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  • Health and Wellness

    How to Prevent Cancer Every Hour of the Day

    If you spend your day sitting in an office or cubicle, it may surprise you to learn that prolonged periods of inactivity at your desk may be putting you at higher risk for certain forms of cancer. According to a new report presented in early November at the annual conference of the American ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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    Healthy Advice for Holiday Eating

    For most people, dieting is difficult – regardless of the season. But the holidays pose unique challenges for people who are trying to maintain or lose weight. Food is frequently the centerpiece of celebrations. Temptation and unhealthy eating triggers are plentiful. “In addition to being surrounded ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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    How Yoga Helps Back Pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor – for obvious reasons. For some, the discomfort can be disabling, making it difficult to sleep or perform simple activities, like putting on shoes or picking up kids. It can also affect a career. In fact, low back pain is among ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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    Plan Ahead for Diabetes-Friendly Holidays

    By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, Scripps Health The holiday season may be “the most wonderful time of the year” for celebrating with family and friends—but if you or your family members are among the 26 million Americans who have diabetes, the challenge of navigating holiday parties, meals and sweet ...

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    Flu Vaccine Myths That Could Make You Sick

    As many as one in five Americans get the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated. Despite these indisputable facts, one in three adults plan to skip the flu shot this year, ...

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    7 Easy Ways to Lighten Your Holiday Meal

    You may already know that heaping helpings of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner can add a full pound to your frame all by itself. That’s because a pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories, and nutrition experts clock the traditional turkey plate with all the sides at a whopping 3,000–4,500 ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Tips for a Sober Holiday Season

    The holiday season is filled with parties, celebrations and more than a few temptations. If you’re in recovery, this can be one of the most difficult times of the year to maintain your sobriety. “It takes strength, determination and dedication to live a life of sobriety,” says Sandy Boller-Bilbrey, ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Should You Follow the New Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer?

    On October 7, 2011, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a draft of guidelines recommending against routine screening of men for prostate cancer. Evaluating evidence of benefits and harms of prostate screening in men younger than 75 years of age, the task force recommended ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Treating Diabetes With Bariatric Surgery

    Though clinicians often start with diet, exercise and lifestyle modification as a treatment course for people with diabetes, mounting evidence suggests that bariatric surgery can be a very effective intervention as well, especially for patients with Type 2 diabetes. More than 30 years of outcomes ...

    • Monday, November 14th, 2011
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    Get the Facts About Flu Season

    If you’ve ever had the flu, you know why people line up at vaccination clinics every year to avoid getting it again. This contagious illness causes a nasty cluster of symptoms, including fever, body aches and weakness, respiratory and sinus congestion, runny nose, nausea and sore throat. Sometimes, ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011