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5 Strong Powerlifting Accessories for All Types of Lifters

Originally posted on   Working out is an essential part of everyone’s life; especially in the life of a... More>>

Staying Healthy as You Age: The Top Senior Wellness Tips

Originally posted on   By 2030, one in five residents in the US will be of retirement age. As the population ages, the... More>>

What Are the Health Risks of Mold in Your House?

Moldy and musty odors indoors are always unpleasant, but should you be alarmed if you spot mold in your house? Mold spores exist everywhere both inside and outside. Some individuals experience severe reactions to mold while... More>>

Truvada Lawsuit Facts

Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV affects more than 36 million individuals, worldwide. It is unfortunate to note that this illness remains incurable. But, there are still ways for those afflicted with it to keep it under... More>>

5 Powerful Healing Benefits of Herbs and Spices You Don’t Know

Have you noticed you’ve been feeling a bit run-down lately? Once you hit your mid-day slump, is it tougher for you to get going again than in the past? This is likely because of a vitamin/mineral deficiency in your... More>>

Lifestyle Tips to Manage Asthma: How to Fend Off Attacks

Inhalers are the mainstay treatment for asthma, but what fewer people realize is that your lifestyle can play a role as well. Certain factors may cause asthma attacks to happen more frequently—and for the disease to become... More>>

Is Bottled Water Healthier Than Your Average Tap Water?

People may prefer bottled water over tap water for a number of reasons, such as taste or convenience. However, a commonly stated reason is that they do not “trust” their tap water, so they turn to the “clean” and... More>>

Excessive Alcohol Use: The Harm it Causes Others

Originally posted on   People who have problems with alcohol often continue drinking because they believe that if their alcohol use harms anyone, it... More>>

Rescue vs. Long-Acting Inhalers: What’s the Difference?

The thing most commonly associated with asthma is undoubtedly the inhaler. Inhalers are a key part of treatment for asthma, which causes inflammation in the airways and restricts breathing. More>>

Acne + Diet: The Food That May Be Fueling Your Breakouts

Rumors are always stewing about which foods—if any—cause acne on your face. One day it’s cheese, the next day it’s oil, and the next day it’s chocolate. More>>

This Is Why You Sneeze Multiple Times In a Row

It happens to the best of us. You feel a sneeze coming, and ACHOOOO! You let that sucker out. You revel in relief, until you feel another nose tickle. Ugh, another one?! Then, like dominoes falling, comes a cascade of... More>>

Treating Perimenopause Symptoms: 7 Home Remedies That Can Help

Every woman knows that menopause is eventually in her future, but when your symptoms first appear, you may feel taken by surprise. While some women find it’s no big deal, others find the symptoms more uncomfortable and... More>>

5 Things About Work-Related Injury Laws Everybody Should Know

How safe is your place of work? If you work in a traditional office setting where no one has ever been injured, it’s easy to think your workplace is the safest. But if you work in high-risk environments such as oil... More>>

5 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy Over the Festive Season

The average weight of Americans increases by 0.4% during Christmas. It’s true that a big part of the holidays is gathering the whole family around the table and enjoying a mouthwatering meal with those you love the... More>>

The Wonder Of Nano CBD Cream: How It Helps And Who Can Benefit

Originally posted on Have you ever heard of Nano CBD cream? Read on to find out how this innovative topical CBD solution can help you with your... More>>

Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative Treatment for Chronic Pain?

Originally posted on   If you have chronic pain, then you are probably interested in learning more on treatments available to help ease... More>>

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

Originally posted on   Drug or alcohol rehabilitation is often referred to simply as rehab. Rehab is the process of treatment for addiction to a psychoactive... More>>

The Benefits of Volunteering as a Recovery Activity

Originally posted on   People in recovery are always looking for productive ways to spend their free time. They can’t help it: everywhere they... More>>

How to Relieve Neck Pain: 5 Key Things You Need to Do

Neck pain is irritating and uncomfortable. It often gets in the way of our day to day tasks and makes it difficult to enjoy even the smallest things. Almost every person has experienced neck pain in one way or another.... More>>

The American Alcohol Problem: An Overlooked and Deadly Epidemic

Originally posted on   It’s 5:30 on a Friday at the end of a long week, and you’ve just gotten home. Your boss yelled at you, you had to deal... More>>

What is Detox?

