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(StatePoint) As we age, our bodies don’t perform as well as they once did, and vision is no exception. However, early detection and treatment of eye problems and diseases through an eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes and overall health.

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(StatePoint) Cognitive development is important, as it relates to the way a newborn learns, acquires knowledge and interacts with his or her surrounding environment.

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(BPT) - As the third largest global epidemic, fertility issues are much more common than people realize — yet very few people are talking about it. With 1 in 8 couples affected by infertility, there’s a growing interest in fertility treatments, including egg freezing and in vitro fertilizati…

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(Family Features) Everyone wants to look and feel healthy, and there are so many easy ways to improve your health. Whether you’re making simple changes to your diet, exercise regimen or stress management techniques, small steps can make a big impact.

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(Family Features) The warmer months can bring a sense of new beginnings. While you’re taking in the sights and sounds of the seasons, it’s the perfect time to give your dining routine some fresh perspective.

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(Family Features) Obesity, with corresponding ailments such as heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, is a well-chronicled public health issue and has many communities looking for ways to positively impact their residents.

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(Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day.

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(Family Features) The spring season not only signifies the start of rain showers, colorful flowers and more outdoor activities, it also brings a rise in spring cleaning. Shake off the cold weather blues and revisit the simple parts of everyday life that could use a cleanup.

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(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit…

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(BPT) - When it comes to healthy living, many can agree that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Eating clean, exercising often and practicing self-care are just a few essential tactics necessary to achieve optimal wellness. But when it comes to food, the nourishment we get from …

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(NAPSI)—Every year, some 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They’re characterized by ongoing inflammation in the intestine and symptoms include:

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(Family Features) When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. Regardless of age or physical ability, practicing healthy habits can help improve both your physical and mental states, and lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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(Family Features) The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health:

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(BPT) - Although it’s no secret a woman’s fertility decreases with age, how much do you actually know about what’s going on in your own body when it comes to fertility? With 1 in 2 millennials choosing to delay starting a family, it’s easy to overlook your fertility in your 20s. In fact, whe…

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(NAPSI)—According to the National Institutes of Health, over a quarter million clinical trials are currently being conducted in the U.S. Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Through clinical trials, researchers find ways to improve existing treatments or test new treatme…

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(Family Features) In today’s connected world, it’s almost unthinkable to function without an internet connection, and for practical purposes most households need wireless connectivity for everyone to fully enjoy their internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, televis…

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(Family Features) If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffers from a chronic illness that requires using needles or sharps outside of the doctor’s office, you may question how to dispose of them safely. There is plenty of information available, but the proper disposal method may b…

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(NewsUSA) - Having a "glass half full" approach to life has long been considered important for overall wellness. But evidence suggests that there may be truth in this folk wisdom.

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(NAPSI)—Nurse Sandy Wexler went to her dentist in 2012 for a routine teeth cleaning. During the exam, her dentist took a moment to feel the sides of her face, jaw and neck, looking for signs of oropharyngeal cancer—a type of cancer that occurs at the back of the mouth or top of the throat. H…

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(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, you’re familiar with LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein), particles in the blood that carry what is often referred to as “bad” and “good” cholesterol. There is, however, another lipoprotein particle you should be aware of: lipo…

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(BPT) - As a former professional football player and national sports talk show host, Mike Golic is constantly on the go. Living with type 2 diabetes means that Mike needs to take a few extra steps to manage his diabetes throughout the day. Here are a few tips that Mike uses to stay on track …

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(Family Features) From the cost of gym memberships to prepping healthier meals, living well can be expensive. Before you abandon your goals for a healthier lifestyle, consider these tips that show you don't have to overspend to live a better life.

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(Family Features) While snacking can bring you joy, it can also leave you feeling guilty. There are, however, simple steps that can be taken to help fight this inner conflict and allow you to embrace snack time rather than trying to ignore your wants.

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(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

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(Family Features) A busy schedule doesn't have to prevent you from taking steps toward a lifestyle that fosters overall well-being. There are many easy, small changes you can make toward better living that can make a noticeable impact.

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(BPT) - It’s not just you. Losing weight is a tough thing to pull off! Forty-one percent of us are currently trying to do it, yet only approximately three in 10 are confident we’ll succeed, according to a new national online survey, “The Truth About Weight Loss”, conducted by The Harris Poll…

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(BPT) - If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you probably know it can seem like an overwhelming task. In fact, a recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll indicates losing weight is harder than ever before, and that today’s busy modern lifestyle is a key reason why.

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(BPT) - Major life events like childbirth, aging and menopause can cause unwanted changes to a woman’s body. These tend to include a woman’s overall vaginal health that can impact her daily life in terms of work, travel, sports and also, her sex life.

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(BPT) - Approximately 2 million Americans are battling a disease that many people may not understand or feel ashamed to admit being impacted by: opioid addiction.[1] Like many other diseases, opioid addiction can be a continued struggle for afflicted individuals and for their families and ca…

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(StatePoint) Until you experience a foot ailment, you may not have considered the health of your feet much, or at all. But proper foot care matters, and healthy feet are fundamental to your overall well-being.

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(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills -- there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset…

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(StatePoint) Suffering from itchy, watery eyes? You may have ocular allergies or you could have another issue entirely, such as chronic dry eyes. Experts say that getting the correct diagnosis is the only way to treat symptoms properly.

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(BPT) - The kidneys play an important role in maintaining our overall health. While these bean-shaped organs perform multiple functions, a primary role is filtration, critical to clearing waste such as urea and to keeping the body’s fluids and electrolytes in balance. Good kidney health is e…