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Baby born without skin struggles for life in Texas

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A Texas couple is desperate for answers as doctors struggle to put together a care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals ...

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‘Frankenfish’ salmon to be sold unlabeled in U.S.

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As the United States joins Canada to become the only two countries in the world to sell genetically modified salmon, GM opponents warn that not only does the fish pose environmental risks, ...

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6 foods that lower blood pressure

Over 70 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and 30 percent of Americans have prehypertension, making this condition extremely crucial to control. However, sometimes prescription drugs used to control hypertension can ...

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Do you live in one of nation’s healthiest counties?

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How healthy is your county? Below is a list of the top 500 communities in the United states and where they rank based on certain criteria. The U.S. News Healthiest Communities rankings ...

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When you’re feeling worn out, turn to this Bible passage

There’s no doubt about it, life can be exhausting. Whether we’re dealing with work, kids, financial pressure, or doing our best to stick to our Lenten fasting, it’s not a surprise if ...

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10 ways to prevent caregiver depression

Caregivers often prioritize their care recipients’ needs over their own. The sacrifices involved in caregiving place an incredible amount of strain on even the most capable individuals. The resulting feelings of anger, ...

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Kale joins list of 12 ‘dirtiest’ pesticide-laced items in the produce aisle

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Weekend gardeners have another reason to keep up their hard work–it’s about the only way to find pesticide-free produce these days. A recent study found that an amazing amount of food, sold ...

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Second jury finds Roundup causes cancer

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A U.S. jury ruled on March 19 that agrochemical company Monsanto’s weed killer product, Roundup,  was a major contributing factor in causing cancer. It is the second such ruling. Shares in Bayer, the ...

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What is Home Care about? Company shares their philosophy

This past Summer, Phoenix Home Care and Hospice cut the ribbon on its new Topeka location at 2945 SW Wanamaker Drive. Phoenix also has locations in Wichita and Lebanon, Kansas, as well ...

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10 doctor-recommended healthy habits

Are you looking for tangible ways to improve your health? Not sure where to start? Consider the top recommendations from the doctors at American Medical Association (AMA). “From time to time, it’s ...

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One-year-old baby rides NY subway alone

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The New York Police Department said a 1-year-old baby boy in a stroller rode alone on a Manhattan subway train for eight stops—or about 60 blocks—after the baby’s caretaker became ill. The toddler ...

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How to identify and minimize caregiver burden

Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique ...

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Dreams by dying patients should be respected says doctor

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The dreams of patients at Hospice Buffalo in New York are providing insight into what people see and experience in the weeks and days before they pass away. Pittsburg’s KDKA-TV reports that ...

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4 ways to focus on self-care

It’s no surprise that the concept of self-care is getting a lot of traction in many health and wellness circles. Self-care can improve your mental and physical health and help you be ...

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Women are giving themselves cancer with alcohol

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Middle-aged women aren’t getting the message that there’s a proven link between alcohol consumption and higher breast cancer risk, according to researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. The small-scale study suggests women ...

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3 reasons slimming down with your sweetheart pays

It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit of competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you ...

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Here’s what your birth order says about you

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Which description is most like you? 1: A natural leader and perfectionist, you are logical, technical, well-organized, conscientious, a good reader, and a list-maker. You take life seriously and don’t like surprises. ...

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Things you can and can’t do with Power of Attorney

Like most legal undertakings, setting up and enforcing power of attorney (POA) documents can be a confusing process. Yet, these essential tools can help aging adults and their families gain peace of ...

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Anne Graham Lotz begins final Chemo, says God has healed her

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Nearly four months into receiving chemo, evangelist Anne Graham Lotz believes she will be healed after her seventh treatment next week. The 70-year-old evangelist revealed in an update on her blog this ...

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Heart-healthy Valentine’s Day tips

Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but eating healthy and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart. This Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweetheart with a ...

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Israeli scientists claim to have found cure for cancer

A team of scientists in Israel have claimed to have found the first complete cure for cancer and say they expect to have a complete cure within a year. Scientists from Accelterated ...

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Eggs really are incredible!

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Can’t figure out whether eggs are as incredible as they say? You’re not alone. These grocery store staples have been like ping-pong balls in the health community. First they’re good, then they’re ...

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Half of those who think they have a food allergy really don’t

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If you think you have a food allergy, you probably don’t. A study released in January showed many adults think they are allergic, but haven’t been tested. In fact, half of those ...

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Childhood football and irreversible brain damage

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Football has long been a tradition of the college campus. Then came its widespread move into the nation’s high schools in the 1930s and 40s. And then middle schools in the 70s ...

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Living happier, healthier and longer lives depends on friends and family, says AMAC

Good relationships with family and friends are key components of happy, healthy and longer lives, according to a study that has been ongoing for more than 80 years. The Harvard Study of Adult ...

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