Getting Better Sleep
Could Sleeping In Be Good for You?

Could Sleeping In Be Good for You?

With around-the-clock schedules and increasing demands, it’s no surprise that Americans are sleep-deprived. Unfortunately, not getting enough sleep is taking a toll on our health. Lack of sleep is linked to everything from heart disease to an oversized waistline. But here’s the good news: Even if you can’t get seven …

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Emergency Preparedness
How to Use an AED

In an Emergency, Do You Know How to Use an AED?

Watching someone go through sudden cardiac arrest is a scary experience and one few of us want to think about. But quick action and knowing how to use a device like an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be the difference between life and death, so it’s important to be prepared. …

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Practing Self Care
The Downside of Social Media

The Downside of Social Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram were created to strengthen social ties and provide a sense of personal connection. But research increasingly shows extensive use of social media may actually decrease communication with family and friends while increasing feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression. One of the problems with …

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Common Sleep Disturbances
Can't Sleep? It May Be Restless Legs Syndrome

Can’t Sleep? It Might Be Restless Legs Syndrome

Maybe you’ve felt it: You’re lying in bed, eager to doze off after a long day, but your legs feel fidgety — so much that you have to get up and move. You get out of bed and pace the room but the feeling’s still there. The culprit? It might …

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Health Trends

Is Activated Charcoal Safe? 6 Facts About This Health Trend

Activated charcoal may sound like a funny thing to put on your plate or lather on your face, but recently, it’s been appearing in everything from waffles and smoothies to face wash and toothpaste. Why? Many users believe the black powder can brighten teeth, temper body odor and help the …

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Coping with Seasonal Allergies
Seasonal Allergies? Ways to Find Relief

Seasonal Allergies? 3 Ways to Find Relief

If you feel like allergy season was bad this summer, you’re not wrong. The coughing, sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes are at all-time highs. Experts believe climate change is causing longer and more severe allergy seasons. As the seasons change, you may find some relief, or a whole new …

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Healthy Habits
Are Digital Devices Harming Your Vision?

Are Digital Devices Affecting Your Vision?

We live in an increasingly digital world. From checking email on our phones right after we get up and working on computers all day, to watching TV or reading e-books at night – digital devices have become a fixture of our lives. The risk for digital eye strain Unfortunately, all …

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Reaching Your Health Goals
health coaching

What is Health Coaching and Could It Help You?

While many of us set big goals for ourselves around health, fitness and well-being, research shows nearly 80 percent of us fail to see them through. While we’re quick to call ourselves failures (we’re not!) or to assume we lack willpower (we don’t!), the real problem is that we lack …

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Understanding Your Health
Peripheral artery disease

6 Little-Known Facts About Peripheral Artery Disease

Your arteries are responsible for pumping blood throughout your body. But, if this process is interrupted in some way, it can set off a chain of possible health problems and complications. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition where arteries in the body (excluding those in the heart) become clogged …

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Understanding Symptoms
Is It Vertigo? Dizziness Explained

Is It Vertigo? Possible Causes of Dizziness Explained

We may not think of it this way, but standing on two feet is complicated business. When you’re feeling unexpectedly dizzy, off-balance or lightheaded, though, you start to appreciate the normally invisible “sixth sense” of balance. Because being in balance happens “automatically” for most of us, we don’t realize what …

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