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  • 7 Heart-Healthy Superfoods

    February 24, 2015

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                February is American Heart Month, which reminds us that heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that your lifestyle choices can improve the health of your heart. Making simple ...
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  • Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

    February 19, 2015

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    You can learn a lot just by opening your mouth. Pain, itching, funky spots and odors—your body is always dropping you clues about what’s going on with your health. But there’s one body part you probably don’t consider when you’re trying to get a hold on your overall wellbeing: your tongue. Diagnosing illnesses and conditions based ...
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  • 8 Valentine’s Treats Under 80 Calories

    February 12, 2015

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      Romantic (and light!) treats you’ll really love Chocolate-dipped strawberries 74 Calories 2 strawberries dipped in 1 tablespoon Baker’s Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate 79 Calories 22 pieces of Hershey’s Special Dark Pieces White hot chocolate 68 Calories 1/2 tablespoon Ghirardelli Sweet Ground White Chocolate Powder with 1/2 cup skim milk and a dash of cinnamon Chocolate sticks 60 Calories 5 MarieBelle La Famille Fine ...
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  • Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About Aluminum?

    February 5, 2015

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    It’s the active ingredient in the most effective antiperspirants—but is it doing more harm than good? Maybe you read somewhere that aluminum in antiperspirants isn’t healthy, or maybe you were on the receiving end of that weird 1990s email chain claiming antiperspirants cause breast cancer. Whatever the reason, you have antiperspirant doubts—but should you? Is the patchouli-wearing ...
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  • 8 Science-Backed Reasons to Read a (Real) Book

    January 29, 2015

    Sorry, e-readers. These benefits come from old-fashioned paper books only Although more and more people own e-books, it seems safe to say thatreal books aren’t going anywhere yet. Eighty-eight percent of the Americans who read e-books continue to read printed ones as well. And while we’re all for the convenience of digital downloads and a lighter load, we can’t bring ourselves ...
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  • 10 Winter Health Myths Busted

    January 22, 2015

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    Cold-weather misconcpetions Some winter wisdom is about as factual as Frosty the Snowman. Problem is, these fictions don’t just give you the warm and fuzzies—they can pack on the pounds, stuff up your nose, and even increase your risk of cancer. This season, don’t let these winter health myths get the best of you. Myth: Cold air ...
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  • Is Facebook hazardous to your health?

    January 15, 2015

    You may do it standing in line, sitting at a red light or even in the middle of a conversation. Mark Zuckerberg himself estimates you spend 40 minutes of every day doing it. It’s Facebook. And research indicates the pervasive urge to see what’s been posted since the last time you checked could be cutting into ...
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  • Peanut Allergies Could Be History By 2020

    January 8, 2015

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      People of a certain age, say over 30, probably don’t remember peanut allergies being that big of a deal back in their schooling days. Now, peanut-free lunch tables and even peanut-free schools are the norm. No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the name of the greater good. According to one study from “Food Allergy ...
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  • One Good Reason to Give More Hugs

    January 8, 2015

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    Kristiina Kontoniemi/Getty Images Not only can hugs lower stress, but they may also help keep our bodies healthy, according to new research. Feeling a little Grinch-like? Time to re-think: a new study offers a good reason to spread the love this holiday season. The research, published in Psychological Science, suggests that hugging could be a fast track to health. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University asked ...
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  • 11 Curious Things Your Body Does — And Why

    January 2, 2015

    Our bodies do some pretty strange things, and sometimes scientists can’t even explain why. But that doesn’t mean there’s a cause for concern. If any of these happen to you, don’t worry you’re completely normal. 1. Skin gets goose bumps They crop up when you’re scared or cold, or even while you’re listening to a piece of ...
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