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Q&A: Flu Shot; Abdominal Pain; Bruising

Q. I received a flu shot this year and still got the flu? Why is this–I thought a shot was supposed to prevent the flu?
A. Despite your own particular case of flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported influenza activity as “moderate” so far this year—small comfort

4 Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

4 Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

Research shows that when you’re consistently sad, pessimistic, or moody you may have a serotonin deficiency that you can treat yourself by using serotonin supplements. The 4 natural supplements presented here have all been shown to help treat serotonin deficiency symptoms such as depression, insomnia, and more by increasing serotonin

What Causes Fatigue? The Stress Factor

What Causes Fatigue? The Stress Factor

You’re always tired but you haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason. You think about embarking on a campaign to get to the bottom of your fatigue, but—sad to say—you don’t have the energy to follow through. Don’t feel bad; even the medical community doesn’t fully understand what causes fatigue.
Researchers

Breakfast: Pro and Con

Breakfast has always been seen as necessary to jumpstart your metabolism and fuel your daily activities. Previous research has promoted the fact that breakfast eaters tend to lose more weight and keep it off compared to people who skip the first meal of the day. But two recent studies published

3. Common Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders can be caused by internal factors, such as medical problems, or by external factors, such as stressful situations. Some sleep disorders affect your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others disrupt the structure of your sleep.
The most common sleep disorders by far are insomnia and

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms: What Are My Long-Term Risks?

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms: What Are My Long-Term Risks?

If you’ve experienced diabetes signs and symptoms, your healthcare provider may have told you about short-term risks of poorly controlled diabetes, among them them diabetic emergencies or diabetic shock.
These aren’t the only reasons, however, that you need to keep your diabetes signs and symptoms tightly controlled. (See also our

Fight GI Blues with Low FODMAP Diet

People who suffer from the gastrointestinal (GI) disorder irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or frequent diarrhea know the discomfort of heading to a social engagement or just going to work without knowing when “the urge” might strike. IBS can effectively render people helpless, not in control of their own lives, and

Cancer Can Trigger Emotional Eating

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can trigger a cascade of emotions, from sadness to guilt, anger to anxiety. These responses typically change relationships to food, leading to over or under eating. It’s not unusual to want comfort foods at such a time, but many patients feel guilty if the food is

A Four-Step Strategy To Break Bad Habits

Don’t smoke. Lose weight. Exercise more. Those curt instructions are akin to asking a person to drive down a long dark road riddled with potholes and no map to lead the way. No matter how focused you are, you’re going to hit some bumps that slow your progress. But realizing

Feel the Power of Pulses

Pulses are some of the most inexpensive, versatile, and healthy foods around, and seniors should be eating more.

“They are nutrition powerhouses full of nutrients, such as folate, potassium, calcium, and fiber to help seniors avoid heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes,” says Elana M. Sussman, RD, with

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