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Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth

Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.

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Constantly Checking Your Work Email Could Be Harmful to Your Health

Are you addicted to checking your work email? Well, knock it off. A new study says it’s bad for your health.

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How Does Unemployment Affect a Job Seeker’s Mental Health?

The word “unemployment” gets thrown around a lot during tough times and especially during major elections when it’s easy to throw a number on a situation that affects a lot of people.

It’s easy to forget, though, that being unemployed can affect a lot more than a person’s bottom line.

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What Part of the Body Can Sports Drinks Ruin?

Energy and sports drinks may be a great way to get a pick-me-up, but a new study published in the journal General Dentistry says they may be doing permanent damage to your teeth, as well.

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How Does Your County Rank in Overall Health?

This year’s County Health Rankings, which size up the relative health of people in more than 3,000 US counties, was released Tuesday. And although each county was only compared to others within the same state, there are some interesting and revealing general findings.

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How Much Sleep You Get Can Have a Major Impact on Your Heart’s Health

Most of us know our diets play a big part in heart health, but did you know the amount of sleep you get can have an impact, too?

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Vermont Named Healthiest State, But What’s the Unhealthiest?

If you live in Vermont, congratulations — for the fifth year in a row, your state has been named as the healthiest in the country.

The United Health Foundation’s 2011 America’s Health Rankings, released Monday, also put New Hampshire, Connecticut, Hawaii and Massachusetts in the top five.

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