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  • Do This Dynamic Stretching Routine Before Running To Avoid Injuries

    Forget about what your elementary school gym teacher taught you about touching your toes and doing v-sit stretches before working out. As it turns out, research has shown that static stretches like these, when performed before a workout, can actually inhibit the muscle's ability to fire. A far better pre-run stretching routine relies on dynamic stretches, which involve taking the muscle through repetitive motions to loosen it up. This warms the muscle and helps prevent injury.
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  • Drinking In The Background: Senior Citizens and Alcohol Abuse

    Approximately 40% of Americans over the age of 65 drink alcohol. A large number of these senior citizens have alcohol problems, but so many of them go undiagnosed. When senior citizens combine alcohol problems with prescription medications and existing medical conditions, the results can be deadly. Here is a look at senior citizen drinking and why older Americans slip through the cracks, especially if they live at home and receive in-home nursing services.
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  • 3 Nail Fungus Home Remedies To Try Before Visiting The Doctor

    Toenail fungus is about as much fun as it sounds. It is a common condition that can lead to discomfort in your toes and toenails, thickened and yellowed toenails, and even broken nails as well. Onychomycosis affects up to 32 million people in America alone, and it can be a very tough condition to beat. Since the fungus is actually down in the nail bed, many over-the-counter treatments are simply ineffective at rooting out the fungus entirely—many people will see improvement but never see complete eradication of the fungus.
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  • Recreational Therapy For PTSD

    Trauma can bring lasting and sometimes damaging changes to your life. Whether the trauma is physical, sexual or psychological, it can create long term anxiety, depression and trouble coping with everyday life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the long term symptoms experienced after a traumatic event, and PTSD is experienced by roughly 7.8% of America's population. PTSD behaviors can include intrusive thinking about the event, avoidance of anything in your life that reminds you of the event, and a very heightened startle or "
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  • Get Help Clearing Up Acne

    Pimples can be painful for more reasons than one. For starters, there is the physical pain, but you also have to consider the pain of worrying about what people may say about the pimples on your face. Finally, you have to consider the scars that pimples can leave behind. There are things you can do on your own to free yourself from the pain of bad skin, but you might also need professional help.
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  • Your Kids Won't Take Their Medicine--Now What?

    Virtually every parent experiences this problem at some point or another: your kids refuse to take their medication because they don't like the way it tastes. This can be a real problem if the medication is one they need for a chronic illness or infection. The next time you encounter this issue, try one of the tips below to get your children on board with their prescriptions. Get Them Involved in the Process
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  • Where To Go For Help With Athlete's Foot

    Athlete's foot is a common problem that occurs when there is moisture buildup in hidden spaces such as between your toes and on the soles of your feet. Some people treat the condition with an over-the-counter product. If the symptoms show no improvement after a short period of time, you should consult with a podiatrist for medical intervention. If you suffer from diabetes, however, you should not start treating the condition yourself with over-the-counter products.
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  • Which Is Better—Daily or Monthly Contact Lenses?

    Contact lenses come in many types, and are made out of various materials, all of which offer different benefits to the wearer. Two of the most common types of contact lenses are daily and monthly contact lenses, which last for as long as their name suggests before they have to be disposed of. Understanding what each of these types of contact lenses offers allows you to choose the lens that best fits your needs.
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  • The 3 Most Important Questions To Ask Before Buying Your First Hearing Aid

    So, your hearing test results are back and you need a hearing aid. Where do you start? Well, you'll need to find a reputable hearing aid dispensary in your area. This, in addition to performing some hearing aids comparisons, will ultimately help you make the right decision. Before you finalize any hearing aid purchase, however, there are some questions you need to ask. What's the Warranty Like? Your new hearing aid should come with a warranty.
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  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding: What You Should Know Before You Sign The Consent Form For A Hysterectomy

    If you suffer from dysfunctional uterine bleeding, you know how distressing and inconvenient it can be. Out of desperation, you may try to convince your gynecologist to perform a hysterectomy without trying alternative methods to stop the excessive bleeding. A hysterectomy is major surgery and is not without risks. Other options may help control the bleeding without the risks factors associated with undergoing a surgical procedure. Symptoms Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, commonly referred to as DUB, is any bleeding that occurs apart from your normal monthly period.
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