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Starving for Sleep: 5 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Sleep This Winter

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If you don't think quality sleep and health are connected, think again. A growing body of research links poor sleep to much more than increased stress, fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating; think depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other life-threatening consequences. Here are some of the ways this time of...

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4 Ways to Work Out (Not Skip Out) Over the Holidays

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As we warned last issue, the holiday season is here, and with the joy comes temptation, stress and every opportunity to fall off the health and fitness wagon. Exercise is an easy one to ignore over the holidays because it's often the endeavor people find the most difficult to do in the first place. After all, time is at a premium during the holidays, and...

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Is Pain Relief Worth Dying For?

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When you're in pain, you can feel overwhelmed. Nothing else seems to matter except finding a remedy to make the pain even a little less severe. The problem is, pharmaceutical companies have used the media and medical doctors to push pain-relief medications onto patients as the sole solution, to the tune of 259 million prescriptions annually, according to...

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Alcohol Consumption Strongly Linked to Risk of Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in females and the third most common cancer in males worldwide. Both genetic and environmental risk factors have been shown to contribute to development of the disease. Some of the environmental risk factors for colorectal cancer appear to include a low-fiber diet, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and...

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Three Cheers for Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for a wide range of metabolic reactions, and it's manufactured internally by plants and animals, which synthesize it from glucose. We humans are a notable exception, which means we need to get vitamin C from food and/or supplements.

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Why Garlic Is Good for You

Garlic is one of the world's most well-known and widely used herbs. It has been used as a culinary spice for at least 5,000 years, and has been mentioned in both the Bible and the Talmud (a central text of Judaism). Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, was one of the first people to realize the medicinal properties of garlic and...

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