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What is shingles and why you may be at risk

By: Devon Andre | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:30 AM
shingles

It is likely that when you were a child you experienced chicken pox, a mostly benign condition that made you extremely itchy and required you to miss a week or two of school. Chicken pox—varicella zoster virus—is an airborne disease… Read More

Tips for beating your cough

By: Carly Raffiek | Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:00 AM
tips for beating your cough

The cold temperatures and changing of the seasons may find you fighting an irritating cough, and while coughing is a natural reflex to help clear your lungs and airways, persistent coughing can be both annoying and painful. Continue reading to… Read More

Stop believing these common libido myths

By: Bel Marra Health | Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 06:30 AM
libido myths

There’s a lot of “Oh, I heard that…” when talking about libido, bedroom performance, or sex, especially in the old age. It seems that we hold on to so many different beliefs regarding sex that it is often hard to… Read More

Mixing opioids and anti-anxiety medications may be lethal: Study

By: Emily Lunardo | Friday, March 17, 2017 - 07:00 AM
mixing opiods and antianxiety med potentially lethal

A new study from Stanford University has found that mixing opioid painkillers and commonly prescribed anti-anxiety and sleep medications could cause a potentially lethal overdose. Approximately 30 percent of all fatal overdoses from narcotic painkillers also involved benzodiazepines—commonly prescribed as… Read More

Getting your greens may reduce stress: Study

By: Carly Raffiek | Friday, March 17, 2017 - 06:00 AM
getting your greens may reduce stress

The British Medical Journal Open recently published a study that found that eating a moderate amount of fruits and vegetables may help lower psychological distress. The study collected data from 60,000 Australians who were 45 or older and analyzed their… Read More

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