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  • Health and Wellness

    How a Food Diary Could Help You Lose Weight

    Did you know that people who keep food journals lose more weight and keep more weight off in the long run? A food diary helps you confront the truth about how much, when and why you eat. Once armed with that information, you can start setting goals and making changes. Cathy Garvey, registered ...

    • Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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    How to Lower Your Cholesterol Without a Prescription

    In November of 2011, Lipitor, the best selling drug in the history of pharmaceuticals went off patent, allowing a cheaper, generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug to enter the market. The move made a popular medication more affordable for many Americans – but still not tolerable for ...

    • Friday, January 13th, 2012
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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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    Decoding Nutrition Labels

    Did you check the nutrition label on that can of soup before you tossed it into your grocery cart? A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota suggests that even if you glance at the nutrition facts before you buy, you may still be missing key information. The study asked ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    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, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    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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    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
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    Protecting Your Family from Foodborne Illness

    Cantaloupes, romaine lettuce and ground turkey meat: what do they have in common? In September 2011, all of these foods were associated with serious—and in some cases deadly—foodborne illnesses. According to the CDC, 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness every year from eating ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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    Studies Yield Clues About Alzheimer's

    Between 2.6 and 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to quadruple over the next four decades, according to patient advocacy group Alzheimer’s Disease International. While advancing age, family history, and genes play a major role in determining ...

    • Wednesday, October 12th, 2011