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How to End the Terrible Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatments

Having breast cancer is hard.  Your body wages a war against cancer cells and your emotions may slide into fear, grief, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, the side effects from breast cancer treatments can make it even worse. Until now, many people thought they had to suffer through all the discomfort.  But new research shows …

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

Many people feel down as winter approaches.  It’s dark.  It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable.  They’re tired and depressed.  They don’t want to get out of bed.  They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods …

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Chinese lunar New Year: A do-over for your New Year’s resolutions

It’s about almost month into the New Year. Do you already wish you had a do-over for your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, you’re in luck.  You do. February 10th is the Chinese lunar New Year.  The celebration of the New Year, the Spring Festival, is China’s longest and most important holiday.  Because it is …

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The Pessimist’s Guide to Gratitude

Your mother was right–say thank you. Scientists have now proven what your mother always knew–it’s good to be grateful.  Being grateful is more than just politeness; it’s actually good for your health and well-being. In a study by Robert A. Emmons, of the University of California, and Davis and Michael E. McCullough, of the University …

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9 Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies

Pie.  Cookies.  Chocolate.  Eggnog.  Champagne. The holiday season is filled with good foods.  You eat and drink with your friends and loved ones to celebrate how much you care about them. But we all know that too much of a good thing is no longer good.  Too many rich foods can lead to extra pounds, …

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What is health?

What does it mean to be healthy?  Health is a state of optimum physical functioning, spiritual enlightenment, social well-being, and mental aptitude.  True health is so much more than settling for mediocrity.  It’s not about living life just barely above the doldrums, or hoping against hope that you won’t get sick or that you’ll finally …

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