Health A-Z

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Skin cancer

Top 5 Tips for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk

In a news release, the International Window Film Association offers these tips to lower your risk of skin cancer both inside and outside your home.

–take advantage of free skin cancer Read More >

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Mental & Emotional Health

7 Work Related Anxiety Triggers and How to Ease the Stress

Whether you work from home or go to an office daily; you are always working for someone else. Your services, talents, skills and knowledge are being exchanged for money and that means meeting expec Read More >

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Pain Management

Hospitalized Seniors Resist Medical Marijuana, but Opiates Prescribed for Nonsurgical Conditions Result in Poor Outcomes

In one of the first studies of its kind, nearly one-third of 10,000 older adults were prescribed opiate pain medications such as morphine, Percocet and OxyContin while hospitalized for non-surgical Read More >

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Bone Health

New Guidelines for Treating Osteoporosis

A physicians’ group has recommended new guidelines that doctors treat women who have osteoporosis with bisphosphonates (alendronate, risedronate, or zoledronic acid) or denosumab, a biologic agen Read More >

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Mental & Emotional Health

4 Tips for Overcoming Life’s Most Traumatic Experiences

Wouldn’t it be great if our most difficult days came with Hollywood-happy endings?

In the movies, when faced with the worst possible situations, our heroes rise to the occasion and find st Read More >

Living Well

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Hair

Deep Rooted Effects of Female Hair Loss

A woman’s hair is her crowning glory. Until you start to lose it.

 

Over 30 million women in the U.S. are suffering from hair loss or thinning, and while hair loss is often fal Read More >

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Aging Well

Smile and the World Thinks You're Older

A 2017 study done at Western University in Ontario, Canada and published in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin and Review showed that smiling can make you appear to be two years older than if you wea Read More >

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Aging Well

7 Ways to Maintain a Young-Looking Face

Plenty of people want to look as youthful as possible for as long as possible. Here, from these experts, are some tips for maintaining a young-looking face: 

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and Read More >

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Money Matters

What’s Stopping You from Having Financial Freedom?

Money – it’s a topic we all have in common. Lack of money, excess of money, hard-earned money, easy money – it’s something that affects everyone. But few people have seen money from as m Read More >

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Money Matters

Live the Life You Want Now and In the Future

I noticed early in my career that my clients, and people in general, had not received a good financial education and had not surrounded themselves with the best advisors. As a result, they were not Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Parents Often Don’t Check Nutrition Labels of “Health Halo” Foods

Parent and grandparents alert! Parents choosing foods for their children are significantly more likely to purchase “health halo” products – branded to cause misleading assumptions Read More >

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Healthy Grilling Techniques

Millions of Americans love to grill – and yet the popular practice can be deeply unhealthy. As the barbecue season of summer approaches, the experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Everyone Eats Fast Food - Even Rich People

The commonly held belief that only poor people eat fast food is a myth, according to researchers.

Investigators from the Ohio State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn reached Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The 411 on Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

The produce stand isn’t the only place you can get your healthy fruits and vegetables. The experts at the Mayo Clinic recommend checking out the frozen-food department in your supermarket.

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Diet & Nutrition

Instagram and Weight Loss

Instagram users do more than just post selfies – some track food intake and are even held accountable by followers when they are trying to meet healthy-eating or weight-loss goals.

Researc Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Tips for a Fit and Healthy Summer

Here are my tips for staying fit and healthy this summer:

Commit to a Fit and Healthy Summer!  Think about increasing the types of activities that work for your lifestyle and that can eas Read More >

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Exercise

Another Benefit of Exercise: Slowing Down the Aging of Your Cells

Exercise, already proven to have a myriad of health benefits, may be able to slow down cellular aging, according to researchers from Brigham Young University.

“Just because you’re 40, do Read More >

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Exercise

Cycling or Walking to and from Work Linked to Substantial Health Benefits

Active commuting by bicycle is associated with a substantial decrease in the risk of death from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with non-active commuting by car or pub Read More >

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Mind/Body Wellness

Yoga Science Teaches Us How to Transform Energy

You learned in grade school science class that energy can appear in either the potential or kinetic form. The electricity in the wiring of your home is available for any use you choose. When you tu Read More >

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Exercise

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Exercise

We’ve all heard the adage that you should check with your doctor before beginning or changing an exercise program. But what exactly can you ask him to get the best answer. The experts from Go4Lif Read More >

Family

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Grandparenting

Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents – and Grandparents!

If your family has recently welcomed the addition of a precious newborn, make sure you know how to administer medications safely should the need arise. Grandparent alert: Don’t rely on your memor Read More >

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Depression

Virtual Support Groups Help Grieving Spouses with Depression

As the U.S. population ages, it’s estimated that half of women older than 65 are widows, while one-sixth of men of the same age have lost their spouses.

Support groups have proved to b Read More >

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Grandparenting

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Need to Learn Current Health Advice or Risk Endangering the Kids.

If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, you deserve a lot f credit. Even so, be certain you’re up on current health advice about childrearing. A lot has changed since you were bringing up Read More >

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Divorce

Co-Parenting Communication: Rebuild Trust With Your Ex

You and your ex may have had your differences in the past, but let’s face it—you’ll never really “get along” now or anytime soon. Despite your differences, the fact is, while you two no l Read More >

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Grandparenting

Delaying Middle School & High School Start Times Is Beneficial to Students

An position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) published in the April 15th issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 Read More >

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