Get Heart Healthy

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Here’s a startling statistic: According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer and COPD (think emphysema and chronic bronchitis) combined. In fact, it’s the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. While a family history of cardiovascular disease can increase your risk—an early heart attack in a parent …

Dealing with Depression

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Surprisingly effective ways to clear the clouds Chances are you know someone (maybe you) who struggles with depression. After all, 17.1 million adults and more than 2 million children in the United States suffer from a depressive disorder—and those are just the people that we know about. Depression strikes almost everyone at some point in their lives. For some people, …

Feeling Sick? Not this year!

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Give these natural flu-fighters a shot If there’s anything more predictable than the arrival of the holidays, it’s the inevitable annual onset of flu season. Of course, no one likes to miss out on the fun and frivolity of this festive time of year, yet conventional medicine offers little relief for your symptoms. In fact, there’s typically nothing a doctor …

Global Solutions to Seasonal Stress

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Ever think of running away to escape the stress of modern American life? The truth is—stress is not relegated to one country. We don’t live on a stress-free planet—especially during the holidays. People around the world are embracing the idea of dealing with stress through various, innovative methods. Take this stroll around the world to see if there are some …

Keep Your Dog Safe and Holiday Happy!

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The holidays can be a magical time filled with family and friends. But, as wonderful as this time of year can be, it can also be perilous for your pet. Check out these tips to keep your dog healthy through all the festivities. Tastes Unfamiliar and potentially unsafe holiday food temptations can wreak havoc with your pet’s digestion. While you …

It’s Back-to-School Bug Season

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Back to school often means a trip back to the doctor for kids and their parents. Your little germ magnets get exposed to coughs, colds, sore throats, and sniffles. They trade viruses faster than Pokémon cards, so ailments spread swiftly through the young crowd. Kids rarely make the hand washing all-star team, they stick toys in their mouths, and they …

Blood Flow Basics

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Ways to improve circulation naturally! Unless you have numbness in your fingers or toes—or wounds that seem to take forever to heal —you probably don’t give your circulatory system a lot of thought. Yet the blood that flows through the highways and byways of your circulatory system provides the billions of cells throughout your body with the oxygen and the …