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Tackling Sleep Apnea

If a doctor suspects that you have sleep apnea, you'll probably spend a night at a sleep clinic, where you'll be attached to electrodes and sensors that record your sleep as well as the frequency of any apnea episodes.

The gold standard treatment is a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure...

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Diabete, Sleep & Life Control

Insomnia was the original reason I joined SparkPeople. I have to admit it was the wisest decision I've made toward obtaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. However, I soon discovered there were many Teams I could join to help with various other health issues I was also dealing with at the time.

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Become a Morning Person:

Become a Morning Person: 8 Tips from a Former Night Owl


By: Stepfanie Romine, SparkPeople Blogger

I spent most of my early and mid 20s working the second shift at newspapers. I loved working...

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Tackling Sleep Apnea

"Obesity plays a big role in the development of apnea," says Chervin. Extra weight can mean more fat deposits in the soft tissue that surrounds the throat, which can obstruct breathing.

Among 690 randomly selected middle-aged Wisconsin residents, those whose weight increased by 10 percent or...

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Hydrate while eating!

Whether the weather forecast has you dreading sweat-soaked tees or looking forward to pitchers of lemonade, staying adequately hydrated has to top your list of priorities this season.

These eight foods, in peak season during summer months, are either rich in necessary electrolytes like magnes...

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Tackling Sleep Apnea

On the night Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died last February, his CPAP machine was on the nightstand next to his bed. It wasn't plugged in.

Scalia was one of an estimated 25 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea. Most don't know they have it.

People with sleep apnea ...

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What are some of the best food sources of vitamin D?

What are some of the best food sources of vitamin D?



The conversation about which foods contain vitamin D can be a bit challenging because the WHFoods list for vitamin D is quite short. Furthermore...

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Beyond The WHI

Q: The Women's Health Initiative aside, what can women do to lower their risk of disease?

A: We know from a number of studies that about 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes and up to 90 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes may be preventable by lifestyle modificatio...

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10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and Budget

10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and Budget

Get the nutrition you need & enjoy tastier food
Many studies have shown that organically grown food has more minerals and nutrients than food grown with synthetic pesticides. And there’s a good reason why many chefs use orga...

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Are You an Active Couch Potato?

Are You an Active Couch Potato?
Taking Steps to Stay Healthy Despite a Sedentary Lifestyle

By Ellen G. Goldman

My life has always been full of movement. As a fitness coach and former owner of...

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