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Diabetes Awareness: Focus on Black Community

Diabetes is a serious problem for many Americans, but an especially serious one among the African-American community, where there is a much greater risk for the disease than any other, according to Market Wired. 26 million people in the U.S. …

Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most …

Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold
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Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local …

Netflix Introduces The ‘Get Fit With Netflix’ Workout Netflix Introduces The ‘Get Fit With Netflix’ Workout

Netflix has uploaded a series of videos showing you how to work out while you watch Netflix. They’ve enlisted fitness expert Niki Wibrow to demonstrate. “The great thing about Netflix is that it can fit around you and your lifestyle, …

Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention
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It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. …

Jane Fonda Says “Staying Active” is the Key to Long Life
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Jane Fonda, the famous 76-year-old actress and fitness activist credits an active lifestyle for keeping her emotionally centered and healthy later in life. “I believe in fitness,” Fonda says. “Whether you’re young, old, whether you’ve ever been exercising or just …

Vitamin D Not As Beneficial As Once Thought

Many people swear by vitamins and take them every day. Others only take them when they feel like they need to or are looking for certain benefits. Although vitamins have been labeled as beneficial for years, a new study shows …

Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official
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We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact …

What Foods To Buy When Money Is Tight

With the U.S. still in a major recession and a big part of the population unemployed, a food budget might just help keep your family full and healthy. One in seven Americans receives food (SNAP) benefits in order to feed …

Flu Symptoms Send Several To The Hospital
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A flu epidemic is upon us and several people have already died from flu complications. While flu vaccinations are a great way to protect yourself from the illness, they do not protect against all strains and even if you do …

The Paleo Diet vs Plant Based Diet
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With 2014 upon us most people are making their New Year’s resolutions. The number one resolution is to lose weight. Weight loss seems to elude many American’s – mostly because of our lack of knowledge, and due to the fad …

Weight Loss Goals: Tips For The New Year
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That magical time of year is upon us. The time of year when you’ve eaten far more than you intended to all holiday season and are wracked with guilt. It might be that after years of being out of shape, …

Plus Size Barbie: Good For Whose Self-Esteem?

A debate has emerged this week over an image shared by plussizemodeling.com on their facebook and website. Because more and more plus size models are emerging to represent plus-size shoppers, there was a question of whether or not the iconic …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?
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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …

Cameron Diaz Releases “The Body Book”

Cameron Diaz can now add the title of “author” to her CV as The Body Book has just been released. The popular actress uses the book as a platform to share her knowledge about exercise and nutrition. “If you take …

Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established …

FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and …

New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the …

Healthiest States: Hawaii Tops The 2013 List

Hawaii is seen by many as a beautiful, tropical paradise, full of gorgeous fauna, lovely beaches, and breathtaking views. The chain of islands seems to stand as a beacon of happiness, a dot of sunshine on the American map. Now, …

Cancer Scammer Brittany Ozarowski Pleads Guilty

Turns out Brittany Ozarowski was not suffering from cancer at all. The drug addict shocked the Long Island community back in April when it was revealed that she had been scamming sympathetic folks out of their money to buy heroin. Ozarowski …

Cancer Scam: Woman Uses Donations To Buy Heroin
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The holiday season tends to have a way of making people feel more open and generous. Whether donations are going to the little red buckets beside bell-ringing Santas, church fundraisers for Christmas dinners, or to Toys for Tots programs, people …