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   Jan 15

Five Tips to a Healthy Smile

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Healthy TeethSmiling is one of the best ways to attract attention, and a healthy smile can boost your confidence. Smiling can express the emotions you currently feel to others. If you embarrassed about your teeth, you may find yourself frowning more than smiling. Still, there’s hope: you can improve your smile by following these simple tips. (more…)

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   Jan 07

Holy Crap! I’m Taking 22 Pills a Day!

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Hello :) For those of you who are new, I’m Jessica. This is a blog I originally made for work. Even though I don’t work for that company anymore, I love my blog too much to get rid of it. :D

I haven’t really written any posts about myself yet so here goes.  This explains a little bit about my past and how I got to where I am today… taking 22 pills a day! (more…)

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   Jan 05

Health Benefits of Getting a Massage

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FacialHave you ever tried massage therapy? If you are suffering from back pain, headaches, and other ailments, massage therapy may be able to help. Many people are turning to massage to help alleviate pain and rejuvenate the body. Read on to learn about the many health benefits of massage therapy. (more…)

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   Jan 05

How can Plan B pill save you from getting pregnant?

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If you have had an unprotected sex or your contraceptive failed, there is still a solution; emergency contraception called Plan B, that can prevent unwanted pregnancy. It is important to note that it applies only to “emergency” and that it is not a regular method of birth control. Emergency contraception involves administering drugs to prevent unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex that could result in pregnancy (including sexual assault) or at “​​failure” of other methods of contraception (e.g. condom cracking). (more…)

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   Dec 23

When is the Appropriate Time for Your Loved Ones to Receive Care?

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When is the Appropriate Time for Your Loved Ones to Receive CareNo one wants to admit when their loved one needs outside assistance. Not only does it mean your loved one is getting to an age where their life expectancy is unknown, it also means having to make a decision for them that they may not necessarily like or be in agreement with.

In many cases, we have to parent our own parent. They don’t want to admit their need for help, and we don’t want to accept their need for help. (more…)

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   Dec 22

Is Cracking Your Own Back Good for You?

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Is Cracking Your Own Back Good for YouThere are many misconceptions about the back that might help you relax a little bit. One of the bigger fears that people have is back cracking. Is it safe to crack your own back? When most people feel uncomfortable or have pain in their back, they will twist and turn their bodies to try and alleviate the pain. As it turns out, cracking your own back has little effect on your back pain. According to professionals, cracking your own back is harmless. (more…)

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   Dec 18

Young at Heart: Learning to Age Gracefully

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Young at Heart Learning to Age Gracefully

We live in a looks driven society. The pressure on men and women to remain looking young leads many of them to harmful processes that can dramatically effect their health.

But, even though it seems society places youthful looks in a high regard, more and more people are waiting to their later years to start things many people, years ago, would have done quite a bit earlier. (more…)

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   Dec 18

The Lasting Effects of Natural Disasters

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Almost weekly, the international media is filled with stories about a natural disaster making an immediate and negative impact on a specific community. Yet while we often let these occurrences slip to the back of our minds, the lasting effects on ground zero of the disasters can often have devastating consequences for years to come. Potential problems range from spilled chemicals to disease to resource contamination. Below are a few examples of the ongoing and possibly everlasting damages associated with natural disasters. (more…)

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   Dec 18

An Overview of Pediatric Chiropractic

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Kids ArmwrestlingIf you are a parent who is considering adding pediatric chiropractic care to your child’s health and wellness routine, you may be unsure of what benefits you can expect. Chiropractic care can be used both for preventative care and maintenance care, and it can be used short-term or long-term. Below are just a few of the areas in which your child can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. (more…)

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   Dec 17

Five Ways to Boost Your Fertility

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FertilityIt can be incredibly difficult for a woman to have trouble with fertility when they long to be a mother. Because many women are already attached to their future children, it can be heartbreaking when test after test tells you that you are not pregnant. (more…)

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