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5 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Congratulations! You're expecting a little bundle of joy, and you're understandably excited. However, you might not anticipate all the ways pregnancy can change your body.  Many women expect to gain a few pounds or develop a stretch mark or two. However, few realize the ways pregnancy affects your mouth. It's crucial to take particularly good care of your oral hygiene...
10 Healthy Ways To Reduce Water Retention in the Body
You try to button your jeans, and you feel as if you swallowed a watermelon. But you’ve been eating well and exercising - what gives? You could be experiencing water retention. Water retention, or edema, stems from various causes. Many pose little reason for alarm, although some indicate a more severe health problem. What can you do to beat the...
4 Ways Chronic Pain and Depression Feed Off Each Other
Are you one of the millions of patients with chronic pain who has a comorbid diagnosis of depression? Each condition is difficult enough to manage independently. The two together? They are a devastating combination and can feed off each other. Here's how they often interact — and how you can cope.  1) Both are isolating When you have chronic pain, your energy...

7 Hip Strengthening Exercises That Work

7 Hip Strengthening Exercises That Work
Hip pain is a medical issue for many individuals, especially those with serious fitness regimens. Even if you are exercising in the right way, there’s still a chance of injury occurring, especially in the hip region. The good news is that there are pain relief exercises that you can do for your pain. These 7 exercises, in addition to...
Here's How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps You Overcome Addiction
Sometimes it's hard to understand how people become addicted to drugs. In fact, we automatically associated these people as “addicts” who lack willpower. Addiction is considered a chronic relapsing disease caused by changes in the brain’s neurocircuitry. Similar to other chronic illnesses, addiction is a highly treatable and curable disease, especially when combining addiction treatment medication with behavioral therapies. In...
How To Avoid Not Having Enough Money For Healthcare in Retirement
Retirement is an exciting time. The last thing you want is to start off on the wrong foot. Avoiding one of the biggest retirement mistakes could help you transition smoothly into retirement.  The mistake we are referring to is not having enough money saved up specifically for healthcare in retirement. Although many finance experts say you don’t need a million...
8 Tips To Protect Your Teen From the Dangers of Online Dating 1
Thanks to apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, online dating is becoming increasingly popular. Gone are the days when you could easily track a teenager’s dating habits simply by opening your front door and checking who came to pick them up for a date. Teens have now switched to online channels as a means of finding relationships (or even...
10 Basic First Aid Practices That Can Save Lives
Basic first aid is something everyone should know at least a little bit about. Whether you’re becoming a nurse, or just want to know enough to be helpful until professional help arrives, having an idea of how to handle emergency situations is extremely helpful. It can even help save a life if you know what you’re doing. This doesn’t...
5 Essential Alzheimer’s Resources For Caregivers
Recent data from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that almost eleven million people in America are caregivers for family members who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. They estimate that this group of volunteers donates almost eighteen billion hours of health care every year. This amounts to nearly $220 billion in labor that goes unpaid and does not include the lost...
Foods That Do the Most Damage To Your Teeth
Did you know you might be eating bad food for your teeth without even realizing it? You probably know that sugary treats are some of the worst foods for oral health. However, there are plenty of other damaging foods that can cause a variety of dental issues. You don't have to completely stop eating the foods that are bad for...