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To Women Everywhere, Don’t Skip Your Annual Mammogram

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It’s no secret that the majority of women are constantly putting themselves last. Whether it’s time spent taking care of children, spouses or parents, or hours working to build a business or a home &ndash...

Why Uterus Transplants Fail So Often

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Out of four uterus transplants that were recently performed at a U.S. hospital, three were not successful, doctors announced today. What makes uterus transplants so challenging, and why might they fail? In mid-Septem...

Think Like a Doctor: A Terrible Stomachache Solved!

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Readers solve the case of a 43-year-old woman who is wasting away from wrenching abdominal pain. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE-WATCH THE CONTE...

Dine With Distinction, Vote With Distinction!

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Co-Authored by Ellen Offner, Principal, Offner Consulting, LLC, health care strategy and program development. As shoppers, diners, and eaters we are adept at making small distinctions. It used to be Heinz or store-...

Concerns Over Amped-Up, Dangerous Drugs on Streets

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A drug so powerful that it's used as a sedative for elephants and other large mammals is now showing up mixed with heroin in some areas of the country. The drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. And 100 tim...

12 Body Positive Quotes To Remember This Weekend

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It’s Friday y’all, which means it’s time to hit the town.  But sometimes it feels hard to live a full life when you’re down about your body. As food coach and body acceptance activist Isab...

How To Meditate: Meditation Made Simple For Beginners

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Why meditate? Meditation is a powerful tool that can reduce stress, help our physical health, ease chronic pain and support better sleep. Meditation has also been proven to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. On...

Travelers File Complaints After Airline Weighs Passengers To American Samoa

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Two travelers filed separate complaints with the U.S. Department of Transportation last week over a new Hawaiian Airlines policy they say is discriminatory.  Hawaiian weighed passengers to American Samoa in the ...

The Weekly Health Quiz: Birthdays, Weight and the Nobel Prize

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Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE-WATCH THE CONTENT HERE

Fat Shaming Happens In Households Not Just Headlines

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So maybe you're not running for President and in the middle of Miss Piggy-gate. Or a Playboy Playmate outrageously Snapchatting a gym photo of an unsuspecting and fully naked woman whose figure is not quite up to h...

Break Free From Perfectionism

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"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself" -Anna Quindlen It isn't easy to loosen the grip on the controls of life. Couple that, ...

Tomato Tuna Is The Sushi Alternative Vegans Have Been Waiting For

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Picky eaters, vegetarians and vegans rejoice: Fish-less tuna is here, and it’s going to turn your world upside down.  Despite its appearance, this “tuna” made by Tomato Sushi ...

The Gray Gender Gap: Older Women Are Likelier to Go It Alone

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Older men are far more likely to be married than their female counterparts, and singlehood can take a toll on health and finances. WA...

The Difference Between Introverts And Extroverts, In One Simple Chart

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You might think you know the difference between extroverts and introverts. You understand that extroverts are talkative and outgoing, while introverts are quiet and private. But that just scrapes the surface of the in...

The Beautiful Way These People Are Coming Out About Mental Illness

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After the birth of her second child, in August 2015, RaeAnn Pickett—a tall brunette with a fondness for the F word—found herself consumed by anxiety. “I started to feel so freaked out, sad, ...

Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?

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A reader asks: Is fish in itself good for you? Or do the benefits come from eating fish instead of meat? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE-WATCH T...

Introverts Win Gold Medals Too

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This article first appeared on QuietRev.com The world’s biggest stage—the Olympic Games. To medal, especially gold, is to put yourself in the biggest spotlight imaginable. Not everyone loves this. Take, f...

Bertrand M. Bell, Who Strove to Reduce Medical Trainees’ Grueling Shifts, Dies at 86

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Dr. Bell was a key voice in limiting medical school graduates’ workloads after an 18-year-old’s death at a Manhattan hospital in 1984 led to calls for reform. ...

Poland Steps Back From Stricter Anti-Abortion Law

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After growing protests and an embarrassing debate in the European Parliament, the proposal to tighten existing legislation was voted down by lawmakers. ...

Avoid These Pitfalls And Live A Fulfilling Life

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What are some ways people wreck their own lives and how can they avoid doing so? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. A...

The Power Of Choice

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"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice." -- George Eliot I often hear people saying that they "have to" do something. What do you think that means in terms of the energy level that is being exp...

Dealing With Ma’s Dementia, and That Trip Out West

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A salami sandwich was heavy with expectations. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE-WATCH THE CONTENT HERE

Why I Am A Vegetarian

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"It just takes one second to decide to stop. The main reason not to eat meat and fish is to spare others' lives. This is not an extreme perspective. This is a most reasonable and compassionate point of view." -- Matth...

Here’s How Scraps Can Help Grow The Food Of The Future

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It’s tough to think of something more mundane than getting your electric bill in the mail. But that’s what launched two Chicago scientists down a path that just might lead to a farming revolution. About f...

