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Miracle of Eden: 2-Year-Old’s Incredible Recovery From Crippling Brain Damage

Eden Carlson at hospital (L) and after being released from hospital. (Courtesy of the Carlson family)
Eden Carlson at hospital (L) and after being released from hospital. (Courtesy of the Carlson family)

After six years of trying, Kristal and Chris Carlson had already given up on having another baby. They already had four children, but wanted another...


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    Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain, Finds New Research

    People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research... Read more

  • Donald Trump and former Miss USA Tara Conner attend 'The Girls Of Hedsor Hall' press conference at Trump Tower on January 29, 2009 in New York City. (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump Helped Former Miss USA Find Recovery From Drug Addiction

    On March 1, former Miss USA, Tara Conner, wrote an op-ed expressing her gratitude to President Trump for his role in helping her make the... Read more

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    Exploring Solar Terms: Minor Heat

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

  • (SYDA PRODUCTIONS/SHUTTERSTOCK)

    How to (Finally) Accept Your Body

    Body positivity has become a much-needed cultural trend to counter the prevailing uber-thin-body ideal. Yet these well-meaning messages—”Love yourself at any size!”, “You are beautiful!”,... Read more

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    Stretching May Be the Undervalued Key to Youth

    It doesn’t matter if you’re 35, 55, 75 or 95 years old. The actual number of years you’ve spent in your body is far less... Read more

  • (Liv friis-larsen/Shutterstock)

    9 Healthiest Foods for Summer According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

  • (szefei/shutterstock)

    Finding Balance With the ‘Five Flavors’

    Think of a well-balanced meal and you’ll probably imagine things like vegetables, protein, and sensible portions. But there is another vital variable: taste. We naturally... Read more

  • (@CampersCoveWH/Shutterstock)

    12 Amazing Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

    If you aren’t already enjoying hemp seeds as a regular part of your diet, you might want to give them a try. These tiny seeds... Read more

  • (Air Images/Shutterstock)

    How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

    Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom... Read more

  • Camille Casaretti and her son, Matteo

    How Monday Family Dinners Can Lead to Family Togetherness & Healthier Life Choices

    Families today are busier than ever. With job demands, soccer practice, homework, birthday parties and all of the other activities competing for our time and... Read more

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    Confirmed: Sweating Removes Chemicals From The Body

    A new Canadian study on the topic entitled, “Human Excretion of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Flame Retardants: Blood, Urine, and Sweat Study,” reveals that induced sweating... Read more

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    When to Avoid Rice + 8 Alternatives to Try Instead

    Rice has its place in a healthy eating plan, but because it often contains arsenic, we should enjoy rice in moderation. Next time you’re making... Read more

  • (Yaoinlove/Shutterstock)

    Proper Tools May Help Prevent Medicine Errors at Home

    Providing parents with picture-based instructions – and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed – may help reduce cases of medication... Read more

  • (Shaynepplstockphoto/Shutterstock)

    Why Unsafe Cosmetics Are Still on Store Shelves

    Many cosmetic products entice consumers with active ingredients that will plump, lengthen, and boost. But the cost, depending on the product, may be serious injury... Read more

  • (Arina P Habich/Shutterstock)

    8 Tips for a Healthy Independence Day

    Fireworks, parades, picnics and BBQ’s mean you may be around a lot of unhealthy snack and food choices this weekend. To help you make healthier... Read more

  • (Solis Images/Shutterstock)

    Smart Strategies Address Unique Challenges When You Start Running After 40

    Exercise is an important foundational pillar to your overall health and wellness. You enjoy numerous positive effects when you integrate an exercise program into your... Read more

  • (SpeedKingz/Shutterstock)

    Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain, Finds New Research

    People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research... Read more

  • Donald Trump and former Miss USA Tara Conner attend 'The Girls Of Hedsor Hall' press conference at Trump Tower on January 29, 2009 in New York City. (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump Helped Former Miss USA Find Recovery From Drug Addiction

    On March 1, former Miss USA, Tara Conner, wrote an op-ed expressing her gratitude to President Trump for his role in helping her make the... Read more

  • (Maridav/Shutterstock)

    Confirmed: Sweating Removes Chemicals From The Body

    A new Canadian study on the topic entitled, “Human Excretion of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Flame Retardants: Blood, Urine, and Sweat Study,” reveals that induced sweating... Read more

