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RadioMD's "talking" Health A-Z. Melanie Cole, MS. interviews experts in the world of health, including world-renowned physicians, authors and celebrities in every area of health, wellness, fitness and medicine. Learn the best ways to stay fit, stay healthy and stay well.






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Why Are So Many Veterans Taking Their Own Lives?

During the time of a recent study published in The Annals of Epidemiology, there was at least one veteran who committed suicide each day.Putting your own life at risk for the freedom and protection of millions of other lives is one of the most selfless and courageous gestures a person could make. However, it seems like every day there's an article featuring yet another veteran who has taken his or her life after returning home from overseas. Does this mean there's a flaw within America's...

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Gambling Addiction: How to Spot the Warning Signs

A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults have gambled at some point in their life; but when does it turn into a problem?According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, approximately three million American adults have a gambling addiction. Damon Dye, EdD, sheds some light on what gambling addiction really is and what you can do to help yourself or a loved one who’s addicted. A gambling addiction is similar to drug or alcohol addiction, because biochemical changes happen in the brain...

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5 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Love Life

When was the last time you tried something new with your partner?Being in a loving relationship can be such an euphoric time. As you grow into your relationship, everything new can be exciting, and before you even realize it, you're head over heels. However, depending on how long you've been with your partner, you might find that life has thrown just about every curveball at your relationship; you have a demanding job, you're involved in social clubs, you may have a kid (or two)... all...

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Trick or Trouble: Life-Saving Advice for Your Pets this Halloween

Halloween can be fun and exciting for you and your children, but can cause stress and anxiety for your pets.Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for your family. You may also think to include your cat or dog in the Halloween dress-up and trick-or-treat rituals. Or, if you're in charge of candy distribution this year, you may think strangers in costumes constantly ringing the doorbell won't be a problem for your companion. However, without following safety precautions, your playful...

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Ebola Scare in the US: The Beginning of the End?

Is the U.S. really prepared if an Ebola outbreak was to occur?When the news first broke about a deadly virus in Western Africa in March, you might have paid little attention. Over the last few months, the virus has taken thousands of lives. But you still may not have felt threatened. Until now. Currently, five Ebola victims are in the United States for treatment. This may have caused you to question if you're truly safe. Who are these fateful five? The first to arrive were medical...

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How to Sleep Better When Traveling

What are some things you can do to help promote healthy sleep while you're away from home?When you have to travel for work, or if you're finally on your way to a vacation, one of the biggest concerns of your trip might be getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need roughly seven to eight hours of sleep each night. But, long travel delays, uncomfortable seating in a plane, car or train, missing the comfort of your own bed, and crossing time zones that...

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Disaster Prep in the Digital Age: Are You Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month. Do you know the tools you need if an emergency occurs?Throughout the years, there have been many notable tragedies all over the world that have left many without their homes, family members or resources to survive. It's hard to predict when a natural disaster will occur; but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for when it does. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security...

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Depression: A Misunderstood but Widespread Disease

Depression affects more than 350 million people, and all too often causes a loved one to take his or her own life.Contrary to popular belief, depression is very prevalent in society and has been on the rise in the past decade, causing many of its victims to tragically end their lives. In fact, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) reports that suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans annually. At some point in your life you may encounter hard times which cause you to...

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