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10 COPD Myths

Not true. Although cigarette smoking is a major cause of COPD, not everybody who has COPD was, or is, a smoker. Fact is, 85 percent of all people with COPD were or are smokers. Other factors that contribute significantly to the development of this di...

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Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s

As dementia and Alzheimer’s disease become more and more common, researchers continue to look for ways to treat the condition and maybe one day prevent it from occurring. But according to some research, there may be steps you can take now to reduce y...

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Speaks About Pertussis

Now that Sarah Michelle Gellar has traded in slaying vampires for having a family, one of her biggest concerns is protecting her kids from diseases like pertussis. Now that Sarah Michelle Gellar has traded in slaying vampires for having a family, one ...

(Infographic) Summer Skin Emergency! - Skin Care

(Infographic) Summer Skin Emergency!

As summer rolls in, it’s important to remember how to take care of our skin. Heat and humidity can cause it to go haywire, so keep these tips in mind next time you run into a summer skin emergency. Infograhic by Andi Simons _ (click image to enlarge)...

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What's New in Hair Care Research? A HealthCentral Explainer

Hair can be an important part of our identity, and can also serve as an unwanted reminder that we are getting older. The biggest age-related culprits are balding and graying hair, and scientists are working to reverse both. Here is some of the latest ...

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What Is Ambien and Is It Safe?

Insomnia can be a very frustrating condition, and it can have far-reaching negative effects on your quality of life. Insomnia can be a very frustrating condition, and it can have far-reaching negative effects on your quality of life. - See more at: h...

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Chronic Life

Home Remedies for Diabetic Foot Pain

If diabetic neuropathy is causing you foot pain, try these home remedies for medication-free pain relief.

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Which Sleep “Personality” Are You?

According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation, there are five sleep “personality” types. The categories are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other factors, including age, marital status, gender, employment status, medical conditions, ...

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The Truth About Antibiotics

As superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, become a bigger problem, it’s important to evaluate our view of antibiotics and how we use them. Here are some antibiotic myths that need busting. Myth: Combining antibiotics is the best way to treat an...

Seasonal Allergies Throughout the Year

Seasonal Allergies Throughout the Year

Take a look at which seasons bring certain allergies and how you can avoid triggers.