  • (Yaoinlove/Shutterstock)

    Proper Tools May Help Prevent Medicine Errors at Home

    Providing parents with picture-based instructions – and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed – may help reduce cases of medication... Read more

  • (Shaynepplstockphoto/Shutterstock)

    Why Unsafe Cosmetics Are Still on Store Shelves

    Many cosmetic products entice consumers with active ingredients that will plump, lengthen, and boost. But the cost, depending on the product, may be serious injury... Read more

  • Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen. Provinces and territories are now able to import urgently needed medications that are not available in Canada to treat the growing incidence of opioid dependence. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Health Canada Allows Importation of Drugs Needed to Treat Opioid Addiction

    TORONTO—Provinces and territories are now able to import urgently needed medications that are not available in Canada to treat the growing incidence of opioid dependence... Read more

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    Tick Causing Red Meat Allergy Spreads Through US

    It was only about a decade ago that immunologists figured out the Lone star tick can give people allergy to red meat—and a nasty one... Read more

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    Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D

    Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk... Read more

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    Irregular Sleep Tied to Worse Grades

    College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S... Read more

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    Walking Their Dogs Keeps the Elderly Active

    Senior citizens who live with dogs appear to meet internationally recognized exercise goals just by walking them, a new study suggests. Researchers matched 43 older... Read more

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    ‘Wombs for Rent’ Business Flourishes in Communist Laos

    Dozens of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbors to ban the controversial procedure... Read more

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    Even Moderate Drinking Linked to Changes in Brain Structure, Study Says

    Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday... Read more

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    Ketamine After Surgery Linked to Nightmares, Delirium

    New research indicates that ketamine doesn’t lower levels of pain or reduce the need for pain-killing opioid drugs in the days after an operation, though... Read more

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    Can This Kind of Rock Climbing Treat Depression?

    Bouldering, a form of rock climbing that involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, could be an effect... Read more

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    A Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are an effective means of treating bacterial contamination. But extensive use of antibiotic substances in medicine and agriculture has resulted in increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria... Read more

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    Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

    A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public... Read more

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    How Do the Chemicals in Sunscreen Protect Our Skin From Damage?

    Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She... Read more

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    Why Facebook May Fuel New Mothers’ Insecurity

    You haven’t showered in a few days, and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet this morning. But your baby is one month old today. You... Read more

  • Avaaz members protest against the world's first genetically modified salmon approved for human consumption—which opponents have dubbed frankenfish—outside the Food and Drug Administration’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 22, 2013. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Avaaz)

    Groups Call on Grocery Stores to Reject GM Salmon, Produce

    Public interest groups are calling on grocery stores to reject the sale of newly approved genetically modified salmon and produce after a private member’s bill... Read more

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    US Beef Exports to China Will Resume If the US Will Import China’s Chickens

    US Cattlemen and ag professionals are ecstatic over China’s willingness to accept US beef imports for the first time in 13 years. Yet few reports... Read more

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    Stretching May Be the Undervalued Key to Youth

    It doesn’t matter if you’re 35, 55, 75 or 95 years old. The actual number of years you’ve spent in your body is far less... Read more

  • (Liv friis-larsen/Shutterstock)

    9 Healthiest Foods for Summer According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

  • (@CampersCoveWH/Shutterstock)

    12 Amazing Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

    If you aren’t already enjoying hemp seeds as a regular part of your diet, you might want to give them a try. These tiny seeds... Read more

  • Camille Casaretti and her son, Matteo

    How Monday Family Dinners Can Lead to Family Togetherness & Healthier Life Choices

    Families today are busier than ever. With job demands, soccer practice, homework, birthday parties and all of the other activities competing for our time and... Read more

  • (its_al_dente/shutterstock)

    When to Avoid Rice + 8 Alternatives to Try Instead

    Rice has its place in a healthy eating plan, but because it often contains arsenic, we should enjoy rice in moderation. Next time you’re making... Read more

  • (Arina P Habich/Shutterstock)

    8 Tips for a Healthy Independence Day

    Fireworks, parades, picnics and BBQ’s mean you may be around a lot of unhealthy snack and food choices this weekend. To help you make healthier... Read more

  • (Solis Images/Shutterstock)

    Smart Strategies Address Unique Challenges When You Start Running After 40

    Exercise is an important foundational pillar to your overall health and wellness. You enjoy numerous positive effects when you integrate an exercise program into your... Read more

