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Mental & Emotional Health

Spring into Spring! 7 Ways to Be More Optimistic

We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky feeling sluggish thanks to a one hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head s Read More >

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More Transparency at FDA Needed

As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has created a Blueprint for Transparency at the agency to advance the de Read More >

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Constipation

How to Stop Constipation with Adjustments to Your Diet

Constipation is one of the most common digestive complaints, affecting around 42 million people in the U.S, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Thi Read More >

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Men's Health

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Are Safe, Possibly Beneficial After Heart Attack

Men who filled prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs in the years following a heart attack had a substantially lower risk of dying or being hospitalized for heart failure than men who did no Read More >

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Brain Health

The Aging Brain

The brain changes as we get older, but not everyone’s brain changes the same way. The experts from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) explain how our brain functions and what we might expect a Read More >

Living Well

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Sex

Americans Are Having Sex Less Often

While the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn’t necessarily mean people are having more of it.

According to a study done at San Diego State University a Read More >

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Money Matters

You Can Still Cut Your 2016 Tax Bill

It’s not too late to slash your 2016 income taxes.

Contribute to your Health Savings Account by April 18.  HSA Contributions reduce your taxable income dollar-for-dollar. To be eligible, Read More >

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Money Matters

Afraid of a Hefty Long-Term Care Bill?

Even as aging Americans revel in the splendor of their well-earned retirements they still harbor plenty of worries, such as outliving their savings.

Near the top of the worry list is the fea Read More >

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Money Matters

Teaching Money Lessons to Kids Who Don't Have It Tough

The hardest thing about upward mobility – the so-called American dream – is attaining it.

Perhaps the second hardest thing is this: Once you’ve risen from a hardscrabble upbringing and Read More >

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Hair

Toward a Safer Permanent Hair Dye

Coloring hair has become a common practice, particularly for people who want to hide their graying locks. But according to a release from the American Chemical Society, an ingredient in many of tod Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Getting Kids to Use The School Salad Bar

Although salad bars are increasingly part of school lunches, there’s still a problem in getting kids to use them. The solution, according to one researcher: Market them like a product.

Bri Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

We’ve all been there: The mere sight of the Starbucks logo makes us crave a caramel latte. Ditto craving a chocolate-glazed treat when driving by Dunkin Donuts.

These, along with dozens if Read More >

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Healthy Eating for Families

March is National Nutrition Month–a time to shed some light on our food choices and how we can develop some sound eating and physical activity habits. Health professionals seem to agree that Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Best Heart-Healthy Food Choices

Experts affiliated with the nonprofit Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have recommended whole food, plant-based eating patterns for optimal heart health.

The recommend Read More >

Fitness

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Enjoy the Gym at Any Age

You’re ready to get fitter and you’d like to go to the gym. But, you think, aren’t fitness facilities strictly for younger people? The answer is no, according to experts from Go4Life, the sen Read More >

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Exercise

Whole Body Vibration Has the Same Health Benefits as Walking

A daily dose of whole body vibration, such as time on a treadmill or a vibrating platform, reduces body fat and insulin resistance and improves muscle and bone strength. That is the finding of rese Read More >

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Exercise

Interval Training Helps Stave off Old Age

It’s often repeated but true: Exercise keeps you healthy. It boosts your immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps you sleep, maintains your muscle tone, and extends your healthy lifespan. R Read More >

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Getting into Exercise Again

Flu? Out-of-town guests? The experts at Go4Life, a division of the National Institutes on Aging, know that while many things can interrupt your physical activity routine, you can start again and be Read More >

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Health & Fitness

Yes, I Did! My First Race

My phone rang on a chilly December afternoon; it was my sister reminding me to register for a 5K (3.1-mile) race that was being held in Atlanta in late January.

I don’t like to run. Her re Read More >

Family

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Parenting

Parenthood Linked to Longer Life, Especially for Men

Parenthood is associated with a longer life than childlessness, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline. That’s the finding of research published online in March Read More >

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Pets

Best Car Accessories for Pet Owners

According to the ASPCA, 37 to 47 percent of all U.S. households have a dog, and 30 to 37 percent have a cat. Meanwhile, the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that more than 90 percent of all U.S. househ Read More >

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Pets

How to Safely Drive with a Pet in Your Car

Just a few decades ago, it was considered perfectly acceptable for adults to travel in cars without wearing seat belts and for young kids to ride without the safety and support of car seats. These Read More >

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Pets

Keep Calm and Measure Cats' Blood Pressure!

The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of International Cat Care, is highlighting some concerns about high blood pressure in our feline companions. Hypertensio Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Only 1/3 of Parents Think They Are Doing a Good Job Helping Kids Eat Healthy

If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it’s easier said than done, you’re not alone.

Nearly all parents agree with the importance of healthy Read More >

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