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7 Weird Ways To Battle The Common Cold

7 Weird Ways To Battle The Common Cold

  Wintertime not only brings snowflakes and cute sweaters, but also a higher risk of coming down with the common cold. The average adult will get a cold two to three times per year and children are sick even more often. Most colds last up to seven days and while there isn’t a cure, many […]

7 Simple Steps To Wake Up Easier In The Morning

7 Simple Steps To Wake Up Easier In The Morning

If you’re anything like me, waking up in the morning is a daily struggle. I press “snooze” every five minutes, sleep through fifty alarms and end up late to everything. Every day I tell myself that I will be better the next day and wake up earlier – all to no avail. So I started […]

Seven Essential Tips To Breaking Up With Sugar

Seven Essential Tips To Breaking Up With Sugar

As we come to the end of 2016, many of us start to look back – and reflect. The year has been defining – even redefining – in many ways. Politics, technology and culture have all seen major leaps and in some cases, hurdles. In public health, it’s been a big year for sugar. Global […]

Why Insufficient Sleep Is a Huge Problem

Why Insufficient Sleep Is a Huge Problem

In the Oliver Stone film Wall Street, Michael Douglas’s character infamously tells a colleague that he isn’t going to lunch; he doesn’t have time for lunch because “lunch is for wimps.” In the movie and television industry, it seems that the general attitude is that sleep is for wimps. For many years, production crews in […]

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

For more than a decade in my work as a psychotherapist, I helped clients identify their existing talents, skills and support systems. Then we’d figure out how to address their struggles by expanding on their existing strengths. For much of my career, I felt like this positive plan of attack was an effective way to […]

The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” ― Anne Lamott As we enter the holiday season, many of us will be joining family members and friends that we may not have seen in awhile. Time with family often dredges up old resentment and anger for a lot […]

8 Things Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

8 Things Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

  Nail symptom: They’re concave enough that a drop of water wouldn’t roll off them. The technical term: Spoon or scooped nails The no-big-deal explanation: Nails can take on a hollowed-out look with normal aging. Why you should get it checked out anyway: Iron disorders like iron-deficiency anemia are the most common cause of spoon […]

8 Ways to Stay Active If You Sit at Your Desk All Day

8 Ways to Stay Active If You Sit at Your Desk All Day

Most of us have a routine when it comes to our jobs: We go to meetings, check emails, and have around five cups of coffee in the span of seven to eight hours to get our work done. But in addition to your everyday responsibilities, I recommend adding one more task to your never-ending to-do list. […]

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

Lift weights the right way It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re sleeping, your body requires energy for things like breathing and repairing cell damage,” says Donald Hensrud, MD, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy […]

WHO Says Funds Secured For Africa Pilots Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine

WHO Says Funds Secured For Africa Pilots Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine

Funding for phase one of pilot deployments of the world’s first malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa has been secured and immunisation campaigns will begin in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The vaccine, known as RTS,S or Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, is only partially effective and needs to be […]