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Perilla As Natural Treatment for Gastrointestinal Symptoms

2016-02-10 18:45

Gastrointestinal symptoms affect approximately one in five people and are often treated with a variety of over-the-counter medications that vary in their effectiveness and can cause side effects. A natural remedy called perilla has recently been found to provide significant relief in several studies.

Bloating, gas, flatulence, stomach rumbling, abdominal pain, and constipation—have you experienced any of these lately?

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7 Ways to Love Your Liver

2015-12-31 09:22

Your liver is amazing, called into service 24/7 to filter and process blood, detoxify harmful substances from food and other environmental sources, manufacture blood clotting proteins, metabolize nutrients, and more. You’ve gotta love an organ that does all that essential life-supporting work!

Unfortunately, we don’t always do what’s best for the liver, which could ultimately place it—and you--in jeopardy. That’s why I am pointing out 7 ways to love your liver.

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Green Offices Can Impact Brain Function

2015-10-28 23:21

Many people spend 40 or more hours per week working in buildings, and the air quality of those work spaces—whether they are green offices or non-green offices—can have a significant impact on brain function. In fact, if you are having productivity problems at work, air quality may be a culprit.

A new study from the Harvard T.H.

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3 proven benefits of ergonomic changes in the workplace

2015-10-06 21:38

The workplace has a greater impact on your health than you may think. In addition to stress, anxiety, and the mental illnesses that are rampant in the office, there are also several physical ailments that can affect you. The workplace has been blamed for many illnesses including frequent colds from workplace germs, heart disease as a result of workplace stress, lack of sleep due to stress, eye strain from your computer and many others.

Perhaps the most prominent health problem associated with work is back and neck pain.

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Fidgeting when sitting might keep you healthy

2015-09-23 21:08

Recent studies suggest sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on health. A new study shows fidgeting when we sit could help keep us healthy, but there are some barriers that still need to be addressed perhaps in the workplace.

The study, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found increased risk poor health that increases our mortality risk only among people who sit and don’t move.

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Patient misdiagnoses likely to get worse without changes

2015-09-22 20:10

Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.

The answer to better health care, according to the researchers, is teamwork that includes communication among nurses, doctors, families, pathologists and radiologists.

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Intensive care unit going to the dogs to help elderly patients

2015-08-27 13:21

University of Texas Health Science Center researchers are exploring the use of therapy dogs in the intensive care unit to help elderly patients heal. Investigators from UT Health are launching a study that they expect will scientifically prove dogs can help ICU patients recover from disease.

The UT team was awarded a grant from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) that they will use to investigate how brief visits from a therapy

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Sweetgrass Fights Mosquitoes As Well as DEET

2015-08-21 09:54

Long ago, Native North Americans didn’t have insect and mosquito spray to ward off these pests, but they did have a natural remedy called sweetgrass. Now scientists say they have identified the active substances in this Native American answer to mosquito repellent.

Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) is a fragrant herb that is native to North America and Eurasia. You may also know it as holy grass, vanilla grass, or Mary’s grass.

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