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Positive Health

MORE on Vaping and Your Health

It's worse than you think. More +

Do Microwaves Cause Cancer?

Reheating food in the microwave may actually be beneficial to your health. More +

Measles Wipe Immune System's Memory of Other Illnesses...

...leaving us vulnerable to diseases we were previously protected against. More +

Not Exercising Worse for Your Health than Smoking, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor
as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.
 
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Just Two Weeks of Inactivity Can Affect Your Physical Fitness

Cleveland Clinic study finds alarming physical changes. More +

You're Fooling Yourself About Sleep

Notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be
harmful to our health.
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Sitting is the New Smoking

Are You at Risk?
 
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Sun Exposure

5 Signs of Skin Cancer Other Than an Abnormal Mole...Are there benefits to sun exposure?...Plus answers to other questions. More +

Skipping Breakfast

Study finds skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of
heart-related death.
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Diet Drinks Raise Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Diet beverages are also associated with type 2 diabetes,
dementia, and metabolic syndrome.
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The 4 Main Types of Body Fat—And Why You Should Care

Many people think of fat in terms of WHERE on your body it is
and not what TYPE it is.
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Zinc for Colds?

Will taking zinc make your cold go away faster? More +

27 ‘Healthy’ Habits That Secretly Make You Gain Weight

Bogus “healthy” habits that will only leave you wider and softer
than before. 
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15 Subtle Thyroid Disease Symptoms You’re Ignoring

These common physical symptoms could signal a major problem
with your thyroid.
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House Dust Spurs Growth of Fat Cells

Researchers have identified common environmental pollutants that
could contribute to the world’s obesity epidemic.
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The Importance of Water

Staying hydrated is one of the healthiest habits you can adopt. More +

Young Women and Heart Disease

Five warning signs of heart disease you shouldn’t ignore More +

This Is Why You Cross Your Legs

And why you may want to stop—immediately.
 
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20 Ways the Sun Harms Your Health

This summer,be sure to keep an eye out for these
potentially serious inflictions.
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20 Skin Cancer Symptoms Everyone Needs to Know

One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer
by the time they hit 70 years old.
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POSITIVE PARENTING

Smartphones, Tablets Causing Mental Health Issues in Kids

Children as young as two are developing mental health problems. More +

Children Shouldn't Drink Plant-Based Milk

Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines.
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How You Can Best Survive the Empty-Nest Syndrome

It's normal to feel a sense of loss when your kids leave home. More +

Parents’ Cyberbullying Guide

How to Spot It and Stop It. More +

Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

New evidence-based guidance says parents need to get involved. More +

Want Your Teen to Avoid Risky Behaviors?

Make Sure They Get Enough Sleep. More +

POSITIVE TIPS

Migraines

What to do to avoid headache and migraine triggers. More +

Are Whitening Strips Harmful to Your Teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter
whitening strips, may be harmful to teeth.
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The Land of Immortals

How and what Japan's oldest population eats. More +

6 Surprising Uses for Cinnamon

Learn how to combat high blood sugar, curb cravings, and more
with these quick tips.
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Choosing the Best Sunglasses

They’re more than a fashion statement. More +

That Pesky Eye Twitch

Common causes for repetitive spasms of your eyelid muscle. More +

POSITIVE AGING

Hot Flashes Connected to Heart Attacks and Cognitive Decline

Science is discovering hot flashes are much more than just
a sweaty sign of menopause.
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Menopause: Solutions to 8 Miserable Symptoms

Teas and other natural ways to help ease the discomfort and pain if
you’re going through perimenopause or menopause.
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Food Allergies Can Develop in Adulthood

A person can become allergic to any food, and many patients
react to more than one. 
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3 ways to prevent noise-induced hearing loss

Hearing is not like seeing....it's much harder to detect
early hearing loss.
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Is There Anything You Can Do to Prevent Osteoarthritis?

The short answer from a rheumatologist. More +

Vaccination Recommendations for Older Adults

Here's a look at those considered routine for most adults age 50
and older.
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Keep your brain larger by staying in shape

Exercise at mid-life could mean maintaining our brain size
as we age.
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How You Cook Affects How You Age

When proteins and fats are cooked at high temperatures,
a chemical reaction happens that forms AGEs.
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Menopause or Thyroid?

Shared symptoms make it easy to confuse the two. More +

20 Foods That Age You 20 Years

What you eat plays one of the starring roles in how you
look and feel as you get older.
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25 Best Foods for Menopause

What women should load their plates with to mitigate the symptoms
often associated with menopause.
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Pickleball--The Area's Hottest New Sport

A combination of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton, pickleball has suddenly become a favorite pastime among seniors. More +

Robotic Pets for Lonely Seniors

Older adults are often forced to give up pets they can no longer care
for or that are unwelcome at extended-care facilities.
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Eat Healthy, Stay Fit, and Live Well Over 50

Ways to keep fit mentally and physically as you age.  More +

The One Exercise Every Older Person Should Do

If you want to improve your body and your brain. More +

7 Steps To Healthy, Happy Aging

By taking good care of yourself and following your doctor’s orders,
you can ensure your golden years are just that.
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Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial scams often go unreported. More +

Top 8 Summer Health Tips

Summer can be a dangerous time for seniors. More +

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Two-thirds of adults over 70 years old  who suffer from hearing loss
have an elevated risk of cognitive decline.
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Positive Nutrition

Which Drink is Best for Hydration?

