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This is the time of year when weight-loss ads are ubiquitous.  Oh, look — there’s former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino shilling for a popular meal plan.  And hey, what to do you know — there’s Oprah Winfrey sincerely telling you about how another well-known eating plan has transformed h...


Read a book, have a hot bath, perhaps count sheep — we all have our own ways of trying to fall asleep. Yet all too often these efforts prove unsuccessful. Studies have found that around a third of people in the UK suffer from insomnia, meaning they struggle to fall or stay asleep, and around two mi...


When Gabs Amster encounters patients who are frustrated with being overweight, she knows exactly what they are going through. The new critical care nurse — she graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Nursing this month — spent her childhood struggling with extra weight, reaching...


Nutrilient has launched its berry-flavored NitroBeetz Extreme supplement, which serves as a natural nitric oxide booster that supports blood flow, improves energy levels, and helps prevent coronary heart disease. Blowing Rock, United States – January 11, 2022 — The company’s recent launch in...


News File Photo The MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena emergency entrance appears in this 2021 News file photo. ALPENA — Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday reminded Michiganders who need it to apply for low or no-cost health insurance before the Jan. 15 open enrollment deadline. Resident...


Personal Health Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Credit... Rachel Levit Ruiz Published Jan. 3, 2022 Updated Jan. 4, 2022...


Adding olive oil to your diet could lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer, new research suggests. The health benefits of olive oil have long been touted – olive oil is packed with healthy fats, nutrients and antioxidants – and it's a vital ing...


Article Metrics Recommended Articles History Published online 15 December 2021 Information © 2022 Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The opinions expressed here are the authors’ and not necessarily those of the Centers for Med...



January 10, 2022 January 10, 2022 The counselor education program at Clemson University has received grant funding to infuse its curriculum with content that will enhance counselors’ knowledge and awareness of substance use disorders. The funding comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental...


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By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer January 9, 2022 While the healthcare debate in Utah may have ended with the expansion of Medicaid, children have been left behind. Utah is regarded as a great state to raise children, known for low rates of divorce and many children per family. Howev...


BY JOHN KRAFT KIRK ALLEN Robinson, IL. ( ECWd ) - It is a known fact in Illinois that a public official may only receive the compensation spelled out in a compensation setting ordinance/resolution at least 180 days prior to taking the...


Health and Human Development The diet was developed at Penn State by Barbara Rolls, Helen A. Guthrie Chair in Nutrition UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — People hoping to get in shape and eat healthier this year may want to try Volumetrics, the diet plan that was ranked No. 1 among weight-loss diets f...