HIV Prevention In The Works

HIV Prevention In The Works

t's not unusual for sexually active women to worry about pregnancy and STIs. But, while there's a bevy of options available for women to prevent pregnancy (oral contraceptives, IUD's, and NuvaRing, to name a few), STIs can get a tad more complicated. Recent scientific…

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Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Pop gum in your mouth Even if you've told your kids to stop chomping on their gum, you'd be smart to keep chewing the stuff. Besides freshening breath, and sending a signal to yourself that you're finished eating, gum-chewing has a 150-pound woman blowing off 11 calories every 12…

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Ways You Might Be Sleeping Wrong

Ways You Might Be Sleeping Wrong

1. You only use your pillows for your head. If you sleep on your back, wedge one under your knees to take pressure off your lower back. Or if you sleep on your side, wedge a pillow underneath your top armpit to support your arm and one between your legs to keep your spine aligned: 2. You sleep…

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Why You Shouldn't Drink Warm Bottled Water

Why You Shouldn't Drink Warm Bottled Water

You may want to think twice before taking a sip from that plastic water bottle that's been sitting in your hot car. According to new research, really high temperatures can increase the amount of dangerous chemicals released from the bottle's plastic into the water. In the study,…

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Check With Your Eye Doctor Annually

Check With Your Eye Doctor Annually

Just because you have 20/20 vision doesn't mean you should skip a visit to the eye doctor.  Make sure to check in with your optometrist once a year. If you've had corrective eye surgery, you're at a higher risk for retinal detachment. Once your eyes are fixed, getting an eye…

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Cancer Fighting Foods You Should Eat Now

Cancer Fighting Foods You Should Eat Now

Consuming more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is a smart plan for cancer prevention, but there are some foods that may give you extra protection. Compared with those who don't drink tea, regular sippers (green, black, oolong, or white all count) are at a lower risk of certain cancers,…

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Snacks To Take On Your Hike

Snacks To Take On Your Hike

The following is a list of different snacks to bring along with you next time you spend a day hiking.  They will give your body more energy, and taste good. Energy Boosting Drink Mixes For an energy boost without caffeine jitters, look for ingredients such as these: green tea extract for…

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Frozen Entree Lunch Choices

Frozen Entree Lunch Choices

These lunchtime frozen entree choices can be purchased at your local supermarket.  They are affordable, cheap, low-calorie , and healthy. Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Tikka Masala For dessert, have 6 oz. Greek yogurt with ½ c. sliced strawberries and ½ tsp. honey Trader…

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Italian Style Dieting

Italian Style Dieting

The Mediterranean diet wins a gold star for health. Reams of research confirm its power to fight heart disease, help control diabetes and possibly prevent cancer. But there's just one problem: How can a diet that calls for ample amounts of pasta, bread and grains, and moderate amounts of nuts,…

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Make Believing In Yourself A New Thing

Make Believing In Yourself A New Thing

Your morning routine should be more than brushing your teeth, drinking coffee, and getting dressed. It should include focusing on your accomplishments and where you want to be.  Understanding that you are who you view yourself, and these thoughts and ideas about yourself are what guide your…

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Get a Flat Belly Fast

Get a Flat Belly Fast

Big Bellies aren't appreciated on anyone.  Except Buddha, a pregnant woman, or a newborn baby. If anything, the standards for women's bodies have grown more exacting. It's no longer enough to be so slim that you can slip through your vertical blinds; now, your stomach has to be…

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Anti Obesity PSA Shocks Viewers

Anti Obesity PSA Shocks Viewers

A year-old anti-obesity PSA from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is getting a lot of attention this week after being posted on the site Reddit. The video, titled "Rewind the Future," features a fictional man named Jim being wheeled into a hospital room on a stretcher. Jim is 32 years old…

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Dont Get Tricked By The Fancy Restaurant Menu

Dont Get Tricked By The Fancy Restaurant Menu

Restaurant menus may be sabotaging your eat-healthy plan. And not just because there is a whole dedicated menu just for dessert. A study by Cornell University, published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, found that what you choose to eat boils down to two things: what you see…

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Top Weight Loss Excuses

Top Weight Loss Excuses

Lets be honest, we all have a million excuses to not start eating healthy.  A team of experts has has made a list of the top excuses used by people, and how to overcome them. Many people claim that they dont have the time to exercise or prepare nutrtious meals.  Save time on meal…

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Not Getting Proper Rest Can Reduce Brain Size

Not Getting Proper Rest Can Reduce Brain Size

Those late nights may have a greater impact on your body than just a following day of yawning and reduced work output.   According to Science of Us, researchers found that people who were routinely sleep depraved were more prone to brain a decline in brain volume. They had their study…

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Wine Can Be Good For You

Wine Can Be Good For You

A glass of white or red wine along with your dinner can have a positive effect on your health. According to new research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, regulated amounts of wine can be beneficial in preventing heart disease, in conjunction with a regular…

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A Good Neighbor Is Beneficial

A Good Neighbor Is Beneficial

A helpful neighbor will loan you items when in need, feed your dog while your away, and also protect you from serious ailments, like a heart attack. After tracking more than 5,000 American adults, ranging in age from 51 to 105, who had no previous heart issues, researchers from the University of…

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Importance of Health and Fitness

Importance of Health and Fitness

Health is something that is extremely dynamic as it keeps on changing. As we experience change in lifestyle, we also experience sickness, time of good health and extreme health concerns as well. However, as we start to work on our lifestyles, our health starts to improve and we become more active…

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Good Food Decisions For Your Budget

Good Food Decisions For Your Budget

Americans feel a trip to the grocery store is a bit of a challenge. Families are always looking for ways to stretch their money so they can still enjoy the products they have come to enjoy. In fact, a new survey found that while people feel nutrition is more important than the price, nearly three…

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Best Way To Remove Splinter

Best Way To Remove Splinter

The lazy days of summer can increase the risk of getting a splinter. Pieces of wood that get stuck in the skin. Most splinters can be removed at home.  Some splinters may need medical attention. Here are som tips on how to safely remove a splinter. Pull the end of the splinter that is…

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