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You can add an LED screen with speedometer, odometer, headlight controls, and assist button so you can choose how much motor you use. (June Fakkert/Epoch Times)
You can add an LED screen with speedometer, odometer, headlight controls, and assist button so you can choose how much motor you use. (June Fakkert/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK— It looks like a cross between skis, a kick scooter, and a moped, and it gives you a whole-body workout at the intensity you...


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  • Health alerts for travelers to particular West African countries posted at the main lobby entrance of Bellevue Hospital in New York, Oct. 24, 2014. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. And when Ebola did come to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, he was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows. The nurse Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

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  • In this Oct. 26, 2014, photo, provided by attorney Steven Hyman, quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox meets with the prominent New York civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, seated, at the isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., where Hickox was confined after flying into Newark Liberty International Airport following her work in West Africa caring for Ebola patients. For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers. A hodgepodge of state policies, some of which directly contradict Obama’s recommendations, has sowed confusion about what’s really needed to stop Ebola from spreading in the United States. While public health advocates denounce state quarantines as draconian and scientifically baseless, anxious citizens in non-quarantine states are asking whether they’re at greater risk because their governors and the president have adopted a lesser level of caution. (AP Photo/Steven Hyman)

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  • FILE - This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, will attend a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to discuss her discharge from the hospital after tests showed she's virus-free. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File)

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    Researchers Find up to 3,000 Times the Bacterial Growth on Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

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    The Most Precious Blood on Earth

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    The Wonderful Chinese Herb Astragalus

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    Evidence Shows Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

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    Acupuncture Relieves Migraines

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    9 Ways to Fight Obesity According to Chinese Medicine

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    Did Kate Middleton Use Acupuncture? No, But Maybe She Should Have

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    Why Downsizing Your Living Space can be Healthy

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    Winter Squash Soup

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    What You Need To Know About PCOS And Chinese Medicine

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine on Memory Loss and Digestion

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    3 Easy Tips For a Healthy Autumn

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    Flat-Belly Food to Beat the Bloat

    “Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine and Mental Health

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    The Natural Medicine Cabinet

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    Healing Benefits of Massage Therapy

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  • A Medicine Buddha statue at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2014. The Medicine Buddha is the central figure of Tibetan medicine. He sets the supreme example of compassion that all Tibetan doctors try to show their patients.
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    Tibetan Medicine: Compassion, Science, and Experience

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    Shampoo Is Dead, Long Live Shampoo

    The forefront of hair care today is to refrain from washing it every single day. A rinse in the shower is allowed but in this... Read more

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    Teas That Boosts Your Immune System

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    Alternative Approaches for Joint Pain Relief

    Millions of people experience joint pain and inflammation on a daily basis. The prevalence of this problem warrants a paradigm shift in the current standard... Read more

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    6 Back-to-School Tips for Healthier Kids

    It all happens so quickly. One minute you’re dropping the kids off at day camp and the next you’re sitting in an aisle of your... Read more

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    Keeping Your Colon in Working Order

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    How Long Is Strep Throat Contagious? (Plus Natural Strep Remedies)

    Strep throat is one of the more unpleasant cold and flu like illnesses out there, leaving most of those who catch it with such terrible... Read more

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    4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

    Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it. From the sound of it,... Read more

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    43 Natural Alternatives for Colds and Flu

    Echinacea use reduces the incidence and duration of the common cold. Echinacea appears effective in preventing upper respiratory tract infections in children. Treatment with Echinacea Plus... Read more

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    8 Reasons to Add Stinging Nettles to Your Healing Plan

    By Paula Youmell, Healing the Body The human body is an amazing healing organism. The food and healing plants we put into our body affect... Read more

  • (L-R) Eva-Maria Nordström, Jonathan Stoltz and Ann Dolling. They carried out the research project about how spending time in the forest affects people with stress-related illnesses at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. (Ulrika Lagerlöf/Skogssällskapet)

    A Forest Relieves Stress

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Spending time in the forest makes us feel better and helps recovery from stress-related illness, according to a study by scientists at the Swedish... Read more

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    Using Essential Oils to Remedy Common Conditions

    Essential oils constitute a unique branch of herbal medicine. Their chemical makeup gives them a host of desirable properties that can be used to alleviate... Read more

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    How to Maximize Your Menses

    As women living in modernity, we spend more time refreshing our inbox than we do checking in with our bodies. In a world where productivity... Read more

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    6 Holistic Approaches to a Fever

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Conventional doctors have been taught to treat every symptom that comes to their attention. As... Read more

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    10 Reasons to Love your Homeopath

    Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons from love to money, and more. For your health.  Lots of people who swear... Read more

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    6 Herbs that Enhance Digestive Health

    By Natural News, Healing the Body Digestion problems are never a pleasant situation to have to deal with. Not only are they often painful, such... Read more

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    How to Prepare for Marathon Race Day

    The best way to train a couple of days before a marathon is to stop training altogether. How long you can exercise a muscle depends... Read more

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    5 Tips for a Healthier Gut

    Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates declared that “all disease begins in the gut.” Yet it is only recently that modern medicine has begun to document... Read more

  • Basal cell skin cancer appears as raised bumps that are pink and waxy. (Courtesy of Dr. Michael Shapiro)

    How to Recognize Skin Cancer Early

    NEW YORK—Now that fall is here and tans are starting to fade, you may notice some new moles and marks that you didn’t have before... Read more

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    Can Pumpkins Ward Off Diabetes?

    Pumpkins may or may not fend off evil spirits on Halloween, but scientists suspect they do possess medicinal properties that could help treat diabetes. The... Read more

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    6 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

    Halloween is often a very busy night with the doorbell ringing, kids running around in costumes, and candy everywhere! To keep the celebration fun and... Read more

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    NYC Marathon: Tips to Finish Injury-Free

    With the NYC Marathon less than a three days away, now is the time for runners to start focusing on race-day safety. Nurse practitioner Jasmine... Read more

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    Tools of a Marathon Runner

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    6 Morning Hacks to Make Waking up Easier

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    8 Things to know about osteoarthritis

    For people over 40, joint pain and inflammation can become an unwelcome part of daily living. For some, the condition is minor, with periodic flare-ups... Read more

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    Mindfulness: How to Be in the Moment … Right Here, Right Now

    “Remember then: there is only one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when... Read more

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    When the clocks “fall back” this year on Nov. 2, don’t let gaining an extra hour rob you of needed sleep. There’s plenty you can... Read more

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