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      Low Libido? 11 Drugs That Affect Your Sex Drive

      By Dr. Mercola It’s estimated that 30-40 percent of people around the globe experience a lack of interest in sex for at least several months in any given year.1 The reasons for low libido are complex and run the gamut from stress and other emotional difficulties to physical problems, including...
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      The Importance of Heirloom Vegetables

      Photo credit:  courtesy of Shutterstock Blurb:  Save endangered crops for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Images:  I’M AN AVID gardener, but I’ve always been a little in awe of seeds. They seem mysterious and fragile and like too much work—so I’ve always grown vegetables...
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      Leaders of Teaching Hospitals Have Close Ties to Drug Companies, Study Shows

      Pharmaceutical company payments to doctors extend far beyond rank-and-file clinicians — and deep into the leadership of America’s teaching hospitals, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center examined the boards of the...
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      One in Three Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease is Preventable

      By Dr. Mercola About one in every three deaths in the US is attributed to cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and stroke. In the US, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack. Even though the death rate from...
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      How can I best treat cracked heels?

      Photo credit:  Katherine Streeter Blurb:  You can perform some regular at-home maintenance to keep heels smooth and healthy. Images:  If you suffer from repeated episodes of severe cracked heels, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor. You may have a thyroid problem. If a thyroid issue is ruled...
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      Why Happiness Is Healthy

      By Dr. Mercola The feeling of happiness – whether you equate it with optimism, joy, well-being, personal achievement or all of the above – goes hand-in-hand with healthier habits. People who are in good spirits tend to eat better, exercise more frequently and get better sleep than those who are...
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      NPR (and Other Major Media) Spreads Serious Falsehoods About HPV Vaccine

      In February, NPR’s All Things Considered aired a segment lamenting the low vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) in American children. Apparently doing no independent journalistic research on the subject, both the segment and its companion article simply parroted a recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report....
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      Work Smarter, Not Harder

      Photo credit:  courtesy of Shutterstock Blurb:  Studies show that you can actually increase your productivity at work by slowing down. Images:  You might think you’re far too slammed at work to squeeze in a quick meditation break, but studies show that you can actually increase your productivity by taking time...
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      The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

      By Dr. Mercola Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yes. Dr....
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      How Dangerous Is Sleep Deprivation, Really?

      By Dr. Mercola You know that feeling when you don’t sleep well, and you wake up feeling cranky, over-emotional, and over-tired? This is only a hint of what that sleep deprivation is doing to your body. If you don’t sleep well, it’s going to lead to health issues, both mental...
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      Acetaminophen: More Dangerous Than You Ever Suspected

      Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the US—more than 100,000 instances per year. Each year, acetaminophen overdose is responsible for more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure. Acetaminophen poisoning is responsible for...
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      FDA Finally Changes Prescription Recommendations for High-Dose Acetaminophen

      .videodiv h2 { display:none; } @media only screen and (max-width: 370px) { div.this-american-life div.air-date { padding-top: 32px; } } By Dr. Mercola Acetaminophen, sold under the brand name Tylenol, among others, may be among the most dangerous medicines on the market. I’m sure this comes as a surprise to most...