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Diet & Nutrition

Exploring natural remedies

As prevalent as prescription medications are, all-natural remedies for common illnesses and conditions are still a viable alternative to prescription medications for many people.
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Living Right

Daily activities can burn calories

Some people think they have to spend hours at the gym sweating on the treadmill or elliptical trainer in order to burn calories and lose weight.
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Health & Wellness

Lead exposure puts adults, children at risk

Excessive exposure to and absorption of lead can cause lead poisoning, a harmful condition that can result in lots of suffering for adults and children alike. While many people are aware of lead poisoning, few might understand its prevalence and just how big a risk it can pose. Gaining a greater understanding of lead poisoning can help adults protect themselves and their children from this potentially debilitating condition.
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Vitamin D might help fight symptoms of depression

People experiencing the blues, feelings of depression and other mood disorders might be able to use vitamin D to alleviate symptoms of depression. New studies point to low blood levels of vitamin D as a culprit in depression. Simply increasing these levels offers marked improvement.
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Shedding light on 'the biggest disease no one has ever heard of'

Allison Moore, founder of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF), has made it her life's mission to educate people about a neurological condition known as CMT after experiencing sudden-onset CMT in 1997. The disease was triggered from a chemotherapy drug in her cancer treatment. A new federal grant issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will now enable Moore and her HNF associates to push the boundaries on awareness and research surrounding CMT through several initiatives.
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Desiccant not so dangerous

Parents fret over many of the items kids come into contact with, particularly small objects that can present choking hazards or items that may be poisonous. One common thing that often turns up in a home are packets of silica gel.

Silica gel is a desiccant, which means it is designed to draw moisture out of something to keep it fresh. Silica packets are often found tucked into new shoes or handbags, and small pouches of silica gel may be in the vitamin bottles in the medicine cabinet.
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