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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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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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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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