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    CMA Wants Parents to Give Schools Proof of Child’s Immunization

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    Drinking Coffee Daily May Improve Survival in Colon Cancer Patients

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    A Pink Pill for Female Sexual Equality?

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    Is Picky Eating a ‘Red Flag’ for Depression?

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    Healing Benefits of Hemp

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    How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally

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    Bodyweight Exercise Is Perfect for Everyone, Everywhere, on Every Budget and Every Fitness Level

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    Is Picky Eating a ‘Red Flag’ for Depression?

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    Soft Drink to Hard Candy: Watch a Soda Turn Into a Lollipop

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    10 Signs You Need a Vacation

    Americans are taking fewer vacation days than they did 15 years ago, often not taking all of their earned vacation days, according to a survey... Read more

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    How to Keep Computer Screens From Destroying Your Eyes

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    The Right Way to Eat a Cupcake

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    Fertility Compromised by Common Pain Killers

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    Adult IQ Predicted by Age 2 for Premature Babies

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  • A Chinese traffic police man wears a mask at a security checkpoint near the site of an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. New explosions and fire rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Saturday, where one survivor was pulled out and authorities ordered evacuations within a 3-kilometer (1.8-mile) radius to clean up chemical contamination. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think

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    Health Benefits of Raspberries

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    Why Gratitude Comes With a Sweet Tooth

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    Warm Cauliflower ‘Couscous’ With Herbs and Kale

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    28 Delicious Anti-Aging Foods

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    Decaf Coffee: Good or Bad?

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    Recipe: Iced Raspberry Green Tea Lemonade

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    Eat Food, Not Nutrients: Why Healthy Diets Need a Broad Approach

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    Recipe: Zesty, Vegan Two-Bean Burgers

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    Acupuncture Offers Effective Allergy Relief

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  • Nomads rest as they dig for Chinese caterpillar fungus from a mountain in Guide County, Hainan Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China. Nomads can earn about 2,000 yuan to 5,000 yuan (about U.S. $260 to $653 ) through their work during the fifty-day Chinese caterpillar fungus gathering season. Chinese caterpillar fungus, about U.S. $600 per pound, is also called Cordyceps Sinensis Mushroom. The fungus multiples by parasitizing insect larvae, forming hypha and maturing outside the larva. The fungus exists in mountains and meadows with an altitude of 9,840 to 16,400 feet. Caterpillar fungus is highly valued in Chinese medicine and used in drugs to restore energy, promote longevity and stimulate the immune system, however, because of excessive exploitation, the Chinese caterpillar fungus resource has been destroyed and has become increasingly rare. The Chinese government has restricted the digging of the fungus. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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    Interview with Master Yun Chung Chiang and the secret to keep your body young

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    7 Flowers Used In Chinese Herbal Medicine

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    Chinese Medicine: 6 Natural Ways To Reset Your Hormones

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    Acupuncture Wakes Up Coma Patients

    A study last year concluded that acupuncture helps to arouse coma patients with severe brain injuries. Electroacupuncture applied to acupuncture points GV20 (Baihui), which is at... Read more

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    Now Acupuncture Proven a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

    Researchers at the Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered that a form of acupuncture called electroacupuncture controls inflammation and may help... Read more

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    10 Practical, Easy Activities to Balance Your Qi

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    Yin and Yang Is the Core of Chinese Medicine

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    Strawberries and Chinese Medicine

    Strawberries are at their peak now and will remain so through July. In addition to being an appealing valentine-shaped fruit that you can eat fresh... Read more

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    Summer and Chinese Medicine

    Summer is normally the time of year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity, and moving outward with our lives and into nature. So... Read more

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    9 Chinese Herbs and a Walk in the Woods

    This past weekend I spent a whole day walking in the woods and flowering trees at my local arboretum. Many of the wildflowers were in bloom... Read more

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    Stanford University: Acupuncture Reduces Pain After Surgery

    Stanford University doctors conclude that acupuncture during surgery reduces pain. Research published in The Laryngoscope finds acupuncture effective for reducing pain and improving restoration of a normal... Read more

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    Asparagus Reduces High Blood Pressure

    New research concludes that dietary intake of asparagus lowers blood pressure. The researchers were able to isolate an active compound found in asparagus that was... Read more

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    Brain MRI Shows Acupuncture Relieves Migraines

