Here’s Why You’re Always Waking Up With Headaches
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by Ann Milanowski
3d ago
When you have a pounding headache, being unconscious might sound like a nice alternative. But what happens when sleep itself is the trigger for your aching head?  If you’re wondering why you’re waking up with headaches, know that sleep problems are often part of the puzzle. “If you’re dealing with chronic headaches, or headaches that seem to appear as soon as you wake up, it could be a sleep disorder,” says Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, sleep medicine physician and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center. Which types of headaches are more common in the morning? First, it may be helpful to i ..read more
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Paleo Diet 101: What You Can and Can’t Eat
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by schneik4
3d ago
While we should all strive to eat a healthier diet, it can be hard to figure out how to do so. Should you eat more grains? Should you cut out dairy? What about sugar? What about fat? That’s why diets like the paleo diet — based on what our ancestors, who were hunters and gathers, ate — have become popular. Some diets can help guide us on what to eat with the goal of leading a healthier life. But what exactly is the paleo diet and is it right for you? Registered dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, talks about the pros and cons of the paleo diet and how effective it can be. What is the paleo diet? “The ..read more
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Body Scan Meditation for Beginners: How To Make the Mind/Body Connection 
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by kaputk
3d ago
If the term “body scan” makes you think of futuristic, high-tech gizmos, think again: This meditation technique is one you can do by yourself, wherever you are, and the only piece of equipment you need is an open mind.  Body scan meditation is a technique to help you increase awareness of your body and assess how you’re feeling — basically, it’s a way for you to become more in tune with yourself. Functional medicine specialist Melissa Young, MD, explains how to look inward to perform a body scan meditation and what it can do for your health. What is a body scan meditation?  Thin ..read more
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How To Treat an Infected Belly Button Piercing
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by hortonj4
4d ago
You finally got your belly button pierced after months of thinking about adding some body bling. That cute little ring decorating your tummy looks fantastic, too. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the skin around your piercing. Infections or some other icky complication can affect nearly 1 of 4 body piercings away from the earlobe, research shows. So, how can you tell if your belly button piercing is infected? And how should you treat that festering hole? For answers, we turn to family physician Simon Hodes, MB ChB. How a belly button piercing heals Let’s start with the basics: Even wh ..read more
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The Link Between Dehydration and Blood Pressure
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by hortonj4
4d ago
The importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure gets a lot of attention — and rightfully so. It’s key to keeping blood flowing so it can deliver oxygen and nutrients to every nook and cranny in your body. The good news? There’s something simple you can do to assist the process and keep your blood pressure stable: Drink plenty of fluids. Being dehydrated can cause your blood pressure to plummet and then potentially skyrocket in response. In extreme cases, this wild fluctuation could send you into a life-threatening case of shock. So, how can dehydration increase your risk of experiencing ..read more
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Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever
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by hortonj4
4d ago
There was a time when “feed a cold, starve a fever” served as cutting-edge medical advice. This nugget of wisdom traces back to a dictionary compiled in 1574 by English lexicographer John Withals. His guidance — “fasting is a great remedy of fever” — has certainly stood the test of time as an oft-quoted rule. But the belief doesn’t quite stand up to current medical guidelines. (Sorry, Mr. Withals!) To learn what qualifies as a best practice in the 21st century, we asked family physician Simon Hodes, MB ChB. Feeling under the weather? Try to eat and drink Starving yourself if you feel hungry is ..read more
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What Is Love Bombing?
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by bigleyj
4d ago
First comes love, then comes marriage… It’s a familiar children’s nursery rhyme for many, but in truth, there are several other stages that need to happen in order for a healthy relationship to thrive. Love is a complicated thing that takes time, investment and work. So, if your relationship is burning hot in the beginning but something doesn’t feel right, ask yourself what’s making you feel overwhelmed. Are you showered with over-the-top gifts? Are you pressured to pick up the pace and make your relationship exclusive? Are you missing out on time with family and friends, or doe ..read more
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6 Health Benefits of Kiwifruit
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by coolicc
4d ago
Fun kiwi fact: Though the kiwi is about the size of an egg, it’s a type of berry — also known as Chinese gooseberry. And this fuzzy little fruit, originally from China, is a nutritional powerhouse. Like most fruit, kiwi is loaded with vitamins and minerals your body needs. But kiwi has some health-boosting properties that many other fruits can’t beat. And the natural compounds in kiwi could improve your gut health, too. Registered dietitian Gillian Culbertson, RD, explains the benefits of kiwi and why it’s a great (green) addition to your plate. 1. Helps maintain gut health Fiber, the indigest ..read more
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How Playing the EndeavorRx Video Game Can Help Your Child With ADHD
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by bigleyj
4d ago
A lot of us have the ability to start and stop tasks suddenly without putting too much thought into it. Sometimes, we may even catch ourselves saying we’re great at multitasking because of our ability to juggle a number of tasks in quick succession. Doing homework, for example, while eating a snack, listening to music and carrying on a conversation through text messages might come easy for some of us. But if your child is living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), maintaining that level of attention across multiple tasks can be difficult. Some important activities may remain ..read more
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What To Eat When You’re Trying to Heal
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by kaputk
6d ago
Food is the fuel that keeps your body running — and nutritional food is the fuel that keeps your body running well. What you eat impacts your energy levels, your immune system, your strength and even how quickly your wounds heal.  “Poor nutrition before or during the healing process can delay your healing,” says registered dietitian Kavitha Krishnan, RD. “While eating well can help the body heal faster and fight infection.”   That’s right: Nutrition plays a huge role in how fast (and how well) you heal. Whether you’re dealing with a surgical incision or a wound from an ..read more
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