  • (Africa Studio/Shutterstock)

    In Defense of Fat

    For decades, we’ve been taught the same golden rule for maintaining a healthy weight: Simply burn more calories than you consume. Therefore, being overweight, we’ve... Read more

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    Refreshing Summer Green Smoothie

    It’s nice to have a party drink that doesn’t necessarily involve alcohol. This smoothie delivers that festive feeling, without the hangover. Its vibrant tropical fruit... Read more

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    12 Scary Facts About Coffee

    By Jason Christoff, Healing the Body Coffee has become arguably the biggest habit ever known to mankind, and the facts about coffee presented in popular health... Read more

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    5 Reasons You Might Not Be Losing Weight, Even If You’re Eating Well

    If you’re on a mission to trim your waistline, it can be extremely frustrating to plateau on your weight loss even if you’re eating quite... Read more

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    Is Bad Nutrition Research Making Us Fat and Sick?

    It seems that nearly every week, a new study on nutrition comes out that contradicts the latest health trend. Eggs are nutritional miracles; eggs are... Read more

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    These Words Get People to Eat More Vegetables

    Describing vegetables with words normally used for indulgent foods can get people to eat more of them, a new study suggests. The finding may offer... Read more

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    5 Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Father’s have a lot to do and for one day they are allowed to sit back and savor the honor of being a dad. We... Read more

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    Make Your Own Chocolate at Home in 4 Easy Steps

    By Danielle Arsenault, Healing the Body The Aztecs revered the cacao bean. It played an important role in their social and religious life, symbolizing life and... Read more

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    Roasted Veggies in 3 Ways

    Root vegetables offer a wide variety of nutritional benefits including fiber, and are a great substitute for grains. Rosemary, an aromatic herb, not only smells... Read more

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    The Benefits of Building Muscle—for Everyone

    Two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese, yet we desperately want to be fit. We often blame a lack of willpower, but there’s much more... Read more

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    Nutritional Needs for Hot Weather Exercise

    You don’t need special sports drinks or power bars. Even the most elite athletes can get the nutrients they need from ordinary foods, water and... Read more

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    Superfoods Don’t Have to Be Exotic, Expensive

    A suboptimal intake of 10 different food groups may be associated with nearly half of deaths caused by heart disease, diabetes or stroke, says a... Read more

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    Spicy Thai Braised Kale and Tofu

    Thai peanut sauce made with peanut butter, lime juice, ginger, onion and a chili pepper gives a kick to this kale and baked tofu stir... Read more

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    Exploring Solar Terms: Minor Heat

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

  • (szefei/shutterstock)

    Finding Balance With the ‘Five Flavors’

    Think of a well-balanced meal and you’ll probably imagine things like vegetables, protein, and sensible portions. But there is another vital variable: taste. We naturally... Read more

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    Exploring Solar Terms: Summer Solstice

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    5 Reasons Why You Crave Sugar

    I see quite a few patients in my acupuncture practice who tell me that they crave sugar. Some can’t avoid the candy dish at work,... Read more

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    This Is When Summer Begins According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    Spring Into Action!

    In Chicago we have been waiting eagerly for Spring and it has finally arrived. In Chinese Medicine, every season has an element attached to it. Spring... Read more

  • In spring, grasses and weeds, such as dandelion, are common allergy triggers. (Pixabay)

    Relieving Hay Fever

    Hay fever is caused by allergens, “invaders” from our environment that enter your body through your airways, by swallowing or through your skin. Once inside,... Read more

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    Why the Peonies Bloom Late According to Chinese Legend

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    The Spring and Rainbow Connection According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How Chinese Face Reading Reveals the State of Your Health

    When my kids were small, I could always tell when they were sick just by looking into their eyes. This wasn’t because I have special... Read more

  • (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    Get Ready For the Chinese Spring Equinox

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    What to Eat During Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How to Live in Harmony With Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    Why Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Health

    When I think of my childhood, I think first of all the hours I spent playing in the dirt. To my childhood self, there was... Read more

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    6 Easy Tips to Get Your Body Ready for Spring

    The 24 solar terms are two-week periods that make up a climate-based calendar system invented by the ancient Chinese over 2,000 years ago. This article series... Read more

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    How Exercise Works According to Chinese Medicine

    I grew up in a swimming pool. My dad was a swimmer both in college and during World War II, and he expected us kids... Read more

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    3 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day!

    Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Flower vendors, candy manufacturers and jewelry stores are all bombarding us with ideas about ways to show our love. In Chinese... Read more

  • A newborn baby in a Chinese-inspired costume to mark the Year of the Rooster lays in a cot at Paolo Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on January 27, 2017. (AFP / Lillian Suwanrumpha)

    Year of the Rooster: What’s in Store?

    Today is the beginning of the Year of the Yin Fire Rooster. The Chinese New Year starts on the first New Moon of the year... Read more

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    Conscious Beauty and Well-Being: Caring for the Body During ‘Major Cold’

    In most places around the world, Major Cold begins when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 300 degrees and ends when it reaches the... Read more

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    Attracting Good Fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster

    This year, the Chinese New year falls on January 28th when we enter the year of the Fire Rooster. The name sounds rather exciting doesn’t... Read more

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    How Yoga Is Helping Girls Heal From Trauma

    Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom... Read more

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    8 Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue

    Today’s lifestyle, replete with the demands of home, work, family, finances and more, can fatigue your body’s primary stress-handling glands, the adrenal glands. These triangular-shaped... Read more

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    6 Reasons Why You’re Exhausted All the Time

    Have you ever woken up more tired than you were when you went to bed? Exhaustion is plaguing our nation, and many of us have... Read more

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    14 Practical Reasons to Stock a Bottle of Castor Oil at Home

    Many of you are probably familiar with castor oil as the go-to concoction that old-time healers recommend for a wide range of ailments — from... Read more

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    5 Natural Allergy Remedies That Work

    It’s almost that time of year again when spring breaks forth in all her glory. That’s great news for those of us suffering from too... Read more

  • (Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock)

    8 Ways to Detox Your Home

    We are exposed to more synthetic chemicals in our food, air and water, than ever before. While many people avoid chemicals in their food, the... Read more

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    Aromatherapy for Beginners: Scents to Uplift, Balance and Calm

    Bath and beauty companies have led most people to believe that aromatherapy is beneficial for relaxation, skin care and bathing. While it definitely helps in... Read more

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    Older Adults Might Be Able to Stave Off Arthritis Knee Pain With Fiber

    Older people who eat the most fiber are at lower risk of developing knee pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis (OA), new research shows. Diets... Read more

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    5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

    When seasonal allergies strike they can bring with them a host of nasty symptoms including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, a running nose and sore... Read more

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    6 Hormone Balancing Powers of Red Clover

    Menopause can seem like torture. Women at midlife suffer with mood swings, stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, and low energy.  At the same time they... Read more

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    Understanding Essential Oils for Beginners

    Since the beginning of human history, essential oils have been an important part of cultural rituals—medicinally, recreationally, and even religiously. Anyone can enjoy the benefits... Read more

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    How to Lower Cortisol Naturally

    Cortisol is typically known as “the stress hormone.” In our modern day culture where busy is the new norm, stress definitely seems to be something we’re all... Read more

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    How to Live Peacefully With Negative Thoughts

    Do you have repetitive negative thoughts? If so, the diagnosis is confirmed: You’re human. The average person experiences 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day, according... Read more

  • (ngorkapong/Shutterstock)

    Emotional First Aid: The Most Important Skill We’ve Never Learned

    We all know to cover a cut with a bandage or brush our teeth to prevent cavities, but why is it that we’re not taught... Read more

  • Regular exercise is a healthy antidote to stress and can help prevent heart disease - the biggest problem is that too many people get too little of it. (pyrozhenka/Shutterstock)

    Exercise May Improve Fatigue Caused by Cancer

    Cancer-related fatigue can last throughout treatment and into remission, but a new study has found that exercise may be the key to fighting this exhaustion... Read more

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    Can Hearing Loss, Ringing and Vertigo Be Healed Naturally?

