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Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually Caused by a Neck Problem?

Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually a Neck Problem?

Tags: arthritis, Great Pretenders Series, joint pain, neck pain, pain relief, shoulder pain, spine

Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.


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4 Things You Should Know About Back Pain

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, chronic pain, spine, spine surgery

Your spine is amazing. It holds you securely upright, while providing you with incredible flexibility that allows you to bend and twist. However, the spine is a common source of pain for many people.


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How Bonding With Your Children Helps Them Out in Life

Tags: child psychology, childbirth, family, growing pains of parenting, mental health, parenting

Sunday is Father’s Day, a time when many dads will be treated like kings – and rightfully so! A healthy and positive father-child relationship provides countless benefits for kids of all ages, from babies to teenagers.


Are You a Closet Eater? 4 Important Tips (Infographic)

Are You a Closet Eater? 4 Important Tips (Infographic)

Tags: binge eating disorder (BED), bulimia, diet, healthy eating, infographic, obesity

Some of us binge on food at Thanksgiving and eat too much cake on our birthdays. Discover where bingeing ends and binge eating disorder (BED) begins.


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For Females With Autism, Differences Matter

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), children's health, diagnosis, research

Most people think of autism as a male condition, but autism affects females, too. It just affects them differently.


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Stroke: Know These 4 Lifesaving Tips Because Every Second Counts

Tags: brain health, FAST, mini-stroke, stroke, strokes

As soon as you see any signs of a stroke, such as sudden weakness in the face, arm or leg, confusion or slurred speech, call 9-1-1.


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Your Jaw May Be to Blame for Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: Headaches, jaw pain, migraines, teeth, teeth grinding, temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

Although a migraine is severe to moderate pain that you feel at the top or side of your head, the trouble may actually start at the bottom of your skull. Combining chiropractic treatment with medication often provides relief for migraine pain.


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How the Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Your Brain Power

Tags: dementia, healthy diet, heart health, Mediterranean diet, olive oil, study

It’s well-established that the Mediterranean diet is the best choice for heart health. But a recent study finds that adding nuts or olive oil to this diet could help protect your brain, too.


Using Brain Images to Predict Huntington's Disease

Using Brain Images to Predict Huntington’s Disease

Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, Huntington's disease, imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI, Parkinson's Disease

New Huntington's disease research uses imaging to help predict changes in the brain. The study’s findings could ultimately help delay the disease’s progression in at-risk populations.


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Is Menopause Causing Your Mood Swings, Depression or Anxiety?

Tags: anxiety, brain health, depression, estrogen, memory, memory loss, menopause, mental health, perimenopause, sleep, sleep disorders

Menopause can make you moody and irritable. It can also cause anxiety and depression. Here’s some advice on how to handle it.