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  • 50 Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

    A few weeks ago, as I was writing an article on deadline, I started to come down with the flu: fever, chills, runny nose. Doggedly, I tried to push on with my work, but my concentration was waning and my brain felt foggy. Defeated, I had to leave my office, take a Chinese herb formula for cold and flu, and crawl into bed with a cup of echinacea tea. That article ended up being three days late, but what I did was the most important part of fighting illness get plenty of rest.

  • Infographic: Baby Boomers Turn 50 Facts and Tips

    By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

  • What are the Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety Treatment?

    Medical Marijuana Picture - LocateADoc.comMedical marijuana refers to the use of the plant cannabis and its constituents, such as cannabinoids, in the management of certain medical conditions. Cannabis contains more than four hundred chemicals. However, the actions of only two chemicals - THC and cannabidiol have been studied until now.

  • The Bipolar Diet -- Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

    Even though many doctors and psychotherapists prescribe medication to patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there are several ways to self-manage the symptoms of the disorder and keep its effects under control. Eating certain foods and taking certain types of supplements can help to reduce the risk of severe mood swings and other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder, and even though there is no specific “bipolar diet”, patients can improve their lifestyle and enjoy a better quality of life by optimizing their nutrition plan.

  • Exercise and Osteoporosis -- Workouts to Strengthen Bones

    Physical activity is essential for bone growth and muscle strength. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends weight-bearing exercises for people with osteoporosis because resistance training can be especially effective for preventing deterioration of the bones and can actually increase bone density. A combination of light aerobic exercise and weight-bearing exercises can improve your health and well-being, and also rebuild bone mass and strength.

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  • Image Of Woman Running Barefoot

    While the world of orthopedics may not completely endorse barefoot running, some studies have found it to be a beneficial form of exercise. Barefoot running advocates will tell you that this type of minimalist running strengthens the feet and ankles, resulting in fewer chronic conditions including it band syndrome, runner’s knee, shin splints, and other injuries.

  • Photo Of Man After Hair Transplant

    They say that men with a full head of hair command more respect, make more money, and get more dates. Now, one wouldn’t expect that an all-pro wide receiver felt he was lacking in any of those categories, but Denver Bronco Wes Welker certainly appreciates the advantages of a full head of hair. In the summer of 2012, when he was playing for the New England Patriots, the wide receiver underwent a hair transplant to remediate the hair thinning that most men experience as they age.

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