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Should I Workout when I Have a Cold?

Should I Workout when I Have a Cold?

We tend to talk a lot about motivation in fitness—tricks and inspiration to get us out for that run or to the gym. But with all this encouragement to exercise, we also need to remember that some days we need a break. Illness, even a touch of a cold, can be one of [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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Mexican Meatball Soup

Mexican Meatball Soup

Turkey meatballs and black beans add a healthy punch of protein to this soup packed with bright, Mexican flavors. Meatballs 1 pound ground turkey breast 2 egg whites ¼ cup corn meal 2 tablespoons non fat milk ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon cumin Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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No Laughing Matter: Stress Urinary Incontinence

No Laughing Matter: Stress Urinary Incontinence

By Elizabeth E. Houser, MD The familiar adage Laughter is the best medicine is true for most people. But for women suffering from the involuntary loss of urine, called urinary incontinence, laughter can be devastating because it can cause embarrassing events such as a urine leakage accident in public. As the [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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Get the Most from Your Skin Care Products

Get the Most from Your Skin Care Products

The sequence in which you apply skin care products influences their effectiveness. By Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD Founding Director, Skin of Color Center St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals Consumers often spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year on skin care products in an effort to improve the look of [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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Menopause Makeover

Menopause Makeover

Menopause can offer positive changes that enhance your life. By Cheretta A. Clerkley If you are approaching mid­dle age, chances are good you’re thinking about menopause. Menopause is the term used to describe the end of menstruation; a woman is consid­ered menopausal when she has not had a period in 12 months. (Meno­pause is [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding Words to Describe an Invisible Illness

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding Words to Describe an Invisible Illness

You look good but feel bad. How do you explain RA to others when you don’t look sick? By D.Z. Stone Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful, chronic inflammatory disease that can damage joints throughout the body but often has little impact on patients’ outer appearance— leaving them looking healthy but feeling [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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Use Your Head To Soothe Your Body

Use Your Head To Soothe Your Body

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 called visualization. Think of visualization as a virtual vacation. By imagining—or visualizing— a safe, pleasant, calm place, you can whisk away worries. “It [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

By Michael Finkelstein, MD Whether we suffer from common ail­ments like in­somnia, high cholesterol, and allergies or chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and fibromy­algia, our health challenges interfere with our ability to enjoy our lives. The specifics of our respective health challenges affect our lives in differ­ent ways and to [...]

Posted on: January 28, 2015

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