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Lessons from the happiest place on Earth (not Disneyland)

You don’t have to give up everyday life for the Land of the Thousand Lakes to boost your spirits. Here’s a look at how to take Finland’s happiness tricks and replicate them at home. Read More

Less job stress can mean longer life for men

A new study found higher levels of job stress in conjunction with a specific disease resulted in a higher risk of premature death in men. Read More

How to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

With wise pain management including regional anesthetics, nonopioid pain relievers, physical therapy, following an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet and practicing stress management techniques before and after surgery, you may be able to avoid opioid addiction/withdrawal completely. Read More

5 ways to live long and prosper

Eighty to 90 percent of chronic disease in the U.S. is preventable these days. Here are five ways to stay as healthy as possible. Read More

7 lies doctors want patients to stop telling now

Whether it’s out of embarrassment, fear of being judged or simple ignorance, plenty of patients lie to their doctors. What a patient believes to be a simple fib, however, could be downright dangerous to their health. Read More
 

When should you learn you have Alzheimer’s?

Jose Belardo said his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease came as an inconvenient shock. Still, he and his wife said they believe it is better to have a diagnosis than not. Read More
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Healthy mom equals healthy breast milk

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Being breastfed clearly offers benefits. But research also shows not all breast milk is created equal. Read More

Food quality matters with healthy foods, too

Being a vegetarian is no guarantee you’ll eat healthfully — after all, you could live on boxed mac ‘n’ cheese and fries and still claim to be a veg-head. Read More
 

How hookah use has become a global epidemic

Hookah-smoking is now a global tobacco epidemic causing world-wide degradation of lung function. Read More

Spotting eating disorders in time to help

Eating disorders pose serious hazards to adolescents and young adults and are often hidden from family, friends and even doctors, sometimes until the disorders cause lasting health damage and have become highly resistant to treatment. Read More

How can you recognize and prevent suicide?

Suicidal behavior is not always easy to diagnose and predict, but there are certain signs to look out for. Read More

Lift weights to lift depression

Humans have set some wacky, but impressive, weightlifting records: Most weight lifted using teeth? 620 pounds. Most weight lifted with the little finger? 242 pounds. And 182 pounds is the record weight lifted with an ear using a clamp. Read More

Self-care steps to fight osteoporosis

My great aunt is 76 and swims or walks almost every day, but she’s starting to get bent over and has the beginnings of a hump between her shoulders. Read More

Never heard of third-hand smoke? Researchers show why you should care

Dodging the clouds of toxic cigarette smoke along city streets and at building entrances has become the norm for those wanting to avoid the health risks from breathing in second-hand smoke. Read More
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100 people sickened after eating Honey Smacks cereal

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. Read More

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. Read More

Late-life high blood pressure can harm brain, study finds

Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported Wednesday. Read More

How to ease the itch of mosquito bites

There are millions of mosquitoes swarming this summer, sucking blood and leaving itchy, red bumps on the skin. Here are some ways to stop yourself from scratching. Read More

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