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Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Can You Die of a Broken HeartBy Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

Can you die of a broken heart? Yes.

Anyone who has had their heart broken wouldn't even have to think about the answer to this. "Yes" they would say, or at least that is what it feels like. Heartbreak is like walking around with tiny shards of glass in your chest. You feel a crushing sense of sadness, and you are miserable. I suspect that most of us have had our hearts broken at least once, and it feels awful. Sometimes it is so bad that you literally feel like you want to die. But did you know that you can actually die of a broken heart? Yes, that's right. You CAN. And the medical name for it is Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. More...  

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Look Great, Feel Great in 2015 How Detox Can Help Your Weight Loss Goals

Look Great, Feel Great in 2015 - How Detox Can Help Your Weight Loss GoalsBy Albert Vaca, MATCM, L.Ac

Each year, many people choose weight loss as their #1 goal. Whether its to tackle their current health problems or just to look good in the mirror, millions embark on this often frustrating journey. Health products market their latest "get skinny now" regimen, and some people do, in fact, lose weight. But the frustration lies in the rebound of weight to their systems afterwards. People everywhere cut carbs, drink shakes, and the starvation cycle continues. More...


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A Functional MRI Study on the Effect of Acupuncture at GB34 (Yanglingquan) on Motor-Related Network in Hemiplegic Patients


Randomised Controlled Trial on the Use of Acupuncture in Adults with Chronic, Non-Responding Anxiety Symptoms


Red Ginseng and Semen Coicis Can Improve the Structure of Gut Microbiota and Relieve the Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What causes hemorrhoids and how can I treat them?

A: Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in the rectum that can ache and bleed. They are very common and are usually caused by constipation, a low-fiber diet, a sedentary lifestyle, or pregnancy.

Adopting a high-fiber diet, sitting down less, getting plenty of exercise, and maintaining regular bowel habits can significantly improve your chances of not getting hemorrhoids. Medical treatment consists mainly of stool softeners and moist heat. In more severe cases, surgical procedures may be used. More...

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