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Building Confidence: It’s Not as Easy, But It’s Doable

We have seen countless talks about building one’s self-confidence, read numerous blogs about boosting self-esteem, and pep talks about self-assurance. Usually, the bottom line of these resources is that it’s simple and easy to do. However, having confidence does not happen overnight and, more importantly, does not happen by merely tackling the fruits. It takes …

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Understanding Thyroid Disease: Everything You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland, a tiny and butterfly-shaped gland, is part of a complex network of glands called the endocrine system. This group of glands works by coordinating various activities of the body. For one, the thyroid gland is responsible for regulating metabolism, the process that produces and utilizes energy in the body. Many diseases can …

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For Better, For Worse: Three Ways You Can Help a Loved One Who’s Terminally Ill

Terminally-ill patients, as well as people who experience end-stage organ failures, need special medical care and stronger emotional support. Now more than ever, your loved one needs you by his or her side to help quell the fear, anxiety, pain, and many other negative emotions associated with a terminal illness. Granted, it’s a tall order …

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What You Need to Know About Binge Eating Disorder

In Japan, the standard recommended caloric intake is 20,000 calories per day—but that’s for a sumo wrestler. For the average healthy males, it’s only 2,500 calories. Sumo wrestlers eat as much as 10 times what an ordinary man eats. But sumo wrestlers are athletes—underneath all that flab, there’s a lot of muscles because it takes a lot …

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Devices to Help You Move Better if You Have Knee Arthritis

If you’re suffering from knee arthritis, you’re probably cautious of physical activity to avoid triggering your already painful joints. This is where assistive devices and mobility aids come in. Aside from helping ease knee pain and stiffness, they could also improve mobility and keep you independent for as long as possible. Below are some of …

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5 Important Facts to Remember About Paid Research Studies

Clinical trials are more effective when they involve human volunteers. Scientists and doctors in the field of medicine are always on the lookout for new subjects. The world of medicine is ever-evolving that human guinea pigs are essential to the success (or failure) of drugs, devices and other research studies about the field. Paid clinical …

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