Monthly Archives: December 2011

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8 Reasons Why You May Not Be Able to Sleep

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A lack of sleep at night can really put a damper on your day. Being groggy or overtired could make you less productive and leave you feeling unwell. There are many factors that could be contributing to your restless night sleep, and maybe some that you have yet to consider. Here are 8 reasons from [...]

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FDA Coming Down on Popular Weight Loss Products Containing HCG

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Just because a product claims to be homeopathic and is sold over-the-counter, doesn’t mean that it can be trusted. The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are coming down hard on companies that sell weight loss products containing the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG. These over-the-counter products promise big weight loss [...]

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Healthy Eggnog Recipe

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“Eat, drink and be merry.” But, with all of this eating and drinking, we may not be so merry, after all. We all know that you simply can’t have the holidays without the eggnog, but it’s so easy to sip down the calories and fat without even realizing that you’re doing it! So in order [...]

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Best Gift Ideas for Your Loved One with Arthritis

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All year long you come across little things that remind you of your loved ones, but when crunch time hits around the holidays, all of a sudden you can’t think of a single thing to buy! Sometimes, narrowing your focus and thinking of gifts that could be helpful for the people in your life could [...]

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How to Help Your Autistic Child Through the Holidays

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This time of year can be filled with joy and excitement, but also stresses as we try to trim trees, turkeys and waistlines, all while working and managing a family. But the chaos of the season can take an even bigger toll on children; especially those with autism. For a child living with autism, the [...]

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Best Gift Ideas for Fitness

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The holidays are in full swing and it’s almost time to make your New Years resolution. This time of year it’s easy to loose sight of healthy eating and fitness routines when there’s an ever-replenished supply of rich sweets and hearty meals at your disposal. And when are you supposed to find the time to [...]

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How to Maintain Balance with Parkinson’s Disease

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A few weeks ago, I talked about identifying where there could be risks in the home for a person with Parkinson’s, and ways to help reduce those risks. The home should always be a safe place for your loved one, and sometimes making that happen requires some research and some work. But, besides just safe [...]

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Talking with Your Doctor About Life After a Stroke

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If you or a loved one experienced a stroke, you may be scared and in search of answers. Every person recovers differently from a stroke, and there is never a cut-and-dry answer in regards to the road to healing. In order to better understand exactly what happened, why, and what to do next, it’s necessary [...]

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Best Gifts for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

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The holidays are here and you want the best for your loved one! But shopping for the right gifts for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia is not an easy task. There is so much out there, how are you supposed to choose? And if you don’t fully understand the disease, maybe you won’t know [...]

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Prozac May Lessen Symptoms of Autism in Adults

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One of the more common traits in those with autism is their obsessive or repetitive behavior used as a calming mechanism to a stressful situation. This reaction can make life with autism more challenging, as it is harder to focus on everyday tasks or blend in with the rest of society. As a caregiver, it’s [...]

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