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Stress and You. Warning Signs of Stress and Health Risks

A state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances defines stress. It affects every system in our body. Many emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress include depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke,...

Skin Care Can Protect You From Pollution

The World Health Organization calls air pollution a "public health emergency." Outdoor air pollution is the cause of 3 million deaths a year. Indoor air pollution caused 6 million deaths in 2016. Air Pollution Can Damage Skin Even if you’re not living in a heavily...

Sorting Facts from Myths about Epilepsy

“I’d been having seizures since I was in grade school and just never knew what they were,” Kevin says. “Before then everyone just thought I was daydreaming or not paying attention. I used to get notes home from the teachers saying, 'Kevin daydreams too much' or 'Kevin...

What are the Breastfeeding Benefits for Moms?

Most people know that breastfeeding is good for the baby. Breastfed babies receive a head start on fighting bacteria and viruses from cells they receive from their mothers. Babies who are breastfed overall have stronger immune systems, fewer cases of respiratory...

Five Health Issues that Concern Women

You're taking care of yourself with diet and exercise, but you know that women have different health concerns than men do, and different rates of susceptibility. What are the issues that you need to learn more about to prevent them from impacting your life? The top...

Fight Colon Cancer with Veggies

Your colon doesn’t get enough good press. You might know it by its other name, the large intestine. Here are the facts you should know to appreciate what this oddly-shaped, muscular tube does for you. First, it’s about four feet long and connects your small bowel to...

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