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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): 6 Important Things to Know

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(DGIwire) – Never heard of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), it is a chronic condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb. The main complaint is pain that is way out of proportion to … [Continue reading...]

8 Things to Know About Childhood Cancer

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(DGIwire) – Parents of a child with cancer might be daunted by the vast range of information available on this disease. No matter which specific form of cancer is being dealt with, certain fundamental facts ought to be conveyed at the outset. Here are eight important things to know: Cancer is the number one killer in children. Cancer is the … [Continue reading...]

Benefits of Reducing Sugar Consumption

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(DGIwire) -- A study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Touro University California found that reducing dietary sugar from 28% of daily calories to 10% for just 10 days resulted in a significant improvement in blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and overall weight. Fructose intake was reduced from 12% … [Continue reading...]

Cold Weather and Eczema: Does Anything Work?

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(DGIwire) -- Dry skin is uncomfortable in any weather, but it becomes particularly uncomfortable during the colder months, when the icy wind makes everything feel tight and itchy. This is especially true—and painful—for those who suffer from eczema. According to the National Eczema Association (NEA), there is currently no cure for eczema, also … [Continue reading...]

Ideal Health: Simplified

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(DGIwire)  It may seem too good to be true but achieving optimal health is really very simple according to health expert Tom Griesel, co-author of  Turbocharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust. He offers the following insights for those who want to get on the fast track to … [Continue reading...]

Celebrities Who Won Their Battles Against Cancer

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(DGIwire) -- In many ways, the lives of movie stars and celebrities seem to float above those of common folk. They will always have the best table at a restaurant, the door opened for them at the nightclub and people will always laugh at their jokes. But when it comes to cancer, one can really say the stars are just like us. Indeed, anyone can fall … [Continue reading...]

Shower Yourself Amazing

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(DGIwire) -- If you’re like most guys we know, you start your morning with a quick shower—emphasis on quick—and never give it a second thought. You towel yourself dry and hurry on to the next step in your routine—shaving, brushing your teeth, etc., before sprinting out to meet the challenges of the day. But what if your shower could be something … [Continue reading...]

Cold or Flu? Where to Go Now

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(DGIwire) -- The flu is no joke. Many people think that those most at risk of getting the flu are babies and the elderly, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone—even a young, healthy adult—is susceptible. And the consequences can be serious. According to an October 22, 2015 news report from ABC11 in Raleigh-Durham, … [Continue reading...]

Seven Ways to Channel Your Superpowers

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(DGIwire) -- Imagine if we each had the ability to channel our inner Mozart, Einstein or Jobs. Iron Man’s powers of invention, Spider-Man’s flexibility, the speed of Superman, the agility of Tony Hawk and the Force of Yoda: all of these become a lot more possible for us ordinary humans to harness if we choose to follow a few simple steps. Dian … [Continue reading...]

Was 2015 the Year of Extreme Men’s Hairstyles?

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(DGIwire) -- Extreme and quirky hair grooming habits aren’t just for women. If current trends are any indication of what’s to come, appearance-conscious men better take note: 2015 was certainly a hallmark year for men’s grooming trends—in many ways. From Brooklyn to Portland, guys with long locks rocked the infamous “man-bun” and several different … [Continue reading...]

Lessons from John D. Rockefeller in an Era of Climate Change

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(DGIwire) – In an era when the topic of climate change is on many people’s minds, it’s worthwhile to remember an inspiring figure from America’s past: John D. Rockefeller. Best known for bringing oil to the homes of American families at an affordable cost, Rockefeller adopted a style of entrepreneurship that led to important savings where other … [Continue reading...]

Fast Lane to Optimal Health: The TurboCharged Five

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(DGIwire) -- For those looking to accelerate their goals of a healthier body in 2016 and beyond, here are five manageable suggestions. Body Composition: Focus on the ratio of lean body mass (which includes your muscles and essential organs) to fat --not what the scales says about weight, weight loss or BMI.  Dieting efforts often result in the … [Continue reading...]

CRISPR: The Dawn of an Exciting New Era of Gene Editing

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(DGIwire) – Imagine if geneticists could manipulate specific regions of DNA almost as easily as correcting a typo. Sound farfetched? In fact, it may be a reality today, thanks to a powerful new technology called CRISPR. Although what CRISPR stands for—“clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”—may be hard to remember, its potential … [Continue reading...]

Five Things You Might Not Know About Shingles

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(DGIwire) – Triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox, shingles is a viral infection that results in a painful rash. In the U.S., currently one million people get shingles every year, and about one out of every three people will get shingles during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Continue reading...]

The Guide to Styling a Balding Head

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(DGIwire) -- It is truly unbelievable how difficult it is to find any decent information on the Internet about hairstyles for balding men. This is particularly surprising considering how many balding men there are, who also happen to be incredibly handsome and deserve hot styling tips as much as anyone else. Faced with the injustice of this … [Continue reading...]

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