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  • Antibiotics: Are You Aware? January 16, 2020

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    Are You Antibiotics Aware?

    Spurred by Alexander Fleming’s serendipitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have rightfully become wonder drugs, often able to change the course of deadly bacterial infections in a matter ...

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  • 2020: Time to Rethink, Retool and Realize Your New Year’s Resolution January 8, 2020

    “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”—C.S. Lewis, writer

    What were your resolutions this year? With 2020 barely a week old, it may be the perfect time to reexamine the whole idea of resolutions.  While a new year ...

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  • Meaty Topics: Impossible Burger & Beyond Meat January 3, 2020

    They’re 2019’s most sizzling success story, found everywhere from grocery freezer to fast food counter. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have brought the plant-based burger from fringe to mainstream with remarkable rapidity. So quickly, in fact, that despite their ubiquity, questions abound regarding the burgers’ ...

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  • Oh, My Aching Head January 3, 2020

    A dull pressure, a sharp pain, an uncomfortable pounding, a vise-like sensation – all can signal the start of a headache. A painful part of the human condition since the beginning of time, more than 150 different types of headaches have been identified, categorized and ...

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  • Are You Antibiotics Aware? January 3, 2020

    Spurred by Alexander Fleming’s serendipitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have rightfully become wonder drugs, often able to change the course of deadly bacterial infections in a matter of days. But in recent years, their unmatched healing power has become overprescribed and overutilized, leading ...

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  • Hectic Days, Sleepless Nights: Coping with Insomnia December 20, 2019

    by Scott Tong, MD

    Virtually everyone’s experienced a night of tossing and turning – one in three adults reports they have trouble falling or staying asleep – but for some, insomnia becomes a long-term challenge.Chronic insomnia, defined as disrupted sleep ...

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  • Did you know that 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented? December 20, 2019

    Simple but important lifestyle changes, including being physically active and quitting smoking, combined with judicious use of statins and a daily dose of aspirin, when indicated, can dramatically reduce your risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Put your individual wellness plan in place ...

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  • Alcohol: Not Gender-Neutral December 2, 2019

    The Female Factor: Alcohol is Not Gender-aNeutral

    Given the growing popularity of the cocktail culture and wine time, it’s important to know that alcohol affects women very differently than men – physiologically, psychologically and socially. It’s worth asking: For women, is the wine ...

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  • When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? November 26, 2019

    Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

    Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways?

    Like trying to define why some people ...

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  • Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback November 26, 2019

    Safe Passage: Navigating Your Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback

    If you are not taking your prescription medications as directed (or at all), you’re far from alone: Compliance is estimated at just 50% among U.S. patients. Unfortunately, adherence is a direct impact on quality and length ...

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