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Spending a Painful Day Off

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We all have our "story" when we don't show up at work on any given day; some more valid than others. After all, "My car broke down" or "I had to take my daughter to urgent care" generally come off much better than "I slept in and missed the bus" or "I lost my car keys." Now here's a truly valid reason for work absenteeism, and unfortunately, it's...

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Get Your Kids Outside - It's Good for Their Eyes

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Exposing your kids to The Great Outdoors as much as possible goes beyond physical fitness, stress release and an escape from technology (although these days, kids seem to take their technology with them wherever they go). Spending time outside may also be good for their eyesight, according to research – specifically with regard to nearsightedness...

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Your Arteries Need a Good Breakfast

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When people think about heart health, they often think about the heart itself and overlook the fact that the structures that bring blood to and from the heart are equally as important. Consider the arteries, which carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart throughout the body. If your arteries are compromised, not only is your heart put at risk, but so is...

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Eat to Sleep: Supplement Guide

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Every night, millions of people have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. Traditionally, this is caused by stress, anxiety, caffeine, a lack of physical activity or overstimulation before bed, as well as by nighttime discomfort or pain. But there is another common cause few doctors consider – a poor diet.

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Scare Tactics, Not Science

I have received many questions about the movie "What the Health?" from meat-eaters and people who know I am a meat-eater. In particular, they want to know if meat is safe. The movie goes to great lengths to suggest the fundamental dietary problem we have is eating meat. The movie alleges that if we just stopped eating meat, all would be better and...

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Stay Mobile With a Little Exercise

Mobility can take a major hit as we age, which can reduce quality of life substantially and make aging, well, not nearly as graceful as it should be. No one wants to be hobbling, wobbling, walking with a cane, struggling to pick up something from the floor, or even wheelchair-bound when they should be enjoying their Golden Years.

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