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Stop Punishing Yourself with Exercise

Stop Punishing Yourself with Exercise

A friend of mine enjoyed a chocolate truffle recently, then remarked, "Now I'm going to have to bike for 15 minutes." That sort of caloric calculus has become common—fitness articles warn us that we have to jog for an hour to burn off a blueberry

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Let Vitamin D Improve Your Heart and Your Sex Life

Let Vitamin D Improve Your Heart and Your Sex Life

Erectile dysfunction (ED) isn’t something that men and women usually talk about at dinner parties or on soccer game sidelines, unless it’s the punch line of a joke or mentioned with a snicker. But it is a problem that affects 40% of men by age 40

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Publication: Daily Health News

Don’t Let Artificial Sweeteners Sabotage Your Health

Don’t Let Artificial Sweeteners Sabotage Your Health

We live in a crazy age in which some people who don’t eat meat fill up on high-sodium soy products that pretend to be meat and in which some people who go sugar-free saturate themselves with artificial sweeteners. I’m not going to rant about the

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Guide: How to Be Your Best Self—and Have a Much Easier, More Rewarding and Successful Life

Guide: How to Be Your Best Self—and Have a Much Easier, More Rewarding and Successful Life

Most of wish there were some easy way to make our lives run more smoothly and more efficiently and with less stress. The truth is that all of us tend to make our lives harder than they have to be—without knowing it. We do things that get in the way

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Unhappy? Three Ways to Turn It Around

Unhappy? Three Ways to Turn It Around

We all know people who never seem to be happy. Ask how life is and they’ll give a sad little shrug, and you just know that whatever they are about to say will not be cheerful. Unfortunately, this state of chronic unhappiness is not at all uncommon,

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Natural Arthritis Cures for Dogs and Cats

Natural Arthritis Cures for Dogs and Cats

Arthritis is no more fun for pets than it is for people. The symptoms (and treatments) are similar, but there’s a big difference—your pets can’t tell you when they’re hurting. Dogs and cats actually try to hide their pain because animals in

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New Spin-Offs

New Spin-Offs

By the end of this year, about 60 publicly traded US companies will have split off big pieces of themselves and dozens more will have announced plans to do so. Two recent announcements were from Hewlett-Packard and eBay. But will these spin-offs—a

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December 2014 Checklist

December 2014 Checklist

Don't fall for Ebola frauds: Verify legitimacy of requests for ­Ebola-related charitable contributions with Charity Navigator (CharityNavigator.org), GuideStar (GuideStar.org) or another vetting ­organization. Keep sing

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How to Make Frozen Veggies as Good as Fresh

How to Make Frozen Veggies as Good as Fresh

5 Easy and Delicious Recipes As cold weather approaches, the fresh produce you want can be difficult to find or very expensive. Frozen vegetables can be a scrumptious alternative—and a terrific time-saver. Think of all the time it takes to wash an

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5 Holiday Dangers That Send You to the ER

5 Holiday Dangers That Send You to the ER

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a trip to the ER. Emergency physicians have a jaded view of the holidays. The hanging of Christmas lights and the excitement of opening presents, along with gargantuan meals and a few too many toasts, almost guarant

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Get in Shape for Free

Get in Shape for Free

Up until two years ago, my wife and I paid more than $900 in annual membership fees—year after year—to belong to a gym. Today, we go to the same gym and have a membership to more than 11,000 fitness centers across the country…without paying a d

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The Ebola Virus in the Age of Air Travel

The Ebola Virus in the Age of Air Travel

Ebola is a very dangerous virus, no doubt—and cases may continue to crop up in the United States, but from what I know about how Ebola virus spreads, I think US cases will be rare, despite the media hysteria about it. The biggest threats to US heal

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Women, Reduce Stroke Risk with Potassium

Women, Reduce Stroke Risk with Potassium

Bananas are rich in it, dried fruits such as raisins, prunes and apricots are, too. Potatoes, white beans and tomato sauce are great sources as well. You may have guessed the nutrient I’m talking about—potassium. And what does getting enough pota

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How to Choose Luggage You Will Love

How to Choose Luggage You Will Love

A poorly constructed or poorly selected piece of luggage can take the fun out of traveling. A bad bag can be difficult to maneuver and even can break, leading to unnecessary hassles and costs. Six things to consider when shopping for luggage… •

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How to Truly Help Someone Who Is Depressed

How to Truly Help Someone Who Is Depressed

What you say can make all the difference… Robin Williams's recent suicide has started a national conversation about depression. And now, many people are still left wondering—What would I do if a loved one were seriously depressed? We'll never k

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Delicious Homemade Drinks for Better Digestion

Delicious Homemade Drinks for Better Digestion

Oh, our poor digestive tracts! One of the biggest threats is antibiotics, which kill off both harmful bacteria and beneficial bacteria that are needed to keep our digestive systems running smoothly. But there are additional threats, too, such as dri

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Don’t Throw Out Those Old Electronics

Don’t Throw Out Those Old Electronics

They Could Be Valuable The old electronic gadgets gathering dust in your attic might be technologically obsolete, but they still could have value. Vintage consumer electronics have become collectible as the generation that grew up with these items w

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The Missing Link in Lupus Care

The Missing Link in Lupus Care

Medication isn’t enough to keep this disease at bay… Lupus is a stubborn disease that most doctors treat with a variety of medications. If you’re lucky, the disease can be controlled with only an antimalarial drug. Other people with lupus need

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A Great "Whey" to Control Blood Sugar

A Great "Whey" to Control Blood Sugar

For people with type 2 diabetes, eating isn’t the problem...it’s what happens after eating that can be dangerous. Glucose accumulates in the bloodstream, where levels go way up after a meal. This phenomenon, called “spiking,” irritates blood

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Solution to Nocturia—Get Moving

Solution to Nocturia—Get Moving

Are you a man who has a buddy who is sleep-deprived—not because he’s living the high life but because he admits to visiting the “john” to pee several times a night? Or does that describe you? Having to urinate repeatedly during the night is

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