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Smoking: Metabolic damage and the Risk of Diabetes

Smoking used to be socially acceptable. Remember the Marlboro Man? Smoking was thought of as cool, rugged, and sexy. Virginia Slims won their campaign and made smoking cigarettes fashionable for women, as well. In reality, smoking has always been detrimental to our health. It’s now common knowledge...
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Fall Asleep! Natural Ways to Treat Insomnia

Sleep is a basic need and most of us don’t get enough of it. Not only only is there a direct correlation to sleep and one’s mood, memory and ability to concentrate, it’s also important for folks that are trying to lose a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight. It is true that nearly...
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Stay healthy with these travel tips

Heading over the river and through the woods this holiday season? (Or over the highways and through the nation’s skies, more like.) With H1N1 influenza widespread and flu season in full swing, take extra precaution and be mindful of your own germs and those of others who might be sneezing and coughing...
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Important Tips for Succeeding on a Low Carb Diet

If you’ve been following along in our series about low-carb diets, then you may have already decided that this is the new eating lifestyle for you. Changing your eating habits and choosing healthier foods isn’t always easy, but there are things you can do to make adjusting to a low-carb lifestyle...
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Bad Posture Causes Back Pain! Here’s How to Fix it.

We’ve all watched those old TV shows or movies where girls are sent to finishing school to get ” refined.” They walk around with books on their head while a woman with a tight chignon and even tighter pursed lips follows behind with a conductor’s wand. Those books perched on...
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Take a Common Sense Approach to Weight Loss

In a society where 8 out of every 10 Americans are considered either overweight or obese, the fight to stay healthy isn’t an easy one. There are no quick answers, no magic pills or formulas, no shortcuts to maintaining a healthy body weight. While some individuals may need to work a bit harder...
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Take Control with these 7 Effective Steps for Managing Anxiety

Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath? You probably weren’t having a heart attack but an anxiety attack. If you suffer from anxiety disorders, learning to manage it is the first step to overcoming it. Anxiety is characterized as extreme...
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7 Tips to Prevent Panic Attacks

You don’t have to be a victim to panic attacks, you can prevent them. While medication and therapy are both helpful for anyone that suffers from panic attacks, self-care is also important. Learning how to manage the risk factors will help you feel in control and build confidence as you realize...
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Preserve Fresh Locally-grown Fruit by Canning, Jam Making

With the growth of farmer’s markets and the resurgence of home gardening, consumers are rediscovering the superior flavor, value, and nutrition of locally-grown fruit. But many people only purchase or grow enough for fresh eating and avoid buying larger quantities to can, freeze, or preserve as...
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Are you prepared to Shelter in Place?

“Warning! Seek shelter!” If you heard this message right now, would you be ready? While some emergencies, like fires or hurricanes, may require you to evacuate, in others emergency officials will ask that residents stay put — or shelter in place — to keep safe. According to the Centers for Disease...
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