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6 Simple Standing Desk Tips That Help You Avoid Pain

Doing too much of anything can have negative consequences. This is definitely true for those of us who have jobs that require us to stand all day. If you're wondering, "how long should you...
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How to Get the Most of Your Medical Consultation

Getting the most out a medical consultation is crucial because getting an appointment with a doctor is not always easy and it can be costly. Here are some tips to ensure that you are able to convey your problems to the doctor within the time allotted to you without missing out on any important points.
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How to Talk to Your Aging Parent About Getting Help

Few things can be as complicated as caring for your mom or dad through their golden years. One common challenge adult children face when caregiving is their parent's refusal to accept help. Understanding why seniors may reject offers for assistance can help you have a more productive conversation.
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The Benefits of Integrated Care for Aging Patients

Integrated healthcare with a structure that connects mental and emotional health to physical health is an ideal model for a multi-pronged approach that recognizes the prevalence of mental health stigma — especially among older adults.
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Why Seek Professional Help for Alcohol Addiction?

Some people choose to work through their problems with alcohol abuse by themselves. This is not recommended because self-treatment is more likely to end in relapse. Working with a professional can greatly improve a negative situation at home and help your family prepare a long-term plan to prevent relapse later.

Medical Marijuana: What Is CBD and How Is It Different Than THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychological effects and the “high” associated with ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn't have psychoactive properties but has shown promising medical applications of its own. There are multiple benefits associated with using each of these compounds
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Seven Steps to Improve Your Life through Morning Running

If you like to sleep late, running in the morning might seem scary for you, but the benefits that come with lacing up your running shoes as soon as you wake up could convince you otherwise. Being committed and focused on a morning run is not an easy task, but it will start to feel natural after a couple of weeks.
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A 13-Year-Old’s Perspective on How to Stem Violence in the World

Our thoughts have the ability to make us well or make us unwell. Science has shown that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can assist in the healing process and that our minds can control our bodies. It is more important than ever to teach kids the skills they need to cope with emotions in a better way.
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Can Facebook Be Trusted To Decide What We Should See?

In the midst of the brouhaha about breaches of data privacy, Facebook is also taking on the challenge of weeding out fake news and hate speech. But, can we trust them to do it right? There is a fine line between thoughtful content curation and censorship.
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How to Make Healthy Eating Easy

There are thousands of articles, books, and other sources about how to eat healthily—it can be overwhelming! The reality is: eating healthy is simple, easy, and approachable. All you need to do is stay consistent with daily habits, make informed decisions, and manage your self-control.
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Financial Preparedness in the Face of Opioid Addiction

Most people don't plan on having a loved one fall victim to addiction but the sad reality is that it happens and, in West Virginia, it happens quite regularly. Here's what families may have to do financially to adapt if their family is impacted by the opioid crisis, based on my experience being a wealth manager in West Virginia, the #1 opioid state.
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There’s More to St. Patrick’s Day Than Drinking

If you're an alcoholic like I am, there really is no question—you drink, you always drink. That's what alcoholics do, we drink, St. Patrick’s Day or not.

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