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Are Electronics Making You Fat?

Posted 03-31-2014 at 07:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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As we become more engrossed in technology, our waistlines expand? It is true that the nation is facing an obesity epidemic—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of the American population is overweight—but are electronics to blame?

The Skinny on Electronics

Studies, including one conducted by Yale University, found that those who watched an excessive amount of television were more likely to consume fatty foods, regardless...
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How to Mentally Cope with Unemployment

Posted 03-18-2014 at 05:51 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The economy imploded in 2008, and with it went the job market. By the end of that year, the unemployment rate was over 8 percent and thousands of people were out of work. As of January 2014, the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6 percent, but there are still thousands without jobs; many of whom have been unemployed for more than a year. To make matters worse, employers have shown that they are reluctant to hire the long-term unemployed, and congress has voted not to extend unemployment...
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Heart Health Tips for Women

Posted 01-28-2014 at 06:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Men were once thought to be more susceptible to heart disease than women, but studies show that women account for more than half of those who die each year from heart disease in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one out of every three deaths annually. Understanding heart disease and its risk factors is a good step, but it is equally important to take preventive measures.

Types of Heart Disease

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7 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted 12-03-2013 at 05:35 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The holiday season is a time of wonder, joy, and goodwill. So why are you so stressed?

The truth is the holiday season is a time of stress and anxiety for a lot of people. There are ads demanding that we buy, buy, buy; aimed at convincing us that nothing, absolutely nothing, says “love” like something big, shiny, and expensive under the perfectly decorated tree. And then there’s the whole family aspect; the expectation that family gatherings should be perfect reproductions...
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How to Deal with Holiday Addiction Triggers

Posted 11-20-2013 at 05:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 11-21-2013 at 04:18 PM by ChristaIB

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Addiction is a life-altering dependency on a substance or behavior that becomes compulsive, affecting every area of living from relationships to employment to health. Often times, people who live with addiction do not realize that their behavior has gotten past the point that they are able to control it. Whether the Depression is a common holiday addiction trigger, and people who are trying to recover may feel a familiar pull to return to old behaviors when the pressures seem...
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