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5 Myths About Having a Baby

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Why Exercise Doesn’t Always Lead to Weight Loss

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Is Meditation Overrated?

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Written by Joe Alton, M.D. The common cold is an infection caused, usually, by a virus in the Rhinovirus or Coronavirus family, although a number of others have been implicated. Affecting the upper respiratory system (nose, throat, sinuses), it’s a (very) rare individual that hasn’t dealt with a cold at one point or another. Like …

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How rotten luck and multiple kidney stones made my diet better Written by Samantha Stahl The hospital smelled funny, but that wasn’t new information. To me, hospitals always smell weird. The walls in this room weren’t white; green and blue covered parts of the walls, making me think of the ocean. I could feel the …

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Written by Angela Silva Meditation is an age-old practice with too many supposed benefits to count. It is most frequently associated with stress management, but has also been said to help manage symptoms of depression, asthma, pain and even cancer. The most common form of meditation is called mindful meditation, which is a relaxation practice …

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Apps to make many aspects of our lives better and simpler. Make a call, snap a picture, text a friend. Is that all our smartphones are good for? Sure, we dabble in an occasional game, and of course Facebook and Instagram vacuum up our time, but smart people in countries across the globe are constantly …

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Menstrual phase mood

The PMS Controversy Research shows there is no relationship between daily moods and changing hormone levels. But is PMS really no more than a cultural myth? Written by Healthy Magazine Staff During that time of the month, a woman’s mood is victim to fluctuating hormones…right? While it may be surprising to many, and while my …

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Changing how we think about this deadly disease A quick flip through TV channels or a magazine would probably lead one to believe that breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most serious cancer threats we face. While those battles are of great importance, many don’t realize that lung cancer is actually the number one …

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Home births are on the rise, but is this good or bad? In recent years, the process of how babies are typically delivered in Western culture has been brought into question. Questions have been raised about epidurals, cesarean-sections and even the necessity of the doctor and hospital environment for delivery. Films such as The Business of …

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Written by Taylor Smith  “Don’t forget to take your vitamin!” It’s an imperative command many of us are familiar with. Moms and wives remind children and husbands to take their Centrum or Flintstones multivitamin. Odds are you’ve shouted it at someone or had it shouted at you at some point in your life. But why? …

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Written by Angela Silva When it comes to preventing illnesses, we all want to do what’s best for ourselves and our families. One of the most basic ways to prevent illness is through hand-washing. But how do we know if the soap we’re using is actually helping eliminate germs and clean our hands? Here are …

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You’ve felt it, but can you handle it? Written by Michael Richardson Fear is irrational. Easy to say, yes. But then a spider appears on the wall and you lose it, even though the very un-poisonous spider is about 1/1000 of your size. Fear is a lot of things. For some, fear is fun (think …

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