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You Can Lose Weight and Keep It Off With ‘Mindful Eating’

Tags: healthy diet, mental health, weight loss

Current studies show that mindful eating helps you manage weight and diabetes, reduce BMI and cope with emotional stress, so check out these great tips.


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Choosing a Football Helmet: 6 Tips for Best Protection

Tags: bike safety, brain injury, child helmet safety, concussion, helmet, helmet safety, sports injury, youth sports

Football helmets are essential to reduce the risk of serious injuries. Find six tips for finding the right football helmet, including ways to tell if it is fitting properly.


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If You Have Sleep Apnea, Your Memory May Decline Earlier in Life

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, memory, memory loss, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, study

Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired. A recent study finds a link between abnormal breathing patterns during sleep – like heavy snoring and apnea – and cognitive decline at an earlier


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Do You Have a Stiff Neck? Try These Simple Remedies

Tags: chronic pain, electronics, ibuprofen, inflammation, neck pain, sleep, stretching

With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months.


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5 Signs that You May Have Insomnia

Tags: depression, insomnia, memory, memory loss, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep testing

Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. However, if your sleep problems last more than three months and are disrupting your daily activities, chances are you have insomnia,


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Scheduled for Surgery? Here’s Why You Need Sleep Apnea Screening

Tags: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, sleep, sleep apnea, stroke, surgery, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.


Your Food Choices May Be Affecting Your Thinking Skills

How Bad Food Choices May Affect Your Memory

Tags: cognitive impairment, diet, Mediterranean diet, memory, study

A new study shows the quality of your diet may influence your risk of cognitive decline, including memory and thinking skills.


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How Tech Can Help Your Child With Autism “Speak”

Tags: ABA, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

Get expert answers to four common questions about speech-generating devices for children with autism.


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Do You Snore? How Sleep Apnea Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: arrhythmias, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, Headaches, heart failure, insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring

Daytime sleepiness, heavy snoring and waking abruptly and out of breath could mean you have sleep apnea. Find out how this can lead to arrhythmias and heart failure.


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3 Brain Injury Terms Defined: What They Mean for Loved Ones

Tags: brain cancer, brain injury, traumatic brain injury TBI

After a severe brain injury, many patients become brain dead or end up in a persistent vegetative state. A neurologist discusses what those terms mean for recovery.