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Managing Allergies

The Mayo Clinic has offered allergy sufferers some great tips for managing allergies this time of year. Windows are open, cool breezes are flowing, and everything is in bloom. Itchy eyes, scratchy throats, and headaches are just some of the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Are you suffering from allergies now? By following these tried and true tips you'll find some relief.

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Can't Sleep

Different stages of our lives may interfere with restful slumber, whether there’s a new baby in the house or a teenager that just started driving. Daily stress (and our ability to handle it) can also impact our sleep at night, but there are some tips from the Mayo Clinic that will help alleviate disrupted sleep patterns in most situations.

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Benefits of Coffee

We all know very devoted coffee drinkers, whether it be our friends, family members, spouses or our own enthusiasm for that perfect “cup of joe”. People that enjoy their freshly brewed pot of coffee at home, or visit their local coffee-shop on a regular basis, can’t live without it. When there’s a chill in the air, nothing beats a cup of hot beverage in the morning. The medical community, although somewhat divided regarding if coffee or tea reigns superior, believes there are benefits associated with coffee.

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Chocolate for the Heart

The month of February is a very special month for many reasons. People associate February with Valentine’s Day, so it’s not surprising that this month is also American Heart Month, focusing attention on the importance of taking care of your heart health through proper food and exercise. Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women alike. The good news is this: heart disease can be prevented and controlled, so being well-informed can save your life.

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Senior Living and the Dangers of Cold Weather

All of us need to use common sense when the weather dips to the single digits and the best place to be is inside, cozy and warm. It’s especially important for senior citizens still living on their own to be extra careful when the winter forecast looks bleak. Checking on friends, family, and neighbors during bad weather is something that should be standard practice during snow storms. There are even higher risks to seniors when exposed to inclement winter weather, making the tips below a worthwhile read from ehow.com public health and safety edition.

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