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    1. 4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found. "The takeaway here is that job number one for U.S. employers i

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    2. Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than $30

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    3. Women's Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

      Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It's not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role. There's an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes. Eat mor

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    4. Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests. Harvard researchers found that women who went to religious services at least twice a week were one-third le

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    5. Meditation May Sharpen Memory

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds. The study focused on 25 older adults deemed to have mild cognitive impairment -- problems with memory an

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    6. Mindfulness May Help Ease Recurrent Depression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness therapy may help reduce the risk of repeated bouts of depression, researchers report. One expert not connected to the study explained the mindfulness approach. "Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enhances

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    7. Don’t Let Shyness Stand in the Way of Social Ties

      Bashful, timid, quiet. If anyone you know has used these terms to describe you, you're probably a bit shy. Everyone feels that way once in a while. Shyness and social anxiety are common, no matter how old you are. But if they’re stopping you from making connections you want to make, it's time to mak

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    8. Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report. The new review of 35 studies included more than 2,200 people in 10 countries. The investigators found that, amon

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    9. Penalty, Not Reward, May Get Workers Healthier

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Financial penalties work better than cash rewards for motivating employees to meet physical activity goals in a workplace wellness program, a new study reports. Employees met a daily walking distance goal more often when

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    10. Bonding With Others: Crucial for Long-Term Health?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Social ties are as important to your long-term health as exercise and healthy eating, a new study suggests. "Our analysis makes it clear that doctors, clinicians, and other health workers should redouble their efforts to he

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