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Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Baby From Trendy Little Food Pouches
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When You're Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy. The media often claims it’s caused by bad work environments; bad coworkers; bad bosses. This is partially true: Employees with large caseloads experience burnout more often. And individuals whose jobs revolve around people—such as social workers, customer service representatives, teachers, nurses and police officers—are particularl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Signs You're Being Lied To
How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once. It’s a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly. University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman has studied lying for more than a decade, and his research has reached some startling conclusions. Most shocking is that 60% of people lie during a typical 10-minute conversation and that they average two to three lies during that short timeframe. Most of the people in Feldman’s studies don’t even realize all of the lies they have ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Stop Feeling Like A Fraud And Start Becoming Confident In Your Own Skin
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Things Smart People Won't Do
My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). So, I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control. They consciously avoid th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German Kindergartens To Report Parents For Refusing Vaccine Advice Under New Law
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Lessons Learned In The World Of Eldercare
I was ill prepared for my mother’s decline. She lived alone until she was 96 and refused to let me get her home health care help. My husband and I did everything we could so she could live comfortably at home. And then she fell. It wasn’t the first time, or the last time, but it was the fall that changed everything. Statistics show one fourth of Americans over 65 fall each year and the results can be devastating and life changing. Women, often with kids and lives of their own, become the primary caregivers and decision-makers when a parent has an accident. My mom―so strong-minded, stubborn and commanding―co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 54 Percent
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research About Social Norms Could Help Us Better Understand Extremism
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Warming Is On Pace To Cause Many Sleepless Nights By 2099, Study Finds
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Make Your Sperm Better? Probably.
Everyone understands that healthy eggs and sperm are required to conceive, right? So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when couples have trouble starting a family that male fertility plays a role – more often than most people realize. In fact, male factor infertility is the primary medical issue in about 25% of infertility cases and a contributing factor another 25% of the time. For years, it has often been assumed that problems getting pregnant were all about the female half of the couple. Thanks to extensive media coverage of research, sperm issues and the role of male infertility are now mainstream topics. Still,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muddled Guidance At Menopause
By definition, a muddle is an untidy or disorganized collection. The verb denotes propagating confusion by bringing some topic into just such a state. I regret to say that, accordingly, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is poised to muddle the management of symptoms, and chronic disease risk at menopause. As I have indicated recently, and repeatedly over the years, I have enormous respect for the USPSTF, an influential panel of independent experts who generate strictly evidence-based guidelines for clinical preventive services, i.e., those medical practices dedicated to the prevention of m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida Just Became The Latest State To Abolish The 'Tampon Tax'
Florida just joined the growing list of states that have put an end to the so-called “tampon tax.”  Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law on Thursday making feminine hygiene products including tampons, pads and menstrual cups tax-exempt, the AP reports. The law goes into effect in January. The measure was part of a larger $180 million tax cut package.  The majority of states across the country subject menstrual products to sales taxes because they’re considered a “luxury” item. But opponents of the standard argue that feminine products are a necessity and that taxing them is effe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ellie Kemper's Baby Only Calms Down When He Sees Allison Williams
Ellie Kemper’s baby is keeping his parents busy. Appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the actress talked about her adventures as a new mom. Kemper and her husband, Michael Koman, have a 10-month-old son named James. “James is a ... spirited child,” she told Meyers. On a flight to Los Angeles a couple of months ago, Kemper and Koman struggled to calm their fussy baby, but nothing worked ... until they showed him the airline magazine with Allison Williams on the cover.  “Her gorgeous face delighted my child,” the mom said. “It was the only thing that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kid With Heart Defect Blasts Off 'Into Outer Space' In Sweet Video
A 7-year-old in Georgia got the chance to live out his space dreams, with a little help from virtual reality and Make-A-Wish.  Zayden Wright of Augusta was born with congenital heart disease and has had four open-heart surgeries and 38 heart catheterizations in his short life. Throughout every ordeal, Zayden has maintained a cheerful attitude, vivid imagination and enthusiasm for all things outer space.  Make-A-Wish Georgia surprised the little boy with a “trip to space.” The organization partnered with Walk West to make his wish “to go to Saturn in a red rocket ship” possible through...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Used An App To Buy Only Ethical Food. It Was Really Hard.
