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Laugh your way to better health

September 16, 2012

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by Kathy Balland —  Want to know a fun way to improve your health? Try a little laughter. Studies have shown that laughter has many medical and psychological benefits. Here are 10 of those benefits: 1. Weight management: Laughing 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn an extra 40 calories. 2. Anti-aging: Laughter can […]

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Upper-respiratory infections

February 29, 2012

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by Dr. Theresa Ramsey —  Lung disease has become a major health problem in the United States. Below are a few important facts about overall lung diseases, as taken directly from the American Lung Association as of 2008: Every year almost 400,000 Americans die from lung disease. Lung disease is the number three killer (behind […]

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Salt room for persistent flu

February 24, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  There is a nasty new type of flu making the rounds. Runny nose, sinus drainage, dry cough and fatigue lead the list of symptoms. Its victims report that just when you think you are over it, a week later it is back — this happens two, three and four times. It […]

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Sea salt for healthy lungs and skin

February 23, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  The Phoenix area could be considered something of a modern-day, natural dust bowl, and this summer’s dust storms have made the Valley’s air quality much worse than usual. When dust gets into the lungs, the body uses mucus to catch it and move it out. But when there is a lot […]

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