What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. It’s estimated that about 1.5 million people in America have been diagnosed with lupus, with about 16,000 new cases each year.The cause of lupus is still a mystery. It is speculated that it develops in response to a combination of factors both…

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Living With An Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system identifies harmless molecules or cells in your body as enemies and attacks them. Two common autoimmune diseases that affect millions of people are lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Below are some accounts of what it’s like living with these illnesses. If you have been diagnosed with lupus or RA, please consult…

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Smoking

The general consensus on smoking is that it is a habit that poses significant health risks to those who smoke and to those around them. But smoking is more than a habit – it’s an addiction, one we have not bothered to include when we talk about alcohol and drug addiction.What’s in a cigarette?When you…

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360 Approach to Women’s Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. — heart attacks kill more women than all cancers, respiratory diseases and Alzheimer disease combined, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year. More than 48 Million American women are living with or at risk for heart disease.If…

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What is OCD and How is it Treated?

The term “OCD” is sometimes casually used to describe a person who is being overly clean or organized. However, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a very serious anxiety disorder that can consume the lives of people who have this condition. OCD symptoms, simply put, are a combination of obsessive thoughts and habitual behaviors that often become uncontrollable without…

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3 Essential Vitamins For Your Mental Health

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about supplements that can help your mental health, but can they help you and which ones should you choose? Not all labels state their benefits or purpose, and it’s often unclear which version to purchase. Below are three supplements considered important for your brain (and the rest of your body) that we suggest…

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Mental Health In America

Mental Health is something you should be conscious of year round. Why? 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness in a given year and 1 in 6 children ages 6-17 experiences a mental disorder each year. Most common are mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.So why is this important? Often people with mental disorders…

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Arthritis: 5 Things You Should Know

1. Who is Affected? You probably immediately associate arthritis with old age. Perhaps you have an older family member or friend who suffers from it and has joint pain.However, what you probably don’t know is it can occur at any age. Although it mainly affects adults (about 1 in 4), there are an estimated 300,000 babies…

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How Nutritionists Help Americans Feel and Look Great

March 14th heralds Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day. On this day, we recognize RDNs for the ways they guide us to develop good eating habits, maintain good lifestyles and change harmful ones, and keep us apprised of nutritional news. Becoming an RDN takes years of schooling but unfortunately, their advice often goes unheeded as people…

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Moving the Stone: How to Find Relief from Kidney Stones

Every day, doctors and other medical personnel see patients suffering from kidney stones. This ailment is extremely painful – it has been said that the only pain more intense comes with childbirth. People who suffer from chronic kidney stones may despair of ever finding relief. Today, we’ll discuss what kidney stones are and highlight tips…

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