As I walked up to the banana pileup, I knew I was in trouble. Sure, those things are an excellent (and affordable) healthy snack, but they are almost universally sourced from producers with serious ethical issues. Yet I still wanted them. What would Michael Pollan do?! Sheepishly, I scanned the banana barcode using HowGood, a free app intended to help shoppers make more ethical food purchases. I’d been using the app all week to try to make all the “right” choices at the grocery store. The app revealed, unsurprisingly, that the bananas did not meet HowGood’s sustainability standards, but there were n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Parenting: where being able to hear a pin drop is either blissful or terrifying.— The Mehsozoic Era (@TheAlexNevil) May 24, 2017 Imagine having kids and also being able to concentrate on something hahahaha— SpacedMom (@copymama) May 22, 2017 My kids throw a lot of shade for tiny people completely dependent on me for survival.&mdash...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways To Combat Sleep Deprivation
A good night’s sleep boosts brain power, helps build muscle, burns excess fat, and sets you up for the day ahead. It is, quite simply, one of the most important variables of living, yet few of us actually get our recommended 7-9 hours per night. Fixing bad sleeping habits isn’t easy, after all, in today’s world of instant consumerism we live extremely hectic lives. However, studies indicate that the negative affects of sleep deprivation can come into play within just 48 hours. If you often feel drowsy during the daytime and want to make a change, these tips may help. Keep Your Body in Sync This is perhaps...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler Pays Tribute To Her Cancer Survivor Grandma In Awesome Photos
Three-year-old Scout Larson has made headlines thanks to her series of adorable photos that show the little girl dressed as as fierce female icons.  For her latest shoot, the toddler emulated a special hero in her life: her grandmother, who is a breast cancer survivor. Scout’s mom, Ashley, told HuffPost that her mother was the initial inspiration behind the famous icons shoot. She wanted to teach Scout about strong, courageous women as her grandmother battled cancer.  “From the beginning, I was planning on making Scout and my mom (”Nonnie”) each a photo book of all the recreated photos we ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Ballet Is Your Life, What Does Life After Ballet Look Like?
For a generation of ballerinas, Wendy Whelan was a walking goddess. The former New York City Ballet principal dancer joined the company at 17, and was quickly singled out for promotion and praise. She served as a muse for multiple then-up-and-coming choreographers and would go on to have more new ballets made for her than any other dancer in the company’s history. She became the defining American ballerina of her generation. All the while, she says in a new documentary, she was asking herself, “What the f. is it going to be like when I can’t do this any more?” In 2013, she found out. At the time, Wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Never Good Enough: Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that. In 2015, 94 percent of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments (compared with 84 percent of Boomers and 81 percent of Gen Xers). And we’re willing to pay the price: While Boomers said they’d spend an average of $152 a month on self-improvement, millennials anticipated spending nea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Californian Sues Jelly Belly Over Sugar-Packed Jelly Beans
A California woman claims that the candy company Jelly Belly tricked her into buying its Sport Beans, a candy that doubles as a diet supplement to “fuel” the body and help burn fat, which had more sugar than she thought. Jessica Gomez, of San Bernardino County, filed a class-action lawsuit against the jelly bean company in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in February. She claims that the company attempted to mask how much sugar was in its Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on the list of ingredients, Forbes magazine reported. “...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Nurture Compassionate Children, Start At Birth
Parents, caregivers and teachers often focus on teaching children to speak, to read and even to play. We also need to focus on helping to build children’s capacity for compassion, empathy and constructive experiences with others. These are called social-emotional skills, and they are vital to children’s success in school and life. Thankfully, every adult in children’s lives can help them build these skills – right from the start.  Children’s earliest experiences meaningfully shape who they are. From the moment they’re born, parents and caregivers can help children build a strong soc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad's Shares Safety Warning For Parents Whose Kids Play Baseball
A Pennsylvania dad’s viral Facebook post is spreading a safety message for parents of young baseball players.  On May 16, John Curtin posted a photo of his son’s Under Armour heart guard shirt ― a special garment designed to protect athletes from potentially deadly blows to the chest.  “For all you parents that have children that pitch, do me a favor and run out and buy a heart guard shirt for your child,” Curtin wrote in the caption. “My 11 year old Ryan wears one, and it literally might have saved his life today.” The dad described his son’s scary ordeal.  &...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trumpcare Scored So Badly It Could Actually Help The Senate
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Don't Have To March To Be In The Resistance
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Trailer For Beloved YA Book-Turned-Movie 'Wonder' Is Here
Devoted fans of the YA book “Wonder” are in for a treat because Lionsgate Movies has finally dropped the first trailer for the movie adaptation. Written by Raquel Jaramillo under the pen name R.J. Palacio, “Wonder” captures the life of fifth-grader Auggie Pullman, who has a facial deformity for which he has undergone multiple surgeries. In the movie, Jacob Tremblay, who made waves in Hollywood after starring in the Oscar-nominated film “Room,” portrays Auggie. His co-stars include Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin and “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs.   The trailer,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photo Series Shows Kids Enjoying Childhood Without Technology
