Posts by JohnY

When Your Back Hurts

        Don’t Let Back Pain Knock You Flat Is your back hurting? You’re in good company. In any 3-month period, about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. has at least one day of back pain, mostly in the lower back. The back is a complicated structure. Its center is the spine,…

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Biology of Addiction: Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain

      Biology of Addiction:  Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain   People with addiction lose control over their actions. They crave and seek out drugs, alcohol, or other substances no matter what the cost—even at the risk of damaging friendships, hurting family, or losing jobs. What is it about addiction that makes…

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Sweet Stuff – How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health

    Sweet Stuff How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health Most of us love sweet foods and drinks. But after that short burst of sweetness, you may worry about how sweets affect your waistline and your overall health. Is sugar really bad for us? How about artificial or low-calorie sweeteners? What have scientists learned…

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Strategies for Getting Enough Sleep

      Strategies for Getting Enough Sleep   You can take steps to improve your sleep habits. First, make sure that you allow yourself enough time to sleep. With enough sleep each night, you may find that you’re happier and more productive during the day. Sleep often is the first thing that busy people…

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Real-Time Map Screen Shot – August 2014

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