    Can we heal hearing loss, ringing and vertigo naturally?  Studies show that with the right nutrients, we can help repair hearing and ringing in the ears;... Read more

  • (Undrey/Shutterstock)

    4 Ways to Support Your Mental Health

    We all go through difficult periods that may lead to poor mental health. Performance reviews at work, conflicts in relationships, world issues, money worries, the... Read more

  • (Tom Ezzatkhah/Unsplash)

    How to Manage the Basic Anxiety of Life

    Underlying much of what we do is a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, fear, doubt, or dissatisfaction. And we react to this in so many unhelpful... Read more

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    Top 10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

    Winter doesn’t have to zap your energy or pit you against this season’s new hard-to-beat bug. Stay well all winter long by following the action... Read more

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    The Way of Openness: Moving Away From Comfort and Security

    It’s human nature to desire comfort and security. Unfortunately, that tendency is what causes most of our problems. We humans tend not to like uncertainty,... Read more

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    How to (Finally) Accept Your Body

    Body positivity has become a much-needed cultural trend to counter the prevailing uber-thin-body ideal. Yet these well-meaning messages—”Love yourself at any size!”, “You are beautiful!”,... Read more

  • (anselmus/Shutterstock)

    How Modern Mantras Keep Us Stuck

    “Your life is perfect exactly the way it is.” Imagine offering this to someone whose child was just killed in a terrorist attack. “You already have... Read more

  • (Arthur Poulin/Unsplash)

    Ditch Your Contacts and Have More Fun This Summer

    Planning to hit the beach or hiking trails this summer? If you wear contacts, they may prevent you from getting the most out of these... Read more

  • Greg Martin prepares to clean out his Mother's home of belongings in San Diego, Calif., on April 8, 2011. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images for YOU Magazine)

    Clutter Wars

    Spiritual practices have long warned against developing attachments to material possessions, as it can be easy to get sucked in. Our stuff can serve as an... Read more

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    A Guide to Mastering Your Fear

    We normally think fear holds us back and is something to be avoided. But what if we could see fear as a powerful tool, and... Read more

  • Participants at Intel's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Day stand in front of a poster during the event in the Indian city of Bangalore on April 4, 2017. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Doctors Use Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Diseases Quicker

    Researchers in Zurich are using supercomputing technology to wade through piles of medical data to help them diagnose prostate cancer. They are feeding the IBM... Read more

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    What to Do If You Strain Your Lower Back

    When you hurt your back, two questions will likely cross your mind: “Does this mean I’m getting old?” and “What can I do to fix it?” Back... Read more

  • (Robert Fowler/Shutterstock)

    How to Move Towards Your Fears

    One of the things we tend to do habitually is move away from things we’re afraid of. How very human, how very loving, to protect... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About Insect Repellent

    It’s finally warming up outside, which means playing outside, family vacations, and… mosquitos. Yep, bug season is in full swing. If you have trouble figuring... Read more

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    Fainting and the Summer Heat

    Over 1 million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing–think the long lines of... Read more

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    Someone’s Watching: Why Anyone Can Be a Good Role Model

    We learn by imitation, and we look to role models for guidance. Professional athletes, pop stars, and other celebrities are often promoted as role models,... Read more

  • A digital illustration of T-cells attacking a cancer cell. (royaltystockphoto.com/Shutterstock)

    Light Guides the Body’s Own ‘Killers’ Toward Tumors

    Researchers have discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors. It’s a step in the complicated... Read more

  • Anna Pinkerton is a therapeutic coach, corporate therapist, a leading expert in post-traumatic stress disorder  and founder of Kindness Incorporated®

    Recovering From Trauma

    It’s not unusual for people who are traumatised to be annoyed with themselves for not being able to get themselves better. It is a part... Read more

  • (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Invisible Web of Life

    Right now, as you read this article, you are being held up by a sort of invisible web. Consider this, with gratitude: You are reading... Read more

  • (Stock-Asso/Shutterstock)

    How to Cut 6 Vegetables the Right Way

    It’s a great idea to widen the variety of vegetables you eat. This helps keeps meals interesting, nutritious, and makes you feel good. That’s until... Read more

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    3 Vinegar Uses for the Hair

    Aside from being a kitchen essential and a worker of small miracles in the bathroom, vinegar is also a dynamo in the beauty department. Applied externally, vinegar... Read more

  • (Liderina/Shutterstock)

    7 Kinds of Coughs and What They Might Mean

    A cough is a symptom, not a disease in and of itself, that’s often indicative of an underlying condition. A cough can accompany a common... Read more

  • (Nina Buday/Shutterstock)

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Post-Baby Recovery

    French women have a secret to bouncing back and feeling great post-baby: They embrace postpartum physical therapy. Six weeks after birth, French women begin “la... Read more

