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Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fiber, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy foods contain protein and calcium. READ MORE >>

Are you addicted to social media? Do you find yourself checking every couple minutes to see how many "likes" your post got?  Do you think social media can have a negative effect on your mental health? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and unchecked obsession with social media has unintended long-term consequences on our mental health. READ MORE >>

Suicide rates among young people are rising, reaching the highest levels since 2000, a study published Tuesday finds. But most alarming, the researchers said, was a 21 percent rise in boys aged 15-19 dying by suicide in 2017 from the year before. READ MORE >>

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Most of us probably use the snooze function on our alarm clocks at some point in our lives. Just a few more minutes under the covers, a time to gather our thoughts, right? While such snoozing might seem harmless, it may not be. READ MORE >>

Did you ever stop to think those happy hours were actually making you less happy? Easing off alcohol—for even just one month—has been found to make influential changes in people’s health. Not only can you make serious progress toward increasing your chances of losing weig... READ MORE >>

If you have concerns that a friend or loved one has become a victim of substance dependence, please refer to the following signs/behaviors to help identify addiction: 1.     Problems in school (i.e., missing classes, disinterest in school, work or activities, drop in grades). 2. READ MORE >>

A growing body of research shows that giving a gift, as well as volunteering or donating to charities, has a positive impact on your physical and mental health and can contribute to a longer life. For some time, researchers have been measuring the benefits of giving, and their findings reveal that giving and volunteering help reduce stress and depression. READ MORE >>

By now you’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking”—meaning it’s a danger to your health and can shave years off your life.   1. Sitting Can Lead to Carpal Tunnel “When you’re not moving your body and changing postures on a regular basis, that... READ MORE >>

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but latest research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too.   A study from Australia in 2016 found improvements in psychological well-being after increases in fruit and vegetable consumption. READ MORE >>

How long is too long to keep personal hygiene items stashed in your medicine cabinet? And, what will happen if you keep them on hand for longer than that? While each product is different, it's probably time to clear out several items in your bathroom, stat. READ MORE >>

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