(Hint...It isn't water!) More +

Poor Diet Can Be Deadly

What we aren't eating is killing us. More +

30 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry

The science-backed reasons. More +

"Mindful Eating" for Weight Loss

Mindful eating is not a diet, but the approach is gaining traction as
a successful weight-loss mechanism.
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30 Facts About Soda That You’ll Find Totally Disturbing

...and 17 things that happen to your body when you drink soda. More +

40 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Foods

These fat-burning foods make the perfect sidekick to
your weight-loss routine.
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17 Ingredients to Avoid Cooking With

Experts say that these cooking and baking essentials
are weight loss saboteurs in disguise.
 
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14 “Health” Foods Worse Than a Donut

We're consuming way too much sugar—but it's not just coming
from junk food. 
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11 Restaurant Scams That Sabotage Weight Loss

How to avoid them and what to eat instead. More +

30 Shocking Secret Ingredients Hiding in Your Favorite Foods

Nutritionists tell clients to read the nutrition labels and the
ingredient lists for good reason.
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30 Easy Eating Habits for a Flatter Tummy

Simple, practically effortless tricks to sneak into your daily life.
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The 28 Best and Worst Pumpkin Spice Foods

If you think there’s no such thing as too much when it comes to your beloved pumpkin spice flavor, think again. More +

25 Foods That Make You Hungrier

Avoid these foods that spike your appetite even more. More +

20 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings In Their Tracks

Sugar cravings come at the worst times and can be really hard
to resist, but it is possible.
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Can You Eat Too Much Avocado?

There’s no one simple answer because no two bodies are the same. More +

21 Amazing Benefits of Bananas

 Lose weight, reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy. More +

Is Coffee Good for You?

Coffee isn't just tasty and energizing — it may also be extremely
good for you.
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5 Best Ways to Win Your Battle With Weight Loss

Balancing blood sugar and metabolism are the keys to success. More +

20 Surprising Foods With More Carbs Than a Bowl of Pasta

There are a number of under-the-radar eats that actually pack
far more carbs than an entire bowl of penne.
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30 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry

...and 25 Foods That Make You Hungrier More +

6 Foods that Turn Into Belly Fat

Some foods go right to your gut and cause nearly instant fat gain. More +

15 Cheapest Proteins in the Supermarket

The recommended dietary allowance for protein is 56 grams for men
and 46 grams for women per day.
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Best Spices for Fat Loss

 Research suggests that some spices can actually target
visceral belly fat and reduce bloating.
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30 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Feel Fuller

Try these no-fail expert strategies to outsmart your cravings More +

The Healthiest Power Fruits Next Door

Ordinary apples, grapes, and other fruits boast some
pretty impressive health benefits
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Toxins in your Food

10 Toxins Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup More +

Fresh vs. Frozen

Are fresh fruits and vegetables more nutritious than
frozen or canned?
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Positive Fitness

Are Elliptical Machines Better than Treadmills?

Elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. More +

Yoga Poses That Can Strengthen Your Core Muscles

You need to work more than your abdominals. More +

Winter Fitness

Safety tips for exercising outdoors. More +

Benefits of Walking

10 Reasons to Go for a Walk Right Now. More +

Calorie Burn/Sitting Time Calculators

Breaking up extended periods of sitting by standing more –
especially at work – can help promote health and fitness.
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Deskercize!!

At least 8 in 10 American workers are desk potatoes. More +

Positive Mind

Coping with Anxiety: Can Diet Make a Difference?

Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires
making lifestyle changes.
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Why Having a Pet May Keep Your Brain Healthy

Understanding how animals contribute to good health. More +

Cyclothymia: Are Your Mood Swings Normal, or Something More?

Bipolar's milder cousin has its own ups and downs. More +

Smelling This May Decrease Anxiety

 Research suggests that smelling lavender can relieve
feelings of anxiety.
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15 Foods That Make Your Depression or Anxiety Worse

What you eat can dramatically alter your mental health. More +

20 Top Tricks from Therapists on Finding Happiness

Just 33% of American adults identified as "very happy". More +

Digital Addiction and Mental Health in Students

 Overuse of smartphones may lead to hard-to-control behaviors and feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
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What It’s Like to Be Allergic to Sounds

Do you suffer from misophonia? More +

Creativity Improves Happiness

Do One Creative Thing Every Day to Increase Your Overall
Happiness
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You're Not Normal Because Nobody Is!

Feeling different is normal because there IS no normal. More +

11 Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders can be debilitating, but they can be managed. More +

9 Different Types of Depression

Depression isn't a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. More +

7 Common Myths About Depression

An estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2014  More +

Positive Community

Recycling in Northeast Ohio

Links for Cuyahoga and Lake counties. More +

Organ Donor Myths, BUSTED!

Here’s Why You Should Become an Organ Donor. More +

Your Brain on a ‘Helper’s High’

Studies document how giving affects your body. More +

Giving Back

Ways to give without spending money . More +

"Plogging"--The New Eco-Friendly Fitness Craze

Plogging brings awareness to just how much litter lines our streets, parks, and trails. More +

POSITIVE PET PARENTING

Owning a Dog Can Lower Risk of Early Death

Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about
living longer?
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15 Signs Your Dog is Depressed

Don't let these potentially serious symptoms go unchecked. More +

Foods That Can Be Poisonous to Pets

Find out what foods are safe for people but dangerous for pets. More +

The 9 Most Common Summer Dangers for Pets

When the heat turns up, the dangers to pets increase too. More +

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