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  • 20,000 and You: Unlocking the Genetic Code January 9, 2018

    In just the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the practical uses of genetic testing, which examines changes, or variants, in your genes that may lead to illness or disease. Once considered more of an investment in the future and ... Continue Reading

  • Step Up to the Plate: Nutritionists Weigh in on Healthy Eating November 20, 2017

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    Picturing a healthy meal has never been more accessible, thanks to the ubiquity of visual aids such as MyPlate, successor to the well-known Food Pyramid of the ‘90s. A quick scan of the plate’s
    quadrants enables users to see at ... Continue Reading

  • Diet Soda January 27, 2013

    Diet sodas have become a popular alternative to high-calorie, sugar-laden beverages. According to the University of Texas Health Science Center, 59% of adult Americans report drinking diet soda regularly, to assist with weight control by decreasing calories and to reduce sugar consumption. However, recent ... Continue Reading

  • Brain Health and Exercise January 27, 2013

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    Everyone knows the correlation between physical activity and good health. Now, exciting new research supports the link between a physically active lifestyle and brain cognition… and even longevity!

    Researchers at the University of Iowa examined more than 100 studies linking ... Continue Reading

  • Wine and Spirits – Are There Any Benefits? August 27, 2012

    Does enjoying a glass of wine or beer fit into a healthy lifestyle? Does white wine have the same heart-healthy benefits as red wine? Do “clear” alcoholic beverages equate to fewer calories? Which drinks contain the least alcohol? Up-to-the-minute facts as we know them ... Continue Reading

  • Osteoporosis – Can you avoid the break? August 27, 2012

    One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) reports that by 2020, half of all male and female Americans over the age of 50 are likely to have osteoporosis or low ... Continue Reading

  • Skin Spots – What are they telling you? July 27, 2012

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    Summer weather means a change in our clothing to more abbreviated attire that exposes our skin, giving us the opportunity to take a better look at ourselves. Sometimes we’re surprised at what we find.

    Age Spots: Referred to as “sun spots” ... Continue Reading

  • Soy – A Healthy Protein Alternative June 27, 2012

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    Tofu, edamame and soy milk, to name a few, are food derivatives from the soybean. Long a food staple in Asian diets, soy has gained popularity in the United States as a plant-based protein alternative to animal protein.

    Proteins are essential for growing ... Continue Reading

  • Arthritis – Cause of Aches and Pains? June 27, 2012

    The human body has a remarkable way of speaking to us. While there may be plausible explanations for certain aches and pains, such as exercise overexertion or the natural aging process, persistent painful joints may indicate a more serious health issue, such as arthritis.

    There ... Continue Reading

  • Caffeine – What’s the Buzz? April 27, 2012

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    If you are among more than 50% of Americans who drink caffeinated coffee daily, you may be confused by the roller coaster of studies that highlight caffeine’s benefits one day and outline risks the next day.

    Caffeine is both a naturally derived and synthetically-produced ... Continue Reading