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Cardiovascular

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

Summer is well under way, and with shorts and skirts season upon us, it’s time to clear up the myth that varicose veins and spider veins are the same thing.

While both are unsightly, they are indeed two different types of vein issues. Let’s take a look at varicose veins vs. spider veins to help you determine which one you’ve got and what you can do about them.

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How to Choose the Right Women's Health Care Practice for You

It’s important for a woman to have a strong relationship with her gynecology team. After all, these are the health care providers who confirm her pregnancy, care for her during a physically and emotionally momentous time, and bring her child into the world. Gynecologists also are doctors who diagnose more private issues like urinary tract infections or conditions related to menstruation, so trust is imperative.

While there are many wonderful health care practitioners out there, how will you know which one is the right choice? Here are just a few of the many factors to guide you through the process of choosing the right women's health care practice for you.

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6 Tips to Eat Clean for Weight Loss and Boosted Energy

Are you overwhelmed with a feeling of grogginess when you wake up, even though you’ve gotten proper rest? Do you still feel like you need an extra boost midday when everyone else is going strong? The answer to fixing these problems doesn’t lie in a sugary, ultra-caffeinated drink, but really it’s what you are (or aren’t) eating that may be causing these issues.

Just because you avoid the temptations of the neon-lit fast-food signs doesn’t mean your eating habits are clean. In fact, the healthy lifestyle you think you're leading could be hurting your metabolism and digestion. Take a look at these few tips to eat clean and get back on track toward a healthy lifestyle.

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7 Ways to Relieve Stress at Work

It's a challenge to avoid stress in the workplace. But it is possible—and extremely important—to reduce and relieve stress at work. Here’s how to get your job done without doing yourself in.

1. Reduce interruptions.

According to Forbes.com, the average worker is interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. That can make it awfully hard to focus. Rather than always keeping your door open (both literally and figuratively), make it a practice to only check your email at scheduled times, silence your cellphone and close your office door when you are trying to focus on a project.

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Tips for Shoulder Pain Relief

Whether it’s caused by your high school pitching days or it seems to come out of nowhere, shoulder pain can put a real crimp in your day, turning once-easy tasks into major challenges. Who knew it could be so hard to put on a T-shirt or blow-dry your hair?

First, here’s some background. Your shoulder is made up of three bones—your upper arm bone, shoulder blade and collarbone. Muscles and tendons work together to keep your arm bone centered in the socket in your shoulder blade. These tissues are called the rotator cuff—and it’s where many shoulder problems originate.

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