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Fast-food and full-service restaurant eating is generally unhealthy

2014-08-11 18:40
Eating out

Eating at fast-food and full-service restaurants has been found to be associated with poor health outcomes. People often seem to feel it's fun to eat out. However, a recent study shows it's not usually a very healthy experience to eat out.

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Pride about weight loss fuels anorexia

2014-08-06 11:31
Weight Loss and Anorexia

Reports about anorexia are frightening and make it appear as if this problem is from some type of fictional horror story. However, although the exact causes of anorexia are not well understood and treatment plans often meet with failure, the devastating wasting away from anorexia is for real and is life threatening. Recent reseach has shown that anorexia is actually fueled by pride about losing weight.

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Lifestyle factors including eating baked or boiled fish promote brain health

2014-08-05 22:28
Eating Fish

There has been a great deal of hype surrounding reports that eating a lot of fish is good for your cardiovascular health. There has also been interest surrounding reports that eating fish is good for your brain health. It has generally been conjectured that the positive health benefits of fish are due to omega-3 fatty acids in fish. New research shows baked or boiled fish is good for your brain independent of omega-3 fatty acid content.

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7 Tips To Lower Your Total Out Of Pocket Health Insurance Cost

2014-08-05 17:14
Health Insurance Cost Planning

If you purchased a high deductible health insurance policy you may wonder how can you lower you total out of pocket exposure. High deductible plans can be a blessing or a curse if you do not know how to use them. Here are - tips to help you get the most out of your policy.

Always choose a plan that includes doctor office copays if you can afford it.

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Teens who play sports have a better shot at mental health

2014-08-04 12:09
playing sports

Natural health enthusiasts have long been aware that a healthy lifestyle promotes mental health. The ingredients of a healthy lifestyle include good nutrition, daily exercise, fresh air and sunshine, meditation, adequate rest and sleep, and as positive an attitude about life as is reasonable. Recent research shows that teens who play sports increase their chances of being mentally healthy later in life.

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Preparing for Back to School for Your Child with Food Allergies

2014-08-01 19:03
Back to school preparation

Food allergies are most concerning for school-age children because of the greater risk for being exposed to a life-threatening allergen. This fall, do you have a plan in place for your child to go back to school? Good communication between you and the school is key to ensure your child is safe while he or she is out of your sight.

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Include an Eye Exam as Part of Your Back to School Checklist

2014-07-31 16:25
child eye exam

As you are out collecting supplies and picking out your child’s new backpack for the upcoming school year, you may also want to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician or family eye doctor. Children of all ages should have regular checkups to ensure any vision problems are sooner rather than later.

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What should childhood cancer survivors do to give themselves a better chance

2014-07-29 20:28
Adhering to a healthy active lifestyle

There have been dramatic advances in the treatment of many childhood cancers which often makes long term survival and even cures possible. But in order to give themselves a better chance at having a healthy heart later in life survivors of childhood cancer should always remember to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

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Simple lifestyle changes can cut heart disease risk

2014-07-28 22:53
Striving for a healthy heart

It often appears useless to switch to a healthy lifestyle after years of poor nutrition and inactivity. The laziness becomes a habit and it appears as if since the damage to the cardiovascular system has already begun why bother trying to get healthy. However, new research shows switching to a healthy lifestyle after years of living poorly can actually lower heart disease risk.

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