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Signs and symptoms of retinal detachment

Retinal detachment itself is painless. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as:

The sudden appearance of many floaters tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision
Flashes of light in one or both eyes
Blurred vision
Gradually ...

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Challenging Myself to Change

I have been having this conversation with myself over and over again countless times. I am a picky eater so eating healthier is quite a challenge for me. I see food that is healthier and I think that looks delicious BUT then it has asparagus on it or has zucchini on it. Why isn't there a "special" s...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

A recent study---also observational---found that even as little as one drink a day may enlarge the heart's upper left chamber (atrium) and increase the risk of developing afib. The findings, published in the September 14, 2016, Journal of the American Heart Association, were based on 5,220 people f...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

Examining The Evidence

But despite popular belief, the evidence that alcohol is good for your heart is fairly weak and based solely on what researchers call observational data. "We observe that people who drink moderately have lower rates of heart disease and death from heart disease, but th...

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Chicken soup to help heal a cold

There's nothing like a steaming bowl of chicken soup when you feel under the weather. It may be worth giving yourself a dose of chicken soup as a preventative measure before the first twinge of a cold appears. A 1998 report from Coping with Allergies and Asthma found that broth may improve the func...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

When it comes to alcohol, moderation is still the mantra. But even one drink a day may pose a risk to the heart.

Wine, champagne, and cocktails are standard fare at many holiday gatherings. But before you raise your glass, make sure you're aware of just how much alcohol you're actually cons...

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Healthy Eating During Cold and Flu Season

As the weather becomes colder and we stay indoors more, people often catch colds or other viruses. The cold and flu season can begin as early as October and usually ends sometime in April. While there is no way to cure the common cold or the flu, healthy eating during cold and flu season can help yo...

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Get your ZZZZZZZsss

For me I notice when I get more rest, I tend to eat less and feel more focused. I can't believe the difference from changing to the 6 hours I was getting, to the 8 to 8.5 I get now. In the past month, I have lost 14 lbs. This month I joined spark and committed to some serious tracking with my exe...

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Helpful Shopping Tips

First of all I plan my food for the week (I use the SparkPeople shopping list)
I also use wunderlist to add items when I need to.
When I'm shopping I stic...

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Black Coffee in the Morning and Green Tea in the Afternoon May Provide Valuable Health Benefits

Black Coffee in the Morning and Green Tea in the Afternoon May Provide Valuable Health Benefits


Tea and coffee are among the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Tea is the most consumed beverage next to water, with 2 billion people drinking it every morning. Eighty-seven percent ...

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