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals that acupuncture prevents and relieves migraines by restoring normal brain functions. MRI results demonstrate that acupuncture decreases the frequency and... Read more

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    6 Different Ways to Look at What You Eat: Chinese Food Therapy

    During my first class in the study of Chinese medicine, I was told that the Chinese way of thinking was different from everything that I... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine and the Heart of Summer

    Hot summer days are an appropriate time to think about the fire element and its corresponding organ, the heart.  The longest, warmest, and brightest days of... Read more

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    9 Best Foods for Summer According to Chinese Medicine

    We all like to eat good food, and we all understand that certain foods enhance our health. In Chinese medicine, that concept is taken a... Read more

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    3 Reasons Why You Should Try Cupping

    Let’s start with a quiz: A. Cupping is an exotic cooking term from Thailand.B. Cupping is men’s attempts to protect their private parts.C. Cupping is an ancient technique... Read more

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    7 Things That Affect Your Weight According to Chinese Medicine

    Where has my waist gone? I zip up my jeans and where I used to have nice curves, I now have something akin to a... Read more

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    9 Toxic Toothpaste Ingredients That You Need to Avoid for Good Oral Health

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Conventional toothpaste is full of toxins that make your teeth look pretty and feel clean while they slowly erode the... Read more

  • (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Serotonin, All You Need to Know About the Body’s Key to Health and Happiness

    By Marlaina Donato, Organic Lifestyle Magazine We all know that sunny days, sweet treats, warm bread, and the scent of vanilla make most of us feel... Read more

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    Get Your Fruit Fresh, Local and Sustainable Year-Round

    By Lara Colley, Organic Lifestyle Magazine We all know that fruit is good for us. The steady stream of research and articles on the subject reminds... Read more

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    Boiled Frog Syndrome – the Biggest Killer of All Time

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  If something doesn’t kill us on contact, we seem to dismiss it as a non-issue... Read more

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    Yoga May Be the Missing Link to Stroke Survivors’ Rehabilitation

    One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That’s about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes. Worldwide, stroke is... Read more

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    Cleaning Tips For Your Bedroom

    Why does cleaning have to imply spraying chemicals and stirring up dust? Presented below are some cleaning tips and eco-friendly, how-to recipes designed to make... Read more

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    Fun Facts About Hugging

    Neuroeconomist Paul Zak, also known as “Dr. Love,” recommends at least eight hugs a day to be happier and enjoy better relationships. Psychotherapist Virginia Satir also... Read more

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    Health Benefits Of Mulberries and Mulberry Recipes

    By Carrie Ciula, Organic Lifestyle Magazine I grew up picking black raspberries and occasionally found interest in the deep purple gems hanging just overhead, but, it... Read more

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    The Surprising Cause of Melanoma (And No, It’s Not Too Much Sun)

    Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have been rising for at least the last three decades, and this increase has been largely... Read more

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    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Honey

    Honey has been valued as a natural sweetener long before sugar became widely available in the 16th century. Honey production flourished in ancient Greece and Sicily, for... Read more

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    Liver Disease Linked to Gut Bacteria and Leaky Gut

    Much speculation has revolved around the causes for nonalcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis over the years. New findings provide surprising links between our gut bacteria,... Read more

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    DIY Air Fresheners for Your Home & Car

    Ever walk into your home after a day in the fresh air and think, “Wow, sure smells stale in here?” Love the delicate fragrance of vanilla and... Read more

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    Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood

    Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants.  Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain... Read more

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    Are You Using Toxic Beauty Products? 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

    Most women feel strongly about their cosmetics. In fact, a Harris Poll found that 44 percent of women feel more homely when they don’t wear makeup. Given... Read more

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    An October Vacation Can Be More Relaxing

    It may sound counter to what most people normally do, but if you can save your vacation time until October and take a trip with... Read more

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    Doctor Talks ‘Miracle’ Recoveries, Using Intuition

    Larry Krantz, M.D., has seen patients recover from incurable diseases without any known medical explanation. For example, while grocery shopping he ran into an old... Read more

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    Basil: Herb of Scorpions, Doctors, and Kings

    For most Americans, the scent of basil usually means Italian food. But this herb is good for much more than just pasta. Some say the... Read more

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    Nuts: An Important Component of an Anti-Diabetes Diet

