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Jar of honey with wooden stick
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A newly studied chemical compound might be changing the way medical centers keep their hallways bacteria-free. With a low toxic impact and potent effectiveness, the revolutionary new guy on the block is turning heads and

Tired sleepy woman
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There’s a drug out there that promises to be an aid for those who have trouble staying awake after a restless night. But this new drug, that’s being marketed towards those with sleep disorders, can also easily be use

Young woman thinking
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Have you ever walked in to a place and felt like you’ve been there before… even though you’ve never actually been there before? Or met a total stranger for the first time and instantly felt like you had met them pr

Businesswoman using laptop on train, smiling (focus on woman)
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fem•i•nist  [fem-uh-nist] noun 1. an advocate of social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. I don’t call myself a feminist, frankly because I find the term to be rather tauto

Newborn baby boy in hospital cot
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Imagine this: you’ve been blessed with a beautiful new baby. You obviously love and cherish the new addition to your family sphere. Perhaps you feel you’ve been blessed with the one thing that will bring you joy and

Woman at Gym
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To many, sweating might be a total (or at least partial) mystery.  You might have heard that sweating is your body’s way of cooling off . . . but then why does it feel like the more you sweat, the hotter you get?  In

I need haircut!
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You can’t help but laugh when it’s time for prescription drug commercials to list some of the side effects and symptoms.  They always set the tone with serene, beautiful music while showing families laughing, playin

Woman Suffering From Depression Sitting On Bed And Crying
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It’s summer! Most people take time during this season to participate in fun activities such as days at the beach, backyard BBQs, and outdoor concerts. But not everyone has that same experience. In fact, you may find yo

Young couple holding sparklers
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With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be thinking picnics, parades, and fireworks shows. There’s one of those three that stands out when it comes to the danger factor, and it’s not either of the tw

heart
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We’ve all seen those horror or science fiction films that depict a seedy underworld where organs are illegally harvested, then bought and sold on the black market.  The stories are almost always full of corrupt, evil

Newborn is crying
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As May 13-19 is National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, it only seems fitting that we do our part to help raise awareness by sharing with you the many dangers of alcohol and drug abuse on

Poison bottle icon
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Now, that title may sound like something that belongs in a Sci-Fi movie. After all, such story lines are readily found on Hollywood studio lots. But this story, is alive and well in the real world – not in Hollywood

Woman shouting at her man
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Many new mothers experience the “post-baby blues.” And when you think about it, it’s hard to imagine why they wouldn’t. Crying babies, middle-of-the-night feedings, a post-baby body that’s not quite “sexy,”

Soldier holding american flag
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If you know anyone in the military, whether they have gone overseas into combat or not, you may have noticed that they have undergone certain changes in their personality.  If you have had a child, husband, wife, or oth

relationship problems
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If you think that “special” time you or your partner spends on Facebook is just a little harmless fun, then you may want to, well, WAKE UP. Studies have found that Facebook can actually be serious trouble for a relat

Cinderella and Pumpkin
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Once upon a time… As a child of the 80s, I inevitably grew up with a stockpile of Disney VHS’s by which I lived and died. A dramatic assertion, I know; but at a time when the world is a black hole of unknowns, the

African father holding baby daughter
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If you haven’t heard yet, a couple in Portland, Oregon is suing their local hospital because the doctors identified their yet-to-be-born child as a fully healthy baby girl. While this might seem like good news, it a

Cute Boy looking through the window
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Being a mom of an autistic daughter, I wanted to shed some light on the cost of raising an autistic child as it something that is very close and very important to me. It’s a serious issue, and I want to bring awareness

Ill woman with a handkerchief in the nose looking thermometer
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Anyone who has ever suffered through a sinus infection knows just how painful and miserable they can be. Symptoms like face pain and post nasal drip (YUCK!) make it hard to sleep, let alone work or perform daily duties.

Lunch break
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If you catch your doctor eating Big Macs on a regular basis, it may be time to switch before he packs on the pounds and recommends that you do the same. (Yes, we’ve been baggin’ on Micky-D’s quite a bit lately, but

Stitches
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It seems like there’s a pill to treat or cure anything that ails you . . . meaning pharmaceutical profits are through the roof. Often those drugs are semi-effective; sometimes they’re very effective, and sometimes th

I can't hear you using hearing aid
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A look at the causes of hearing loss and how to deal with the effects. Post contributed by Shirley Whitmore on behalf of National Hearing Care There are many causes of hearing loss, but the gradual decline in the s

Hands using blood pressure cuff
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Does your doctor only check your blood pressure in one arm? Do you do the same – you know, at one of the blood pressure checking stations in the Wal-Mart? Well, then there’s a good chance that you could be missing ou

Pills and Bottles
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With a population in which approximately 70 percent of people are overweight, you may be surprised to know that some of the medications being used to treat the conditions associated with obesity could cause further weigh

Man with stomachache
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Who really tolerates pain better – men or women? The way I’ve seen men complain when they’re sick or hurting makes me think that the female sex might be more “stoic” when it comes to suffering. We do, after all