The Benefits of Wide Pushups and How to Do Them The Benefits of Wide Pushups and How to Do Them
Wide pushups are a simple yet effective way to build your upper-body and core strength. If you’ve mastered regular pushups and want to target your muscles a little differently, wide pushups are a good option.By positioning your hands further apart, wide pushups target your chest and shoulder muscles more than standard pushups. They offer other benefits, too.To do wide pushups, you don’
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Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM): Symptoms, Treatment, and More Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM): Symptoms, Treatment, and More
Transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is a condition in which a protein called amyloid is deposited in your heart, as well as in your nerves and other organs. It may lead to a heart disease called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM).Transthyretin is the specific type of amyloid protein that’s deposited in your heart if you have ATTR-CM. It normally carries vitamin A and thyroid hormone
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What You Need to Know If Your Vagina Has a Fishy Odor What You Need to Know If Your Vagina Has a Fishy Odor
If you notice a fishy odor from your vagina or vaginal discharge, it may be caused by sweating, a bacterial infection, or even your genetics. The most common is cause is vaginitis, an infection or inflammation of the vagina. The odor of your vagina varies throughout your menstrual cycle. If you are concerned about your vaginal odor, or experiencing any unusual discharge, burning, itching, or redne
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Brazilian Blowout Dangers: Should You Be Worried? Brazilian Blowout Dangers: Should You Be Worried?
Brazilian blowouts are advertised to get rid of frizz and give you smoother, stronger, and shiner hair. However, researchers warn that some of the chemicals in a Brazilian blowout treatment may be harmful to your health.This professional hair smoothing treatment is sometimes called a Brazilian keratin treatment or BKT. Brazilian Blowout is also a brand name for this salon treatment. Other keratin
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Why Am I Waking up with a Stuffy Nose? Why Am I Waking up with a Stuffy Nose?
Share on PinterestFor lots of people, the first stretch of the morning is reaching for a box of tissues. Why do so many of us wake up with a stuffy nose, even when we’re not sick? There are several explanations for early morning nasal congestion, also known as rhinitis, and a few of them might surprise you. The most common reason is allergensData from the 2005–2006 National Health and
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The Fragrance of Marijuana Before and After Consumption The Fragrance of Marijuana Before and After Consumption
OverviewMarijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. Cannabis has psychoactive and medicinal properties because of its chemical makeup. Marijuana can be rolled up in a handmade cigarette (a joint), in a cigar, or in a pipe (a bong). It can be used for pain relief, to treat anxiety, or for recreation.In many states, the sale and use of marijuana without a prescription is still i
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Is It Possible to Get Longer Legs? Is It Possible to Get Longer Legs?
Many of us have wished to be taller, or to have longer legs, at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get longer legs once you stop growing.Around 80 percent of a person’s height is determined by their genes. The other 20 percent is determined by a mix of environmental factors, such as childhood nutrition and your mother’s health during pregnancy.These fact
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What Causes Double Eyelashes and How Is It Treated? What Causes Double Eyelashes and How Is It Treated?
OverviewDistichiasis, or double eyelashes, is a rare condition where you have two rows of eyelashes. The second row might include a single lash, a few hairs, or a complete set.Compared to normal lashes, the extra lashes are usually thinner, shorter, and lighter.Typically, distichiasis affects all four eyelids, but it can show up on just one lid or the lower lids. The extra lashes come out of the m
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Treating a Cut Finger Injury, and When to See a Doctor Treating a Cut Finger Injury, and When to See a Doctor
Of all the types of finger injuries, a finger cut or scrape may be the most common type of finger injury in children.This type of injury can happen quickly, too. When the skin of a finger breaks and the blood starts to escape, knowing how to respond is the key to making sure the cut heals safely. Many cuts can be easily treated at home. But if it’s deep or long, see a healthcare provider to
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How to Use Essential Oils How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are highly concentrated natural extracts from the leaves, flowers, and stems of plants. The most common way to use essential oils is to inhale them, both for their amazing scent and their therapeutic properties. But they can also be used in diffusers and humidifiers, as well as diluted with a carrier oil and applied to the skin. Essential oils have a wide range of medicinal and ther
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How to Stop Breastfeeding How to Stop Breastfeeding
The time has come. You’ve made the decision to stop breastfeeding, and now you’re experiencing all the feels.Maybe you’re beyond ready to get rid of your nipple shields, breast pump, and breast pads. Perhaps you’re not personally ready to stop breastfeeding, but it’s become evident that you shouldn’t continue. Maybe you never breastfed, but need to dry up your m
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MS and Your Menstrual Cycle: What to Know MS and Your Menstrual Cycle: What to Know
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women 3 times as often as men. Since hormones play a big role in the disease, it’s not surprising that MS can affect menstrual periods — which are also hormone-driven.Some women notice a real change in their periods once they’re diagnosed. They may see an increase in premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms like mood shifts, irritability, fatigue, pain
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How to Stop People-Pleasing (and Still Be Nice) How to Stop People-Pleasing (and Still Be Nice)
Share on PinterestPeople-pleasing might not sound all that bad. After all, what’s wrong with being nice to people and trying to help them out or make them happy? But people-pleasing generally goes beyond simple kindness. It involves “editing or altering words and behaviors for the sake of another person’s feelings or reactions,” explains Erika Myers, a therapist in Bend, Or
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When You Have Wrinkles and a Newborn When You Have Wrinkles and a Newborn
I always thought of myself as a young mom with time to figure things out. Turns out I’m not quite so young anymore. Share on PinterestThe other afternoon, while passing the time home alone with my 4-month-old, I decided to take a selfie of the two of us. My baby was perched on my lap and I actually had done my hair and gotten dressed that morning, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to cap
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What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome? What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome?
Share on PinterestIf you’re newly divorced, going through a messy separation, or even if you split from a partner a while ago, we feel for you. These things are rarely easy.And if the two of you have a child or children together, the situation can be even harder. Among other things, you may worry that your former partner is turning your child or children against you.Parental alienation is a
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What Is Splitting in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? What Is Splitting in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
Share on PinterestOur personalities are defined by the way we think, feel, and behave. They’re also shaped by our experiences, environment, and inherited traits. Our personalities are a big part of what make us different from the people around us. Personality disorders are mental health conditions that cause you to think, feel, and behave differently than most people. When untreated, they ca
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Best Ways to Naturally Moisturize Dry Hair Best Ways to Naturally Moisturize Dry Hair
Your body naturally moisturizes your hair thanks to sebaceous (oil) glands in your scalp, which release sebum. The sebum then makes its way from the scalp to lubricate the rest of your hair strands.Sometimes this natural moisturizing system may not be effective. You might have underactive oil glands due to genetics or age. Your hair type and length can also disrupt sebum from reaching your hair in
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