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By Catherine Guthrie
Mercury in fish and dental fillings. Lead in old paint. Cadmium and arsenic in industrial wastes. There's a lot of talk about heavy-metal toxins these days. But how worried should you be, really? And what can you do to protect yourself?
By Linda Knittel
Do you look to sugar and caffeine for a lift? Need 'em to get through the day? Here's why these well-known stimulants may be more than your system can handle.
By Teri Cettina
The workday is done. You're heading for home – and into an adjustment period that can either make or break the rest of your day.
By Marcia Jedd
Structural Integration techniques like Rolfing can improve your posture, your athletic performance and your sense of well-being. But are you ready to be Rolfed?
By Jennifer Pedalty
For pain, sprains, broken bones and even surgical wounds, healing touch is gaining clout as an energy medicine that helps the body heal itself.
By Catherine Guthrie
It's the first thing to go when we're stressed. It's the last thing we get when we're busy. But not sleeping enough can lead our bodies into big trouble. Want to be fit and healthy? Find out why your shuteye should be a top priority.
By Helen Cordes
So much for a carefree childhood. Today, even little kids are susceptible to full-size stresses. Here's where the stress comes from, and what you can do about it.
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By Tatyana McNamara
The world 'old' has been given a bad rap, explains Cindy Joseph. Life has been mistakenly described as a downhill process, when, in fact, it's an ever-continuing expansion.
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By Catherine Guthrie
Some aging factors are beyond our control, but one of the biggest — inflammation — needn't be. Here's how you can extinguish the flames of chronic inflammation before they ignite.
By Michael Gerrish
Are your efforts to get in shape being distracted by Attention Deficit Disorder?
By Experience Life Staff
If you use a hormonal method of birth control, you may gain weight. Then again, you may not. Your doctor can't tell you. In fact, you could be the best expert on this weighty matter.
By Eric Neuhaus
Feel like you're failing at weight loss? Forever stuck in the remedial class? Don't despair! Here's the study guide you need to make the weight-loss honor roll once and for all.
By Kathy Summers
Degenerative joint disease can cause debilitating pain, loss of mobility, and function, even severe disability. But what if you're just starting to suffer from a little wear and tear? Here's how to work with your joints — not against them.
A woman wrapped in a shawl bends over a cup of tea.
By Elson Haas
Your body's rapid-response defenses protect you from millions of would-be invaders daily. Here's how you can help your immune system do its job.
By Eris Weaver
How to get beyond headlines and hype to find answers you can use.
By Cat Thompson
What might happen if we relinquished our quest for youthful appearance in favor of living more youthfully?
By Paul Loeb
How can you do your part for your country when work is swallowing you whole?
By Elson Haas
Are you revving too high, running on fumes and sputtering at stops? Get yourself into the fix-it shop for diagnostics and a 10-point tune-up.
By Clara Beacon and Robert Koski
Curious about whether men and women experience stress differently, two friends take an informal poll of their colleagues and acquaintances. The results are unscientific - but not uninteresting.
By Elson Haas
Allergy-like food sensitivities may be the blame for at least part of your pudge. Lay off your problem foods and you could lose unwanted pounds and inches — fast.
By Dennis Cass
Never been one to quit? Maybe you should give it a try! If you're drowning in a sea of commitments, a little constructive quitting could do you a world of good.
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