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How to Naturally Heal a Cold Sore, and Fast

Winter weather is right around the corner, and that unfortunately means that cold sores will begin to appear in full force. Cold sores, those pesky and painful blisters associated with the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), can be painful and unsightly, particularly during colder months. After contracting the virus that causes cold sores, you might only […]

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The Dark Side of Travel: How to Deal with Jet Leg

Vacations and travel are times filled with excitement and new experiences. Unfortunately, if you are traveling far from your home city, you will probably cross over a time zone (or a few!). Adjusting to the difference in time can be difficult for our bodies and can really put a damper on the trip if you’re […]

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Healthy Hair Ingredients That May Be Hidden in Your Pantry

When it comes to taking care of your hair, you might be tempted to scour the shelves at your local drug or beauty supply store to find the perfect blend of hair care products. These products are often loaded up with chemicals, and they can be quite expensive, particularly when used long-term. What many people […]

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What Was That? 10 Tips for Improving Your Memory

The human brain is constantly changing. The cells and neurological pathways that help us think, feel and remember are constantly adapting, rebuilding and reshaping themselves to help boost our ability to focus and recall important information. However, many things can reduce our memory. Sleep deprivation, stress, poor diet and old age are just a few […]

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Never in the Mood: Why Your Libido May Be Low and How it Can Affect You

Contrary to popular belief, a woman’s sexual health and interest in sex can vary wildly over a period of time. Sexual desire, or libido, is influenced by a variety of factors, namely hormones that operate within the body to regulate reproductive cycles. External factors can also have drastic effects on the libido. These may include […]

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What is Chronic Inflammation and What Effects Can It Have on Your Health?

We’ve all gotten an infection or hurt ourselves at one point or another. When a wound occurs, your body’s natural defense mechanisms are activated, sending white blood cells to the area to heal it. This process is called inflammation, and like all things in the body, it is perfectly healthy for you—in moderation. It is […]

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How Hormones Are Linked to Changes in Your Hair

Hormones play a critical role in the body. Humans have around 50 different types of hormones produced by the endocrine system, and each help control specific aspects of bodily function, including sexual reproduction, metabolism and more. Hormones also play a role in the way your hair grows and looks. The hair cycle is affected by […]

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4 Ways to Ease Neck and Back Pain

As we get older, it’s impossible to avoid some inevitable pain issues within the body. Most often, these pains will come from the back and neck areas. Even the slightest thing like sleeping in the wrong position or turning your neck too quickly can easily flare up your spine and bother you for days, or […]

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Don’t Get Tricked by Your Treats This Halloween: Understanding the Dangers of Sugar

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year—children and adults alike get creative and dress up, decorate their homes, tell spooky stories and, of course, go trick-or-treating. This exciting tradition is likely one of your kids’ favorite parts of the holiday because of the buckets full of candy they can collect. Unfortunately, having […]

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Identifying the Signs of GERD and Finding Ways to Manage Your Heartburn

Most of us have experienced a slight burning in the chest after eating a big meal or eating too quickly. This tight, painful sensation usually goes away shortly after it begins and doesn’t happen regularly enough to be cause for concern. For people with GERD, though, this painful sensation called heartburn is their reality. Gastroesophageal […]

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