Category Archives: Health

The Cost of the Great Recession: As Many as 20,000 Lives

While the toll of the Great Recession is usually viewed in monetary terms, it cost a lot more than money for many families. According to a research paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, there were at least 10,000 … Continue reading

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Women Should Substitute Poultry for Red Meat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women who thought it might be okay to begin eating red meat again might want to take a moment to reconsider. It seems women who want to reduce their risk of breast cancer should substitute a meal consisting of red … Continue reading

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50 SPF Sunscreen Protects, but Not Enough to Stop Skin Cancer

It’s that time of the year when the sunscreen comes out, but don’t be deceived into believing that rubbing on 50 SPF sunscreen is enough to protect your skin from the deadliest form of skin cancer. A study published in … Continue reading

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Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married, as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published … Continue reading

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29 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes: One-Quarter Don’t Even Know

America is becoming a nation of diabetics. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are now more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes. This number is up from 2010 when the … Continue reading

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The $4.2 Billion Gluten Free Scam: You’re Paying Too Much for Gluten Free Food

There is a legitimate reason to eat gluten free. That reason is if you have Celiac disease, where eating gluten can be a life threatening endeavor. If you think you might be gluten intolerant in any way, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Raising an Autistic Child Can Exceed $2 Million: What You Can Learn from This

Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a challenge in the best of circumstances. ASD is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder which can result in impaired social and communication abilities. It also often comes with a pattern of … Continue reading

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Kids Go Hungry Over the Summer When School Is Out: What You Can Do

Summer vacation is usually thought about as a time when kids rejoice since they no longer have classes to attend, and they are free to enjoy the warm weather, play, and have fun with their friends. For many children, however, … Continue reading

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Simple Precautions to Avoid Chikungunya Fever During Mosquito Season

It’s that time of year when insects come out, and you need to be careful of the diseases they may carry. You may mot have heard of the chikungunya mosquito borne disease before, but chances are that you will be … Continue reading

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Better Sleep Can Help Improve Learning and Memory

If you want to improve your memory and learning ability, a crucial aspect is making sure you’re getting enough sleep suggests a new study in the June 6 edition of Science magazine. The study in mice seemed to show that … Continue reading

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Allergens and Germs Make Healthier Babies: A Dirty House Can Save $50,000

If you want to help your child have a healthy immune system, you may want to leave your house a little dirtier than you have been. A new study from the June 6 edition of the Journal of Allergy and … Continue reading

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Fasting Twice a Year Can Reboot Your Immune System

Would you be willing to go without food for a few days to keep your immune system in tip-top shape? That is exactly what may happen if you’re willing to fast twice a year according to a new University of … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat Isn’t Bad for You Claims “The Big Fat Surprise”

The types of food you eat can have a huge impact on the amount you end up spending on your grocery budget. One of the long-held beliefs is that consumers should avoid meat, dairy and cheese as much as possible … Continue reading

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Take These Simple Precautions to Avoid Lyme Disease During Tick Season

Tick season is here, and the little bloodsuckers have the potential to be a lot more than a nuisance, since they can carry potentially deadly diseases such as Lyme disease and Babesiosis. Even when these diseases aren’t fatal, they can … Continue reading

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Do You Know How to Properly Use Sunscreen? Probably Not

With the weather getting warmer, in all likelihood you’re going to be breaking out the sunscreen soon, if you haven’t already done so. The problem is that you probably aren’t using your sunscreen correctly, along with making some assumptions about … Continue reading

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Is Inexpensive Food Making You Fat?

The conventional wisdom is that we are a nation which is overweight because we’re too lazy to get enough exercise, and we don’t eat enough healthy food. A new study says that these assumptions are wrong. The real problem causing … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Make Money While Exercising

One of the biggest problems many people face when it comes to exercising is lack of time, mostly due to work and other obligations. Most people who decide that they need to get more exercise immediately think about joining a … Continue reading

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25 Fruits and Vegetables that Contain the Most Pesticides

Nobody wants to buy fruits and vegetables that are covered in pesticides. Trying to eat healthier is part of the reason why organic produce has become so popular in recent years. The problem for many families is the cost that … Continue reading

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The Obamacare Loophole that Isn’t a Loophole

No matter what your personal feelings are about the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare), it’s important to understand how it works for your personal finances. Not fully understanding how it works, or making assumptions that you can … Continue reading

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How Some are Getting Paid to Lose Weight

Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you … Continue reading

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