7 Ways to Beat Your Food Addiction & Stop Overeating

Everyone has a relationship with food. After all, we need it to live. With food surrounding us everywhere we go, sometimes we develop too strong a relationship. It becomes our guilty pleasure, and in some cases, our best friend, and we become addicted. Food can actually be as addictive as drugs to a substance abuser, or alcohol to an alcoholic. If you find that you have an addiction to food, there are 7 ways to break up with your unhealthy relationship, beat your food addiction and stop overeating.

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7 Ways to Fight Midday Fatigue

It isn’t uncommon to be hit with midday fatigue (usually around 2pm or 3pm). You’re expected to just push through, of course, and carry on. And the last thing you want is yet another cup of coffee. That will just mess up your sleeping schedule tonight. So, how can you fight it? Here are seven ways to guarantee that you won’t fall victim to that afternoon slump!

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Is Marijuana the Key to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions?

As the U.S. experiences the most opioid overdoses in history, states that have legalized marijuana report a decline in fills of opioid drug prescriptions. While these two data points may be true, the natural next question of correlation beckons. Could marijuana use among pain patients be the reason, and would an expanded legalization yield extrapolated benefits?

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7 Ways to Effectively Advocate for Your Health

Have you ever gone to the doctor, determined to get answers about some worrisome symptoms you’ve been experiencing? Only to be told, “that’s common in people your age,” or, “I’m sure it’s nothing”? It can be so frustrating when you feel dismissed by your doctor. Now you can arrive better prepared to advocate for your health with these seven super tips.

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Alex Azar Sworn In As Trump’s New HHS Secretary

Alex Azar, a former 10-year executive of drug company Eli Lilly & Co., was sworn in as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Supporters of his appointment see him as seasoned on industry matters and an experienced former HHS member. However, detractors challenge his ability to attack the primary issues facing HHS without bias. They note Azar’s significant time in the pharmaceutical industry and highlight former consultancy work at health insurance companies and biopharmaceuticals.

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5 Tips To Avoid Political Banter During The Holidays

Hint: bookmark this post to calm your nerves and bring you to a place of apolitical zen. Because we know everyone around the table for Thanksgiving + good ol’ family drama + opposing political views = utter turmoil.

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When You Should Expect a New Medicare Card in the Mail

Medicare beneficiaries will soon have their social security numbers removed from their Medicare card. This is happening as a result of a long-awaited 2015 law signed by President Obama, aimed at preventing identity theft among seniors. But when should you expect to see new Medicare cards, and what replaces the SSN?

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Healthcare Sharing Ministries: Better than Insurance?

With rising costs for health insurance and fines for those who aren’t covered under Obamacare, individual and families have begun to consider alternatives such as the health care sharing model, made popular by organizations like Liberty HealthShare and Medi-Share. But what exactly are they, and how do they compare to traditional health insurance?

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Low-Fat Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Before now, there was no proven connection between Parkinson’s Disease and dairy products, low-fat or otherwise. But after analyzing data where participants consumed dairy products for up to 26 years, researcher Katherine C. Hughes, Sc.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, speaks about the link and what those concerned about their risk for the disease should do.

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