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May17What to Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

What to Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

You know the scenario — your child has a meltdown, leaving you frustrated, embarrassed and arguing even though your brain says it’s a battle you’re not likely to win. Tantrums often start during the “terrible 2’s” because little ones can’t yet clearly voice their frustrations. But it’s never too late to correct the behavior, even […]

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May17Essentials for Growing Tasty Herbs on Your Windowsill

Essentials for Growing Tasty Herbs on Your Windowsill

Whether you have a dedicated space in an outdoor garden or just a few buckets on a small patio, there’s nothing quite like having your own herb garden for giving your cooking fresh flavor boosts. But what if you live in an apartment or in a cold climate that can’t sustain outdoor herbs in the […]

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May17Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental Illness

Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental Illness

Athletes are supposed to be strong and self-assured, so many don’t seek help for mental health issues, a new study finds. It’s not just the stigma of mental illness that prompts many to tough it out alone, but also busy schedules, gender stereotyping and lack of understanding about mental health issues. That’s the consensus of […]

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May17Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

The rise in colon cases among younger adults that’s been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by 3% a year in Denmark, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, […]

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May17Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows. The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing “experimental models” of pain — that is, lab studies where brave volunteers agreed to be subjected to a painful stimulus. And overall, […]

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May17Health Highlights: May 17, 2019

Health Highlights: May 17, 2019

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report Undeclared Soy in Some Salads, Wraps at Whole Foods Markets Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC Bill Banning Abortion at 8 Weeks Passed by Missouri Senate

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May17Health Tip: Helmet Safety

Health Tip: Helmet Safety

(HealthDay News) — A helmet can prevent someone from a serious head injury, says the New York State Department of Health. Some states even require people, especially children, to wear helmets while biking or skateboarding. The Department of Health encourages parents to: Select a helmet that meets Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. Make sure your […]

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May17Health Tip: Physical Milestones at Age One

Health Tip: Physical Milestones at Age One

(HealthDay News) — Clues about your child’s physical development can be found in the way the child moves and plays, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By the age of 1, the CDC says most children can: Get into a sitting position without help. Walk while holding on to furniture. Take a […]

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May16How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

Taking a day off from a favorite exercise doesn’t mean spending the time sitting on the couch. In fact, getting some R&R has a special meaning when it comes to exercise: Rest and recovery. Recovery is everything that happens after the end of one workout and before the start of the next. Whether you’re talking […]

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May16The Top 5 Fruits to Add to Your Diet

The Top 5 Fruits to Add to Your Diet

Ounce for ounce and calorie for calorie, leafy greens and other types of vegetables are the hands-down favorites for delivering on nutrients. But many fruits should also have a place at the table. Researchers looked at the most nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables to see which provided meaningful amounts of B vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, […]

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