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Natural Approaches for Easing Anxiety

  • Posted on: 18 September 2009
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Do you find yourself worrying or anxious sometimes? Try these 7 tips to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of calm.
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Do you find yourself worrying or anxious sometimes? Try these 7 tips to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of calm.
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women sitting on the couch with teaIf you suspect you have an anxiety disorder, I urge you to get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a mental health professional. But in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication, there are some things you can do on your own to enhance your treatment.

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New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants

  • Posted on: 9 January 2017
  • By: helen
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Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.
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Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.

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THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.

The recommendation comes from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other expert groups.

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CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Heart disease tops the list of what's most likely to kill you or someone you love, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
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Heart disease tops the list of what's most likely to kill you or someone you love, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Heart disease tops the list of what's most likely to kill you or someone you love, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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A relatively rare abnormality in the makeup of germs in an infant's gut may triple the risk for allergies and asthma in childhood, new research warns.
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A relatively rare abnormality in the makeup of germs in an infant's gut may triple the risk for allergies and asthma in childhood, new research warns.

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TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News)—A relatively rare abnormality in the makeup of germs in an infant's gut may triple the risk for allergies and asthma in childhood, new research warns.

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Treating Peanut Allergy Earlier in Childhood Is Better

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.
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A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.

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THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News)—A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.

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Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends.
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Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends.

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FRIDAY, July 29, 2016, (HealthDay News)—Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends.

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6 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Allergies

  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: helen
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Spring can be a tough time for people with seasonal allergies. Find out how you can minimize seasonal allergy symptoms.

If you live in a climate anything at all like where I live in coastal Virginia, then the pollens are about to attack your nasal passages with a vengeance—if they haven't already. And for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, it can take all the fun out of spring.

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Humidifiers Are Not Always the Best Option

  • Posted on: 21 January 2016
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Dry, cold winter air may lead you to consider running a humidifier. But if you have allergies, the device may not be the best choice.

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(HealthDay News) -- Dry, cold winter air may lead you to consider running a humidifier. But if you have allergies, the device may not be the best choice.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers this advice:

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Kids With Asthma and Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors

  • Posted on: 8 December 2015
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A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even if they aren't overweight.

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TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even if they aren't overweight.

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Allergic to Eggs? You Don’t Have to Skip Certain Dishes

  • Posted on: 27 August 2015
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Whether you’re allergic or just looking to sub-in something healthier, these egg substitutes are the perfect replacements.

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(HealthDay News) -- People who are allergic to eggs don't have to miss out on the tasty versatility that eggs offer.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these alternatives:

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