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What Happens When You Break a Bone

From the crunch of a sports injury to an accidental fall, people break bones in all kinds of ways — usually from some sort of impact. Bones are strong and even have some give to them, but they have their limits, too. They can even bleed after a serious break. …

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What Is Normal Body Temperature?

Your body’s like a little furnace. It puts out heat all the time. It comes from your body doing the work that keeps you alive. When it puts out a lot more or a lot less heat than usual, it’s trying to tell you there’s a problem. Normal Range Not …

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Can’t Concentrate?

Whether you’re living with ADHD or just have trouble focusing from time to time, today’s world is full of concentration killers. Psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD offers a few tips to manage distractions, starting with social media. It’s easy to connect with friends — and disconnect from work — many …

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Work Making Me Fat?

Weight gain at work Packing on pounds while climbing the corporate ladder? You’re in good company: in a 2013 Harris Interactive survey of more than 3,000 workers conducted for CareerBuilder, 41% of respondents said they’d gained weight in their current jobs. Workers who spend long hours sitting at a desk …

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Great Food Combos for Losing Weight

When it comes to slimming down, two (or more) foods can be better than one. That’s because each has different nutrients that work together. As a team, they can help you fend off hunger, stay full longer, and burn fat or calories better than they would solo. A spinach or …

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Heart Failure: How to Lower Your Risk

Heart failure is common in the United States. Nearly 6 million Americans live with it. But there are simple steps you can take to lower your odds of getting the condition. What Is Heart Failure? You get heart failure when your heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen to your …

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Why Is My Blood Sugar High in the Morning?

That early morning jump in your blood sugar? It’s called the dawn phenomenon or the dawn effect. It usually happens between 2 and 8 a.m. But why? How It Works Generally, the normal hormonal changes your body makes in the morning will boost your blood sugar, whether you have diabetes …

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14 Ways to Shed Pounds After 40

If you’re over 40, you may have noticed that it’s easier to gain weight — and harder to lose it — than it used to be. Changes in your activity level, eating habits, and hormones, and how your body stores fat all can play roles. But a few simple steps …

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Sperm Health Linked to Weight?

ndian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm count and lower sperm concentration. In addition, sperm motility (the ability to move quickly through the female reproductive tract) was poor. The sperm had other …

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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do …

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