Originally posted on   Living with addiction is hard. Days and nights are filled with hopelessness, sadness, and feeling imprisoned by the endless quest to get your next... More>>

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Originally posted on   In the United States alone there are more than 21 million people in need of treatment for a substance use disorder, according to the... More>>

Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

“People have been very interested in trying to prevent prostate cancer,” says William H. Oh, MD, chief of hematology and oncology at Mount Sinai Health System. “But there’s nothing that we know of that definitely prevents... More>>

3 Things to Make Your First Root Canal Less Intimidating

It’s not every day you need a root canal, so when you hear your dentist utter those words, it’s natural to feel overcome with nerves. You know what it’s like to get a filling, or to get a tooth pulled, but a root canal... More>>

7 Lifestyle Tweaks to Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle—which includes exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet, and getting enough sleep—is the cornerstone of good health. Living healthfully not only helps with weight maintenance, mood, and... More>>

Get Well for Less: 5 Websites That Will Help You Save on Your Prescription

In 2016, America spent $329 billion of the gross domestic product (GDP) on prescription drugs. Whether you have a chronic condition or just temporarily need to fill prescriptions, the costs can really add up. If you want to... More>>

Review: The Difference Between Different Lasik Options in 2019

Originally posted on   Patients often know that LASIK has changed considerably since the excimer laser was approved in 1995 but they aren’t sure exactly... More>>

The Benefits of Volunteering as a Recovery Activity

Originally posted on   People in recovery are always looking for productive ways to spend their free time. They can’t help it: everywhere they... More>>

The 5 Keys to a Successful Relationship

Originally posted on   Having a successful and long lasting relationship is not impossible, it can be achieved, but for this it is necessary to... More>>

Is it possible to find a true love online?

Originally posted on   We live in a world where the internet plays a huge role in almost everything, including dating and love life. People are... More>>

Three Self-Care Tips to Help You Thrive in Winter

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Top Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Friends with Your Ex

Originally posted on   What happens after the uncomfortable and painful breakup? What happens when you both understand that the hurtful words... More>>

Climate Change + Lyme Disease: Why Rates Are Rising with Temps

Despite increasing awareness of Lyme disease—and improved education for how to prevent and treat tick bites—Lyme disease rates seem to be on the rise. In 1997, just under 13,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported; by... More>>

Top 5 Reasons Chiropractic Care Is Cost Effective

Originally posted on Most common questions related to the chiropractic care delivery are its quality and effectiveness and the cost of a... More>>

Live Well with Multiple Sclerosis: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Tweaks Video included

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not a curable condition, but it’s a manageable one. With the right MS treatment and lifestyle habits, people with MS can change or slow the course of the disease, manage symptoms, treat MS... More>>

Colorectal Cancer, Explained in Under Two MInutes Video included

Colorectal cancer may not get as much attention as lung cancer or breast cancer, but it’s actually the third most common type of cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Thankfully, a recent... More>>

6 Big Mistakes That increase the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Exposure Video included

Carbon monoxide can be deadly to humans and animals—and to make it worse, it has no color or odor to tip you off. On average, over 10,000 people per year are hospitalized from carbon monoxide exposure, and over 430 people... More>>

The Main Types of Psoriatic Arthritis + How They Affect the Body Video included

Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is an inflammatory type of arthritis, which sets it apart from the more traditional and well-known osteoarthritis. PsA is a chronic and autoimmune disease, meaning it’s caused by an overactive... More>>

Master Your Medicine: 3 Ways Your Doctor Can Lower Your Medication Cost Video included

Following a treatment plan prescribed by your doctor is undoubtedly important. It gives you the best opportunity to manage your condition and maintain the best possible health for yourself. But what do you do if you can’t... More>>

The Importance of Rehabilitation During Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Video included

The goals of head and neck cancer treatment are to control the disease and to help the patient return to normal activities as soon as possible after treatment. An important part of treating head and neck cancer is... More>>

How Eric Adams Is Advocating for Plant-Based Diets in Brooklyn Video included

It’s not unheard of for a politician to promote healthier lifestyles for their constituents, but perhaps no city leader does this with quite as much passion and urgency as Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.... More>>

Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity?


What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?


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