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Travel Health Checklist: Avoid Getting Sick Abroad Traveling

Healthy Living

Traveling abroad is very exciting, but sometimes preparing for international travel may be stressful, especially when considering your health. But it doesn’t have to be. It can be easy to pack a travel abroad health kit in order to stay safe and healthy traveling. Here’s how. Learn About The Country You Are Traveling To It’s important […]

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Pet Health: Keeping pets cool and healthy in the summertime

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Beautiful weather encourages us to be outside, and many animal owners want their pets to be a part of the summer fun. Whether or not you’re planning a family getaway, or your pet just spends more time outside in the warmer weather, summer pet safety and preventing heat stroke is a very real concern. Unlike most […]

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Blood Thinners and Dangerous Side Effects You Need to Know

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Anticoagulants or blood thinners can save your life by preventing a heart attack or stroke caused by artery-blocking blood clots, but there are dangerous blood thinners side effects that you may not know about. Each year, about 2 to 3 million people in the United States will need to take a blood thinning medication, according […]

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Smartphones are stunting people’s social skills face to face, study finds

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When someone is constantly spending time checking apps and uploading pictures to Instagram or Facebook on their phone, they may seem like a social butterfly. But according to science, indulging in a seemingly harmless digital social life can result in a whole slew of negative mental effects on people over time. A new study is […]

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Allergy Testing: Does Your Child Need It? The Answer May Surprise You

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About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults do suffer from a food allergy, but there are a lot more children and adults getting unnecessary allergy testing these days. Specific blood and skin prick tests can help identify food allergies, but the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases does recommend them […]

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The FDA is Saying The Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids

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The popular botanical drug, kratom, is now considered an opioid, according to an announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week. Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement with promises of helpingt manage pain and boost energy. Why […]

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Empty Stomach? 12 Foods To Avoid When Your Starving

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Its easy to reach for just about anything if your hungry enough, but it’s important to not just go with a quick fix if you want to avoid a tummy ache afterwards. You need to be careful both with what you eat and what you don’t eat on an empty stomach.  There are certain foods when your stomach […]

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Feeling Hangry? The 8 Best Foods to Eat on an Empty Stomach

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When you’re hungry to the point of being hangry (hungry + angry!) it’s important to skip the quick fix treats and opt for a healthier snack that will keep your tummy happy and your temper in check. It’s important to know the best food options when your running on empty. The 8 best food to […]

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Sneezing nonstop? Spring is here and so is allergy season

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Springtime brings us beautiful, longer days to enjoy nature’s annual rebirth of its blossoms, trees, and plants. However, for allergy sufferers, it can also signal the onset of sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and persistent congestion. Spring and allergies:  What is the link? An estimated 1 out of every 10 Americans (35 million people) suffer […]

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Fixated on Food: What to Do When All You Think About is Food

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There’s nothing wrong with being a gourmand or social media #foodporn obsessed geek who spends more time and energy thinking about food than the average person. However, if you find yourself constantly thinking about food to the point that it interferes with your life — regarding either the consumption of it, the guilt surrounding past […]

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