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You Get What You Give

You Get What You Give

By Maryann Hammers Debbie Spina Piperno has degrees in Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering Science. She’s worked in cancer research and drug development. So when she volunteered as PTA president at her children’s elementary school, she put her impressive education, experience, and management skills to work. She organized science fairs, charity softball [...]

Posted on: July 29, 2015

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What’s Really Worth Buying at the Farmers’ Market?

What’s Really Worth Buying at the Farmers’ Market?

As farmers’ markets become more widespread, we hear a lot about the benefits of buying our food at these community events. To name a few: produce is local and therefore tends to be very fresh and hasn’t required extensive shipping resources; we’re supporting local growers and the local economy; and the [...]

Posted on: July 22, 2015

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Fitness for Real Life

Fitness for Real Life

By Maryann Hammers Is fitness measured by how many bicep curls you can do? Fitness experts say, “nope.” Rock-hard abs and sculpted shoulders won’t necessarily help you dig a hole, climb a ladder, or pull weeds. That explains the popularity surge of “functional fitness” — one of this year’s top fitness [...]

Posted on: July 14, 2015

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The Ups and Downs of Sharing Your Fitness Activity on Social Media

The Ups and Downs of Sharing Your Fitness Activity on Social Media

You can choose to participate in social media as much or as little as you like (or not all), but the fact remains: virtual communities are everywhere. They can even follow us on our runs, walks, and bike rides—tracking our progress, comparing our efforts to other users, and allowing us [...]

Posted on: July 1, 2015

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Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Five easy ways to achieve mind-body wellness. By Maryann Hammers Long-distance runner Beth Weinstein remembers a particularly grueling 50K trail race last year. “I was undertrained, tired, in tons of pain,” she recalls. “It was muddy and wet from heavy rain—many runners didn’t finish.” But Beth wasn’t about to give up. [...]

Posted on: July 29, 2015

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Eating Well to Keep Your GI Tract on Track

Eating Well to Keep Your GI Tract on Track

What and how you eat can make all the difference when it comes to digestive health. By Mia James The good news about digestive disorders— and, really, there is good news—is that many of them can be managed with dietary changes. And while giving up certain foods, increasing quantities of others, [...]

Posted on: July 29, 2015

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Cooking for a Cause

Cooking for a Cause

A celebrity chef puts her passion for food to work to educate people about a common health concern. By Diana Price   Here are just a few a of the hats that Sunny Anderson, celebrity cook and co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen , has worn in her career: US Air Force broadcaster, [...]

Posted on: July 14, 2015

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Reasons for Hope

Reasons for Hope

Advances in the management of colorectal cancer By Eleanor Mayfield Laura Hauser was 34, a busy mom of a five-year-old and a seven-year-old, with a full-time job and a business on the side. “When I saw my OBGYN for my annual checkup, I mentioned that I’d noticed blood in my stool,” [...]

Posted on: July 14, 2015

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Many Older Americans are at Risk of Malnutrition

Many Older Americans are at Risk of Malnutrition

By Mia James Much of what we read about nutrition in the news today tends to focus on weight loss and the need to cut calories. Research and tips abound about why we should stay slim and how we should do it. With this in mind, you might be surprised to [...]

Posted on: July 29, 2015

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