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Winterize Your Exercise

Don’t let chilly, dark days dampen your fitness goals. Your body needs year-round exercise, so start booking activities on your calendar every week. Try something new and have fun: Pool classes provide a perfect warm-up plus excellent exercise routines, including

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Staying Sane This Time of Year

Whether you have holiday plans or not, everyone faces pressure this season. Traffic, packed stores and social obligations can affect your health. Soothe body and mind 8 ways: 1. Calm your body and mind. Deep breathing, yoga and meditation reduce

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Don’t Let Your Health Take a Holiday

The busy season ahead can quickly lead to a hectic schedule. To lessen your stress, maintain energy and avoid getting sick, treat yourself well: Take time for basic needs. That means 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep and 3

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How’s Your Immunity?

You know your body’s immune system is working right if you rarely get sick, you get well after being sick, and your wounds generally heal without getting infected.  But a weak or overactive immune systemcan lead to chronic allergies, asthma

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The Social Media Diet

Social media is an integral part of modern-day life. We use it for entertainment, learning, business and personal communication.  But when social media use is habitual and interferes with your home life, your ability to stay on task at work

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Celebrate Squash Season

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD Looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish? Try squash, such as butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti, acorn or Hubbard. Squash provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, folate, potassium and vitamin C. Plus, the bright

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How Well Do You Know Your Meds?

National Check Your Meds Day is October 21. This event encourages consumers to review their prescription medicines with local participating pharmacists. It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know your pharmacist and ensure proper use of your medicines.

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Q: Causes of sudden, persistent weight gain?

By Elizabeth Smoots, MD, FAAFP A: Fluid retention is the most common cause of sudden weight gain. It usually comes as quickly as it goes. Persistent fluid retention can signal heart, liver or kidney disease. Other conditions that may quickly

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Indulge in Time for YOU

If life-work balance seems elusive, maybe you’re trying too hard.  Tightly scheduling your work week can produce stress — but making room for unplanned leisure helps relieve stress. Give yourself time to recharge and even improve mental health. You’ll likely

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Growing Teens into Healthy Adults

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD Convincing teens to eat well, exercise and get enough sleep is not always easy, especially when parents are competing with junk food advertising and binge-worthy shows that keep kids on the sofa for hours. And there’s

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