4 Tips for a Smooth School Year

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Depending on your local school district, your children have already returned to school or on the verge of doing so. Where did the summer months go? Just when you'd started to relax and unwind, the calendar seemingly flipped forward two months and here you are, back to the proverbial grind. But don't fret: here's how students (and parents) can make a...

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Say No to Migraine Medication and Yes to Natural Care

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If you've ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, "a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days...

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Visit the Mediterranean - It's Good for Your Skin

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The Mediterranean diet is touted for its ability to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but new research suggests it also may reduce the severity of a troubling skin condition known as psoriasis. According to a study published in JAMA Dermatology, a research journal of the American Medical Association, psoriasis sufferers who eat consistent with...

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Too Much Sleep Isn't Healthy, Either

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We've run countless articles in To Your Health over the years on the health perils of poor / inadequate sleep. But what could be wrong with too much sleep? According to research, a whole lot when it comes to your health. People who sleep too much – defined by a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association as more than 10 hours a day – are more...

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The Right Plate Could Make All the Difference

Struggling with a child (of any age) who won't touch a single fruit or vegetable you put on their plate? Perhaps it's time for a change of scenery – and by that we mean your choice of dinner plate. Children served on plates containing compartments with pictures of fruits and veggies are more likely to eat these foods – and eat more of them – than if the...

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Exercise Improves More Than Just Your Physical Health

We all know about the profound physical health benefits consistent exercise brings, but let's not overlook the mental side of things. Exercise in moderation also has mental benefits, a point emphasized by findings in a study appearing in a recent issue of The Lancet Psychiatry. Researchers analyzed data provided by 1.2 million U.S. adults as part of the...

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