HEALTH TIPS

Go Green and Get Lean

We've certainly heard that making a few 'green' changes can be good for the planet. But did you also know that it can help shed pounds? Move over popular diet plans, the best way to trim your waistline could be to think green.
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5 Ways to Banish Stress

Feeling a bit stressed these days? You're not alone.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), two-thirds of all visits to a family physician are stress-related. While stress may seem like something with which everyone must cope, it's actually a very real medical condition and one that should be taken seriously. Stress can be linked to many major causes of death -- heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.
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Sound Advice: How to Put an End to Noisy Snoring

Snoring is a pain for all involved. Anyone within earshot -- even the snorer himself -- can be negatively impacted by this intrusive problem.

Although women do snore, research indicates men are more likely to be snorers. In fact, four out of every 10 men will snore. For partners sleeping (or trying to sleep) next to these individuals, rest may be disturbed and relationships could be affected.
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Simple Means to Making a Home Healthier

With the spring season finally upon us, the annual rite of passage that is spring cleaning has arrived as well. For homeowners that means it's time to stop resting on their laurels and start cleaning house.

But cleaning house doesn't only involve throwing away a season's worth of magazines and donating clothing that no longer fits. Spring cleaning also involves improving a home's overall environment. That's especially true for the health- and environmentally-conscious homeowner.
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Keep Ticks at Bay in the Great Outdoors

By now most people know that the deer tick is responsible for carrying and transmitting Lyme disease among animals. Lyme disease is a debilitating inflammatory condition that can cause body and joint aches, fever, pain, itching, and lethargy. If Lyme disease is diagnosed in the early stages, it can be cured with antibiotics. Without treatment, however, complications involving the joints, heart, and nervous system can occur. To understand how Lyme disease is transmitted, one must first understand the bug that is responsible for spreading it.
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Psychologist Offers Tips for Surviving Stress

These days, more and more people are finding themselves stretched pretty thin. With commitments to work and family requiring more time than ever before, it's no surprise the average man or woman's stress level is on the rise.

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress, while nearly half of Americans feel their stress levels are on the rise. Couple that with the nation's recent economic struggles, and it's fair to conclude that Americans have a genuine problem with stress.
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Simple Ways to Protect Hearing

As people age, certain ailments or conditions are considered part of the territory. For example, athletes understand the need to start pulling back as they age, altering their training in an effort to ease the toll exercise can take on their body. Also, many seniors make sure to drink enough milk as they age to keep their bones strong.
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Put a 'Green' Face Forward With Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

Although the saying is "You are what you eat," what you put on your face and body can be affecting who you are as well. Makeup choices might be more than just good for the body. They might also be good for the planet.

Did you know that approximately 60 percent of what you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream? If the cosmetics you frequently use are full of chemical preservatives, then you may be adding impurities to your body. What's more, additives in cosmetics may take a toll on the planet. Some are derived from petroleum, while others may be animal-based or tested on animals -- both scenarios are poor for the planet.
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Natural Ways to Treat Psoriasis

Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States. Millions of people are afflicted with the condition and seek methods of treatment. All-natural therapies can be used in replacement of or in conjunction with medical treatments.
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Get the Facts About Cataracts

More than half of Americans age 65 and older will experience cataracts, so many assume cataracts are just a sign of aging. However, children, young adults and even babies can have cataracts.
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