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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Six ways to recognize symptoms earlier for longer, happier lives

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and is an opportunity to raise awareness of the symptoms and to recognize and celebrate those coping with the disease. While the disease is incurable, early detection of symptoms may lead to a better quality of life. The Texas A&M Health Science Center’s College of Nursing discusses some of these lesser-known early warning signs.

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Tired? How caffeine is making you sleep less

More than 80 percent of Americans start their day with caffeine, and while it can be a helpful way to get going in the mornings, it can also hurt your sleeping patterns.

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3 ways to prevent osteoporosis

As we age, our bones get weaker—and easily breakable—from a lack of calcium. One in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will experience

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Baby blues or something more?

Ever heard of baby blues? It’s not the color you’re painting the nursery. More than 70 percent of women show symptoms of unexplained tearfulness, feelings of being let down, and a decreased appetite after delivering a baby.

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It’s all in the family: Preventing pediatric type 2 diabetes starts at home

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in the U.S. has increased rapidly in the last two decades and is a growing problem. Here are 5 changes families can make to help prevent their children from developing type 2 diabetes.

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Guard against dental injuries

Dental injuries can easily be prevented with a simple piece of protective gear — a mouthguard.

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This or that: foods for a healthier heart

More than 26.5 million Americans are currently diagnosed with heart disease. And while it is difficult to reverse, it can be prevented through subtle lifestyle modifications. By changing your diet and making more health-conscious food choices, your risk of heart disease can decrease drastically.

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Heart medications: What you may not know about side effects in the mouth

For individuals living with cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure and cholesterol, consistent use of heart medications can be a literal life saver, but they can also cause uncomfortable side effects in the mouth.

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5 lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease

Broken heart got you down? This February, participate in American Heart Month by making small lifestyle changes that could directly affect your risk of heart disease.

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