Archive | August 2015

Not getting enough sleep can make you sick

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’s chronically sleep deprived, a new study may give you a little more motivation to get your zzzzz’s.
Researchers found that people who slept less than six hours a night were over four times more likely to catch a cold than those who got more than sev…
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How Should Clinicians Discuss the Side Effects of Medications?

While studying for a certification exam, I came across a question that stayed with me well after taking the practice test. The case discussed a patient who was prescribed antibiotics by his physician for a presumed bacterial illness and then returned the following week with an…
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5 Reasons Fantasizing Is Good for You

Imagine a universe where you were free to be you with all of your good, bad and ugly qualities. You are loved in this place exactly as you are. Do you see it?
Guess what? You just fantasized.
“Fantasy” is usually associated with unicorns or sex (and sometimes both–we don’t judge), but fa…
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Labor Day and Health Care

Labor Day this year has taken on a new meaning to me. While I certainly appreciate every single person who we honor today for their contribution to the workforce, I am very troubled about a growing concern among many who are currently working either for someone else or for themselves….
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Prosperity Is Not How Expensive My Car Is

My son has always been a prosperous thinker, from when he precipitated his first game console at age five, till when he left me an anonymous note that said: “God called you and said he would call you back later. He wants you to buy your son a new surfboard and some clothes.” And by his 3…
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This 51-Year-Old Carried Her Daughter’s Baby — And It Helped Put Her MS In Remission

After struggling with fertility issues and losing a baby at 24 weeks, Mandy Stephens became a parent this summer with the help of a very special surrogate — her own mother. 
Fifty-one-year-old Sherri Dickson volunteered to be her 32-year-old daughter’s surrogate after Stephens’ first pregna…
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16 Ridiculously Simple Lunch Swaps for Weight Loss

This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.
If you want to save money and calories every week, brown-bagging it is the way to go. But are your lunches from home as healthy as they can be? Find out which food swaps you should be making that…
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