    Complications from diabetes result from constant elevations in blood glucose, which damage the blood vessels and other tissues. Excess glucose in the bloodstream results in... Read more

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    Scientists Against GMOs

    By Joel Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Biotechnology has long tried to paint the critics of genetic engineering as anti-science. A great effort has been made to... Read more

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    Put Your Legs Up The Wall Tonight

    If you come in to my River North, Chicago acupuncture practice for a consultation, I promise you I often have many suggestions. I believe that self-care is... Read more

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    Get Rid of Muscle Spasms for Good With Trigger Point Therapy

    John F. Kennedy might never have been president if not for an early form of trigger point therapy. As part of his ongoing saga of... Read more

  • In Chinese medicine, cancer is regarded as a systemic disease, meaning that the growth of cancer tumors is the local manifestation of systemwide problems. (Squaredpixels/iStock)

    Thriving With Advanced Cancer

    Zoltan, a European, who works in the U.S. division of a large German engineering company, has stage IV kidney cancer with multiple metastases in both... Read more

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    How to Prove a Natural Compound Can Treat Cancer

    Not many natural compounds have been proven to fight cancer. This is largly due to lack of funds and researchers who are interested in natural treatments... Read more

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    Heal Chronic Injuries, Migraines With Prolotherapy

    Sometimes a little poison is good medicine. With prolotherapy, concentrated sugar solution is used to incite localized inflammation, which stimulates the body to heal and... Read more

  • Doctor Jeffrey Adler uses the toenail fungus laser treatment on a patient at his office in Midtown Manhattan on July 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Latest Laser Foot Treatments: Zap Nail Fungus, Treat Pain, Fight Fat

    Laser treatment is a remarkable technology that is only getting better. In podiatry, lasers are being used to completely get rid of toenail fungus, eliminate... Read more

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    Got Low Back Pain? Here’s What You Can Do

    NEW YORK—The first thing to do when your low back starts to hurt is relax—both your back and your mind. “The majority of back pain... Read more

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    With Mesotherapy, Minute Doses of Medicine Effectively Treat Pain

    NEW YORK—If you’ve heard of mesotherapy, you’ve probably heard of it as a noninvasive delivery method for cellulite treatments and facial rejuvenation. But it’s also... Read more

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    4 Tips to Handle Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash may not be a serious condition, but it can be extremely painful. It is common and causes concern for many parents trying to... Read more

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    Men, Beat the Negative Effects of Aging With Testosterone Replacement

    One of Dr. Baruch Ruttner’s patients, a man in his 50s, was going through a painful divorce.

 “He couldn’t concentrate, he was depressed, and had... Read more

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    Healthy Aging: Find Your New Normal

    According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), only 13 percent of both male and female baby boomers (aged 46 years to 64... Read more

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    Treating Hidden Wounds—the Case for Putting Psychologists in Trauma Programs

    Imagine this: A 17-year-old girl has been shot in an apparent mall robbery. Her parents rush to the hospital only to be told they cannot... Read more

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    What to Do in a Dental Emergency

    Emergencies can be scary. Understanding what constitutes a dental emergency and knowing what steps to take can reduce the anxiety that accompanies emergencies. In general,... Read more

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    May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Take Practical Steps Now to Help Stave Off Skin Cancer

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — She thought the blemish that refused to heal was simply a persistent pimple. Shelaine Pennington, a Mississippi State University Extension Service agent... Read more

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    7 Biggest Skincare Myths

    Everyone wants good skin — and there’s plenty of advice out there about how to make that happen. But, not all of that advice is... Read more

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    Essential Oil Safety

    Essential oils are natural chemicals extracted from plants. If used properly, they are very safe. Used incorrectly, essential oils have been known to cause skin... Read more

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    What You Should Know About Crohn’s Disease

    If you don’t know anything about Crohn’s disease (CD), you’re not be alone. Crohn’s disease is not a household word, and in spite of its importance, receives... Read more

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    Sleep Loss Makes You Fat

    Experts urge adults to get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Children and teens may need as much as 10 hours. But... Read more

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    Lasers Treat Gum Disease With Less Pain and Fear

    NEW YORK—Since Dr. Mark Schlesinger started doing gum surgery with lasers, he hasn’t had to prescribe painkillers for a single patient. “It’s not necessary,” he... Read more

