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  • Migraines May Double Risk of Heart Attack

    by GALTime.com
    If you suffer from migraines you may want to make sure your doctor pays close attention to your cardiac health, as well. A new study finds migraine sufferers are twice as likely to have heart attacks as people who don't suffer from these debilitating headaches. The research, published in the online issue of Neurology, also found that migraine sufferers face increased risk of stroke and were more likely to have key risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Senior author of the study Richard B. Lipton, M.D., professor and vice chair in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, says, "Migraine has been viewed as a painful condition that affects quality of life, but not as a threat to people's overall health. He added, "Our study suggests that migraine is not an isolated disorder and that, when caring for people with migraine, we should also be attentive

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  • The World's Longest Married Couple is going high tech to give relationship advice to all us young whipper-snappers this Valentine's Day. They'll be TWEETING advice over Twitter! Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina have been married for 85 years (their 86th anniversary is coming up in May, according to the couple's Facebook page!) We think that makes them more than qualified to dole out relationship advice.
    Thanks to an initiative created by Blinkbox.com, a TV and Film provider in the UK, the Fishers will be answering 14 questions on Twitter on February 14th. Blinkbox started the initiative to celebrate great Valentine's movies past and present.

    To ask Herbert and Zelmyra a relationship question:

    You can tweet your questions now by following them at @longestmarried.

    Facebook fans can post questions on the group wall. Click here for a link to the fan page.

    For more on the couple's amazing history and their place in the record books, click here!

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  • Heart Disease Strikes Children, Too

    Heart disease is far from just an adult problem, so we asked GALTime.com resident RN Tamara Walker for her advice on how to keep kids heart healthy:

    More kids than ever before are struggling with health problems that were once only seen in adults, including heart disease, usually due to a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. The number of children who are overweight or obese has increased dramatically in the past few years. It has been reported that one in three children qualify as obese, and more are overweight, according to recent studies. Obesity in children can cause serious health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease and it increases their future risk of heart attacks. Even children who are not overweight can have health issues due to an unhealthy diet and not enough exercise. Studies have shown that plaque build-up in the blood vessels can start as early as the toddler years. Whether your child is overweight or not, it is

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  • Fit Chocolate Into Your Diet on Valentine's Day--and Every Day

    By GALTime.com Nutritionist, Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

    Most women know there's one thing they can always count on to lift their spirits, satisfy a craving, and make them feel good all over-and that's chocolate. Whether you like yours dark, rich, and full of body, or mild, milky, and sweet, chocolate seems to always be around for the taking-especially when Valentine's Day rolls around.

    For many, the high fat and high calorie load of chocolate may lead them to forego this guilty pleasure altogether, or at least think twice before taking a bite. There are, however, some types and forms of chocolate (like dark chocolate) that contain health-promoting substances such as flavonoids.

    As a lover of chocolate myself, I would never tell anyone to forego chocolate if it's something they really love, enjoy, and want to include in an otherwise healthful, nutrient-rich diet (unless of course they have a medical or other reason to avoid the sweet treat). But you may find it helpful Read More »from Fit Chocolate Into Your Diet on Valentine's Day--and Every Day
  • 'What Do I Get?' Syndrome

    If your kids are constantly asking, "How much do I get if I do it?" or saying, "I'll do it if you pay me!", you're not alone. Leading child and parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba calls it 'What Do I Get?' Syndrome and says that it's part of a widespread childhood epidemic. Here's her take for parents whose kids are "Hooked on Rewards:"


    Translation: They expect the gold stars, stickers, or monetary prizes for a job well done. Of course we want our kids to succeed: We're tickled pink when they do. So we award that perfect spelling test, winning soccer goal or tantrum-free play date with a few dollars or special treat.

    Beware, parents: Those rewards and incentives can backfire. The more kids receive the more they seem to expect. And the more they expect, the more we rob them of developing the ability to motivate themselves. In the end, our kids have to be their own cheerleaders and learn to count on themselves, not us. After all, one of our most important parenting goals is for our

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  • "Sexting": Not Just A 'Teen Thing'

    The term "sexting" is making headlines everywhere as teens get themselves in trouble, even arrested, for sending illicit photos and messages over their cell phones. But the trend isn't just a 'teen thing.' The AARP reports older people are going high tech when it comes to flirting and staying connected. According to the group, baby boomers, even seniors are sending sexy photos and messages whether they're widowed, divorced or simpy married juggling busy schedules.

