Is Your Work Challenging? Then You May Age Better!

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A highly demanding job may not always seem like a good thing, but it may give you a coveted edge over your peers. I’m not talking about climbing the corporate ladder either. Research published in the journal Neurology found that people who do challenging work enjoy better protection against memory and cognitive decline in old […]

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And the World’s Happiest Country Is …

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Happiness is a goal that most everyone strives for but only some of us achieve. Part of it is probably genetic … some people are born under lucky stars and are genetically predisposed to feeling happy. Research has suggested that up to 50 percent of a person’s subjective well-being is dictated not by their life […]

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A Little-Known “Cheat” for Powerful Targeted Pain Relief

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One in five Americans struggle with chronic pain, according to a 2014 survey.[i] Of the nearly 35 million adults with persistent pain, 67 percent said their pain is “constantly present” while more than 50 percent said the pain is sometimes “unbearable and excruciating.” If you’re facing this daily battle, you know it’s not only a […]

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This Wildly Popular Pain Pill Makes You … Sad?

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Acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol to most, is used by an estimated 50 million Americans every week, often for treating aches and pains, fever or symptoms of clod and flu.[i] Many people think nothing of popping a couple of Tylenol pills here and there, considering it to be one of the safest over-the-counter medications on […]

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How to Add 12 Years to Your Life — New Research

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Researchers from the Buck Institute for Age Research in California have revealed that the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen may act like the proverbial fountain of youth, at least as far as yeast, lab worms and fruit flies are concerned. The drug extended the lifespan of such creatures by 15 percent[i], which researchers suggest is […]

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11 Surprising Signs You Need More Sleep

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Forty percent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night, and the average American sleeps just 6.8 hours a night. In contrast, the average American slept 7.9 hours a night in 1942,[i] which is probably closer to what your body demands. Nearly half of men polled by the Better Sleep Council said […]

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10 Top Tips for Helping a Partner with Chronic Pain

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The only thing worse than struggling with chronic pain is watching your partner struggle with it. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love deal with pain. At the same time, chronic pain affects a person’s daily life on so many levels – emotionally as well as physically. Your partner may be struggling with […]

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Surprising CURE for Restless Legs Syndrome?

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Up to 10 percent of Americans have restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that leads to unpleasant sensations in your legs, including throbbing, creeping or pulling. There is also an overwhelming urge to move your legs in order to find relief, and since this urge often occurs at night or when you’re trying to […]

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Laugh Your Way to Pain Relief

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By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS A man rushed into a veterinarian’s office carrying his limp, lifeless dog. The vet examined the animal and told the man the dog was dead. The man asked if there was any way the doctor could revive the dog. The doctor left the room and returned with a cat, […]

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11 Ways Inflammation Harms Your Health (and Screws Up Your Life!)

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Inflammation is an innate biological process that, like stress, is good for you in small amounts … and detrimental if it becomes chronic. Typical healthy inflammation is the type of reaction that occurs when you, say, sprain your ankle. The area becomes inflamed, which basically means you’re probably experiencing heat, pain, redness and swelling in […]

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