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Tummy trouble? Know your belly

If you suffer from occasional tummy trouble, it may help to have a better understanding of your digestive system. A bit of knowledge may help prevent pain or discomfort, or even lead you to an important visit with your doctor. Your stomach is as an organ that breaks down food into its read more

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging

Depression is not a natural part of growing old. Instead, it's a medical condition that should be treated by a professional. In anyone, depression is a serious illness. Some groups are at higher risk, but the average older person is not depressed any more than a younger person. Depression affects about 7 read more

Do alternative medicines cure colds?

Chew on vitamin C? Brew echinacea tea? These may seem like natural remedies when you feel a cold coming on, but they may not wipe out your sneezes, sniffles, scratchy throat and cough. Despite what you may have heard, there’s often little science to back up the healing claims of alternative read more

How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?

You may be choosy about your moisturizer, hair color product and makeup brand, but how much time do you spend checking out the safety of those products? Cosmetics and personal care items include foundation and mascara, face and body lotion, soaps and shampoos, hair styling products, deodorant, toothpaste, hair dyes and read more

Pumpkin Power

Every fall, it seems as though we are overrun by pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins and more. Often loaded with sugars and artificial flavorings, pumpkin-flavored treats are no more or less healthy for you than typical dessert fare. That’s unfortunate, because the humble pumpkin — in its purest read more

Cook it Up with Plant-based Oils

Plant-based oils often have larger amounts of healthy fats in the form of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids. Like all fats these should be consumed in moderation, however the MUFAs and PUFAs can have significant benefits when they are used to replace saturated fats. Swapping fats may lead read more

Healthy Relationships Lead to Health Benefits

The effect of relationships on a person’s health is a hot topic in today’s world. People look for ways to increase their health and longevity and turn to they love as a solution. Do relationships really play a part in one’s health? Yes, research indicates a correlation between the two. Scientists read more

Thinking of Going Gluten-free?

Hype or Healthy If you already know someone that is following a gluten-free diet, you probably know it can be challenging at first. You must be motivated because you will be reading a lot of labels. Gluten free isn’t as simple as just avoiding wheat or wheat products. Gluten also shows read more

Watch that Backpack Load

Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm. Children can hurt themselves by using poor posture to carry a heavy bag. They may arch their backs, bend forward, twist, or read more

What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common. Learning about these diseases can help you recognize problems and seek medical treatment early. Mark each statement true or false. The prostate is located beneath the bladder and consists of glands and ducts embedded in muscle fibers. True or False Prostate cancer read more