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Signs of Stroke? Think F.A.S.T.

Every year, about 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer strokes. A stroke happens when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. Strokes can be devastating, but if you think F.A.S.T., then you may increase your chances of

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How to Cope with Less Daylight

By Eric Endlich, PhD Unless you live near the equator, you experience fewer daylight hours in the winter, which can mean difficulties with sleep, energy and mood. What strategies work best? Stay physically active — especially early in the day

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7-Step Strength Training

Muscle workouts are key to maintaining everyday strength as we age. Strength and resistance training can help reduce body fat; protect bones, tendons and ligaments; and enhance your overall well-being.  Don’t like rigorous exercise? A simple muscle routine at home

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Take Politics Out of Family Gatherings

When relatives gather for the holidays, something other than delicious food may be served up — political discussions. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 60% of Americans polled don’t mind political talk at family gatherings. However, 40% said they

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Let’s Talk Turkey

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD Succulent turkey is the perfect lean protein, filled with B vitamins, selenium and zinc. Is turkey on your holiday menu? These great tips will help you cook it perfectly. If you’re buying a whole bird, you’ll

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Diabetes: Facts and Myths

Diabetes is a complex disease that affects your body’s primary source of energy — glucose (sugar). By far, the most common form of diabetes is type 2. It’s caused by resistance to the hormone insulin, which is needed to get

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Snoring is Serious Business

Snoring occurs when relaxed tissues in your throat vibrate as you breathe during sleep. It can annoy and keep your partner awake, but snoring can also disrupt your own sleep, causing fatigue and raising the risk of health problems. Nasal

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Stay Connected When You Work from Home

Telecommuting has advantages, including no commute time. But it also has a downside. You can feel isolated from your coworkers and people, in general. And, according to the American Psychological Association, social isolation does more than cause loneliness — it

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Health at the End of the Rainbow

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD Filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal is a great way to ensure you get enough of these wholesome foods each day. But which vegetables and fruits are the healthiest? They

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Better HDL, Better Health

Your blood cholesterol levels are key to a strong heart and basic good health. Cholesterol is essential to our bodies on a cellular level. This waxy fat-like substance is in every cell attached to proteins called lipoproteins. We have 2

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