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    Rotator Cuff Injury: Use Golf Swing, Tennis Serve to Recover

    NEW YORK—Personalizing care is key for orthopedic shoulder surgeon Dr. Francis Mendoza.  If you love golf, he creates a recovery program that integrates swinging your... Read more

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    Rev Up Your Turmeric

    Turmeric has been revered in India and China as both food and medicine for thousands of years, but the West has been very slow to embrace... Read more

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    9 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

    By Dr. Becker National Dog Day – also known as International Dog Day, World Dog Day, and National Dog Appreciation Day – was founded in... Read more

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    Stop Starbucks from Killing the Planet

    It’s a place that many of us hit up almost every day, whether it’s for a cappuccino, flat white or something sweeter and more exotic... Read more

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    Soft Drink to Hard Candy: Watch a Soda Turn Into a Lollipop

    “After recently hearing a health professional refer to soda as ‘the cigarettes of our generation,’ I decided to do an experiment to show what’s in... Read more

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    How to Keep Computer Screens From Destroying Your Eyes

    Eye strain from hours of screen time can result in eye irritation, dryness, fatigue or blurred vision, and such problems are increasingly common, according to a new... Read more

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    High-Protein Breakfast Helps Teens Cut Calories

    Eating a high-protein breakfast—containing 35 grams of protein—may help overweight teens who typically skip breakfast stabilize their blood sugar and eat fewer calories without feeling... Read more

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    China’s Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think

    The Chinese government is working hard to deal with its air, water, land, food-supply, and other sustainability challenges. So it’s a race between how hard... Read more

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    Your Rights Removed for Monsanto’s Benefit

    Should genetically engineered (GE) foods be labeled? Yes. In this article, I will lead you through the many why’s of this argument. As you may have heard,... Read more

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    Kettlebell Fitness Craze Lifts Off (Video)

    5 Beginner/Intermediate Kettlebell Workouts Kathy Smith’s Kettlebell Solution, which includes four 20-minute workouts, including Upper Body, Core, Buns and Thighs, and Fat Burning, plus two kettlebells... Read more

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    The Importance of Being Naked (Video)

    Melanoma is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it’s detected early. Still, it is among the leading causes of death by cancer, and mortality... Read more

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    Gwyneth Paltrow on Capitol Hill to Talk About Food Labeling

    Academy Award-winning actress and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow stepped away from her Goop desk last week to join lawmakers and healthy food advocates in the... Read more

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    Mood and Anxiety in the Perinatal Patient: The Inflammatory Model

    10-15% of women experience mood disorders during and after pregnancy and 1 in 4 women will begin pregnancy on psychiatric medications. Despite accumulating data around... Read more

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    10 Reasons to Smile More (Video)

    We all know a good smile is contagious, but did you know that the average adult only smiles 17 times days a day? You can... Read more

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    15 Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes You’ll Love

    There is no better way to cool down in the scorching summer heat than with a scoop (or two) of ice cream. But what to... Read more

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    Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein: Who Do You See?

    When you look at this photo, do you see Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein? This strange illusion makes for an interesting eye test and it... Read more

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    Cancer Prevention – Creating a Body That Cancer Does Not Like

    On today’s show, Dr. Lise Alschuler shares 5 Key Strategies for Supporting Health and Five Pathways of Prevention. We discuss specific foods, supplements and lifestyle... Read more

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    Destress in 20 Seconds

    Life can be hard, but reducing stress doesn’t have to be! Banish stress with one simple technique that’s as easy as 1-2-3 − or in this case, 4-7-8!... Read more

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    How Many Laps Is Your Snack Worth?

    How many laps around the track will it take to burn off that candy bar? On Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Oliver shocks students with the real... Read more

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    How Sweet Potato Proteins May Help Prevent Cancer

    Sweet potatoes can be considered a superfood. They are one of the healthiest and cheapest vegetables on the planet. (And one day, perhaps, even off the planet,... Read more

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    Dad Heaviness Quantified

    If there’s one aspect of the child-rearing process that deserves more attention and consideration, it’s the effects on the male body. No no, but there... Read more

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    McDonald’s Tries to Lure Customers Back With Swanky Dining Experience

    White plates, stainless-steel cutlery, wineglasses, and tables covered with linens are more five-star restaurant than fast-food joint. But with Restaurant M, a one-day pop-up location... Read more


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