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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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Sri Lanka Devastated On Easter Morning

Across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, travelers and worshipers settled in at tables for Easter breakfast and into pews at churches on the country’s east and west coasts, where they had come to celebrate a holy resurrection. Then the explosions began. Between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, in three cities, suicide bombers at three luxury hotels and three ...

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A Survival Guide for the Trump White House

All the White House comings and goings raise a question: What does it take to remain in President Donald Trump’s favor and keep your job? If the show were called Survivor: White House Edition (and with the former Apprentice host as president, the conceit feels apt), what sorts of skills does one need to avoid the ax? No president in ...

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Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 30.3 million adults in the United States live with diabetes, and the condition is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In type 2 diabetes, a person’s body is unable to properly use insulin to absorb sugar from the blood into cells. Cheese loaded with fat and salt is a contentious ...

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Sleeping like a teen-ager again…

Isn’t it frustrating?! Do you: Toss and turn all night long?Climb in bed only to lay there for eternity trying to fall asleep?Or worst of all, wake up at 2am and can’t go back to sleep? All of these ruin your next day. You’re tired. You can’t focus. You want to take a nap, but you know that might ruin ...

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Alert: Is stress KILLING you?

40 million Americans, just like you, struggle from chronic or regular anxiety. It’s terrible. Anxiety can ruin your days: Too stressed to get the things done you need to. Too stressed to really connect with friends and loved ones. Too stressed to live life the way you want. I’ve been there, and it’s not fun. I didn’t want to get ...

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