Finding Your Calm In The Storm Of These Changing Times

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Boy these energies are something, eh? I do not know one person in my life who has not felt some significant shift in their life over the last few months. I just laughed because for some reason the word shift was missi...

This Oregon Politician Should Probably Just Not Weigh In On Domestic Violence

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WASHINGTON ― Bud Pierce, the Republican trying to unseat Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), may have torpedoed his campaign last week by claiming, in the middle of a live-streamed debate, that women with a “great...

How to Spot a Common Mental Error That Leads to Misguided Thinking

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Human beings have been blaming strange behavior on the full moon for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could turn humans into werewolves. In the 1700s, it was common to believ...

Miss USA Is A Black Army Officer Advocating For PTSD Sufferers

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Common Causes of Elbow Pain

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There are many conditions that can be associated with elbow pain. Elbow pain is not usually a serious condition. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow can also be referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is an infla...

E-Cigarettes And The Values Behind The Evidence

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It is becoming increasingly difficult to make the case against e-cigarettes on the basis of scientific evidence. A second Cochrane Review--the gold standard when it comes to assessing the state of the evidence on hot ...

The Energy Spectrum Of Work-Life Balance

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Energy can be described as a feeling you have, a charged or emotional thought you have, the way your body feels, or even the way the room feels in a meeting. You have energy. Your team has energy. The company, your fa...

3 Quick Healthy Snack Hacks (For When You’re Famished And Short On Time)

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One of the biggest things I preach in my wellness coaching practice is the importance of planning ahead. Whether you're trying to eat clean, exercise more, or stress less, having a plan makes it much more likely that ...

Penn State Kicker Reminds Us Men Have Eating Disorders, Too

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Eating disorders affect every race, gender and body size.  It’s one very important takeaway from Penn State kicker Joey Julius’s viral Facebook post on Monday, in which he went public about his ...

What Do You Know About Your Cognitive Reserve?

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When two people have the exact same brain injury, why would one have significantly better outcomes than the other? Better treatment or more determination certainly can make a difference, but a big factor will be the ...

What We Can Learn From Uganda About Raising Science Literate Kids

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A quick scan of viral stories from around the internet reveals that readers are quick to believe garbage health claims, like cheese is as addictive as crack, bagels cause cancer and eating processed meat is as bad as...

Dare To Be 100: Pow-Wow

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night I attended a pow-wow while visiting a friend in Santa Ynez, California. Nearby was the Chumash Indian Reservation. This tribe hosted the pow-wow that attracted Indians from all over America, thousands. It was si...

What Really Happens When You Yo-Yo Diet

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By Jessica Migala for Life by Daily Burn Photo: Michael Kulesza It's so tempting: You've got something big coming up on the calendar that you want to look your best for. Why not diet hard and exercise a ton to get ...

A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife

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After his young wife died unexpectedly, Peter DeMarco wrote a letter to the caregivers who helped him cope. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE-WATC...

A Letter To The Doctors And Nurses Who Cared For My Wife

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After his 34-year-old wife suffered a devastating asthma attack and later died, the Boston writer Peter DeMarco penned the following letter to the intensive care unit staff of CHA Cambridge Hospital who cared for her...

New Drug Offers Hope To Millions With Severe Eczema

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There’s hope around the corner for those who suffer from eczema, an infuriatingly itchy skin condition with no cure and little consensus on the best course of treatment. The inflammatory skin condition has been...

The Problem with Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

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Nimesh P. Nagarsheth, MD Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Associate Director of Gynecologic Oncology The Mount Sinai Hospital The Prob...

Beyonce Shares A Sweet Trick For Powering Through A Hard Workout

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Say hello to the #IVYPARK FW16 collection. Now available to shop at @nordstrom @topshop @six02 @zalando @netaporter @zalora @theofficialselfridges @theiconicau @myer @jdsportsofficial @hudsonsbay @namshi A video ...

If You Follow These 4 Steps, You’re Meditating

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Forget heading to a monastery; you can meditate anytime, anywhere, for as little as ten minutes a day. 1. Sit comfortably upright on a chair, feet on the floor, hands resting on your thighs. (If you prefer, y...

J.Crew And New Balance Team Up For The Activewear Collection Of Your Dreams

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Some people believe that stocking their wardrobes with nice workout garb will inspire them to exercise more. If that’s true, fans of J. Crew and New Balance are about to start frequenting the gym way more often....

Tired of Sitting? 3 Ways to Get More Active Each Day

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We all know that exercise is good for us. However, the pressures of daily life tend to get in the way of taking care of our bodies and overall health. The end result is that we spend too much time being inactive. Jus...

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood

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The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is starting to wear off. If you find yourself feeling a little les...

