Back to Basics: Understanding Back Pain

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Despite the amount of information available on the Internet these days, many people still do not have the proper facts on back pain. Perhaps it's due to information overload or just misinformation. Regardless of the reason, there are too many people suffering from back pain and not enough understanding of the causes and potential solutions. Let's try and...

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Fish Oil for Migraines

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The statistics regarding migraines are sobering: more than 39 million adults and children in the U.S. alone suffer; the worldwide impact is a shocking 1 billion. In fact, according to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is the third most common illness globally. The symptoms experienced by migraine sufferers are no less concerning: intense,...

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Breathing for BP

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With all the blood pressure-lowering medications on the market, it's easy to be convinced that drugs are the only solution for high BP. That's not the case; in fact, lowering your blood pressure may be achievable by doing something your body does naturally approximately 20,000 times per day: taking a breath. OK, not exactly, but researchers are definitely...

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Your Sleep Habits Could Help Keep You Thin

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Despite increasing acceptance of all body types, shapes and sizes, the profound health consequences of obesity aren't going away. Neither are the myriad distractions (read: social media, smartphones, etc. ) that keep us from pursuing the activities we need to maintain a healthy weight and otherwise live a healthy life.

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More Time = Healthier Eating?

Ahh, mealtime – so anticipated by children everywhere, and yet so often here and gone in a flash. Kids of all ages rush to the table in a cloud of excitement, devour their food (some or all of it) and then leave just as quickly - often with the less-healthy items gone and the healthier items remaining. Then there's the second scenario: Kids linger at the...

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Poor Sleep Is Hurting You, But More Exercise May Counter It

Most of us need more sleep these days, pure and simple. If we don't it, we suffer short- and long-term health consequences that are increasingly being revealed. Of course, getting a good night's sleep (one night, some nights, most nights or every night) isn't nearly as easy as it's supposed to be; thus the sleep-deprivation epidemic we referenced above....

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