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Do You Really Need a Stress Test? They’re Not for Everyone

Tags: coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, stress test

Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as EKG and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended.


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Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier

Tags: Crohn's disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, stress, urinary tract infection

To help reduce your multiple sclerosis flare-ups, avoid certain triggers, including smoking, excessive heat and fatigue. Read the full list and find out why they can worsen MS.


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Try This Easy 6-Minute Acupressure Exercise for Allergy Relief (Video)

Tags: acupressure, allergies, allergy, Headaches, stress, video, videos

If you have allergies, here’s a remedy you may not have considered before: acupressure. No needles are involved. It's a six-minute, painless exercise you can do yourself to relieve sinus pressure.


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How You Can Continue to Work During Cancer Treatment

Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatments, chronic stress, stress, work, workplace health

Among the many important issues that patients with cancer must decide is whether they should continue to work during their treatment. For those who decide to continue working, take steps to prepare yourself for a new routine.


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How Strong Is the Link Between Inflammation and Depression?

Tags: biomarkers, brain health, depression, inflammation, stress, study

If you suffer from depression, inflammation in your brain may be contributing to your condition. Find out what experts say about the latest research findings.


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Stressed Out? Aromatherapy Can Help You to Feel Calmer

Tags: anxiety, aromatherapy, sense of smell, stress

A scent can be more than a passing pleasant experience. If you’re feeling stressed out or tired, scents can help to lift your mood, and help you to feel calmer and more energized.


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Why Sugar Can Wreck Your Sex Drive (Video)

Tags: added sugar, functional medicine, relationships, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stress, sugar

It's sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it's not so good for you. It's sugar. Find out why sex and sugar don't mix.


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Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart

Tags: Headaches, migraines, pelvic floor surgery, sex, sex and heart health, stress

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure -- it also offers incredible health benefits. It can be good for your heart, relieve pain, help you sleep restfully, and it can even ease headaches.


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Have You Taken Up Yoga Lately? So Has Everyone Else

Tags: fish oil, massage, meditation, reiki, stress, supplements, yoga

If you've taken up yoga lately, you're joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.


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Why Hugging Is Actually Good for Your Health (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, immune system, relationships, stress, videos

Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health.