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Be prepared

Be prepared – choking can kill Tabitha Abel-Cooper It was 9:30 p.m. when the paramedics received a call to an apartment complex in southern California. The day had been hot, and the darkness did little to make the evening any cooler. It was still 96 degrees. Mercy, a 6-month-old infant, lay still in the backyard. […]

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The ups and downs of stress – interview with psychologist and author Archibald Hart

The ups and downs of stress – interview with psychologist and author Archibald Hart – interview Dan Matthews The Ups and Downs of Stress Christian Lifestyle Magazine host Dan Matthews interviews psychologist and author Dr. Archibald Hart on teh critical link between adrenalin and stress. Matthews: Dr. Hart, what is the real source of the […]

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In Defense of the Peanut

In Defense of the Peanut – health aspects of eating peanuts Linda Formichelli Contrary to popular belief, rather than harm your health, the little legume may be just the thing for active men and women. Pity the poor beleaguered peanut. Long castigated for its fat content, recently the humble legume has faced even more flak […]

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Veat, Not Meat

Veat, Not Meat Veat is one of the newer soy-based meat alternatives to hit the market. Currently available in pork, chicken, and fish flavors, Veat’s makers claim their product not only tastes like meat, but also has the same texture as the meat being mimicked. We’ve tried Veat’s veggie-chicken breast product, and found it pretty […]

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Echinacea: TO ENHANCE IMMUNE FUNCTION

Echinacea: TO ENHANCE IMMUNE FUNCTION Winston J Craig Echinacea (pronounced eK-i-NAY-sha) is the top-selling herbal supplement in the United States today, accounting for almost 10 percent of herbal sales. Its principal use is for the treatment of colds and upper respiratory tract infections. Its popularity stems from the fact that it has minimal side effects […]

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15 Ways To Destress Your Life

15 Ways To Destress Your Life Victor M. Parachin How you can battle against the tide of chronic stress and exhaustion Although Deborah is a librarian, stress is no stranger to her. Each of Deborah’s days in the reference section of her city library is a constant juggling act. She deals with questions from library […]

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Walk For Fitness Whenever You Want

Treadmills: Walk For Fitness Whenever You Want Dwayne II Hines Walking is a great way to stay fit. Treadmills let you walk any time of the day or night. Do you have a lot of free time in which to exercise? No? Not many people do. That makes it important to find the best possible […]

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When women choose to be single

When women choose to be single Rita Robinson Donna, 37, was tired of being asked “Isn’t it hard being single during the Christmas holidays?” “Well, maybe Santa will bring me a man tied up neatly in a big red bow” was her flippant reply to the most recent inquiry. She’s been inundated since Thanksgiving with […]

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Holiday Hugs

Holiday Hugs Four hugs a day keep the doctor away. Have you ever heard that? Research is ongoing about the health benefits of hugs. Recent studies indicate that people shown affection are less likely to see a doctor or feel sick, report a zest for life and a love for their work, and sense that […]

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Chasteberry: can it improve the quality of life for women? Most women suffer premenstrual syndrome to some degree during their life. At times the quality of life that they enjoy can be negatively influenced by PMS symptoms. Up to 10 percent of women may experience complaints severe enough to interfere with normal functioning and coping with life

Chasteberry: can it improve the quality of life for women? Most women suffer premenstrual syndrome to some degree during their life. At times the quality of life that they enjoy can be negatively influenced by PMS symptoms. Up to 10 percent of women may experience complaints severe enough to interfere with normal functioning and coping […]