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Blood Pressure

Marijuana May Give You High Blood Pressure

Marijuana can relieve pain, improve appetite, and quell seizures. But it may boost blood pressure.

Menopause

Early First Period, Early Menopause

Every woman who isn't yet in menopause wonders when the change will happen. Now there's a new clue—if you had…

Sleep

What’s That Mean? White Noise, Pink Noise, Brown Noise—What’s the Difference?

You’ve likely heard of white noise and know that it can help you tune out disturbing sounds so you can…

Surgery

Should You Take This Test Before Joint Surgery?

When women undergo joint replacements involving metal implants, they’re more likely than men to find them painful at some point…

Complications

When a Cough Means Diabetes

If you get bronchitis, the last thing you’d think might be causing it is diabetes. But one woman’s story demonstrates…

Wellness

Easy to Do: Yoga Move That Combats Sleep Deprivation

When I don’t get enough sleep, I wake up so groggy that I worry how I’ll get through the day.…

Family Finances

Even These Small Money Mistakes Can Jeopardize Your Retirement

Despite years of planning, retirement can bring many surprises. Along with the excitement and freedom that come from ending a…

Music

Why the Music of Our Youth Is Good for Us

It’s common for people to maintain a fondness for the music of their youth. But why? You don’t read the…

Home Maintenance

How to Make Your Mower, Blower and Other Outdoor Equipment Last

Wouldn’t it be great if gas-powered lawn and home equipment had dashboard lights, like cars, to warn you of potential…

Family

How to Deal with a Procrastinator When You’re a Do-It-Nower

Living with a procrastinator feels like torture to those who prefer to act promptly. The last-minute rushes and late arrivals…

COPD

Anyone Can Get Lung Disease

You notice that you’re feeling tired all the time, short of breath and can’t get rid of a nagging mucus-filled…

Difficult People

How to Deal with Defensive People

A husband retreats into silence whenever he gets into an argument with his wife. An employee buries her boss in…