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  • The Healthy Aging Brain: Making Strides by Taking Strides November 20, 2017

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    “Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates
    Put away the handheld brain games and turn your focus from lifelong learning to lifelong walking. The road to sustaining brain health is an active one and taking that first step, followed by thousands ... Continue Reading

  • A Quick Spin on Dizziness, Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders November 20, 2017

    Common, rarely life-threatening, but very unsettling, an attack of dizziness or vertigo can send your world into a spin with simple acts like turning around to back up a car, bending down to tie a ... Continue Reading

  • The Connected Patient: Keeping Up with Apps March 14, 2017

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    The ubiquitous smart phone has boosted its useful- ness tenfold in the past decade with a mushrooming library of health and wellness apps. Some aim to help you monitor your condition day-to-day, understand and stay on track with medications, or diagnose your symptoms, ... Continue Reading

  • Gut Instincts: Can More Bacteria Mean Better Health? March 14, 2017

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    Healthy bacteria may seem like a contradiction in terms, but years of research and real world experience point toward an unexpectedly promising finding: the microorganisms continually forming in your intestine may confer health benefits that we are only just beginning to understand.

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  • Try a New Approach to Food in the New Year: Stop Dieting and Focus on Mindful Eating March 13, 2017

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    The dieting-overeating-weight regain cycle is almost inevitable, not because people fail diets but because diets fail people. It is important to understand that rebound overeating happens to almost everybody, and should not be viewed as an individual weakness or fault. The main reason ... Continue Reading

  • The Zika Virus: Prevention is the First Line of Defense August 22, 2016

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    As the Zika virus continues to make headlines daily, it is essential to know who is at risk, how it is transmitted and most importantly, to understand strategies for prevention. Following are the latest findings on Zika, according to experts at the ... Continue Reading

  • Sleep: A Prescription for Better Health May 1, 2015

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    In today’s time-pressed world, a full night’s sleep has become akin to a luxury, but beware: it is a vital necessity. Lack of sleep affects your health, from stress to heart disease to overall well-being. Even an occasional all-nighter impedes our ability ... Continue Reading

  • Lyme Disease: Solving the Puzzle May 1, 2015

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    Unsurprisingly for an illness known as “The Great Imitator,” the misconceptions surrounding Lyme Disease continue to proliferate. Acute or chronic? Highly treatable or stubbornly resistant? Misdiagnosed because of symptoms that mimic conditions like lupus, ... Continue Reading

  • Smoothies: Nutrition That Goes Down Easy August 19, 2014

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    Freeze the fruit and boot up the blender—summer is the perfect time to develop a taste for smoothies. With the right ingredients, a day’s worth of vitamins and minerals can be packed into a remarkably healthy breakfast or working lunch. Smoothies can be ... Continue Reading

  • Prescriptions: Take Exactly as Directed August 19, 2014

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    Look inside your medicine cabinet at your prescription bottles and ask: Have I read the label, stickered warnings and instructions? Have I discarded medications past their expiration dates? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 80 percent of patients ... Continue Reading