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Grief may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Grief may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

According to research posted in the Circulation Journal of the American Heart Association, the risk of a heart attack may increase during the time following the death of a loved one. The study looked at 1,985 heart attack survivors and found that heart attack risk was 21 times higher during the first day after the death of a loved one. The risk was 6 times higher in the first week, and risk significantly declined over the first month.

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Can Your Pet Get Jealous?

Can Your Pet Get Jealous?

It may seem hard to believe, but animals can feel jealousy, and I know from firsthand experience. Every time my sister brings over her Boxer named Buddy, my Pekingese Pawz gets extremely jealous. The moment I go to pet Buddy, Pawz jumps in the way and demands my full attention. If I ignore Pawz, he will start whining and eventually start fighting with Buddy. It’s pretty amusing, and being that they rarely see each other it’s not a big deal. However, some pets have jealousy issues with animals they live with, which can become troublesome or annoying at best. For most this problem may be more prominent when introducing a new animal into the house, or even bringing a new baby home.

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The Facts about Hair loss

The Facts about Hair loss

Hair is made up of proteins called keratins, and every hair follicle is present at birth – we do not gain more throughout life. Hair loss affects around 40 million men and 20 million women in America. We lose an average of 100 hairs per day; however, if you are losing more there could be a problem. The first step in treating your hair loss is finding the cause, which can include:

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Internet Addiction Linked to Childhood Depression

Internet Addiction Linked to Childhood Depression

According to research printed in the Journal Pediatrics, children who have an unhealthy addiction to the internet are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression. That is an alarming number, and parents should be concerned. The study tracked 1,041 teens in China, where internet addiction is a serious problem. The teens were asked a series of questions in order to assess their risk of depression. Out of the teens studied, 94% were considered unhealthy internet users, and the other 6% were found to be moderately unhealthy internet users.

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The Facts about Salt

The Facts about Salt

Salt is comprised of sodium chloride or NaCl. It is essential to life in small quantities, yet harmful in larger doses. Too much salt is known to increase your risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes, which are the 1st and 3rd leading causes of death in the United States.

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Skin and Coat Care for Dogs

Skin and Coat Care for Dogs

All dogs have a fur coat – it may be thin, thick long, short, straight or curly – and if you own a dog, you probably know the troubles that come along with taking care of their fur. Most dogs suffer from skin problems and dull coats from time to time. If your dog has not, count yourself lucky.

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Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral Health and Overall Health

Oral care is one of the most important parts of your daily routine. Good oral health helps us speak, smile, chew and convey emotions. But did you know that oral health is also an indicator of overall health? If oral health is ignored, bacteria from your mouth may eventually seep into your bloodstream, causing problems in more than just your mouth.

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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows how difficult it can be after he or she passes away. For many, pets are part of the family, and losing one can be devastating, especially for children. Parents often shelter their children from the death of a pet; however, in most cases, this is not the best approach.

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ADHD and Sleep

ADHD and Sleep

According to a research abstract which was presented at the 25th meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), lack of sleep in adolescence may have a direct link to ADHD symptoms. Around 6,680 children were analyzed and the results showed that lack of sleep in pre-school aged children was a predictor for inattentive and hyperactive problems during kindergarten. The ratings of amount of sleep and inattentive/hyperactive problems were reported by the children’s parents.

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Are All Addictions Bad for You?

Are All Addictions Bad for You?

It may not sound too bad – so what if you’re addicted to exercise? Everyone knows the health benefits exercising offers: it can help you cope with stress, make you feel better, lose weight, live longer, and the list goes on.

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