have back pain, especially low back pain. For some individuals, tight hamstrings could be an issue, whereas posture could be a big player as well. Regardless of how your pain ...

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12 Foods to Avoid for Diverticulosis

Over the course of your life, there is a chance that you could develop a wide range or illnesses. A large majority of illnesses you get throughout your life are mostly due to common conditions, but there is a chance that you could come down with some not so common conditions. Diverticulosis is a condition that is not very common ...

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Health Food Spotlight – Avocados, Quinoa, Kale, Oatmeal & Blueberries

Today, more and more people prefer consuming healthy foods instead of adopting strict diets. The fact of the matter is that the scientific community, through extensive research, has shown the positive effects that avocados, quinoa, kale, and blueberries could have on our overall health. Instead of focusing on individual nutrients, like fat, dietary cholesterol, and vitamins, you should focus on ...

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10 Symptoms of Ringworm

Ringworm (tinea) is a fungal infection of the skin that has no relation with worms. It can appear on any part of the body; however, children are more vulnerable to this skin disease. It gets its name from a circular red ring rash. In most cases, the circle is typically red and small. There’s also a risk of minor burning ...

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14 Causes of Leg Pain

Do you know that a significant number of leg pains can be traced back to your lower spine? Most pain results from wear and tear, injuries in joints or muscles, and extensive and vigorous use of legs in general. There are many reasons for leg pain. For example, it can be caused by varicose veins, blood clots or simply slow ...

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15 Ways to Reduce a Fever

While most people think of fever as a sickness, fever is actually the body’s response to an illness. This response may also be due to an infection caused by microbial agents like viruses or bacteria. Once the hypothalamus in the brain detects an infection, it immediately warms up the body above its average temperature which is 98.6 degrees. This is ...

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12 Early Symptoms of Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer that affects the well-being of your blood tissue. Your blood, which is living tissue, is composed of various cell types and this particular cancer affects the living tissue in your blood. For many patients, it may not be something they recognize right away and the symptoms can sometimes go unnoticed. This is why it is important ...

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12 Home Remedies for the Hiccups

We’ve all had the dreaded hiccups at one time or another. While it can be very amusing to others when this happens, it can be embarrassing and even painful for you. Hiccups are caused by temporary spasms of the diaphragm, the large muscle that helps us control our breathing. The tell tale ‘hic’ sound is the result of air rushing ...

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10 Former Athletes and Their New Day Jobs

Most people think of professional athletes as being rich. While it is true that many of them do become very rich, the majority do not. Careers in professional sports tend to be rather short, and most players never land the big eight or nine-figure contracts that make the headlines. In reality, most professional athletes have to get a ‘day job’ ...

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