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Prescription Painkillers Can Cause Depression

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People take prescription painkillers because they want to feel better. Sadly, this is often the exact opposite of what happens.

It’s becoming such a common story that it boggles the mind why so many physicians just keep prescribing drugs that ultimately only add…  read more »

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Uterine Fibroids – A Safe and Powerful Treatment

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Uterine fibroids (or leiomyoma) are non-cancerous tumors that grow in and around a woman’s uterus beginning in her childbearing years.

Nearly 70% of Caucasian women and up to 80% of darker skinned women will develop a fibroid of some size by the age…  read more »

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The Whacko Pill: Beware the Most Popular Prescription Sleep Aid!

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Prescription drugs to treat insomnia are a $1.6-billion market in the United States, and at the helm is Ambien, the number one prescription sleep aid in America.

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Are You Highly Sensitive to Pain? It May Be All in Your Brain!

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Everyone’s experience of pain is unique and while there may never be a way to really feel someone else’s pain, there may be a way to gauge its intensity.

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What Is the Healthiest Position to Sleep In? (and what’s the worst?)

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Sleeping is supposed to be the ultimate in rest and relaxation … yet so many of us spend our nights tossing and turning instead of slumbering. There are many factors that can disturb your sleep (like your pets, medications and the wrong…  read more »

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FDA Warning: Don’t Take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in Doses Over 325 mg

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Hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines contain acetaminophen as the active ingredient.  This includes not only Tylenol but also popular opioid pain relievers like oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine (Tylenol with Codeine).

The problem with these medications is that acetaminophen is…  read more »

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9 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies that Actually WORK

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We’re in the midst of cold and flu season, and if you haven’t gotten sick you can either count yourself lucky or be thankful that your immune system is serving you well.

For the rest of you – it’s estimated that Americans get…  read more »

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7 Little-Known Ways You are Disturbing Your Sleep

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Getting quality sleep is about much more than having energy in the morning or avoiding those pesky dark circles under your eyes. Lack of sleep is linked to serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, immune system trouble and even weight…  read more »

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Why Does Hair Go Gray? (And How to Stop It)

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One of my good friends likes to say his hair is not going gray… it’s just running out of paint.

But scientifically speaking, he’s really not that far off!

As we age, our hair actually runs out of the pigment melanin, the…  read more »

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The Top 4 Workout Injuries and How to Avoid Them

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Everyone knows it’s a good idea to exercise.

Except that’s hard to do if you hurt yourself in the process. Yet even in my own circle of friends and family members I hear of new workout injuries all the time.

My friend just pulled…  read more »

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