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  • Summer is prime time for vacations, outdoor activities and late-night festivities, all of which can mess with sleep schedules. Add air travel to the mix, particularly a flight that crosses time zones, and your sleep schedule is sure to be out of More …

  • The causes for depression in women are not always obvious. Looking at multiple factors, including contraceptive choices, may help to explain mood changes. More …

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gardening qualifies as an effective form of exercise. Besides creating a beautiful outdoor space, you can burn up to 300 calories in just 30-45 minutes of gardening. Check out these six ways to intensify your routine. More …

  • When it comes to heart disease, does taking an aspirin each day lower your risk? The answer is yes – and no. Research shows that aspirin reduces inflammation, prevents blood clots and lowers the risk of death among people suffering from a heart attack. But, while aspirin is generally safe for an occasional head ache or muscle strain, popping it daily comes with some serious risks, including internal bleeding. More …

  • People often make the mistake of thinking that if it’s a salad, it has to be healthy. The truth is that a salad can start out being very healthy and nutritious, but all the little added ingredients can sabotage your good intentions and ambush your waistline. More …

  • Summer celebrations often include barbequed meals that are loaded with high-fat, high-calorie foods. While these foods may be family favorites, they are not the best choices for health and well-being. More …

  • Eating between meals may seem like a sure fire way to sabotage a healthy diet plan, but the right snacks can actually help you reach your goals. Healthy snacks provide the fuel your body and brain need for all your favorite summer activities. More …

  • As a fitness routine, walking is often underrated. Research shows that 2.5 hours of brisk walking per week reduces the risk of heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and many cancers. It can also boost your metabolism, elevate your mood, improve your sleep and slow the aging process. More …

  • Everyone needs to be aware of heart disease and the signs of a heart attack, especially men. That’s because men remain much more likely than women to have heart attacks or to die from heart disease. More …

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One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.