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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt!

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A woman in Cincinnati noticed that her son’s Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich didn’t melt when he accidently left it outside for 12 hours, in 80-degree...


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    Your Brain Is Shrinking but You Can Reverse It

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    5 Ingredients That Poison Your Brain

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    The Mystery of Breast Cancer

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    From the Be Well Kitchen: Turmeric Tea

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    3 DIY Springtime Facials for Gorgeous Skin

    Springtime is here, and that means lots more reasons to leave the house. And who wants to do that with less than healthy-looking skin? A... Read more

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    This Two-Minute Video Will Change the Way You Bathe

    Forget all those advertising promises of glowing, blemish-free skin or sparkling-white teeth. If you’re still using personal care products that contain microbeads, you’re washing your face or brushing your... Read more

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    Peppermint Oil: A Potent Oil With the Power of Menthol

    History shows a wide range of uses for peppermint as an essential oil, which has been used for over 200 years in ancient Rome and... Read more

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    Essential Oils for Pain: Mints, Resins, and Rhizomes

    Essential oils are fascinating for their ability to change mood through scent. But they do much more than just relieve depression and anxiety. Some also... Read more

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    Turmeric Boosts Working Memory in One Small Dose

    One small dose of turmeric powder was found to improve working memory in pre-diabetic patients. Interest in turmeric as a tonic and regenerative agent for... Read more

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    The Things You Can Do With Lemon Peels and Juice

    In the US, lemons have been grown since the 16th century in Florida, after being brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus. With their high vitamin... Read more

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

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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 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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    Can a ‘Diet Swap’ Lower Colon Cancer Risk?

    To learn more about colon cancer risks, researchers asked a few African Americans and South Africans to swap diets for two weeks. While practicing in... Read more

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    Health Check: What’s Eating Your Teeth?

    Most of us know sugar is bad for teeth because it feeds bacteria that cause tooth decay. But fewer are aware that equally as damaging... Read more

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    Dementia: Don’t Panic, Investigate

    So often I receive calls from clients concerned about a sudden behavioral change in a memory-impaired person. The clients’ first interpretation of the change is... Read more

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    Signs of Depression, Suicide, and How to Help

    Signs of depression will present themselves differently in each individual. Common signs of depression include the following: Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings Easily evoked... Read more

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    Sneezy? Allergy Season May Be ‘Worst in Years’

    A long harsh winter is over and spring has arrived. But allergies, as well as flowers, are blooming. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness... Read more

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    Why Do I Have Stretch Marks and What Can I Do About Them?

    Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or “stria distensae” as they are known medically, are scars that... Read more

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    Health Check: Why Does Women’s Hair Thin Out?

    Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will... Read more

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    Can Arts, Crafts, and Computer Use Preserve Your Memory?

    MINNEAPOLIS–People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of... Read more

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    A Prescription for Better Health: Exercise After Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Australia, with around 20,000 cases detected each year. Depending on the type of treatment, many... Read more

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    Are My Memory Lapses Normal or Could This Be Alzheimer’s Disease?

    From time to time, we all misplace our keys or forget someone’s name, at least for a few minutes. This may prompt worry about “getting... Read more

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    As this TEDxManhattan presentation from nutritionist Stefanie Sacks shows, even small changes in food choices can make a big difference in our everyday lives. While it may feel overwhelming... Read more

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    Forget all those advertising promises of glowing, blemish-free skin or sparkling-white teeth. If you’re still using personal care products that contain microbeads, you’re washing your face or brushing your... Read more

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    How to Cook Sweet Potatoes to Best Retain Nutrition

    I previously talked about the cancer fighting properties of sweet potatoes (See Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins). It seems that the only potential downside to eating too... Read more

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    When Life Gives You Lemons … Make Granola!

    From our friends at HooplaHa, a great inspiration! With a healthy snack in hand, the Molina family was able to transform a time of serious economic hardship into... Read more

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