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6 Little Known Obamacare Benefits You Should Take Advantage of Now!

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law to increase the access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce overall healthcare spending. There are some well-known benefits associated with Obamacare, like extending the length of time young people can remain on their parent’s coverage until 26, and making it illegal to ...

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10 Common But Dangerous Drug Interactions

When taking multiple medications, people rarely think about how those drugs will interact with each other. Research has shown that nearly 70% of Americans regularly use prescription drugs, with over half taking two prescription drugs at once. Drug interactions, the effects of two separate medications entering the body or bloodstream simultaneously, can range from mild drowsiness, to kidney failure and ...

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6 Cheap, Effective Alternatives To Sleeping Pills

Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep – is something that affects everyone at one time or another. Lack of sleep is associated with many health issues including a weakened immune system, poor memory, problem with motor skills, increased appetite and depression. Many prescription medications (examples include Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and Restoril) are available help you sleep, but they don’t ...

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Scientists Conclude This is The Best Diet To Live a Long, Healthy Life

The results from a number of recent, large-scale studies, have demonstrated that one particular type of diet is better than all others for reducing the risk of premature death, and lowering the incidence of many age-related diseases. Nutritionists and physicians for many years have been extolling the health benefits of what’s called a “Mediterranean-style Diet”. This diet is low in ...

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30 Common Foods That Can Poison You

We sometimes take for granted that all the food we buy at the supermarket or order in a restaurant are safe to eat. And 99.9% of the time, we’re right. There are however, quite a number of commonly eaten foods that can make us extremely ill, or even cause death. Certain foods that are normally safe and healthy can be ...

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Your Income and Your Hometown Determine How Long You’ll Live

A recently completed study, published in the Journal of The American Medical Association, shows that two simple factors have a much bigger impact on a person’s lifespan than previously believed. For most Americans, longevity is directly affected by their income and the town where they live. The study found that across the country, the richer people are, the longer they ...

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13 Foods That Cleanse Your Liver

The liver is an incredibly hard-working organ that is often forgotten about. It’s of course important to eat well for the sake of your heart, and to avoid smoking for the sake of your lungs, but your liver needs help, too. Despite being able to regenerate damaged parts of itself, the liver needs as much help as possible from the ...

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12 Daily Habits You Need to Avoid

As we all go through life, we find ourselves creating habits that are normal to our everyday routine. These habits can be good for our health; some can be bad for our health and some can just not impact our health at all. There are many habits that people have begun for whatever reason, and these habits could be harming ...

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11 Great Calf Exercises You Can Do At Home or In the Gym

Flex your legs; if they bear resemblance to the legion of leg-starved bros in America, your calves are in need of some major makeover, a complete overhaul. Believe it or not, it is a code red pandemic. Since your calf muscles are insanely obstinate when it comes to growing or toning, people get exasperated and give up. A predilection to ...

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11 Ab Exercises That Burn Belly Fat

It seems that for some people, no matter how hard they toil at the machines and despite the muscle mass they labor to put on, one problematic area of the body seems too obstinate to tone up- their bellies! It can be really exasperating to deplete hours working up covetable abs, only for them to remain shrouded behind the unflattering ...

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