Chronic Pain Can Wreck Your Life

But It Doesn't Have to Be That Way

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Chronic pain is pain that stays around, rather than going away after a short time (with or without treatment). Chronic pain is pain that lasts 3-6 months or longer ... sometimes much longer. In fact, many people end up trying to "live" with their pain. The problem with chronic pain, besides the pain itself, is that it can do real damage to your quality...

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Antioxidants for Acne

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Do you have acne vulgaris? That's the term medical doctors use to describe the condition, but it's called common acne to you and millions of others who experience it. For young women, acne can be a major source of anxiety, social avoidance, etc., but new research suggests simple dietary measures may go a long way toward improving their quality of life.

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Reflux Drugs & Migraines

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Acid-reflux medication includes familiar brand names like Tums, Maalox, Mylanta and many others. Antacid and proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use is all too common, despite the fact that in many cases, modifiable lifestyle behaviors (namely diet) are the cause. Another problem with these medications? They may increase the risk of severe headaches, including...

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Kids Need Exercise

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Planting the seeds of lifelong physical fitness has benefits for children and adolescents that pay off right away in the form of mental health. That's the conclusion of a new study that assessed how physical fitness affects anxiety, depression and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in nearly 2 million children and adolescents (ages 10-11...

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The Life Extender

You can't live forever, but you can certainly increase your odds of living a long, full, healthy life. One of the most important ways is to keep your heart in ideal shape. That's known as cardiovascular fitness, and you achieve it by performing activities that make your heart work hard.

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3 Ways to Lose It

The weight, that is. While everyone seems to have a great plan to lose weight, and keep it off, too often the end result is temporary success, at best. In fact, statistics show that only about 10-20% of Americans who lose weight keep it off long term. That means 80% thought they had a great plan, but it didn't turn out how they imagined it would.

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