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Tips for Taking Care of Your Hearing

December 22nd, 2011

In the age of ubiquitous headphone use, it's only natural that we grow concerned over potential hearing loss. In fact, earbuds may be much worse for our ears than attending a rock show. Why? It comes down to the fact that, even in the loudest concert, the sound at least has somewhere to travel. When you're plugged into headphones, it's going directly into your skull. Luckily,...

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Easy Ways to Work More Veggies Into Your Diet

December 22nd, 2011

As you've no doubt heard plenty of times, many Americans are simply not eating enough vegetables. And you've probably heard even more that they are the foundation of a healthy diet - rich in antioxidants, vitamins, water and fiber. The simple fact of the matter is that a lot of folks just don't like the taste of most vegetables - nine times out of ten, the hamburger is going...

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The Many Benefits of Consuming Garlic

December 22nd, 2011

Garlic is about as close as you can get to a universally-loved herb. It's found in cuisine throughout the world and brings a distinct flavor that can't be beat! But did you know that garlic is also quite good for you? It's true! According to the National Institutes of Health, it has been used both as food and medicine for thousands of years. So the next time you enjoy that...

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Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

December 21st, 2011

If you're looking for ways to keep your brain sharp as you age, certain foods may be the answer. While there isn't one particular food that can improve your brain function, eating a diet rich in certain "smart foods" can help your brain fight the effects of aging and boost your memory and concentration. Here are some of the types you should be eating, according to WebMD and...

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Could Yoga Be for You?

December 20th, 2011

If you have a friend who does yoga, you've probably had the benefits explained to you at least a few times. Believe it or not, what you've heard is true! Regular practice of yoga can have a number of positive benefits to your overall well-being - chronic aches may subside, and you could enjoy heightened levels of energy. Make no mistake - proper yoga practice is rigorous...

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How to Choose a Dental Insurance Plan

December 16th, 2011

In many ways, dental insurance is just as important as regular health coverage. Without it, the bottom line on those pearly whites of yours is going to get pretty hefty, especially if you require a lot of specialized care. This is why you want to make sure that your dental insurance policy is one that suits your particular needs. Easier said than done, right? Here are the...

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Winter Blues Could be Something More

December 16th, 2011

While it's totally normal to feel a little down at the onset of winter, some people experience a severe mood shift for long periods of time. The change of weather blues is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and some rare cases even occur in the summer months. According to PubMed Health and the Mayo Clinic, SAD is very similar to depression, but it occurs at the...

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How to Stay Fit This Winter

December 15th, 2011

Even the most ardent exercise enthusiast has a bit more trouble getting in a good workout when winter arrives. After all, our inclination is to stay inside when it's cold and dark outside. Just because the temperatures have fallen doesn't mean your exercise regimen has to take a backseat until spring, however. With a few changes to your schedule and a willingness to try out...

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The Benefits of Drinking Tea

December 8th, 2011

There are times when a hot cup of tea is the most satisfying thing in the world - it's aromatic, hydrating and comforting to sip on during a cold winter day. If you're concerned about how much coffee you've been drinking lately, perhaps it's time to think about making the switch. Granted, there's going to be some growing pains while your body adjusts to lower levels of...

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Best Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu

December 6th, 2011

As flu season approaches, many people are starting to get worried about their health. While vaccinations are available to prevent individuals from succumbing to the flu, it's not guaranteed that all strains of the virus can be avoided. If you find yourself stuck at home this winter battling the symptoms, try indulging in a few of these foods to feel better, as recommended by...

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