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  • 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

  • Calorie Counting: A Weigh In August 19, 2014

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    Conventional wisdom: a calorie is a calorie, and to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you expend.

    Fast forward to today: all calories are not created equal. What makes up that calorie is more important than ... Continue Reading

  • Eating Patterns and Good Health July 16, 2014

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    For generations, people have considered two distinctly different questions about eating habits: which diet is healthiest versus which diet results in the greatest weight loss. It has long been thought that the Mediterranean approach to eating is healthy, and ... Continue Reading

  • Artificial Sweeteners vs. Sugar May 13, 2014

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    When you reach for the artificial sweetener, do you pick the pink, nab a yellow, prefer the blue or go green? The difference may be less important than you think.

    Each of the sweeteners contains a different FDA-approved main ingredient. ... Continue Reading

  • Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise May 13, 2014

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    Much of life is a balancing act…from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain ... Continue Reading

  • Yogurt Culture January 27, 2014

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    Yogurt is recognized as a solid nutritional choice that delivers multiple benefits with each spoonful. It is made from pasteurized milk that has been fermented, and contains active cultures known as probiotics. Probiotics are live microbial food ingredients ... Continue Reading