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Cold vs. Allergies: What’s the Difference?

Cold vs. Allergies: What’s the Difference?

Ah-ah-ah-CHOO! You’re sneezing again. It’s that time of year when every other person seems to have the sniffles—nasal congestion, a runny nose, and frequent sneezing. These common symptoms most often are caused by two conditions that can be difficult to tell apart: allergies and the common cold. When it comes

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

3. Diseases and Disorders of the Esophagus

After you chew and swallow food, it travels down your esophagus and into the stomach. Most of the time, you don’t even think about the simple, everyday act of chewing and swallowing—after all, you’ve been doing it since you were born. But sometimes, people have trouble chewing their food into

The Benefits of Fall Produce

The Benefits of Fall Produce

Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the fall season, comes delicious produce packed with nutrients. Heading to the local market and choosing a colorful assortment of fruits and vegetables is a great way to encourage good eating and nutrition. Local farmers markets can provide access to seasonal

Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of

Pneumonia Vaccine: It Could Be a Lifesaver

Pneumonia Vaccine: It Could Be a Lifesaver

Pneumonia is often relatively mild in healthy people, but it can be life-threatening for older adults, young children, and people whose immune systems are compromised by disease or medications. The good news is that there is an effective pneumonia vaccine available to fight it. In fact, according to the Centers

How to Quit Smoking: 6 Steps to Success

How to Quit Smoking: 6 Steps to Success

Unless you live under a rock, you know that smoking is bad for your health. Tobacco-related diseases kill more than 480,000 people each year in the United States alone, accounting for around 20 percent of all premature deaths. If you’re a smoker, the habit can shorten your life by up

8. Optimizing Your Health

Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.

7. Stress and Anxiety Treatment—Self-Care

When stress hits, it can wreak havoc on our health. The more tense we become, the less likely we are to take care of ourselves. Our diets and exercise regimes go to pot. We struggle to sleep, and our muscles are constantly tense. We spend so much energy try-ing to

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