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Friday, March 17, 2017

Americans Could End Up Paying More For Health Insurance Under Trump's New Healthcare Plan -- Here's How

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President Donald Trump wants to replace the Obama Health Plan with one that he claims will be better. He has promised that the new plan, Trumpcare, will “expand choice, increase access, lower cost, and provide better healthcare.” Although Trump is not forthcoming on the details, leaks from the White House have revealed that the new bill will actually cost more for people in at least 12 states.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

This Woman Survived An Unexpected Stroke -- At Just Age 36!

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People often think that strokes only happen to older people. The truth is that about 25 percent of all strokes happen to people under the age of 65. Sonia Reyes was just 36 when she had her stroke. Nothing could prepare her for the shock of having a stroke and the long road that lay in front of her that led to recovery.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

If You Have These 8 Symptoms, Your Stress May Be Making You Sick

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Everyone experiences some level of stress in their lives. Some stress is good if it motives us in a positive direction. But the type of stress that is concerning is chronic stress that continues with no relief. This is when stress begins to affect your health. The American Psychological Association did a survey on stress and found that nearly one-third of all people in the survey say stress impacts their physical or mental health.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Flu and Colds -- Why Antibiotics Don't Work

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This is the cold and flu season for many. If you end up with one or the other or both and go to the doctor, you'll probably be disappointed when you walk out with no prescription. That's because antibiotics will not work on colds and flu. Here's why.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Your Coffee Addiction Could Be Adding Up to 500 Extra Calories a Pop!

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It's no secret that Americans are the biggest consumers of coffee. Coffee shop chains are everywhere now so you can have your coffee fix anytime, not just in the morning. Starbucks is the largest coffee shop chain with over 20,000 locations in over 60 countries. You can order your coffee any way you like with sugar, caramel, cream, chocolate, cinnamon, and whipped cream. But each time you do, it can add an additional 500 calories per cup!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Can These 6 Foods Really Cause Gray Hair?

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We've often been told that "we are what we eat," which means what we eat will affect our bodies and overall health. But can foods really cause your hair to turn gray? Seems far fetched, but read on.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Can Reveal About Your Personality

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If you love vanilla ice cream, it could be telling others that you are impulsive and a risk taker. At least, that's what studies conducted by neurologist Dr. Alan Hirsch, founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, are saying. Now, vanilla-lovers would appear to be just the opposite, but not so, says Dr Hirsch. Read on...

Monday, January 30, 2017

7 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate -- Find Out Why

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Most everything goes into the frig when you get home from the grocery store. So it might sound strange to say that there are some foods that don't do well in the refrigerator. In fact, refrigerating these 7 foods can cause them to lose their flavor and spoil quickly.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Revolutionary Weight Loss Device Gets Rid of Belly Fat -- Never Touches the Skin!

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A Czech-made device called Vanquish, manufacturered by BTL Aesthetics of Framingham, Massachusetts, gets rid of belly fat without even touching the skin. The product was featured on ABC's The View back in 2014, and co-host Whoopi Goldberg tried it live on TV and then commented, "Let me tell you something: I'm not a big fan for products and stuff but this machine is magnificent!"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

This Little Known Plant Treats Anything From Constipation to Cancer

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The National Institute of Health called this plant the “plant of the year" because it has so many healing benefits. It can treat everyday illnesses like constipation, stomach pains and diarrhea; ulcers, headaches and infections. It is also beneficial for more serious illnesses like cancer, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, and heart problems. What is it?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Why These 7 Cancers Often Don't Get Detected Until It Is Too Late

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Common cancers such as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer are all curable, but only if they are caught in one of the first two stages. In fact, most cancers are curable if caught early, but there are some cancers that are considered deadly because their symptoms do not appear until it is too late, which often means stage 3 and 4.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

If You Have Big Ears It Means You Are .....

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Ancient Chinese cultures placed great importance upon a person's outer appearance. The first place most people look when they first meet someone is their eyes, but the Chinese also believe that the ears can reveal much about a person. For example, if you have big ears, it means you are....

Monday, January 9, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Stink

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Body odor of any sort usually indicates there is a problem. Most of the time these little problems can be fixed. But ongoing body odor that won't go away can indicate you have a more serious health problem.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

These 6 Common Sleeping Positions Could Reveal Important Information About Your Personality

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How you sleep could be directly related to who you are, according to sleep assessment researchers. There are 6 common sleeping positions, and each one may reveal who you really are.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Find Out What Happened When This Woman Gave Up Alcohol For 21 Days

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A young woman saw a flyer at her gym about a 21-day workout challenge. The rules stated "no fried food, refined or white flour or rice, no sugar, no dairy, and no alcohol." She decided to try it. After 3 weeks, her waist was smaller and her arms were more muscular. But, it wasn't easy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

These Vegetables Are The Worst For Losing Weight

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We all know that vegetables are good for you, and eating lots of veggies will help you not only stay healthy but maintain a normal weight. But if you are trying to lose weight, some vegetables are not going to be your friends.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Does Breast Size Matter When It Comes To Breastfeeding?

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If you answered yes to this question, you would be wrong. It is a myth that the larger the breasts are, the more milk they produce for baby. The size of the breast actually has very little to do with successful breastfeeding.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Follow These 5 Steps And You Will Never Get Sick

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For those who live in colder areas, winter means the start of sickness, including colds, fever, cough, and flu. Did you know there are easy ways to prevent these sicknesses? Try these 5 easy steps and you will never get sick again.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

If You Want To Know How To Live Longer, Ask a 100-Year-Old

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Living longer is a desire of most everyone. Just how long you live depends on 3 primary factors: genetics, environment and our lifestyle. Although we do not have control over genetics, and perhaps even where we live, we certainly do have control over our lifestyle. Ask anyone who lives to be 100 years old and they will all tell you that what they eat contributes to their longevity.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10 Reasons Why Crying Is Good For You -- Even Men!

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Did you know that crying can actually make you more productive at work? Psychiatrists say that crying occurs after the emotional stress has passed and allows us to focus better in resolving the situation at hand. There are many other benefits, too.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Can These 4 Foods REALLY Make You Smarter???

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Foods that make you smarter?? Really!? Yes, really, according to a recent article published in Wellness.com. We know that certain foods are good for overall health, so why not foods that are good for overall brain function?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

10 Things Your Pee Can Tell You About Your Health

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Most of our bodily functions occur every day without our giving any thought to them. But bodily functions can tell you much about your health, if you pay attention to them. Take urination, for example. Do you know it's importance to the body? Do you know what to look for that indicates a health issue?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

These 29 Breakfast Cereals Contain a Poisonous Ingredient

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About 29 popular breakfast cereals so far have been found to contain a poisonous ingredient that can cause some serious side effects. They all contain an ingredient called Trisodium phosphate, a strong chemical typically used as a cleaning agent, food additive, stain remover and degreaser.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5 Natural Aphrodisiacs -- Simple Products That Can Spice Up Your Love Life

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The media is full of "love potions" guaranteed to get you in the mood. Of course, they are all at a cost. Did you know that there are simple, natural solutions to spice up your love life? These are not exotic products that cost a fortune but common products you can find at any supermarket -- or even in your own refrigerator.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Reheating These 6 Foods in the Microwave Can Make Them Toxic -- Yikes!

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It's probably safe to say that most people use their microwave ovens to reheat foods rather than cook them. It's quick and easy and saves on pots and pans. But did you know that some foods, if reheated in the microwave, can actually become toxic?
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