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Arthritis

The Spice That Helps Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

According to the World Health Organization, "80% of the Earth’s inhabitants (seven billion) rely upon the traditional medicine for their primary health-care needs, in part due to high cost of Western …

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Tomatoes: Toxic Nightshade or Wonder Food?

The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let's take a closer look at the reported pros and cons of this popular summer staple. Cons Throughout the 1…

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FDA Approves Pain-Killer Linked to Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib), a potent and potentially lethal pain-killer.  Celebrex was the lone survivor of the "bi…

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5 Myths About Aging, Debunked

We've been looking at this aging thing all wrong. Fear of aging stigmatizes middle-aged and older adults while sending an overwhelming and impossible message to youths: stay young, no matter the cost.…

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7 Great-Tasting Flavors that Fight Pain

Don't let pain stop you from enjoying summer's social activities. The next time you have a picnic or invite friends over for a barbecue, try some of these proven pain-fighters to enhance the flavor of…

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Childhood Bullying Linked to Adult Inflammatory Diseases

Earlier this month, I wrote about the lingering effects of childhood bullying and how adults continue to suffer mental, emotional and even financial challenges resulting from the traumatic abuse they …

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12 Steps to Coping With Arthritis

Years ago, in Morocco to write a travel story, I rode my first camel. Who knew that those stubborn, one-humped Dromedaries don’t simply sit to let you dismount—they lunge forward. And so, alas, did I,…

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Dangers of a Heavy Purse & How to Prevent Injuries

Does it ever feel like you carry around everything you own in your purse? Though it's nice to be prepared for any situation that might arise, carrying all that stuff can actually be hazardous to your …

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know

Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren't helping matters.  So, "what's the difference?" you may be wondering. …

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Spice Extract Shows Excellent Anti-Cancer Effects

Exciting research published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that a whole food extract of ginger containing a group of phytonutrients known as gingerols slowed cancer tumor growth and increas…

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