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When it is Time to Give up Alcohol Completely

Maybe you are wondering if you have an alcohol problem. Maybe someone in your family is pressuring or nagging you to quit, or maybe it’s your boss. Maybe you just have that feeling inside that you need to stop drinking. If you are experiencing these strong signals, it may be …

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Veteran Suicide

Last week, I shared a tragic story of a veteran who committed suicide less than three hours after being assessed as a “low risk” patient, and was released from VA care [http://www.progressivefuture.org/recent_outrage/suicidal-vet-was-begging-for-help-and-they-kicked-him-to-the-curb]. The carelessness of his assessment was largely due to a standardized questionnaire that was used to identify high …

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Treatment for Diabetes

We like all things sweet in life- sweet memories, sweet smile, sweet  scents and not forgetting sugary foods! Kids gulp down their Coke as free as birds, adults being drowned in coffee filled with clumps of sugar while working, and bakeries race to serve sinful chocolate cakes with rich layers …

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How is Swine Flu Transmitted

Swine flu is a virus infection which usually infects pigs and can be transmitted to humans as well. But, the swine flu virus that is of interest to us would be the novel swine flu H1N1 virus which came to be know by all of us as the ‘Pandemic A …

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Planning a Family

Ideally one should start family planning before the delivery of your first baby. A well planned family is important for a happy marriage. Many couples are counseled to talk about the addition of children before they are even married. Of course, the best laid plans of mice and men or …

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Health Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that helps maintain the immune system. It is an important mineral because the body can’t produce zinc by itself. Zinc enters your body when certain foods are eaten. Too much zinc can hurt the immune system while too little creates a deficiency. Supplements are a great …

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Ground Beef why Lean is not Low Fat

Ground beef is the most widely eaten type of meat in the United States. It’s easy to see why as ground beef forms the basis of many popular dishes, most notably hamburgers, meatloaf and chili. As well as its versatility, it’s an inexpensive and convenient form of meat to buy. …

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Healthy Ways to Increase your Childs Weight

Today’s babies aren’t little. Not that this is a bad thing, but the baby image has become the tubby little baby with the cute baby rolls. But not all babies are like that. Mine isn’t. He was born three weeks early (compared to the second due date that we were …

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The Art of Making a Smoothie

Sick of shelling out $6 for a watered down smoothie at the mall? Ready to try making your own? Just follow my helpful instructions, and you’ll be sipping your very own delicious smoothie in no time! Step 1: Pick the right ingredients. But what exactly are the right ingredients? I’m …

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A look at the different Types of Bipolar Disorder

More than 2.5% of adults in the U.S. are affected by bipolar disorder; however, not everyone is diagnosed with the same type.  There are different types of bipolar disorder which are categorized based on symptoms, pattern, frequency, and length of episodes.  Distinguishing the type of bipolar disorder a person has …

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