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Why are kids today more prone to mental health disorders?

The rising concern that more kids and young people are suffering from mental health issues leads to one obvious question: Why? Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, causing them distress and problems in getting through the day. Blame is likely to …

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Recognizing and Treating COPD Exacerbations

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung conditions in the world. It’s characterized by inflammation in the bronchial tubes or alveoli in the respiratory tract resulting in shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing up phlegm (sputum). And while there is no cure for COPD, these symptoms can be significantly improved …

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Most Common Eye Issues and How to Deal with Them

How well do you protect your eyes? While eye health seems to be something that’s easily overlooked, that shouldn’t be the case. Vision problems are on the rise. With people living longer than ever, it’s important to prevent vision problems before they happen so you can protect your eyesight as you age.  Most people make …

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Bouncing Back from a Heart Attack: Tips for a Heart-Healthy Recovery

With the prominence of heart disease in the United States, it’s no wonder suffering a heart attack is such a widespread fear among adults over 50. Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a heart attack, that’s about 790,000 Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control. Despite how much we know about the onset of heart …

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4 Tips for Anyone Dealing with Sinus Problems

Many of us are all too familiar with the pain sinus issues can be. Unfortunately, sinus problems and sinus-related symptoms are common. In fact, about 37 million Americans cope with sinus problems each year. Sinus problems can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms such as pain in the forehead or between the eyes, congestion, …

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Addiction Recovery Begins With Making the Decision to Change

Addiction is a disease that many people struggle with on a daily basis. For those addicted to drugs or alcohol, addiction recovery begins with asking for help. When a person who is addicted to substances is not ready for treatment, very little can be done to help the individual. Once the need for treatment is …

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