    Relationship experts tell the AARP say it makes total sense in so many ways. For married couples who face separations due to work obligations, sexting is easy, quick and free.

    For older people in a new relationship, the technology allows them to express themselves sexually more freely than they might face to face.

    And for those hitting the dating world again, messages allow people to learn more about each other.

    Of course, the AARP warns there are downsides. Explicit messages may be received negatively.

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  • Laugh Out Loud Things to Help You Survive This Sunday (and Torment Football Fans)

    The "Big Game" is Sunday. If you'd rather stick spikes through your feet than spike a football, you're not alone. We asked our gal pals Laurie Lawson and elizabeth cassidy from Coaches on the Edge for some tips on how to survive the Super Bowl if you're NOT a football fan.

    Laurie: Far be it from me to disparage a traditional day that encourages the non-stop consumption of chips & dips, buffalo wings, and massive amounts of alcohol, but what the heck are you supposed to do on Super Bowl Sunday if you are not a football fan? Well, it probably won't come as a surprise that the Coaches on the Edge have a few tips to get you through this testosterone-drenched day.

    Laurie: Tip # 1- Immediately begin suggesting that you and your male significant other take in a play on Sunday. When that is denied, comment loudly that family visits are long over due. After that has been vehemently vetoed, you can mention the times of services at a church near you. Now you are ready. In your best

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  • Red-Hot Gifts--No Matter Who Your Valentine Is

    Valentine's Day is now less than a week away, so we turned to gift guru Robyn Spizman of TheGiftionary.com for the best present picks....no matter who your Valentine is!

    I'm being summoned around the clock to help in the quest for red-hot gifts. If you're searching for a fabulous Valentine's Day gift for your mom, best friend, significant other, daughter, grandparent or teacher, look no further:

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    American Personalized Products - You'll love these beautiful gifts made in steel. Give a stunning bookmark with the initial of your loved one and add a phrase like "to a novel Dad." Or, make a great initial impression with a functional and personalized trivet for the kitchen lover. This is a lasting gift that will forever be remembered.

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    PopPhotoNOW: Give him a kiss he'll remember forever with PopPhotoNOW's Kiss Kanvas pop art. Pucker up and send in a photo of your personal kiss to be converted into one-of-a kind, colorful decorative artwork. Such a fun gift that's totally

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  • Sexiest Lingerie For Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is around the corner and love is in the air! Who doesn't want to look hot when it comes time to end the night. To help make that happen, every gal needs a little something special. So, we turned to the style stars at CelebutanteSisters.com, Kerri Winick and Andrea Krivelow, for their favorite sexy lingerie finds:

    Are you ready to bring sexy back with a luxurious piece of lingerie? Whether you're looking to warm your honey's heart with a body rockin' bra and boyshort, a racy robe, or even some undies that lift your underside, we've put together a list of fierce fashions that are guaranteed to knock your socks off!

    Some are styles that we've made an instant love connection with, while others are picks from a bra expert extraordinaire. You'll even find a list of top sellers from a top notch lingerie site. Think of it as the ultimate list of intimates. Can you feel the love?

    Picks From The Celebutante Sisters

    Affinitas Intimates

    Soft, sexy, sweet…and

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  • Dreading Valentine's Day? How to Set Realistic Expectations!

    by GALTime relationship expert Deborah Dunn, LMFT

    Valentine's Day is one of those holidays we either love or hate, depending on our perspective. For those who aren't happy with where they are "at" in terms of their love lives, the day can be sheer hell. Whether you are single, with no love in sight or divorced or widowed and you're grieving the loss, a day that celebrates love and romance almost seems like an insult-an excruciating 24 hours we do our best to pretend is not making us acutely aware of just how alone we really are.

    We don't have to be single or divorced to feel that way either. If we are married or with someone who is not a romantic, just seeming to go through the motions, or at worst making no effort at all, that can be the loneliest feeling in the world. We get angry, disappointed, or wonder why we are with someone who is so uncaring and unemotional. Tired of the same old sappy card bought at the drug store, and a few red roses that you know cost a fortune

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