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Surprising Symptoms That Could Indicate a Thyroid Problem

When your thyroid works properly, you never know it’s there. But when it malfunctions, it wreaks havoc on your body. Your thyroid is a flat, butterfly-shaped gland located directly underneath your Adam’s apple. Everything from brain development, bone strength, heart function, digestion and muscle control are affected by the thyroid. Even so, it is not ...
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3 Fast Food Tricks To Ordering A Healthier Meal

When it comes to losing weight, exercise is important, but calorie reduction is what really helps you drop those extra pounds. Complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, but small changes can make a big difference. There isn’t always time to meal prep, and sometimes grabbing lunch on the go is the only option. But that’s not ...
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The Pros and Cons of Taking Zinc for a Cold

When you’re miserable and sniffling and sneezing, you may be ready to try anything — anything — to make it stop. Or maybe you would do anything to prevent those symptoms from starting. Science weighs in on using zinc to fight and prevent colds. Runny nose, sore throat, aches and congestion are the all too familiar symptoms ...
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2018-12-31T09:36:59-08:00Share|

10 Lifestyle Changes Everyone Should Make In Their 20s

Your 20s are typically a whirlwind of independence, soul-searching, hyper-socialization and figuring out exactly who you are. These lifestyle tricks will help you along the way. People in their 20's often experience rapid and frequent changes. Increased responsibilities; moving to and from college or out of your parents home; significant personal relationships grow or dissipate; ...
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2019-01-14T13:44:32-08:00News and Stories|

What To Do When Someone Has A Seizure

You may feel helpless when someone has a seizure, but remember to stay calm and be present. Your actions could save a life. Seizures are more common than you think; 1 in 10 people will experience one, and they are usually associated with epilepsy. While medication can often control them, seizures are still unpredictable. If ...
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2019-01-14T13:44:32-08:00News and Stories|

Why You Shouldn’t Whisper with a Hoarse Voice

Although your natural instinct may be to whisper when you have laryngitis, speech therapists believe you may actually be straining your vocal cords. If you’ve ever suffered from laryngitis (swollen, irritated vocal cords in the larynx, perhaps better known as the voice box), your gut reaction might have been to assume that it’s okay to ...
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2017-01-10T12:30:08-08:00Share|