A stunning photo series is showcasing the joys of a tech-free childhood. New Zealand photographer and mother of four, Niki Boon, documented her children’s everyday lives in a series she calls “Childhood in the Raw.” “This project came into being with our decision to educate our children alternatively, at home,” Boon told HuffPost. The family lives in a rural environment without modern electronic devices like TV and smartphones.  Boon said this lifestyle choice has sparked a lot of questions and criticism from friends, family and strangers. At first, even she and her husband sometime...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 7 Injuries Doctors See Most On Summer Weekends
Warm weather and longer days will bring many Americans outdoors for cookouts, pool parties and more. But long weekends ― we’re looking at you, Memorial Day ― also lead to more trips to urgent care or even the emergency room, according to experts. In fact, a 2015 study from researchers at Brown University found that heat-related illness alone can ratchet emergency department visits in the summertime.  The risk for issues like drowning and sports injuries go up in the hotter seasons, according to Dr. Christopher M. McStay, chief of clinical operations and associate professor at the University of Colorado ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Candid, Honest Reasons These Women Called Off Their Engagements
K.J., a single mom, had been in a relationship with Ben for three years before deciding that enough was enough: He didn’t seem to want to move in together, let alone get married. “With a broken heart, I went to break it off with him, and in a panic, he asked me to marry him,” she told HuffPost. “Our engagement was more stressful than ecstatic.”  In the end, the engagement didn’t pan out. But she’s not alone; many women and men call off relationships with people they they seriously considered marrying.  A common reason is fear of commitment, according to Elisabeth LaM...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Drink Per Day May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devastated By Future Policy Changes? You Could Have 'Pre-Traumatic Stress'
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Mushrooms And LSD Are Among The Safest Recreational Drugs, Survey Finds
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Wasn’t Always So Linguistically Challenged. What Could Explain The Change?
It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: “ ... there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.” When President Trump offered that response to a question at a press conference last week, it was the latest example of his tortured syntax, mid-thought changes of subject, and apparent trouble formulating complete sentences, let alone a coherent paragraph, in unscripted speech. He was not always so linguistically challenged. STAT reviewed decades of Trump’s on-air interviews a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Report: LGBTQ Elders Show Resilience Despite Barriers To Successful Aging
The two women’s stories shared in the video above demonstrate the challenges that LGBT elders face as they age. Tina and Jackie were born in the same Virginia town in 1947. Despite their similar beginnings, the women’s lives take very different turns and a lifetime of discrimination, lost wages, lack of family recognition, and more add up to create substantial difficulties for Jackie. Jackie’s story is all too common. America’s population is aging: by 2050, the number of people over the age of 65 will double to 83.7 million (from 43.1 million in 2012). While the public perception of LGBT people is l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Incidates LGBTQ Elders Show Resilience Despite Barriers To Successful Aging
The two women’s stories shared in the video above demonstrate the challenges that LGBT elders face as they age. Tina and Jackie were born in the same Virginia town in 1947. Despite their similar beginnings, the women’s lives take very different turns and a lifetime of discrimination, lost wages, lack of family recognition, and more add up to create substantial difficulties for Jackie. Jackie’s story is all too common. America’s population is aging: by 2050, the number of people over the age of 65 will double to 83.7 million (from 43.1 million in 2012). While the public perception of LGBT people is l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor Interrupts Anti-Vax Movie: 'Your Presence Will Cause Babies To Die'
This is the moment a celebrated Māori doctor crashed a special viewing of a controversial anti-vaccination documentary playing at a theater in Kaitaia in New Zealand’s Far North District this week. The above video shows Dr. Lance O’Sullivan taking the stage to warn audience members watching “Vaxxed” at his local theater of the dangers of the message behind the American documentary, which tries to link vaccines to autism. “When I heard they were coming into town, there was no way I was going to let them come and peddle this misinformation and falsehood on my watch...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aly Raisman Shows Her Mettle In Blasting Airport Body-Shamer
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness
I cried in his arms our first night together. I’m not good, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety distorted my thinking, and my panic disorder made me alternately dependent, selfish, and needy. I wanted to write him a guide for loving me, so he could understand that when I tried to break up with him when one thing went wrong, when I changed plans because I didn’t feel like I could leave my house, when I criticized him much too harshly, it was because of faulty t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today, Pro Skater Brandon Novak Is Two Years In Recovery From Opioids
