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The Spice that Stops Muscle Pain in its Tracks

Who hasn’t felt that heavy, achy feeling of overworked muscles? You know the kind—it’s the type that settles in a day or two after exercising beyond one’s current level of fitness. I tend to experienc…

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10-Minute Tip for Sore Muscles: No Painkiller Required

Exercise has amazing benefits, but the soreness that follows can be unkind. Of course, you could pop an ibuprofen for quick relief, but it does come with side effects. Scientists suggest a drug-fre…

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The Leaf That Helps You Fight Pain and Infection

Popeye, the poster boy for spinach, had the right idea. The leaf has grown to be synonymous with good health. Loaded with vital nutrients and vitamins, spinach helps aid in heart and bone health and m…

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An Overlooked Cause of Knee Pain (And How to Treat It)

More than one third of Americans report being affected by knee pain, according to the American Osteopathic Association. If you have been suffering from creaky, achy knees, try to enumerate the reas…

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Getting an IUD: How Painful is It?

IUD insertion is different for everyone—some say it's not a big deal, but studies have shown that for between 10 percent and 20 percent of women, pain during insertion can be severe. Unfortunately, a …

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A Simple Solution for Easing Joint Pain

Are you suffering from achy joints linked to osteoarthritis? You’ll be happy to know you might be able to walk it off, according to researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago. In their study pu…

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27 Foods that Contain Natural Aspirin

When most people experience headaches, joint pain, or other aches in their body, they turn to aspirin or another anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet an…

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Tylenol & Advil: Which is Better? (Infographic)

Most of us take over-the-counter pain relievers often enough that we should know their differences ... right? Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are in the same drug store aisle, but they h…

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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana frequently gets a bad rap. How much of it is deserved? After my earlier blog, “Should Marijuana Be Legalized?” I conducted research to find out the benefits and problems linked with marijuan…

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

The New York Times conducted a poll asking readers whether marijuana should be legalized or not. While I anticipated that many people favor legalizing marijuana, their results were still shocking: onl…

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