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Here’s What It Means If You Have Ridges on Your Nails

Fingernails seem like a pretty uneventful body part. They grow. You cut them. Maybe paint them. And that’s about it. But in reality, your nails can give you a glimpse into your overall health. If something is going on in your body, your nails could start to change, sometimes developing ridges. Depending on what the ridges in fingernails look like, you ...

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3 retirement catch-up strategies

According to Fidelity, in order to have a decent shot at maintaining your standard of living in retirement, you should have six to nine times your salary tucked away in a 401(k) or other accounts by your mid-50s to early 60s. This is a good general rule of thumb, however the problem is that many people in this age range don’t ...

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Poor sleep can change your reaction to pain

Lack of sleep may make you more sensitive to pain, according to a study in the Jan. 28, 2019, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that poor sleep interferes with certain pain centers of the brain and can change how a person perceives and reacts to discomfort. In the study, scientists scanned the brains of 25 healthy adults ...

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Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief

Neuropathy is a general term for conditions that develop as a result of nerve damage. One of the most common forms of neuropathy is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in up to 50 percent of people with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy typically affects a person’s hand and feet. It can cause pain, tingling, and numbness. Other types of neuropathy can also ...

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What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care. The health system in Singapore has some aspects that have appeal to the American left and some that conservatives might appreciate. SINGAPORE — Singapore’s health care system is sometimes held up as an example of excellence, and as a possible model for what could come next in the ...

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The path to sustainability is the key to survival

As the CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, one of my responsibilities is to stay abreast of the latest conservation research to help ensure that our educational message is accurate and up to date. A scientific paper that crossed my desk recently summed up the human-caused pressures on the natural world in a way that is hard to ...

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How to Ease Joint Pain

That’s one reason why up to half of Americans over age 65 have osteoarthritis (OA), when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down. This causes pain and stiffness in areas like the knees, hips, and hands, which can make walking, climbing stairs, brushing your teeth, and even grasping a doorknob or pen challenging. Because OA has no cure, ...

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Reached a weight-loss plateau? Tips to lose those pesky pounds

Not being able to shed any more pounds after you thought you figured out the key to weight loss is quite possibly the most frustrating thing when you’re trying to get healthier. You’re still watching your calorie intake, eating healthy foods and exercising, but the number on the scale has remained at a steady standstill for the past few weeks. ...

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