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  1. Stealth Health: Get Healthy Without Really Trying

    How much do you know about what makes up a healthy lifestyle? Here's a pop quiz. 1. How do you define working out? a. Going to the gym. b. Turning the jump-rope for the neighbor's kid. c. Playing Frisbee with your dog. 2. How do you define good nutrition? a. Eating a vegetable at every meal. b. Eati

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  2. 7 Splurges People Are Still Buying

    No doubt about it -- times are tight. But despite -- or maybe because of -- economic stress, people aren't totally zeroing out creature comforts. It's not about lavish luxuries -- decadence went down the drain along with the stock market months ago -- but about simpler, less costly treats. If frugal

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  3. Job Loss? Watch Your Health

    May 8, 2009 -- Health can take a turn for the worse after job loss, a new report shows. The report comes from Kate Strully, PhD, of the sociology department at New York's University of Albany. While doing research at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar, St

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Distressed? Not So Much in Hawaii

    April 14, 2009 -- It's rarer to have string of stressed-out days in Hawaii than in any other state, a new study shows. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is based on about 2.4 million U.S. adults who participated in CDC surveys from 1993 to 2001 and 2003 to 2006. Pa

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  7. 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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  8. Utah Tops Survey of Well-Being in U.S.

    March 11, 2009 -- No wonder Gallup's pollsters rank Utah No. 1 in the nation in terms of its residents' feelings of well-being. They must talk to lots of people like George W. Marlow. "It's beautiful," says Marlow, 60, a transplant from Georgia. "It's easy to be physically fit. The people are real f

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  9. Do Dreams Reveal Hidden Truths?

    Feb. 19, 2009 -- Everybody dreams, but just what do our dreams mean? From Socrates and Descartes to Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, history's best-known philosophers and psychoanalysts have weighed in on the subject. Are dreams, as Freud and Jung believed, a window into our unconscious selves, or merel

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  10. 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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