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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. As it turns out, the things you do every single day could be burning more calories than you realized. Some discipline with your diet and certain healthy habits can make the difference for those attempting to lose weight.
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My pills are expired. Now what?

It happens every day. You have a headache or another ailment and go to the medicine cabinet to find relief. After shaking a few pills out of the bottle, you happen to glance at the expiration date stamped on the side and realize those pain-relief pills have expired. You wonder if you will get sick if you swallow them or if you can get away with it this time.
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9 ways to eat better now

Doctors, fitness professionals and nutritionists all have ideas on what men and women should and should not eat. Choosing the right foods can help save waistlines and lives.
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Exercise promising for CMT

The benefits of exercise have long been touted for everything from maintaining a healthy body weight to improving mood. Exercise, it seems, also may be beneficial for those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease interested in improving their quality of life.
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Avoid succumbing to cold and flu season

Winter's arrival coincides with the arrival of other things as well. The holiday season. Snow days from school. Weekends spent skiing and snowboarding with family and friends.

While each of those things is something to look forward to, one thing also synonymous with winter is never welcomed with open arms. Cold and flu season impacts nearly every household each winter, forcing kids and adults alike to put life on hold as they rest and recover. To many people, flu shots are enough to keep them going strong through cold and flu season, but not everyone has access to flu shots. Even those who do might still get colds if they don't take steps to stay healthy when the mercury drops. This winter, people wanting to avoid the worst of cold and flu season can take several precautions to reduce their risks of getting a cold or the flu.
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Adults need vaccinations, too

Most adults can recall those days as a child when Mom or Dad took them to the doctor's office to get their vaccinations. Less memorable are the times Mom and Dad got their own vaccinations. As a result, many adults assume vaccines are just for kids and that the vaccines received as a child are enough to protect them for the rest of their lives. But as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out, the vaccines received as a child aren't always enough to last a lifetime.
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Chiropractic treatments can help relieve pain

Anyone who has ever suffered back pain, whether that pain is mild, moderate or severe, understands just how unpleasant it can be. Back pain can make life extremely difficult, affecting everything a person does, including performance at work, time spent with the kids or even sleeping at night.

For those with back pain, chiropractic care might be the best way to relieve that pain. A nonsurgical treatment of the disorders of the nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system, chiropractic medicine focuses on spinal manipulation and the treatment of the structures surrounding the spine. Understanding chiropractic care can help men and women dealing with pain better determine if it's for them.
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Healthier ways to cook comfort foods

With the arrival of the colder weather, people often turn to hearty foods to fill up and keep the body warm. Too often, however, so-called comfort foods tend to be big on fat and calories as much as they are big on flavor. With a few small ingredient changes, comfort foods can be both delicious and healthy.
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