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How Texting Actually Affects Your Body

How much time do you spend texting? According to Pew Research Center, almost three quarters of cell phone users text on a regular basis. A typical 18-24 year old sends/receives an average of 50 texts …

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Why You Should Never Peel Off Apple Skins

"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits," said Henry David Thoreau. And he may be right: Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help maintain healthy†skin, teeth and a healthy…

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Smoking is More Deadly Than it Used to Be

Smoking today is even more deadly than it was half a century ago, according to the most recent report on smoking from the U.S. Surgeon General. Roughly 43 million adults in the U.S. smoke, or 18 perce…

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16 Ways to Breathe Easier

The colder weather can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.† To make matters worse people spend more time indoors in their homes and office, which tend to have poor air quality.† To help…

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7 Natural Lung-Healing Remedies

From the bountiful harvests to the changing colors of trees around us, autumn is a beautiful time of year.† For people suffering from fall allergies, asthma, or other breathing concerns, it is often a…

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COPD and Surgery

As a last resort, surgery may be recommended for people with more severe cases of C.O.P.D. Luckily, there are options. Watch this to find out more on each!…

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Hostility and Anger Speed Decline in Lung Function

Hereís a good reason not to engage in road rage:† In an eight-year American study of 670 men aged 45 to 86, researchers found that longstanding anger and hostility sped up age-related lung decline.† I…

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Double-Lung Transplant Recipient Describes Her First Breath

The Ottawa woman who has become Canada's best-known advocate for organ donation was happy, smiling and in great spirits today as she described her new life less than two months after receiving a doubl…

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30 Ways to Detox Your Home & Body

Imagine waking up without an ache or pain, cruising through your day with energy and ending it by enjoying a refreshing nightís sleep. Then, imagine waking up to do it all over again. Think itís imp…

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Your Body on… Smoking

If you think lighting up on girls' nights out is a harmless vice, think again. By Laura Beil, Women's Health The average cigarette is gone in 10 puffs and five minutes, but that's five minutes…

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