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The Relief of Letting Go

by Lori Sciame January 11th, 2019
Over the past few months I've realized something - letting go of a dream unfulfilled can be a huge relief.  My elusive dream involved my sister-in-law. Even after knowing each other for almost ten years, we never became close. Why, I wondered, couldn't we be picture perfect confidants, those
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Ban Belly Fat This Year

by Lori Sciame January 4th, 2019
Belly fat…most people over 40 years-old know how difficult it can be to lose. Sit ups don’t work, diet alone doesn’t work, and of course, there is no magic pill to melt it away. So what can a person do to get rid of this unsightly fat? Health news sites suggest that a simple plan, one that includes exercise and a sensible diet can help take off unwanted inches.

To begin thinking about belly fat, one must remember that the
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Chia Seeds for Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays December 21st, 2018
Most are familiar with the Chia Pet that was introduced in September, 1977, and is still popular. In shapes of animals, heads, and other shapes, you spread chia seeds on the container, water, and the seeds will grow into a grass type substance that is used as the hair of the figure. After giving these as gifts for 35 years, it turns out we should have been eating the chia seeds instead of just growing them for hair on
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  • HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

    by Louise December 14th, 2018
    December 1st marked the beginning of Aids Awareness Month in the U.S. The negative side effects of HIV/AIDS  are generally thought of just as physical problems, which makes some sense because those symptoms are part of the diagnosis. However, HIV/AIDS is such a devastating illness that it can often have repercussions on mental health. According to AIDS.gov, people who are living with HIV/AIDS often end up with mental
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  • HIV Info for Men

    by Lori Sciame December 7th, 2018
    While being diagnosed with HIV may not be the death sentence it once was, the disease still causes serious health concerns. Because of this, men should continue to take precautions to avoid contracting the HIV virus.

    HIV can only be contracted by sharing certain bodily fluids: blood, semen, and vaginal secretions.  This means that a man will not catch HIV after drinking from a glass used by an infected person.
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  • World AIDS Day and Women

    by Margot F. November 30th, 2018
    December 1st is World AIDS Day and an excellent opportunity to take a look at how this serious disease impacts women. Since the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s has subsided, it is easy to be complacent about contracting AIDS. Also, previously, only gay men contracted this horrible disease. Unfortunately, in 2013, AIDS continues to be a serious problem globally for gay men and also, heterosexual women. While media reports
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