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Do Fitness Trackers Actually Work?

Do Fitness Trackers Actually Work?

Can a relatively inexpensive little device that you wear actually tell you how much exercise you're getting and how fit you are? That's what products called fitness trackers—with brand names like Jawbone, Fitbit, NikeFuel and Misfit—promise to do

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Publication: Daily Health News

Guide: How to Lose Bad Habits—and Start Good Habits

Guide: How to Lose Bad Habits—and Start Good Habits

You know when a habit is bad for you. But a bad habit can seem impossible to break—no matter how hard and how many times you try to stop, for instance, eating junk food…or procrastinating…or overspending…or being late…or biting your nails

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Publication: Daily Health News

Small Emerging-Market Stocks

Small Emerging-Market Stocks

Many investors feel pretty brave when they venture into ­emerging-market stocks, which can be relatively volatile. But for the most part, the stocks they are betting on are from fairly large, well-­established companies. There is another, even more

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Say This, Not That

Say This, Not That

A Few Word Changes Can Transform Your Marriage Just a few simple changes in what you say to your spouse can turn an unhappy marriage into a happy one. That's because most marital discontent actually isn't caused by serious differences between spouse

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When You Need to Eat More

When You Need to Eat More

In our weight-conscious society, it's easy to think of a diminished appetite as a blessing. But that's not the case for people who are risking a serious health problem because they just don't feel like eating. Even though loss of appetite (not anorex

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You May Have These Rare Coins in Your Pocket!

You May Have These Rare Coins in Your Pocket!

You may have a coin in your pocket—just a piece of ordinary change—that is worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. These days, plenty of these collectible coins are back in circulation, thanks to the popularity of automatic coin-counting ma

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You're Decorating Wrong

You're Decorating Wrong

7 Mistakes You're Probably Making Minor decorating decisions can have a major impact on how your home looks and feels. For example, it isn't just the quality of the art on your walls that matters, but also how that art is hung. And it isn't just how

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PTSD: A Hidden Danger After a Serious Illness

PTSD: A Hidden Danger After a Serious Illness

A heart attack, cancer or a stay in the ICU puts you at much greater risk If you've been successfully treated for a serious illness, you're likely to feel so much relief at having dodged a bullet that you may downplay or dismiss the emotional trauma

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Can Action Films Make You Fat?

Can Action Films Make You Fat?

Headed out to that hot new action-adventure movie or settling in for a new season of your favorite action show on TV? Enjoy—but watch out! In one of those interesting twists in human psychology, research has shown that certain types of movies and T

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Publication: Daily Health News

How to Cure Snoring with a Song

How to Cure Snoring with a Song

If your spouse complains about your early-morning habit of singing O Sole Mio in the shower, just explain that it's better than an all-night concert of wall-shaking snores. Nearly half of all adults snore occasionally, and about 25% do it all the ti

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Hackers Could Ruin Your Life

Hackers Could Ruin Your Life

Changing passwords isn't enough to stop them Recent news that Russian hackers had stolen more than 1.2 billion passwords from 420,000 websites sent shudders through computer users. But what dangers do you really face as a result of these kinds of in

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Better Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors for Bleeding Ulcers

Better Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors for Bleeding Ulcers

The drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are rife with dangerous complications, but I'll admit that there are times when the benefits outweigh the risks. For example, PPIs can be a life-saving treatment for bleeding ulcers. By stopping stomach

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Publication: Daily Health News

How to Stop Athlete's Foot

How to Stop Athlete's Foot

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   I'm Sarah Hiner, president of Bottom Line Publications, and these are our Conversations With the Experts, where we get the answers to your tough questions from our leading experts. To

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What You Must Know About Unruptured Brain Aneurysm Removal

What You Must Know About Unruptured Brain Aneurysm Removal

What if you had some reason for needing a brain scan? Maybe you got shook up in a car accident or maybe you have ringing and pressure in one of your ears that affects your hearing. So you get the scan, and the doctor comes back with good and bad news

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Publication: Daily Health News

Marijuana Edibles: The Dos and Don’ts of “Weed” Treats

Marijuana Edibles: The Dos and Don’ts of “Weed” Treats

Popcorn. Brownies and cookies. Animal-shaped gummy candies. What could be wrong with enjoying a few of these treats for an afternoon or evening snack? Nothing...as long as you know whether they are "medibles" (marijuana edibles). Not knowing whether

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“Snack” on This for High Blood Sugar Control

“Snack” on This for High Blood Sugar Control

Remember when your mom would snap “No snacks! ” before mealtime because it would “ruin” your appetite? It stands to reason that if you eat a rich snack before a meal, you either won’t eat your meal, replacing nutritious meal calories with e

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Do You Pee in Your Pants After You Pee? There’s a Cure for That

Do You Pee in Your Pants After You Pee? There’s a Cure for That

Have you heard of post-micturition dribble? The term might not be familiar, but the sight of it probably is—a wet spot smack on the front of a man’s pants. It happens when the last few drops of urine leak out after a gent thinks he’s done using

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Is the Cheaper Store-Brand Supplement Really As Good?

Is the Cheaper Store-Brand Supplement Really As Good?

Store-brand vitamins and supplements can save you money, but they may not be as perfect a match to national brands as you often are led to believe. Examples... Walgreens One Daily Women’s 50+ Multivitamin (about $13) may seem like a good substitut

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Guide to the Best Sex of Your Life!

Guide to the Best Sex of Your Life!

Is sex good for you? Or has the sizzle in your relationship just…fizzled? If you've started wondering whether sex is worth the effort anymore—or if you just long to add back the truly intimate, energizing, joyful sex that you and your partner use

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How to Treat and Beat Bunions

How to Treat and Beat Bunions

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   Do you have a painful bulge on the side of your foot? It may be more than just a bulge—it may be a bunion. So here's what you need to know. I'm Sarah Hiner, president of Bottom Line

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