Can We Eat Meat? The Answer May Surprise You.

By Brady White
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Last month the federal government released updated Dietary Guidelines designed to give Americans guidance on what constitutes a healthy diet. The nutritional advice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services is designed to reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Your Heart Wants (Needs) More Sleep!

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Practically everyone wishes they were getting more and better sleep, mostly because it feels so good and life goes more smoothly when you feel rested. Those are compelling reasons to take steps to improve your sleep hygiene (as it’s called) right there – but when you look at the strong connection between a good “sleep life” and a healthy heart, going to bed earlier, starting tonight, should move to the top of your “to-do” list!


The signs and causes of prescription drug abuse

By Nicholas Dragon
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You wake up with a pounding headache and you stagger to the medicine cabinet. That bottle of pills the doctor gave you after your surgery seems to contain the only thing that makes you feel good these days. Fortunately, there’s one pill left in the bottle, and you swallow it quickly. "Just hang on, the headache and nausea will be gone in a few minutes," you tell yourself.

Then you think: "I love these little pills; they make me feel so relaxed and happy."

Importance of Consulting a Certified Lymphedema Specialist

By Intermountain Healthcare
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There are many conditions that cause edema (swelling) in our bodies, and some are more serious than others. In general, swelling is caused by:

  • Trauma
  • Surgical intervention such as the removal of lymph nodes and vessels during cancer surgery
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Reactions to medications that cause inflammation in the tissues in and beneath the skin