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Online Chat About Drugs

National Drug and Alcohol Facts week is January 23-29, 2017. Sign up your teen for a free online chat.

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Future of Breast Cancer Treatments

Breast cancer treatments are becoming more targeted and efficient., sparing breast tissue and helping to reduce the amount of treatments actually needed.

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New Techniques in Knee Surgery

If you need to get surgery on your knee, it is good to know the latest procedures make recovery quicker and easier.  

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Feel Better Foods

We know a healthy diet helps us keep our weight in check, but better food choices may also help improve our mood. On the flip side, a diet high in fat and sugar that lacks fiber,fruits, and veggies is a recipe for poor health, according to research on depression and diet.

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8 Surprising Benefits of Aloe

 

We've all had that moment. We've spent too long on the beach or missed a spot when applying sunscreen. We end up burnt, and we pull out a bottle of aloe.

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Don’t Mix Your Meds With These Foods

Research shows that some foods and drinks can rob your medications of some of their powers. Or they can cause serious, even life-threatening, reactions. Here's a list of seven foods that don't mix well with common drugs. But, you don't need to worry if you see one of your favorite foods or drinks listed here. You probably will not have to give it up, but just cut back or wait a few hours to indulge. This is a partial list; to be safe, ask your doctor and pharmacist about possible food interactions with any drugs you take. Read the warnings in inserts that come with your prescription meds, and in the fine print on over-the-counter drugs.

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5 Tips for Better Sleep

A sleep deficit affects everything from your ability to pay attention and staying alert to your mood throughout the day. Lack of sleep can lead to emotional troubles such as anxiety and depression.

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What Is Cupping and Can It Help You? Watch this video of how it is done.

 

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps certainly amazed us in the 2016 summer games.  Yet, his performance was not the only thing that grabbed our attention.   

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Got Your Shot? National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are one of the most life-saving accomplishments of the 20th century. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is a way to keep people aware, and celebrate the benefits that come with vaccinations.

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You Won’t Believe How Your Meds Are Made – Check out this Sterile Environment (WATCH)

Sterile compounding is the preparation of custom medications for patients in a sterile environment to prevent contamination and keep patients safe.

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The Real Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have been experiencing any numbness or tingling in your wrist, or even maybe even losing range of motion in your wrist or waking up in the middle of the night to shake out your wrists and hardly getting any sleep at all then start looking into treatment options. Then, discuss with your doctor what type of treatment would be the best for you.

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Coast Guard Call-Off Search for Missing Swimmer at the Jersey Shore [VIDEO]

Late last night, authorities identified a woman who disappeared while swimming in the waters off the Jersey Shore early Sunday.

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Local Chef Shares Her Secrets for the Perfect Smoothie and Smoothie Bowl (WATCH)

There's not much more refreshing on a hot summer day than a delicious smoothie, but ingredients matter when it comes to taste and nutrition. You can make your own smoothie or smoothie bowl in these few simple steps from chef Nicole Gaffney, owner of Soulberri Smoothie and Coffee Shop in Brigantine.

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How to Go Out and Still Eat Healthy

You think you have this whole healthy eating thing down. You've been looking up recipes, planning out meals, and you're feeling healthier already. And then it happens. The dreaded text. "Let's go out to eat tomorrow."

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