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Use Your Head to Soothe Your Body

Use Your Head to Soothe Your Body

By Maryann Hammers Stuck in a rut?  Overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed? You may be able to pull yourself out of a funk, reduce stress, and feel more centered with a simple mind-body technique call visualization. Think of visualization as a virtual vacation. By imagining — or visualizing — a safe, pleasant, calm [...]

Posted on: September 25, 2014

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End-of-Summer Skincare: Treating Sun Damage

End-of-Summer Skincare: Treating Sun Damage

Even with your best sun protection efforts and intentions, you may have gotten more exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays this summer than you’d like. Nothing frustrates those of us who know better than sunburn. But if you’re now surveying your skin for signs of damage, there is some good news: while [...]

Posted on: September 25, 2014

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Low Fat Versus Low Carb: Which Is Your Best Bet for Weight Loss?

Low Fat Versus Low Carb: Which Is Your Best Bet for Weight Loss?

As if losing weight weren’t hard enough, sometimes it feels like the experts keep changing the rules on us. In the past couple of decades, we’ve been to ditch the fat in favor of carbohydrates only to soon be warned the pasta and bread and like are the real reason for [...]

Posted on: September 25, 2014

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Foods that Ruin Your Mood

Foods that Ruin Your Mood

  By Maryann Hammers You’re having a rough day. So you treat yourself to candy, a cookie, or vending-machine snack. After all, you deserve a little comforting, right? Be prepared: Your bad day is about to get worse. And the bluer you are, the deeper you’re likely to compulsively dig [...]

Posted on: September 25, 2014

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Mexican Chicken Salad with Honey-lime Vinaigrette

Mexican Chicken Salad with Honey-lime Vinaigrette

This fresh take on the Mexican salad is bursting with fresh flavors of lime and cilantro. Ingredients Salad 3 grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced (or 1 lb. medium grilled shrimp) 2 large orange or red bell peppers 1 head romaine, washed, shredded 2 large, firm-ripe tomatoes, cored, cut into ¼-inch dice 1 small [...]

Posted on: September 18, 2014

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Get the Glow

Get the Glow

Pregnancy can sometimes cause acne to flair, but a good skin care routine and safe, effective treatment can provide relief. By Jonette Elizabeth Keri, MD, PhD, FAAD Associate Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Chief of Dermatology, Miami Veterans Administration Hospital Many [...]

Posted on: September 26, 2014

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Advice for Travelers with Rheumatoid Arthritis: It Is All in the Planning

Advice for Travelers with Rheumatoid Arthritis: It Is All in the Planning

By D. Z. Stone Social Media and Editorial Director CreakyJoints Relax—take a vacation. It is advice that’s often easier said than done. Travel can be stressful in the best of circumstances. So how can someone with a chronic illness such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manage to travel and actually enjoy the [...]

Posted on: September 26, 2014

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Is Your Relationship Haunted?

Is Your Relationship Haunted?

Understanding how past experiences can influence the tone and the prog­ress of your current relationship can help you share and grow. By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Have you ever noticed that weather has an ef­fect on your mood? Many of us feel happier or more cheerful on sunny days, [...]

Posted on: September 26, 2014

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Dining Out the Smart Way

Dining Out the Smart Way

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition California Health & Longevity Institute Eating out is a way of life for most of us. In fact, many of us are eating at least 50 percent of our meals away from home. We do it for con­venience, for pleasure, and out of [...]

Posted on: September 26, 2014

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NSAIDs: How Safe Is this Medicine Cabinet Staple?

NSAIDs: How Safe Is this Medicine Cabinet Staple?

Your medicine cabinet is likely stocked with at least one variety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—common pain reliev­ers such as aspirin and ibuprofen that you reach for when you have a headache or sore muscles. As pop­ular as these drugs are, however, many of us don’t fully understand their risks. According [...]

Posted on: September 26, 2014

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