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    Given that you can eat berries one by one, they're the perfect alternative to chips when stress calls for some hand-to-mouth action. But when you're ready to experiment, try these fine ideas:
    • Add them to salads. Sprinkle raspberries on dark, leafy greens. Or mix things up with strawberry, melon,
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    Here are four ways to make your workout greener:
    • Give your walking workout more green by hiking trails or parks instead of on asphalt and concrete. If you have to walk near roads, pick low-traffic times.
    • Toss the water bottle and drink from the tap
    • Go natural. Instead of using energy with
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    Given that you can eat berries one by one, they're the perfect alternative to chips when stress calls for some hand-to-mouth action. But when you're ready to experiment, try these fine ideas:
    • Add them to salads. Sprinkle raspberries on dark, leafy greens. Or mix things up with strawberry, melon,
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    The lumbar region of the spine includes the five vertebrae near the base, located under the thoracic vertebrae and above the sacrum and coccyx. Vertebrae, the bones that form the spine, are cushioned by discs made of a tough outer layer called the annulus and a jelly-like center called the nucleus...Read More
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    Approximately 1 in 30 baby boomers has hepatitis C, and most do not know it. Studies of baby boomers at Veterans Administration clinics and other emergency departments have found even higher rates, approaching 10%. It's estimated that four out of five people in the U.S. with hepatitis C are baby...Read More
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    Liver damage is the main complication of hepatitis C infection. Liver damage typically worsens over time if the infection is not treated. The damage can take three forms:
    • Cirrhosis: This means scarring of the liver. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver cells, reducing the liver's ability to function.
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    Take a class to stay mentally active. Sign up for something you've always wanted to learn -- to speak Italian, play the guitar, cook. Staying mentally active throughout life can keep your brain sharp and improve your overall health. Keep challenging your mind with quizzes and games.
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    Working out improves circulation and blood flow, which gives skin a healthy glow. "When exercise turns you pink, you're dilating all the blood vessels in your skin and washing the area with nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood," explains Ellen Marmur, MD, associate professor of dermatology and genetics at...Read More
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    Manage your chronic pain better by dispelling common misconceptions:

    Pain always has an underlying cause.
    Fact: Pain sometimes travels alone.
    Not all chronic pain can be linked to an identifiable physical condition or injury. Sure, that fender bender 3 months ago might have triggered your back pain,...Read More
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    The Zika virus can be transmitted sexually. In fact, the first case of local transmission in the continental United States occurred this way. A person in Texas became infected after having sexual contact with someone who had recently returned from a country where a Zika outbreak was happening. Before...Read More
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    If you have melanoma skin cancer, or if you think you might, you should call your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms -- known as the ABCDEs of melanoma -- in a mole, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
    • Assymetry - one half of the mole is unlike the other.
    • Border
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    Doctors have attributed some deaths to complications of Zika virus. First, however, know that infections are almost always mild, and people recover fully within about a week. Four out of five people have no symptoms at all. But experts have found a possible link between Zika and Guillain-Barre syndrome...Read More
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    The Zika virus is spread by Aedes species of mosquitoes. These mosquitoes can pick up the virus by biting an infected person, and then transmit it to someone else they bite later. The virus doesn’t typically spread from person to person directly, though sexual transmission is possible. In fact, the...Read More
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    The Zika virus is spread by Aedes species of mosquitoes. These mosquitoes can pick up the virus by biting an infected person, and then transmit it to someone else they bite later. The virus doesn’t typically spread from person to person directly, though sexual transmission is possible. In fact, the...Read More
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    The Zika virus can be transmitted sexually. In fact, the first case of local transmission in the continental United States occurred this way. A person in Texas became infected after having sexual contact with someone who had recently returned from a country where a Zika outbreak was happening. Before...Read More