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    Even With Free Sunscreen, Most People Don’t Use Enough

    Offering free sunscreen to people at public events might not be enough to motivate them to properly protect themselves from harmful rays, a recent experiment... Read more

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    There’s a Strong Link Between Anxiety and Depression, and Sleep Problems, and It Goes Both Ways

    Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next... Read more

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    Music and Your Brain (Video)

    Music predates language and speaks to us on a primal level. Thinking back to your adolescence, you probably associate key memories with the soundtracks that... Read more

  • All over the country, students are breathing in air pollution that can cause major health issues. And the problem isn't just big city schools. (AOL Screenshot)

    4.4 Million Children Breathe Dangerous Pollution at Schools (Video)

    When it comes to their kids’ health, parents probably don’t think too much about air pollution. But maybe they should. A new report from the... Read more

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    Cherry Ice Cream In a Cup (Vegan)

    There is something to be said for making your own ice cream. Conventional ice cream is often loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and colors... Read more

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    Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts (Video)

    Alzheimer’s disease has grown to be one of the most pressing and tragic public health issues facing the U.S. With no known cure and the... Read more

  • A study out of the U.K. has found that people with an unusual condition called misophonia, which causes them to hate certain sounds like chewing, also have different brain activity and patterns than others. (AOL Screenshot)

    Science Explains Why Chewing Noises Make Some People Angry (Video)

    A study out of the U.K. has found that people with an unusual condition called misophonia, which causes them to hate certain sounds like chewing,... Read more

  • Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover New Human Organ (Video)

    Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. They’re calling it... Read more

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    Your Brain Benefits From Exercise in These 3 Ways

    Three things happen to the brain when we exercise, says Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. She offers a... Read more

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    Here’s How To Cut 7 Fruits Like A Pro (Video)

    Some fruits can be a little more … challenging than others to cut. Pineapple and mango, for example, require a bit more finesse than an... Read more

  • CNN explains in a recent report that ‘all human eyes are brown’ since eye colors are based on a pigment called melanin which is brown but can appear to be blue, green, hazel, or brown depending on the amount that is present. (AOL Screenshot)

    CNN: ‘All Human Eyes Are Brown’ (Video)

    Humans may appear to have a range of eye colors such as blue and green. But a recent CNN article reveals that, contrary to this... Read more

  • The air pollution in Beijing has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (AOL Screenshot)

    China’s Smog Has Traces of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Video)

    China’s smog could make it more difficult for people to fight off some infections. The air pollution has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A team from... Read more

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    How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness (Video)

    Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists... Read more

  • Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a birth defect. (AOL Screenshot)

    Why Some People Have a Small Hole in Front of Upper Ear (Video)

    Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a... Read more

  • A recent study suggests that women who had their last baby after the age of 35 enjoy greater mental acuity in their postmenopausal years. (AOL Screenshot)

    Increased Mental Sharpness in Mothers Associated With Having Last Baby After 35 (Video)

    Mental acuity is known to fade as the years go on, and, for women, the decline tends to be most pronounced in the time following... Read more

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    Skin Patches May Help Kids’ Peanut Allergies, Study Says

    A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that... Read more

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    The Super Drink That Makes Detoxing Easy

    If you want to cleanse, lose body fat, boost energy and help reverse disease, then adding natural detox drinks to your diet can help you... Read more

  • Regular exercise is a healthy antidote to stress and can help prevent heart disease - the biggest problem is that too many people get too little of it. (pyrozhenka/Shutterstock)

    Exercising While Angry ‘Triples Heart Attack Risk’

    If you’re angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study... Read more

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    Easy Pumpkin-Blueberry Pancakes

    This recipe for pumpkin blueberry pancakes is a favorite of all who try it. It makes pancakes that are gluten-free, qualify as a genuine high-fiber food, and are... Read more

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    How Often Do Children Need to Bathe?

    For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be... Read more

  • Researchers have found the sunshine vitamin plays a key role in heart health. (uduhunt/shutterstock)

    Want a Healthier Heart? A Daily Dose of Vitamin D Should Do the Trick

    The old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a daily dose of vitamin D is really where it’s at when... Read more

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    Raw Vegan Ice Cream – Only 4 Ingredients!

    “Low fat raw vegan ice cream is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes to make at home for family and friends! It’s sweet,... Read more

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