Posts Tagged ‘health’

Better Be Healthy

March 3, 2015

from Las Vegas Sun

Deciphering health care

Scratching your head about medical bills from your insurance company? You’re not alone.

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Toenails and Time

October 3, 2012

from The New York Times

by C. Clairborne Ray

Q. Why do toenails thicken as we age but fingernails don’t?
A. With age, there is a rapid decrease in the growth rate for both toenails and fingernails, said Dr. Richard K. Scher,

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Using a Computer Before Bed

September 12, 2012

from New York Times

by Anahad O’Connor

Using a Computer Before Bed Can Disrupt Sleep

In today’s gadget-obsessed world, sleep experts often say that for a better night’s rest, Americans should click the “off” buttons on their smartphones and tablets before tucking in for the night. Electronic devices stimulate brain activity, they say, disrupting your ability to drift off to sleep. But according to the National Sleep Foundation,

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Really? Ginseng Can Help Relieve Fatigue

June 20, 2012

from New York Times

by Anahad O’Connor

Known for its bitter taste and potent effects, ginseng has for ages had a reputation as a natural energy booster.

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Quitting Smoking Is Harder For Women.

June 14, 2012

by Anahad O’Connor

Smoking is a notoriously difficult habit to kick. But female smokers have long been said to have more trouble quitting than their male counterparts.

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8 Home Remedies that Actually Work

February 26, 2012

by Brynn Mannino

Nobody is naysaying the wonders of modern medicine-what would we do without a medication like penicillin to treat infections? But, as it turns out, everyday items have secret curing powers, too. Next time you don’t want to fork over money to get a common wart removed, consider using duct tape. Already popped two aspirin but can’t get rid of the headache? A pencil could do the trick. Below, get medical explanations behind a few bizarre-albeit brilliant-MacGyver-esque home remedies.

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