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    • JUNE 18, 2018
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    Music and heart health POSTED JUNE 07, 2018, 10:30 AM Julie Corliss Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter What’s your “cheer up” song? That question popped up on a recent text thread among a few of my longtime friends. It spurred a list of songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s, back when we were in high school

    • JUNE 11, 2018
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    Treatments For Post-Nasal Drip

    You thought it would never end: that tickle in the back of your throat that made you cough or have to clear your throat. It’s been going on for months. And now you know why: post-nasal drip. It’s a common diagnosis. It can happen for a number of reasons: allergies, viral infections (including the common

    • MAY 30, 2018
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    Is Stress Making Your Allergies Worse?

    Try stress reduction to improve your quality of life and potentially relieve allergy symptoms. Published: March, 2018 Spring allergies are a stressful business. Coping with watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or a sore throat affects how you get through each day. “The primary consequence is a reduced quality of life. This naturally can

    • MAY 23, 2018
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    Knuckle cracking: Annoying and harmful, or just annoying?

    Knuckle cracking is a common behavior enjoyed by many. It can become a habit or a way to deal with nervous energy; some describe it as a way to “release tension.” For some, it’s simply an annoying thing that other people do. If you’ve ever wondered why stretching the fingers in certain ways causes that

    • MAY 15, 2018
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    4 Other Ways To Protect Against Skin Cancer

    Emily S. Ruiz, MD, MPH Contributor It’s almost May and here in the Northeast, front-of-the-pharmacy aisles are filled with myriad brands and types of sunscreen. While sunscreen is essential to lowering your risk for skin cancer, there are other simple, over-the-counter options you can incorporate into your summer skin protection routine. Nicotinamide may help prevent

    • MAY 11, 2018
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    What Is Tick-induced Mammalian Meat Allergy?

    If you’ve never heard of tick-induced mammalian meat allergy, you’re not alone. That’s because it’s a relatively new phenomenon — the first reported case happened in 2007. Since the disease is so new, there’s still a lot to learn about it. So far, scientists know that people who have been bitten by a tick in

    • MAY 7, 2018
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    Harvard’s Take On The Apple Cider Vinegar Diet!

    Apple cider vinegar diet: Does it really work? POSTED APRIL 25, 2018, 10:30 AM Robert H. Shmerling, MD Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling People search for information on a wide variety of health topics in Google and other search engines. That’s no surprise. But I was surprised to learn that “apple cider vinegar

    • MAY 1, 2018
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    Go Wild To Get The Health Benefits Of Salmon!!

    Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is the centerpiece of a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet — also considered a brain-saving diet by many. It also contains stores of Vitamin B12, potassium and cancer-crushing selenium. But salmon isn’t always good for you. In fact, sometimes it’s downright dangerous. It all

    • APRIL 28, 2018
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    6 Ways To Use Your Mind To Control Pain

    Relaxation, meditation, positive thinking, and other mind-body techniques can help reduce your need for pain medication. Drugs are very good at getting rid of pain, but they often have unpleasant, and even serious, side effects when used for a long time. If you have backache, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain that interferes with your daily

    • APRIL 23, 2018
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    Ear Wax Advice!!

    Got an ear full? Here’s some advice for earwax! The genesis and treatment of a common ear condition Some earwax is good for your ears, so often the best policy is to leave it alone. And a few drops of water may be all you need to get rid of a blockage. Earwax, a bodily