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Dyshidrotic Eczema: How to Tell If Your Blisters Are This Condition

Pause for a second and think about the looong list of things you use your hands for every day. Then consider how annoying and difficult it would be to accomplish those tasks if your palms were covered in small, incredibly itchy blisters. Ditto for your feet. Unfortunately, this is just life for some people with […]

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Tia Mowry Says These Foods Help Keep Up Her Milk Supply

Breastfeeding doesn’t always happen easily or, for some, at all. But some people find that, with some simple tweaks, they’re able to more comfortably nurse their babies. For instance, as Tia Mowry explained in a recent Instagram post, just changing up your diet may help get the process going more seamlessly. Earlier this week, Mowry […]

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Occipital Nerve Stimulation: Effective Migraine Treatment?

I have chronic migraines and have had varying degrees of success with different treatments. Could occipital nerve stimulation help? Answers from Jerry W. Swanson, M.D. Occipital nerve stimulation is a surgical procedure that may be useful in the treatment of chronic and severe headache disorders, such as chronic migraines, that do not respond well to […]

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Delta Bans ‘Pit Bull Type Dogs’ As Service Animals On Flights

Delta Airlines will no longer allow “pit bull type dogs” as service or support animals on its flights, the company announced Wednesday.  The new policy, which is set to go into effect on July 10, also limits passengers to one service or support animal per flight. The new rules were put in place because several employees […]

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Without Plans To Reunify Families, Child Abuse At The Hands Of The Government Continues

After a massive public outcry, President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to end his administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border. But his order fails on two accounts. First, his administration is ending forced family separation by massively expanding the government’s capability to detain children with their parents. The American Academy of […]

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What Exactly Causes Asthma in the First Place?

If you have asthma it’s kind of like your respiratory system won an undesirable lottery. Asthma symptoms typically include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), and chest tightness, so, it’s not exactly a party. Having this health condition can spark a serious case of “why me?!” and make you wonder […]

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An Abortion Provider Explains What’s Really at Stake With Changes to Title X Funding

Every year, nearly 4 million people rely on the Title X family planning program for birth control, STI testing and treatment, and cancer screenings, among other things. For anyone unfamiliar, this federal grant program funds clinics to help guarantee access to a variety of family planning and preventive health services for primarily low-income people or […]

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Wellness Instagram Is Actually Bringing Me Down

I know that social media is a mental health minefield. I was the editor-in-chief of a national wellness magazine. I’ve read the studies. I’ve scientifically debunked the idea that the perfect photo is proof of a perfect life—or even a perfect moment. Yet, I still fall into the less-than trap myself. But it’s not just […]

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How Can I Tell If I Have Chronic Dry Eye?

Sometimes generalizing is dicey, but everyone wants to avoid dry, itchy eyes. Right? (If you don’t for some reason, let’s chat.) Unfortunately, you can’t always get what you want, and sometimes a dry, irritated sensation in your eyes just comes as part of inhabiting a body. But is that completely different from actually having chronic […]

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Rebound Headaches: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Definition Rebound headaches (medication-overuse headaches) are caused by regular, long-term use of medication to treat headaches, such as migraine. Pain relievers offer relief for occasional headaches. But if you take them more than a couple of days a week, they may trigger rebound headaches. It appears that any medication taken for pain relief can cause […]

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Stressing About Money Might Be Killing Your Sex Life. Here's How To Revive It.

There’s a good chance that at some point, money has stressed you out.  A recent study by Northwestern Mutual found that money is the most common source of stress among U.S. adults. Worse, that tension creeps into our love lives. Four in 10 of the study respondents said money issues have affected their relationships with […]

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Blink-182's Travis Barker Is Back in the Hospital Due to Complications From Blood Clots

Just a day after being released from the hospital for blood clots in his arms, Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, has reportedly been readmitted due to complications from the clots. In addition to the blood clots in both of his arms, Barker also has a staph infection, he revealed on Twitter over the weekend. […]

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How To Teach Your Kids To Care About Other People

As deep-seated divisions, vitriol and disturbing news fill headlines, many people are wondering what happened to the qualities of empathy and kindness in our society.  In the same vein, many parents are wondering how to raise kids who will be a force for love and goodness in the face of bitterness and hate.  HuffPost spoke […]

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Why Trump’s Family Separation Policy Could Be Detrimental to Parents’ and Children’s Mental Health

By now, you’ve probably read or heard about the terrible stories coming in the wake of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Aside from the obvious practical issues with separating children from the families that care for them, several prominent […]

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17 Comments People With Depression Dread Hearing

“17 Comments People With Depression Dread Hearing” was originally published on The Mighty By Juliette Virzi If you live with depression, you might be used to the insensitive or ignorant comments people can make about it. You may even have a list of things you dread hearing. Have you tried drinking green tea? Maybe you should […]