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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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The Health Issue No One Talks About

Barb Patrick, 46, experienced postpartum depression.

Barb, who now runs a quilting business in Newtown, CT, worried she couldn't take care of her newborn and 20-month-old toddler, so she called her ob-gyn office. At first, they didn't offer any helpful solutions, says Barb. After five sle...

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Clean eating/ exercise

There really is no secret, just make a plan, have short and long term goals. Celebrate even itsy bitsy successes.

Figure out why there was a disappointment and vow never, ever to repeat. But don't get discourage either. You will make mistakes, you will get tired, you will have disappoint...

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The Health Issue No One Talks About

One answer could be that some women are incorrectly given antidepressants after brief evaluations with primary care physicians even if they're not experiencing clinical depression. (Most prescriptions are written by doctors who do not specialize in mental health care.)

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – Tis the Season

As many as 20% of people in the US suffer from S.A.D. Could you have it? This is the time of year when it sets in – days are shorter, meaning less sunlight and the mood takes a dip.

Here are some symptoms/signs that could mean you have S.A.D.:

Feelings of sadness and hopelessness, l...

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The Health Issue No One Talks About

Kieley Parker never imagined she would need an antidepressant. "I always win those stupid sunshine and happiest person awards. People see me as an incredibly joyful person," she says.

But in fall 2014, Kieley left her job as a third-grade teacher and moved to Tulsa, OK with her fiance'. St...

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7 tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu season

Back to school and back to germs. This is the time cold and flu season begins to ramp up. Although the flu usually isn't in full force until after the first of the year, now is the time to start preparing. Do you know all the things you should do to keep you and your children as cold- and flu-free a...

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Never Enough Thyme

Never Enough Thyme


Closely related to mint and oregano, thyme is an evergreen herb that's had scores of uses over millennia, stemming most often from adding zest to foods and as an ancient medicinal.

Traditional therapies often involved thyme in different forms to relieve chest con...

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How to Control Your Cravings...

How to Control Your Cravings and Get Organized for Weight Loss Success

By Elizabeth Lowry

Once you’ve made the decision to lose weight, the “where to start” part can seem more overwhelming than ...

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Stress: It DOESN’T Do a Body Good!

Stress. It can be our undoing even if we follow a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy foods and exercising. Stress causes an inflammatory response in the body, and chronic inflammation is responsible for many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammat...

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Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

The latest information to help women stay healthier longer:

What's New: Tests can see if chemo is needed. Two tests are now available that can identify women who may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery because of a low risk of recurrence.

Take Action: Discuss the odds of your...

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