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  • Health and Wellness

    Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

    Find out who can benefit from weight loss surgery For many people, the best thing they can do to improve their overall health is lose weight. Even people who are only a few pounds over their fighting weight can benefit. The health benefits from reaching a normal weight are amazing, particularly for ...

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    Can You Lose Weight in Specific Areas of the Body?

    The best approach to losing fat in those stubborn areas If you are happy with your body weight but frustrated with the flabby arms, thighs or tummy — you are not alone. A lot of people feel the same way. Many try to tone up and slim down their problem areas using special machines and gadgets to aid ...

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    Are Quickie Workouts Safe and Effective?

    The super-short, super-tough workouts go by many names: Tabata. Crossfit. Super-Slow. P90X. Insanity. Minimal in duration, maxed out in effort, these high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are growing in popularity, according to the health and fitness club industry. But are they really ...

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    7 Surprising Findings About Sleep

    Sleep. We know we need it. But researchers don’t know exactly why it is a staple of optimal health. A new study published in October 2013 provides more clues. In animals, the brain uses sleep to scrub away toxins that accumulate in its tissues throughout the waking day. This research may help ...

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    Top Sources to Help You Navigate the Health Insurance Exchange

    The new health insurance exchange marketplace, which launched Oct. 1, offers people more options than ever before for getting health insurance coverage. It allows individuals and families to shop for medical insurance based on income and gives people who may have previously been unable to get ...

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    What Are Some Good Bedtime Habits to Develop in My Child?

    Depending on the child, bedtime can be a blessing or a curse. Some will hate getting into bed; others will dive for the crib the moment you enter the bedroom. Don’t wait Here is the first rule: don’t wait. If it looks like your baby is tired, it’s time for bed. The last thing you want to do is ...

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    Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Special Occasions

    You have an event coming up — wedding, reunion, a trip to Maui — so naturally you want to look your best. You may have put on a couple of pounds over the past few months — or years. Now, you want them gone. But you may not have the luxury of time. So what’s the best way to get back to your ideal ...

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    Can Poor Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

    Good rest is fundamental to good health on all levels. Sleep is the body’s opportunity to recharge, repair damage and prepare for the coming day. Without it, our bodies fall out of sync. And our health — including our metabolic health — can be at risk. Poor sleep equals weight gain There have been a ...

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    Why It's So Hard to Maintain Weight Loss

    Losing weight is hard work. It throws us off our routine, forces us into choices we don’t want to make and can sometimes be a little uncomfortable. But the reward is seeing the numbers drop on the scale until we finally achieve that ideal weight. Weight loss challenges Then what? We have to maintain ...

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    How Can I Convince My Kids to Eat Healthier?

    We’ve seen it happen a thousand times: a child moving food around the plate, but not into his or her mouth. Enthusiasm for the meal continues to diminish, as they slouch lower in the chair, claim to be full and excuse themselves from the table. But 30 minutes later, they’re starving and requesting a ...