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The Best Side Hustles for Doctors, Nurses, and Other Professionals

Nearly one in three American workers earn income through independent work and the “gig economy,” according to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute. This sector of the economy is largely associated with the likes of freelance writers, Uber drivers, and people doing odd jobs on platforms like TaskRabbit. But …

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Essential Oils: Natural Doesn’t Mean Risk-Free

When Rachael Armstrong first started using essential oils last year she, as she puts it, “dove right in.” Each morning, she placed a drop of frankincense oil, which some say is an immune booster, under her tongue. If her head hurt, she dabbed calming peppermint oil on her temples. At …

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Why I can control my bladder?

What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It can happen when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or jog. Or you may have a sudden need to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. Bladder control problems are very common, especially among older adults. …

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What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?

About half of women will get a urinary tract infection, or UTI, at some point in life. It happens when germs infect the system that carries urine out of the body — the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that connect them. Bladder infections are common and usually not serious if …

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Why Do I Pee So Much at Night?

Does your bladder nag you out of bed overnight? If you have to go to the bathroom more than once during 6-8 hours of Zzz’s, you might have nocturia. Your body may make too much urine, or your bladder can’t hold enough. Sometimes it’s both. There are many possible causes. …

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Heart Disease and Sleep Apnea: What’s the Link?

Snoring can make for a bad night’s sleep, for you and your bed mate. But if it happens because you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it’s a sign of a bigger problem. The condition raises your risk for other health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes. It can even …

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Find Your Smoking Triggers

If you’re a smoker, you know the drill. Finish a meal and you suddenly feel a powerful craving for a cigarette. Get up from your desk to take a break, and all at once you want to light up. Certain times of the day, certain places, and even particular foods …

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Serious About Quitting Smoking?

Quitting Smoking: Tips for the First Hard Days Sipping cold water through a straw can help replace the act of sucking on a cigarette. It also releases dopamine, a brain chemical that can help ease bad moods. Eating small meals can also help you get past the urge to smoke. …

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Study Says Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain

Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine say that in nature the intensity of sweetness reflects the amount of energy present. But in modern-day life, the body’s metabolism is fooled when a beverage is either too sweet or not sweet enough for the amount of calories it contains. That means …

Education

Iron deficiency anemia

ron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia — a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough …

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