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A recent study has reported that one in three Americans doesn't get enough sleep. Adults 18 to 60 years of age should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night, and children and teens should get even more. This report is deeply worrying, as sleep is vital to living a healthy life. There are many benefits to sleep,...
healthy eating facts
Ready to start eating healthy? You can do it. It can take time to learn the many principles of healthy eating. However, with a little bit of effort, you can learn what things to avoid when eating throughout the day. You can also learn what your body may need a little bit more of. Healthy Eating Facts 101: Thankfully, the healthy eating facts...
how to reduce water retention
Your body contains over 50 liters of water. That's over 60% of your body! If your body starts to store extra water it doesn't need, it can cause swelling and discomfort. Though this is not usually serious, it can get in the way of physical activities and make you generally miserable. So let's look at what makes your body store extra water...
Dehydrated Skin
Did you know that even with top-notch products and lotions, your skin can still become dehydrated? That's because dehydration and dry skin are two totally different issues. You could be treating only the signs of dry skin, and completely missing those signs that your skin may be dehydrated. Keep reading to learn how to diagnose dehydrated skin and the other signs...
low potassium symptoms
Potassium is an important electrolyte responsible for keeping nerve and muscle cells functioning properly. It's also incredibly easy to find sources of potassium from a variety of foods from fish and turkey to mushrooms and strawberries. But what most people don't realize is that 98% of us aren't getting enough potassium in our diets. What's worse, there are some serious...
blood clot test
In most cases, blood clots are good. When you're injured, you need your blood to clump and solidify at the injury site to stop the bleeding. But when blood solidifies where a clot isn't needed, it can be dangerous and require a blood clot test. This is especially true when clots form near muscles in the deep veins. In these...
disadvantages of smoking
Have you ever taken a puff of a cigarette and wondered what's inside of them? This may shock you, but the answer isn't just tobacco. Each cigarette you smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds of those chemicals are harmful to humans in some way, and around 70 chemicals in cigarettes are known carcinogens. Every time you smoke, you're putting thousands of...
mold sickness symptoms
Mold is a type of organism that grows in damp and moist places, including areas of your house. What you might not know about mold is that 25% of people are genetically predisposed to become extremely sick when exposed to mold. Symptoms of mold sickness can be common in other illnesses as well, which is why understanding it is important....
what causes nails to split
Brittle nails, which is often characterized by the splitting or breaking off of the nail, is found in 20% of the population. Of those affected, the majority are women. And as women age, the splitting or breaking usually worsens. However, what causes nails to split is not entirely down to these factors. Let's explore a few of the many health conditions...
farting is good for you
We call it offensive. We try to hide it. We shame people who let one rip. But farting is an important bodily function. If you're normal -- and we're assuming you are -- you pass gas up to 10 times a day. If you didn't, you couldĀ be in a lot of pain. Let's explore 5 interesting reasons not to hold back....

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