Friday, February 23, 2018

Health

Are you overtraining? Learn the warning signs

Are you overtraining? Learn the warning signs

Everyone knows that exercise in general makes you happier, stronger and more energetic. We hear it ad nauseam, especially at the start of a new year.But what if fitness did the very opposite? In other words, if exercise brought on depression, injurie...
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Getting a handle on how much is too much when it comes to alcohol

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Getting a handle on how much is too much when it comes to alcohol

AT WHAT POINT IS ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION A PROBLEM?Is it possible to become an alcoholic just by having one or two drinks nightly? I have a glass or two of wine with dinner but never drink to the point of feeling drunk. Should I be concerned?Occasional b...
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Creamless White Bean and Garlic Soup big on protein, fiber and flavor

Creamless White Bean and Garlic Soup big on protein, fiber and flavor

White bean soup with garlic is a classic comfort dish in the Mediterranean region. Usually, it’s loaded with heavy cream, which also loads up the fat and calories. My version uses no cream at all, getting its body from adding extra garlic plus a lone...
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North African Carrot and Chickpea Salad exotic, easy

North African Carrot and Chickpea Salad exotic, easy

By Melissa D’ArabianI first tasted harissa when I was 19 and traveled on a lone adventure to Tunisia after spending a semester abroad in France. I browsed the open markets, with their appealing drapey white cotton clothing. I was particularly drawn t...
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‘Wash your stinkin’ hands’: Florida nurse’s flu horror stories go viral (w/ video)

‘Wash your stinkin’ hands’: Florida nurse’s flu horror stories go viral (w/ video)

A Florida hospital nurse is mad as heck and she’s not going to take it anymore.So what has gotten Escambia County nurse Katherine Lockler so frustrated?Parents or coaches who bring their healthy kids to the ER when they really don’t belong there. Don...
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‘Sweetwater With Your Sweetie’ set for community organic farm

‘Sweetwater With Your Sweetie’ set for community organic farm

TOWN ’N’ COUNTRY — Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 Comanche Ave., is offering an event for couples at 1 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4) called "Mining Your Mind’s Potential: Brain Balancing Workshop.’’Advertised as "Sweetwater With Your Sweetie,’’ the ...
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Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns

Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns

The American Heart Association issued a stark warning Thursday for women with breast cancer: Life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment.The organiz...
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St. Petersburg medical assistant heads to ‘Ellen’ after video giving shots goes viral

St. Petersburg medical assistant heads to ‘Ellen’ after video giving shots goes viral

ST. PETERSBURG — Four-year-old D’Mitri Shelby did not want to get his shots.Community Health Centers of Pinellas medical assistant Myranda Monroe is used to that — and after a 15-year career and two children of her own, she knew just what to do: a sp...
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CDC director resigns over financial conflicts, including tobacco stock

CDC director resigns over financial conflicts, including tobacco stock

NEW YORK — U.S. officials have announced that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July. A statement Wednesday from the...
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‘Dead people don’t move’: Doctor pronounced a living man dead, says family

‘Dead people don’t move’: Doctor pronounced a living man dead, says family

He was legally dead but dead men don’t breathe. Or follow you with their eyes. Or squeeze their wives’s hands.But for two hours and 40 minutes after Michael Cleveland was pronounced deceased at a hospital in suburban Buffalo, New York, on Oct. 10, 20...
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