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  1. Be Smart About Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine and its cousin, alternative therapies, offer a wealth of new and often unfamiliar treatment choices. But before you sign up, you should know where to look, who to contact, and what kind of information you can trust. "You want to avoid literally the thousands of bogus claims out

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  2. Mind-Body Medicine for Cancer

    Cancer is one of the most feared words in the English language. A word that, as one cancer patient put it, is thought of by everybody in "capital letters." "There are an enormous amount of reactions and emotions associated with having cancer," says Timothy C. Birdsall, ND, vice president of integrat

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  3. 10 Ways to Catch a Liar

    J.J. Newberry was a trained federal agent, skilled in the art of deception detection. So when a witness to a shooting sat in front of him and tried to tell him that when she heard gunshots she didn't look, she just ran -- he knew she was lying. How did Newberry reach this conclusion? The answer is b

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  4. What You Can Learn When You Stop Fearing Change

    By Kristyn Kusek Lewis From layoffs to security threats, we live in a crazy and scary world. You could just pray for calmer times — or learn to love the occasionally wild ride. Life, as you may have noticed, is one great big roller-coaster ride. From job changes (planned or not) to turn-your-world-u

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  5. The New Addictions

    Behavioral addictions - to shopping, sex, even e-mail - trigger the same rush of feel-good dopamine to the brain as drugs and alcohol. Since these "fixes" aren't formally recognized by the medical establishment, insurance won't pony up for treatment. But that doesn't mean they can't undo your life.

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  6. Healthy Living: 8 Steps to Take Today

    Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad. But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too. Here's your checklist of practi

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  7. Why You’re Not Happy

    Happiness can be a paradox: The more you reach for it, the more it seems to slip through your fingers. “Ask yourself if you’re happy, and you cease to be so,” says Darrin McMahon, PhD, author of Happiness: A History. How could this be true? Could it be you’re looking for happiness in all the wrong p

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  8. Top Emotional Health Stories of 2008: Readers' Choice

    Feeling good, boosting energy, and finding balance -- things we all surely would like to achieve –resonated with readers in 2008’s turbulent economic times.  Even the Dalai Lama weighed in on easing stress. Those topics are among the most popular emotional health stories on WebMD for 2008.   13 Heal

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  9. Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

    Denise McVey knows holiday stress all too well. To be sure, she loves the holidays: going caroling, shopping, buying cards, enjoying the first snow, and, most of all, loving the look of delight on her toddler’s face on Christmas morning. But as the days until the holidays dwindle and the lines at th

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  10. Taking Charge of Your Hospital Stay

    If you're chronically or seriously ill, tending to self-care needs is never easy. Putting on that hospital gown and wristband and other seemingly easy tasks can become daunting. Getting a second opinion, figuring out what your insurance covers, and researching your treatment options can be a struggl

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