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Happiness Can Be Achieved By Leaving THIS Struggle Behind

Tova Laiter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

An old hippy seeker once told me that after investigating all religions and beliefs, he came to the conclusion that life is about the daily struggle within ourselves to conquer our temptations: i.e. to let our better natures overcome our baser instincts... Since I was too lazy and pre-occupied to check it out myself, I accepted his conclusion and tried to live by it.

6 Foods To Eat To Ease Headaches

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Experts agree that knowing your triggers is one of the best ways to avoid the searing or pounding pain of a headache. Triggers can be diet-related,...

13 Things Not To Say To Someone With A Migraine

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Those of us who get migraine headaches know the unique suffering an attack can bring: excruciating pain, sometimes along with light and noise sensitiv...

5 Steps to Solve Your Migraines

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs. The question we really need to ask isn't, "How do you treat a migraine?" but rather, "What is causing the migraines?"

Learning Non-Reaction in Recovery

Anna David | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Can I do this? Can you teach the proverbial old dog new tricks? I have no idea. But I figure if 13 years ago, I could stop doing something I couldn't seem to go a day or even a few hours without, anything's possible.

When Do You REALLY Need To See To The Doctor?

Posted 10.17.2013 | OWN

By Jessica Girdwain Nearly 45 percent of older adults take over-the-counter medication daily or weekly to treat common ailments. If you're one ...

Migraines: What's Estrogen Got To Do With It?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's the middle of the day and you're on your back with the blinds closed, a wet washcloth over your eyes, and a nauseated feeling in the pit of your stomach. What's that got to do with perimenopause? In a word: hormones.

Feel Bad? It Could Be Lyme Unless Proven Otherwise

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Most physicians agree that tick bites can transmit Lyme but many dismiss you unless a bullseye rash occurs at the site of the bite. But how silly (and potentially deadly) since only 50 percent of people ever get that rash and most people never even see a tick!

Aromatherapy: Allowing Scents to Heal Us

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.

What Your Headache Is Trying To Tell You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living

So, your head hurts. What do you do? When it comes to headache treatment, it all depends on what type of headache you have to begin with. And altho...

LOOK: 10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Headaches

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

When you feel a headache coming on, suddenly the only thing that matters is relieving that tension -- and fast. But if you're looking for a solution o...

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...

The Interesting Case of LCD Screens and Post Concussive Headaches

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Managing headaches is a significant part of treating post concussive syndrome in my practice, particularly among high school kids, because of another major issue: pixelated screens.

The Anatomy of a Concussion

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

A strong enough impact, or even a lighter impact at just the right angle (like a dodgeball to the head, a hit against a soccer pole or a sail boom), can jostle the brain forcefully within the skull.

Sneaky Signs You're Having A Migraine (Before Your Head Starts To Hurt)

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The intense, throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and occasional nausea and vomiting are telltale signs of a migraine. But for someone goin...

3 Essential Morning to Night Healthy Drink Recipes for City Living [VIDEO]

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

As a city dweller, do you often try to cram nutrition into your schedule with the hope of feeling fresh and flawless?

A Playlist For... A Migraine?

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

What if you get headaches? The right piece of music can make you feel euphoric in just moments. Much of this effect is due to an increase of various neurotransmitters such as dopamine.

5 Natural Ways To Fight Migraines

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

Migraines steal these days. The rest of the world keeps going and you are left in a dark room trying to go somewhere deep in your mind where it doesn't hurt, until it leaves. For me, it's been more than 30 years of this, so naturally, I've had to find ways to cope.

WATCH: The Best Foods To Beat Headaches

Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

While many people all-too-familiar with headaches know that certain foods can trigger pain, there are actually some foods that help prevent headaches....

STUDY: Placebos Work As Well As Most Medicines To Prevent Kids' Migraines

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents

Jan 29 (Reuters) - A drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in children and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a U.S. st...

How Significant Are Migraine Triggers, Really?

Posted 01.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio For the millions of Americans who get migraines, identifying and avoiding migraine triggers is part of everyday life. But wh...

Wall Street Journal: Never Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story

Paul Raeburn | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

"Woke up with a hangover?" begins a story by Sumathi Reddy in the Wall Street Journal. It might be caused not by a martini but by "a range of unexpected foods, from cheese to pickles to citrus fruit," she writes. Sounds interesting. How does that work? Not so well, we quickly learn.

Some Claimants Opt Out Of Proposed BP Medical Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.

Would You Recognize a 'Headache That Kills'?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It certainly seems confusing. The sudden onset of an explosive headache may be the only warning of a deadly condition. On the other hand, the vast majority of the time these headaches are benign and not a cause for alarm.

How To Meditate A Headache Away

David Magone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

Tension headaches affect many of us from time to time. If you've ever had one, you'll know the signs -- mild to moderate pain and a tight band of tension surrounding the head that can make it difficult to focus or concentrate.