When he was in active substance use, Brandon Novak was a hurricane. A walking disaster. He’s the first to admit it. Whether he was shooting heroin, drinking wine, or smoking crack, Novak left a trail of burnt bridges and broken relationships behind him. The pro skateboarder, bestselling author, and Jackass star was famous in part for his drug and alcohol abuse. Now, two years sober, he’s challenging the mainstream media’s perception of him—and of long term recovery. What is long term recovery? Although the recovery community doesn’t have a strict standard for it, the Surgeon General’s re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today, Pro Skater Brandon Novak Is Two Years Clean And Sober From Opioids
When he was in active substance use, Brandon Novak was a hurricane. A walking disaster. He’s the first to admit it. Whether he was shooting heroin, drinking wine, or smoking crack, Novak left a trail of burnt bridges and broken relationships behind him. The pro skateboarder, bestselling author, and Jackass star was famous in part for his drug and alcohol abuse. Now, two years sober, he’s challenging the mainstream media’s perception of him—and of long term recovery. What is long term recovery? Although the recovery community doesn’t have a strict standard for it, the Surgeon General’s re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Bill's Score Still Breathtakingly Bad
The new Congressional Budget Office numbers are in for the House healthcare bill, and they’re almost as breathtakingly bad as the first version’s score. Instead of 24 million Americans losing health insurance in the next ten years, now “only” 23 million will lose health insurance. The number of people who will lose health insurance next year alone stayed the same, at 14 million. Medicaid funding will be cut by $834 billion, instead of $880 billion. This would save a paltry $12 billion a year, instead of the $15 billion a year the original bill would have saved. That’s a lot of pain for not ver...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen’s Service Dog Gets Photo In Yearbook Because He’s A Very Good Boy
A high school in Fredericksburg, Virginia has done something truly paw-some. Alpha, a 4-year-old service dog who attends school every day with his human, Andrew “A.J.” Schalk, had his own photo in Stafford High School’s 2017 yearbook. A.J., who has Type 1 diabetes, told HuffPost that Alpha’s job is to let him know when his blood sugar is getting too high or low by giving him a paw. “Alpha alerts me through smell, 20 to 40 minutes sooner than I know anything is wrong,” the 16-year-old said. “He has saved my life multiple times, especially at night, when low blood sugar can be super...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A California Bill Could Totally Disrupt The Dialysis Industry
HBO’s John Oliver took on the dialysis industry a couple of weeks ago, highlighting a pair of companies that have a near-monopoly on keeping your kidney functions going. Between them, these two businesses ― one based in Colorado and one in Germany ― control 70 percent of all the dialysis centers in the U.S. In 2015, they saw a combined $2.9 billion in profit, in no small part thanks to a 45-year-old Medicare amendment that guarantees dialysis coverage for everyone and costs the nation a full 1 percent of the federal budget each year.  But Oliver neglected to mention the biggest thing happening in dial...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Fitness Level May Determine How Much You Sweat
If you’ve ever wondered why you’re always drenched in sweat at the end of a boot camp class while your friend is barely glistening, fret not. Your heavy sweating could be a sign that you’re physically fit. Research shows that fit individuals, especially those who train for endurance sports like running and cycling, sweat sooner and more profusely than people who rarely get physical. The primary purpose of sweat is to cool the surface of the skin, which helps to regulate body temperature, explained Dr. Carolyn Dean of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.  “Sweat is one of the main ways of prev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's Approach To The Opioid Epidemic: Neglect Treatment, Ignore The Experts
WASHINGTON – Since taking office, President Donald Trump has systematically removed or limited the power of federal officials and government offices that have the expertise to confront the nation’s opioid epidemic. Trump asked Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to resign in late April. He still has an acting director running the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although he backtracked on his reported plan to essentially gut his Office of National Drug Control Policy, staffers would be wise to polish their resumes.  Trump’s new budget proposal cuts all federal drug prevention programs by roughly...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behind The Poem That So Powerfully Captures Parenting In Times Of Tragedy
As news of the devastating concert attack in Manchester broke, people around the world turned to social media to share words of sorrow, fear and hope. One popular message came in the form of a poem called “Good Bones” by writer Maggie Smith. “Life is short, though I keep this from my children,” the powerful poem begins.   pic.twitter.com/EdYFEoK8ve— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) May 23, 2017 “Good Bones” first went viral on social media last June following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and murder of British parliamentarian Jo Cox in the U.K. Af...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color
“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. But the president’s new budget proposal shows it’s even worse than I thought. Even some Republicans have been rightly horrified at how the administration’s proposed budget cuts so much of what’s good, decent and useful that the federal government does, from food assistan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Appeal To Bill And Melinda Gates For Your Help In Raising Healthy Children
Dear Bill and Melinda, The purpose of this letter is first to commend you for raising your own children with strong screen and phone limits, as this will serve them well. Bill, thank you for declaring in a recent article, “We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier.” Clearly, setting firm tech limits has long been a priority for your family, as a 2007 article highlighted the strong rules you enforce around your kids’ gaming and screen habits. The benefits for your childre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news