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Lack of Good Sleep Affects Your Health

I have to admit that I'm not a good sleeper and I don't usually get enough of it either.  Ask me...does it affect my mood and my attitude?  Oh, yeah.  Does it affect how I feel physically?  Oh, yeah.  Lack of sleep and/or good sleep affects us all, even if we don't realize it.  So what can we do about it?

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Caffeine Can Give You a Boost, But Don’t Get Too Much

Throughout the first year of my tenure here at Townsquare Media, I drank lots of coffee.  The biggest reason was because it is a freebie.  The company, for some reason, allows us (on their dime) to drink as much of the stuff as we want without having to plunk down any change.  But after a while, I realized that the caffeine in the coffee wasn't just giving me a "boost," it was making me irritable, too.

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Early Exposure to Bacteria Could Protect Babies From Asthma and Allergies

A new study reveals that when babies are exposed to certain allergens and bacteria in their first year of life, they could be protected from allergies and asthma later.

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Beware, Pool Partiers — Secondary Drowning Is Difficult to Spot

Swimmers are well aware of the dangers of drowning, but many of us aren't as familiar with secondary drowning and dry drowning. Here's what to look out for.

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Learn About Treatments for Foot Pain at the Next Deaconess Men’s Health Event

On Tuesday, June 10th you are invited to go toe-to-toe with foot pain with Deaconess Hospital. Don't let aching feet keep you from you best any longer. Learn how to do something about it at this month's free Men's Health educational presentation

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Warning — You’re More Likely to Catch Norovirus at a Restaurant Than on a Cruise

A reminder to everyone—particularly food-service workers—to please wash your hands regularly.

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Stay Calm, Men — High Stress Can Mean a Low Sperm Count

A new study shows that stressed-out men have lower sperm counts and weaker sperm.

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E-Mail Checking Outside Work Hours May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Admit it...how many times have you checked your work e-mail during times you weren't working?  I'm guilty of it, too, many times, and the latest research says that it's a really bad thing to do.  Why?  The answer is simple.  Checking e-mails outside of work hours increases stress.  So, the more you do it, the more stress you feel and the higher level of stress you maintain on a consistent basis, which is bad for your body and your mind.

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Too Many Stressful Relationships Can Actually Kill You

We’ve all thought at one point or another that life is too short to maintain a relationship with a toxic person, and there might be some real truth to this.

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Mental Illness Can Take More Years Off Your Life Than Chain Smoking

A new study has revealed that mental disorders, many of which go undiagnosed and untreated, could be taking more years off of people’s lives than chain smoking does.

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