Making End-Of-Life Care Decisions Is About As Real As It Gets

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My husband fell seriously ill last May and after a month in the hospital was discharged home to my care. Nothing ― nothing ― has been the same since then. He receives kidney dialysis three times a week as an outpatie...

U.S. Government Health Plans Spent Over $1 Billion On EpiPens Over Past 5 Years

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3 Ways To Maintain Your Relationship When Your Spouse Hurts You

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3 WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WHEN YOUR SPOUSE HURTS YOU "Fine. I'll just do it myself." Jane stormed out of the living room and into the kitchen to take care of an overflowing stack of dirty dishes. Thomas...

No, I’m Not A Bitch Because I Like To Workout

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There seems to be a new trend in our online culture of people hating on others who love to workout. It's almost like a fitness backlash of sorts. Sadly, this seems especially true of how women are behaving with eac...

Want To Be Happier At Work? Forget About Yourself

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"In fact, it is a constitutive characteristic of being human that it always points, and is directed, to something other than itself." - Viktor Frankl It was a bitter northern Colorado winter day last December. The ...

10 Stress-Reducing Tips For Entrepreneurs

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As president of my own business, www.StressStop.com I guess that makes me uniquely qualified to write this article on entrepreneurial stress. Here's what helps me mange my stress: 1. Workout, lift and stretch. I lift...

10 Of My Favorite Birth Practices Around The World

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There is a lot of pressure for births to be a great experience, which can cause many women to feel inadequate. Cord Mama even speaks of the Dangerous Myth of an Ideal Birth: "just like none of our bodies can live up ...

Introverts And Grief

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"I am really screwed now. My wife Evelyn has just died, and she was the one person I would trust to help me with grief. I'm not likely to share my emotions with anyone else, yet I know that if I don't, I am going to b...

Homeopathic Teething Gels May Pose Risks

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Throw away any homeopathic teething tablets and gels you may be using, the Food and Drug Administration is advising. WATCH THE VIDEO ...

10 Fitness Apps to Check Out in 2016

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Technology never stops amazing -- especially as the growth of the mobile phone era continues to grow. The iTunes and Google Play app stores are filling up with the latest fitness apps. There are now over 165,000 healt...

For Transgender Youths in New York, It Would Be a Health Care Milestone

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The state wants its Medicaid program to allow minors being treated for gender dysphoria to receive coverage for hormone therapy. WATC...

The Way We Talk About Drug ‘Abuse’ Is Harmful — And It Needs To Change

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Substance use disorder is a medical circumstance ― a brain disease that can be targeted and treated. But when we use words like “junkie” and “crackhead,” we frame the issue in moral terms, sugg...

What’s the Longest Humans Can Live? 115 Years, New Study Says

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The study, in Nature, suggests that humans “will never get older than 115.” But critics think we can grow much older. WATCH THE VIDEO...

Fake News Site Sparks Concern Over ‘Deadly Marijuana’ Recall Claim

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What are they smoking?  A fake news report about a marijuana recall is creating some buzz online after claiming that four people died and 49 others were hospitalized in Colorado on account of bad weed. There are...

Chris Christie Apparently Responded To Being Called Fat With An Expletive-Laden Rant

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) cursed out an elected official in his state after the man reportedly criticized the governor’s weight, according to a testimony heard in court on Wednesday.  Christopher ...

Are #PTSD Survivors Weak? (And The Healing Tool I Didn’t Share In My TEDx Talk)

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Published on amyoes.com PTSD is Not a Weakness. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is anything but a weakness. It is our strength. It means that we kept going. · Trauma is common. About six of every 10 US adults experie...

Mike Pence’s Defining Moment As Governor? Enabling An HIV Outbreak

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With the exception of a brief detour into Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s (R) anti-abortion beliefs during the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4, the night centered around foreign policy, not public health. It&rsquo...

How Much Is It Worth to Hold Your Newborn? $40, Apparently

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A man posted a bill to Reddit showing that he and his wife were charged $ 39.35 for holding their son after a C-section. WATCH THE V...

How To Start A New Life After Addiction Recovery

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If you are in the recovery phase you deserve a pat on the back. You have taken the most important step in escaping the substance abuse trap. However, the story doesn't end there. You have to ensure you make the ri...

FDA Wants To Know What You Consider A ‘Healthy’ Food Product

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What do you consider a healthy food product? As a nutritionist, what comes to my mind are whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and fish. Few people would debate such foods as being healthy and nutrit...

There’s No Shame In Needing Medication To Manage Your Mental Illness

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Written by Caitlyn Kalustian I have Bipolar 1, the most severe form of bipolar. I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago. It took me about three years to get on the right meds. Throughout those three years, I cycled throu...

Recognizing Boarding Schools’ Psychic Toll in China

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Stoic and emotional reactions at a seminar in Beijing hinted at the fallout from the widespread practice of sending young children to live away from home. ...

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