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How to Get Rid of Ticks on Dogs

Ticks are eight-legged arachnids—meaning they're not actually insects—that feed on the blood of mammals. When they feed, they usually spread disease. Nasty critters. If you've experienced the discovery of a tick on your pooch, your instinct likely was: Grab it! Before you dig in, though, it helps to know how … Read More

Headache Cures: 9 Strategies to Ease the Pain

Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches. More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a … Read More

Foods That Fight Cancer

As a prior oncology nurse, I’m constantly asked, “What are the most effective foods that fight cancer?” The answer is less about specific foods than about ingredients. And according to evidence-based research, five ingredients rank higher than any other nutraceuticals, and each should be included as part of an anti-cancer … Read More

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Chart

Chart of the Most Common Essential Oils Used in Aromatherapy: Click here to enlarge and print this essential oils and their uses chart. [text_ad] Aromatherapy Essential Oil Chart Tips Before using any products on the essential oil chart, read the directions on the label carefully. Essential oils are potent substances; … Read More

7 Bad Breath Remedies

Whether you wake up with bad breath occasionally or you experience it most of the time, bad breath can be frustrating and embarrassing. Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be caused by a variety of factors. These bad breath remedies can help you to treat the root cause … Read More

At Last, Natural Dry Skin Remedies That Really Work

Dry skin can be more than just a nuisance: this common condition can lead to intense itching, pain, scaling, and even accelerated skin aging. For many people, traditional moisturizers don’t even begin to offer relief. Skin researchers have determined that not all moisturizers have what it takes to treat dry … Read More

Tricyclic Antidepressants: Do They Work?

Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. "Tricyclic" refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants for diabetes, shingles, … Read More

Eye Twitching: Harmless Annoyance… or a Cause for Concern?

Occasional eye twitching is a benign but annoying condition. It often lasts only a few minutes to an hour, usually involves only one eyelid, and is related to fatigue, stress, or both. A relaxing maneuver—even a stress-releasing giggle at its arrival—can sometimes end the involuntary eye twitching. But eye twitching … Read More

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