About 24 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but more than half don’t know it – even though they have symptoms.[i] That’s because the increased breathlessness and frequent coughing that accompany COPD are often mistaken for something else, or even just assumed to be a ‘normal’ part of aging.
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There are four major blood groups – A, B, AB and O – each of which is either ‘positive’ or ‘negative,’ as determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens (substances that may trigger an immune response, which is why it’s so important to know your blood type before receiving a transfusion).
While your blood type … Read More
Many people with back pain avoid having sex for fear that it will cost them weeks or months of pain. In one study, 64 percent of those with chronic low back pain said sexual intercourse worsened their pain, while separate research showed up to 84 percent of men with low back pain have a reduction in sexual frequency as a res … Read More
Filed Under: Libido
Written By: September 24,2014
Chronic diseases – heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and even obesity – are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. In fact, seven of the top 10 causes of death in America are chronic diseases (and just two, heart disease and cancer, account for 48 percent of all deaths).[i]
Nearly … Read More
If you’ve seen a doctor for joint pain, there’s a very good chance (near 100%) that medication was offered as the solution. First, you may try acetaminophen (Tylenol) over the counter, which is often recommended for soreness.
If that doesn’t cut it, you may progress to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which … Read More
We’re often told to “forgive and forget,” a concept that is much easier said than done, especially if you’re the one who’s been wronged. New research, however, has identified a simple way to make forgiving much easier, and it involves just three words: I am sorry.
The study involved 337 participants who had recently been … Read More
Filed Under: Emotions
Written By: September 15,2014
Your feet hold one-quarter of the bones in your body (26 in all), along with 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and multiple tendons that allow you to walk, point your toes, jump, hop, skip and move in countless other ways.[i]
It is not normal for your feet to ache, though it may seem that way because the majority of Am … Read More
Whether you want to admit it or not, the choices you make today are impacting your life in the future. If you’re making healthy choices, you’re probably glad for that fact, but if you’re not, well you’re setting yourself up for some not-so-nice surprises down the road.
What’s good about this is that recognizing these bad … Read More
If you’re a smoker or you work in an occupation that exposes you to air pollutants (construction, mining, farming, etc.), you could have pulmonary fibrosis, which occurs when the tissue around and between the air sacs in your lungs becomes scarred and thickens.
The scar tissue makes it more difficult for your body to rece … Read More
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Because whether you're trying to improve your health, relationships, finances, career and business, or your inner-peace and happiness, the best way -- the ONLY way -- is to expand your knowledg … Read More
Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: September 3,2014