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    Anxiety refers to a persistent sense of dread and fearful anticipation. In the United States anxiety along with depression are the top two most common psychological problems. One psychologist reports an increase in recommending non-pharmaceutical treatments such as Relax-V for mild to moderate anxiety. Anxiety can...
     
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    New research suggests the presence of pet dogs may help to control hypertension in older adults
    The presence of a pet dog can significantly lower the blood pressure of its owner as they go about their day-to-day activities, according to new research by the University of Maryland. The study, which was supported by funding from the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition (WALTHAM®), looked at pet...
     
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    Avoid hazards in your home with these tips from Mister Sparky
    For many the time after Thanksgiving is filled with parties, entertaining, and decorating. Data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that with the holidays also come an increase in home fires. The most common causes involve cooking, Christmas trees, candles, and holiday decorations....
     
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    When it’s cold outside, thoughts turn to hot chocolate—and how to jazz up the typical hot chocolate. The experts at Milk Unleashed point out that it’s just as easy to make an extra special mug of delicious, nutritious hot chocolate. They’ve compiled a simple hot chocolate idea for...
     
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    Enter to win Yoga Works membership and rice and pea protein
    On the eve of the biggest gastronomic pleasure season of the year, Growing Naturals, makers of allergen-friendly rice and pea protein, are proclaiming both good and bad news: significant holiday weight gain is a myth, but for those already overweight (Body Mass Index 25-29%) and obese (BMI + 30%), holiday binging will...
     
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    Protect your feet from this painful condition
    As the festive fall/winter holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your feet at risk for a gout attack, a painful condition brought on when uric acid builds up and crystalizes in and around your joints. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), gout attacks often occur in...
     
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    One of the most bothersome symptoms of menopause for many women is menopause weight gain. As hormone levels begin to change, many women begin to experience an increase in abdominal fat. Dr. Shoreh Ershadi explains how women can fight menopausal weight gain and other common symptoms. As hormones...
     
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    Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Until now, we haven’t known exactly what...
     
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    Thousands participate in BCBS’ innovative “Maintain, Don’t Gain” Challenge
    A leading national ‘Blue’ health insurance organization is taking an innovative and fresh approach to holiday stress and eating, with more than 2,000 of its members already signed up for an innovative weight-management program this holiday season. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s...
     
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    New research from Harvard University published in New England Journal of Medicine
    In a large new study, observational researchers at Harvard University looked at how eating nuts may help reduce the risk of mortality, finding that those who ate nuts daily, such as pistachios, saw health benefits nearly double. The study’s findings are consistent with previous research, is the largest...