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Antioxidants And Other Health Benefits Of Blueberries

June 23rd, 2014

We're so used to hearing that the foods we love are likely to make us sick that the health benefits of blueberries are almost too good to be true. What other berries are used in so many delicious foods? Blueberry pancakes and muffins, a sweet sauce added to ice cream or just eaten by the handful - these are favorites year-round, not just during summer when blueberries are...

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Face Your Fears About Going To The Dentist

June 17th, 2014

For some children, stepping into a dentist's chair can seem like a scene from a monster movie. All they see is ominous-looking machinery hovering above them while they sit in a chair that's much too big for them. In such an uncomfortable position, they're probably feeling there's no way to escape.This is hardly a happy memory from childhood, so it's no...

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3 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away This Season

June 11th, 2014

It's summer! That means it's time to open windows and enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately, it is also time for mosquitoes to start coming out. Nothing can drive people indoors faster than a swarm of those annoying pests, because no one likes to deal with the swollen, itchy, red bites that come along with this time of year. Fight off those mosquitoes with some great...

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Sun Safety: The Importance Of Wearing Sunglasses

June 2nd, 2014

Sunglasses aren't just a summertime accessory anymore. On this, experts agree - it's just as important to wear sunglasses in winter when bright sunlight can cause snow glare and obstruct a clear view as it is to practice sun safety throughout the year.The sun's ultraviolet rays are present regardless of the season and are a primary contributor to the...

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Make Healthy Meal Plans with Yogurt Recipes

May 14th, 2014

What's the key to creating healthy meal plans that contain yogurt? Look for the words "low fat."Too often, people are tempted by the array of fruit-flavored yogurt, some with nut and granola toppings, others with fruit sauce on the bottom. But these versions of yogurt and the denser Greek varieties can be high in sugar content - as much as 26 grams of sugar...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Walk

May 14th, 2014

Everyone knows how relaxing and refreshing a walk around a park or neighborhood can be - especially if you spend a lot of your day behind a desk. Breaking up the day with a walk can be more than mild exercise, as it may help with stress and with clear thinking.Relaxing exercise and solace A walk provides a perfect time for reflection and introspection. Whether...

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Start Eating a Healthier Diet To Get Ready For Swimsuit Season

May 5th, 2014

It's about that time when you may be thinking of - and possibly dreading - swimsuit season. As much as you love the warm, balmy days of summer, you probably don't look forward to trying on new swimwear. There's a good reason for that, and it's called winter weight.If you're the kind of person who spends most of your time indoors during cold weather, you may...

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Take Steps to Outwit Hay Fever During Early Spring

May 5th, 2014

First comes the itchy nose, then the teary eyes and some sneezing. Thinking it's a cold, you reach for over-the-counter medications to keep it in check. But soon, when the itchiness won't subside, the realization sets in - spring is here and so are your seasonal allergies.Otherwise known as hay fever, spring allergens seem to have a way of knowing when to strike...

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Get More Sleep For Better Health

May 1st, 2014

If you've ever gotten out of bed in the morning feeling as drowsy as you were when you turned in for the night, you're not alone. As many as 40 percent of American adults reported they've had some trouble sleeping, according to research by the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research. Another 10 to 15 percent of adults say they suffer from insomnia...

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Beat the Heat with Homemade Sunscreen

April 30th, 2014

While spring might be fresh in your mind, dreams about warm summer days spent on sunny beaches can begin creeping in without warning. You might catch yourself at work imagining the hot sun beaming down as you lie comfortably on a towel, your skin stinging from the rays. Reaching for a bottle of sunscreen, you yearn to protect your flesh from the dangers of overexposure to...

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