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3 Small Steps to Big Change

When I first started this journey, whole life changes were too overwhelming to contemplate. I needed to start small in order to succeed. In fact, even now, almost a year later I continue to make small changes. And, looking at my life today, it’s amazing how those simple steps added up to monumental...
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How to Prevent Regaining Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

Most weight loss surgery patients experience great results, losing up to 80% of their extra weight. The weight loss process occurs over a period of time, but ultimately most people have reached their goal within a few years. It’s usually after five or six years that some patients may see an increase...
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Surprising Truth ABout Many Weight Loss Tips

A recent study shows that people who drink diet soda on a daily basis are more likely to gain weight, over a ten year period, than those who drink no soda at all. Clearly, the concept of ‘diet’ soda – soda with little or no sugar, fat or calories – is backfiring. If diet soda actually...
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SAD: Identify and Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Statistical data has shown that there is a rise in the rate of suicides in the winter months, especially around the holidays. But is the rise a direct correlating to the holidays, or could these cases of the “winter blues” be caused by something more? For some, this winter depression is actually...
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What To Consider When Choosing a Health Plan

Each year millions of workers must choose the health insurance plan they’ll have for the next year. With insurance premiums rising and health plans getting more complex, this can be a stressful decision. It’s important to understand your options when choosing a plan. To get the best value from...
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Use Stress Management Techniques to Maintain Your Health

Stress is an inescapable part of the human condition. And while, the techniques we use to deal with the daily stressors that come our way is often the root of our personal success, how we manage stress is also an underlying cause of many modern health conditions — especially when we don’t learn...
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The Three Types of Lung Cancer: NSCLC, SCLC and Bronchial Carcinoids

People talk of lung cancer, but the disease so simple. Cancer is complex and often comes in many different forms. How many types of lung cancer are there? Surprisingly, there are only two main forms of lung cancer. However, there is also a third type of lung cancer that is very rare. The two main forms...
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Questions and Answers About Lymphedema Symptoms and Treatment

What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is the presence of fluid that causes the skin to swell — a problem known as edema. Most often, the swelling develops in a leg or arm that has no regular lymph drainage. What are the causes of lymphedema? One thing that may cause lymphedema is surgery performed on lymph...
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Every Minute Counts: How to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke? Would you be able to identify someone that is demonstrating stroke symptoms and requires immediate medical attention? Strokes deprive the victim’s brain of oxygen, so when a person is having a stroke time is of the essence! Yet, many people...
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Obese Children in Society — How to Ease the Stigma

Being overweight has always been a stigma in society. Those who are chubby are passed over for jobs, thought to be sloppy or unclean, and the list goes on. Those same unfounded and hurtful thoughts will be conveyed to your children if they are obese. Obesity is Made Worse by Society’s Changing...
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