5-step Guide To Combating Back Pain Without Medicating
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5-Step Guide To Combating Back Pain Without Medicating

By Jae Y. Lim, M.D. – Far too often when dealing with back pain, we immediately turn to medication to help remedy the symptoms which can be harmful. If you are taking NSAIDs in excess, particularly for back pain, consider the following alternatives to managing back pain. 1. SOOTHE PAIN

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5 Fun Ways to Integrate Exercise into Your Daily Routine
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4 Fun Ways to Integrate Exercise into Your Daily Routine

Most people are reluctant to go to the gym because it takes time, effort—and plenty of commitment. However, getting regular exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. While going to the gym works for some people, it’s not for everyone. There are other fun and effective ways to integrate exercise

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Virtual Health: Taking Care of Retirement Abroad
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Virtual Health: Taking Care of Retirement Abroad

It isn’t hard to see why so many people choose to retire to sunnier climates. Relocating to places like Mexico, Thailand or Spain is a great way to live well for less, enjoying good food and sunshine in your own piece of paradise. But for many, moving away from a

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Why Falling in Love is the Best Weight-Loss Trick There Is

The ability to lose weight effortlessly while in love is, in fact, not a trick, but a proven biochemical reality. In fact, the word “trick” is entirely inadequate to describe what should really be termed “an astonishingly complex accomplishment.” As Dr. Ronald Gatty wrote in his book The Body Clock

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The Healing Power of Music on Older Adults with Memory Loss

By Bonnie Stover, Director of Volunteer Services at Front Porch— I would like to tell you about Tomoko. Tomoko has memory challenges. For the past year, she has lived at Summer House at Villa Gardens, the memory care neighborhood within Villa Gardens Retirement Community in Pasadena, part of Front Porch,

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How To Cope With The Death Of A Loved One
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How To Cope With The Death Of A Loved One

When someone you love dearly passes on, be it a best friend, spouse, child or parent, it can be life-changing. The pain, the regret and wishes of what you could have done can all be pretty overwhelming. Dealing with grief is one of the hardest things in life and nobody

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Tips to Stay Active Over 60

By Erika Rosenthal– Hey there, 60-somethings! This decade is a time for you to be active and enjoy your golden years. If you have always been active, staying active will be easy. If you have been leading a sedentary life, getting active might be harder, but far from impossible.  Here

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Well-Being
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Why “Me Time” is Necessary for Your Well-Being

Taking “me time” has long been a source of guilt for women. Studies show that busy women, no matter whether they have full-time paid careers, have children, or have both, take less leisure time for themselves than their male counterparts. In fact, dads tend to take three hours more per

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How Getting Enough Rest Is Vital for Good Health
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How Getting Enough Rest Is Vital for Good Health

It’s easy to make the excuse that there’s only so much time in the day to get everything done, and the first thing to go usually is eight hours of sleep at night. But you may be working against yourself if you’re not getting enough rest. The following are just

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Addiction
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How Families Can Help an Addicted Loved One

Helping a loved one through a period of addiction is difficult even under the best circumstances, and the circumstances are rarely ideal. People suffering from addiction may be in denial about the severity of their situation, and they may be too embarrassed to ask for help. However, their friends and

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How To Improve Your Health In The New Year
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How To Improve Your Health In The New Year

Every year, most of us vow to make healthy changes that will improve our appearance, wellness and longevity. However, most of us tend to fall short of our health goals. It’s not because we’re bad or lazy. Instead, it’s because we frequently create goals for ourselves that are too much

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5 Tips for Preventing Flu This Winter

By Heather Lomax— When the weather begins to grow cooler, that’s usually about the same time you start to notice the people around you sniffling and coughing and missing work. While no plan is fool-proof against the spread of a contagion like the flu, you can at least have the

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Seven Strategies to Not Overindulge During the Holidays

By Cristy “Code Red” Nickel – It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost

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Easy Ways to Improve Digestion and Enhance Your Well-Being
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Easy Ways to Improve Digestion and Enhance Your Well-Being

Your ability to digest foods is important for your overall well-being. Remember that food is the primary method for getting crucial nutrients into your body. In order to properly absorb these, your body has to be able to efficiently and effectively breakdown the foods that you consume. This is the

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Kelli Parisian

Surviving Addiction – A Mother’s Story

By Kelli Parisian – Addiction affects each family member differently. As a mother, it was my job to protect my child; so, delivering my youngest daughter to a behavior modification program a thousand miles from home both devastated me and gave me hope this program would save her life. What

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is a type of gastrointestinal disorder characterized by symptoms including diarrhea, constipation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, abdominal pain, abnormal bowel habits, flatulence and gas, bloating and cramping. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans and up to 25% of the world’s population has

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The illness of addiction is a serious one, and right now it’s taking many lives and having a major impact on people at every level of society.
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The Epidemic of Addiction

When we think of illness, we generally think of a virus or bacteria that spreads disease. Left untreated, a virulent illness can become a major health problem that affects thousands of people and puts stress on the healthcare system. Yet there is another type of disease that is laying waste

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Addiction: The Equal Opportunity Destroyer
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Addiction: The Equal Opportunity Destroyer

The cross around her neck reminds her that it was God who protected her. For nearly nine years, “Jessica” (not her real name) was on the payroll for what she calls an “equal opportunity destroyer:” addiction. “I grew up in a nice, suburban town,” Jessica says, “the youngest of three

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