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The Facts About Anxiety

The Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety has been around since the beginning of human civilization. However, it was not until recently that so much focus has been put on it. Anxiety is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fear, nervousness and worry. For some anxiety comes and goes; for others it can be a debilitating condition affecting almost every aspect of life. Anxiety before taking a test or a big interview is normal; everyone experiences this kind of worry. It is when the anxiety won’t leave even when you’re at home when it becomes a problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms.

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What Are Cavities?

What Are Cavities?

Dental cavities are one of the most frequent ailments, aside from the common cold, that almost everyone will have to deal with. Dental cavities, or tooth decay as it’s commonly known, usually affects children and young adults. However, everyone is susceptible.

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Spring into Allergy Season

Spring into Allergy Season

Spring is a welcome time of year for many; trees start to bloom and the snow starts to melt. However, with the beauty come troublesome seasonal allergies. In fact, each year around 35 million people fall victim to hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, as it’s medically known.

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Cats and Dogs with Asthma

Cats and Dogs with Asthma

Asthma is characterized by chronic problems with the respiratory system, and just like humans, cats and dogs are susceptible to asthma. It generally affects cats more frequently than dogs. Similarly to humans, asthma in pets can be triggered by environmental factors such as a change in season. It can be challenging to determine the exact cause of the asthma, but the most frequent culprits are grass, dust, pollen and smoke.

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The Facts About Anxiety

The Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety has been around since the beginning of human civilization. However, it was not until recently that so much focus has been put on it. Anxiety is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fear, nervousness and worry. For some anxiety comes and goes; for others it can be a debilitating condition affecting almost every aspect of life. Anxiety before taking a test or a big interview is normal; everyone experiences this kind of worry. It is when the anxiety won’t leave even when you’re at home when it becomes a problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms.

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The Benefits of Hobbies

The Benefits of Hobbies

Some people think of hobbies as a waste of time that provide little benefit to life; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whenever I have a friend who is depressed or is just going through a tough time, I always ask what they do for fun. Most of the time they reply “nothing”, which in many cases is a cause of the depression. I immediately tell them to find a hobby; there is no better way to get out of a slump than to find something you enjoy doing.

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Feeding Senior Dogs

Feeding Senior Dogs

Are diet changes required as a dog ages? If so, at what age should you change your dog’s diet? These are questions that many pet owners wonder. We have all seen pet foods that cater to elderly dogs, but are they necessary?

As dogs get older, they do require a change in diet. You can either feed them less of their regular food or choose a senior-specific dog food. Older dogs will inevitably begin to put on weight, so it is important to feed them a low-fat diet. Bowel problems such as diarrhea and constipation are almost inevitable, which is why a diet high in fiber can be very beneficial.

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Helping Your ADHD with Exercise

Helping Your ADHD with Exercise

A new study revealed that exercise can be beneficial for people with ADHD. When exercising, your brain releases dopamine and serotonin, which are known to be low in children and adults with ADHD. Dopamine and serotonin are chemicals released in the brain that make us feel “good”. These chemicals regulate things such as mood, anger, and attention.

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What is Acne?

What is Acne?

Acne is one of the most common skin problems. We have all had a pimple or two at some point. But, for some people, acne is more problematic.

When people have excessive pimples or blackheads, it’s known as acne. Acne occurs when sebaceous glands (glands in the skin) secrete an oil called sebum. This oil clogs your hair follicles, trapping dirt and dead skin and leading to acne.

Acne is not only experienced on the face. Other common areas include the neck, chest, back, and shoulders.

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Keeping Your Breath Fresh

Keeping Your Breath Fresh

Everyone has met someone with bad breath, or experienced it themselves at some point in their lives. For some, the problem can be embarrassing and have a negative effect on confidence. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent bad breath.

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