When Chronic Pain Turns Deadly

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If you're suffering from chronic pain, for example, chronic back pain, here are the far-too-common options many people still pursue: live with the pain, no matter how agonizing; continue to take pain medication, which may abate the symptoms temporarily, but won't address the cause; or undergo risky surgery, which in many cases doesn't eliminate the pain,...

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Weight Loss: If You Can See It, You Can Do It

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Have you been overweight for so long that the only way you can picture your thinner self is by looking at old pictures? Or perhaps you don't have any pictures because for whatever reason, you've always been fighting your weight. That "picture" of yourself, whether in your photo album or your mind, can actually play a key role in your weight-loss...

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You Are What You Eat: Poor Diet Linked to Many Cancers

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The dreaded C word is so feared for a reason: A cancer diagnosis can shock your world, not to mention put your life in jeopardy. But with an estimated 90 percent of cancers attributable to diet and exercise habits, there's hope for those willing to take their health into their own hands. Start today by examining your eating habits, because poor nutrition...

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3 Ways to Get in Shape FAST

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Who better than personal trainers to know the best exercises to get you in shape safely and effectively? The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 ACE-certified personal trainers to get their advice regarding the best techniques to get fit.

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How Pregnancy Weight Gain Can Affect Your Child

Your weight during pregnancy can affect the health of your child as a youngster, and we're not just talking about excess weight. Too little weight gain during pregnancy is linked to poor health outcomes at age 7, including high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Children whose mothers gained too much weight during pregnancy were also more likely to...

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More Scary News About Vaping

While electronic cigarettes may benefit chronic smokers who've been unable to quit, a growing body of evidence is showing that vaping may be dangerous – perhaps even as dangerous as traditional smoking. The latest: Nicotine and other chemicals exhaled by e-cigarette smokers may transfer from one room to the next via air vents, impacting nearby...

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