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Can a Concussion Cause PTSD?

Can a Concussion Cause PTSD?

After a concussion, even a mild one, many people feel completely out of sorts. They're discombobulated, jittery, depressed, irritable, unable to sleep well—for weeks, months or even years. Doctors call this experience post-concussion syndrome…but

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An Implantable Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea

An Implantable Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea

If you or your bedmate suffers from obstructive sleep apnea and you’re using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, you know it works well, but you probably can’t stand it. As much as you would like to fantasize that you are geared

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5 Tricks to Indulge and Eat Healthy When Dining Out

5 Tricks to Indulge and Eat Healthy When Dining Out

Nobody goes to a restaurant to stress over every bite. We go to have fun. But a recently published study found that fun translates into significantly more calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium, whether you’re grabbing a burger or dining at a fo

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Closed-End Clones

Closed-End Clones

When is a clone better than the original? When it’s a bargain-priced copy of a bond mutual fund. Mutual funds sometimes create so-called closed-end funds that have the same manager and strategy—and very similar holdings—but lower expenses. As c

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What's Going on with My Fingernails?

What's Going on with My Fingernails?

"I noticed that my fingernails are getting ridges and look a little yellowed near the tips. I quit smoking years ago, so I'm concerned." Like wrinkles on your face, ridges and discoloration in fingernails are a normal sign of aging. One of my patien

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The Store Credit Cards Worth Having

The Store Credit Cards Worth Having

Perks Include 15% Off...0% Financing...Free Shipping...More Store cards—those merchant-branded credit cards offered by many large retailers—can provide some very appealing perks. For instance, new cardholders might receive 15% off their first pu

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Save Big Bucks at Year's End

Save Big Bucks at Year's End

These last few months of the year are a great time to save yourself a lot of money in medical expenses and lock in lower out-of-pocket costs for 2015. Whether you have Medicare or private insurance, now is the time to act. My favorite strategies to

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Back Pain Cured!

Back Pain Cured!

No Drugs...No Surgery The ability to diagnose and treat the different types of back pain has improved tremendously over the years. A wide variety of conventional and complementary therapies has made this possible. The fortunate result is that the va

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You Can Exercise Less and Be Just as Healthy

You Can Exercise Less and Be Just as Healthy

Do you struggle to fit the recommended amount of exercise into your busy schedule? Well, what if we told you that the amount of exercise needed to reap health benefits might be less than you think? Maybe you could free up some of your workout time f

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November 2014 Checklist

November 2014 Checklist

Change clocks: Standard Time begins at 2 am on Sunday, November 2. Set clocks back one hour. Boost your immunity: Minimize stress. Get enough sleep and exercise. Cut sugar out of your diet. Foods that can help: Brightly

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Guide to Eating Less Meat (and Loving It!)

Guide to Eating Less Meat (and Loving It!)

If you've been thinking that you eat too much meat, but the prospect of trading juicy steaks and burgers for bland tofu patties just doesn't get you salivating—we get that. But the truth is, a low-meat diet doesn't have to be boring, and you don’

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Beating the Flu Just Became Easier

Beating the Flu Just Became Easier

Mention the subject of flu vaccination in a group discussion and at least one person will swear that he or she caught the flu from a flu shot. Sorry—that’s not possible. But it is possible—and even expected—that some people will catch the flu

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A Drug-Free Solution to a Lingering Cough

A Drug-Free Solution to a Lingering Cough

A very common cause of a lingering cough is an upper respiratory infection that has come and gone. You and your doctor may run a gamut—and run up a huge medical bill—in search of an exotic, life-threatening cause of a die-hard cough that’s real

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Bring Home the Joy! Holiday Entertaining Guide

Bring Home the Joy! Holiday Entertaining Guide

Bring good cheer to your holidays with our delicious recipes, festive decorating tips, ideas for family fun and other wonderful ways to make special memories. Thanksgiving Recipes and Decor Nutritious (But Mouthwatering!) Thanksgiving Recipes

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Stop Online Spies

Stop Online Spies

It is not a secret that your online activity is not very private. Cyber criminals and government agencies have ways of reading your e-mails and discovering where you go on the Internet. Websites you visit can figure out who you are, where you live an

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Ginger vs. Sumatriptan for Migraine Relief

Ginger vs. Sumatriptan for Migraine Relief

Migraine. The sound of the word is like nails on a chalkboard for sufferers. If you deal with these headaches, the mere hint of an attack probably drives you to the medicine cabinet in search of any number of oral, inhaled or injectable drugs despite

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What Whole-Body Vibration Therapy Can Do for You

What Whole-Body Vibration Therapy Can Do for You

There’s been a lot of buzz (pun intended) lately about whole-body vibration (WBV) machines. They’re new, improved takes on the “jiggle belt,” a weight-loss and fitness gimmick from the 1950s, 1960s and even 1970s. You remember the gadget—a

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Cloud Hackers: Could They Steal Your Photos, Too?

Cloud Hackers: Could They Steal Your Photos, Too?

Few people seem to fully understand "the cloud," yet hundreds of millions of people use it to store their digital ­photos, videos, e-mail and other data in cyberspace. The appeal: You effortlessly create a backup in case your smartphone is lost or y

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What's Really in That Generic Drug?

What's Really in That Generic Drug?

They're cheaper but can be inferior to brand-name drugs... Generics cost 80% less, on average, than brand-name drugs. They contain the same active ingredients and supposedly do the same job. What's not to like? A lot, it turns out. In June, two larg

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How to Love Tofu

How to Love Tofu

...and why you should. Given the choice between a juicy steak, a nice piece of fish or a few cubes of tofu, which would you choose? Let's put it this way…for most Americans, it's not the tofu. If you've told yourself that you don't like tofu—or

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