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Is a Vegetarian Diet Better for Your Health?

Is a Vegetarian Diet Better for Your Health?

When it comes to diet and nutrition, there’s no end of advice—often conflicting and confusing. One particularly common area of debate is vegetarian versus non-vegetarian diet. Those following a plant-based diet claim benefits ranging from weight-loss to cancer prevention, while meat-eaters praise protein for benefits including increased muscle, strength, and energy. [...]

Posted on: May 1, 2015

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Is there Benefit to Annual Physical Exams?

Is there Benefit to Annual Physical Exams?

Many of us have grown up with the annual physical as a staple of routine medical care—in sickness and in health. Whether you’ve faithfully gotten these yearly exams or not, you may recognize regular checkups as a standard guideline for maintaining good health. This practice, however, is now coming into question, [...]

Posted on: April 23, 2015

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A Better Breakfast

A Better Breakfast

By Maryann Hammers You’ve heard it a million times: Start your day off right with a nutritious breakfast. Your mama told you; doctors and dietitians agree. “Skipping breakfast, or making it carb- or sugar-heavy, sets you up for cravings and crashes and low energy later on,” says Mary Purdy, a registered [...]

Posted on: April 10, 2015

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Glued to Your Phone? Three Good Reasons to Step Away.

Glued to Your Phone? Three Good Reasons to Step Away.

By Maryann Hammers Justine Beauregard and her husband were sitting on the couch, watching television. Quality time together, right? Justine thought so — until her husband glanced at her, clearly annoyed. “Are you planning on spending time with me, or will you be on your phone all night?” he asked. “ [...]

Posted on: March 31, 2015

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Vein Disease: It Is Time to Listen to Your Legs

Vein Disease: It Is Time to Listen to Your Legs

By Domenic A. Zambuto, MD Vein Clinics of America Vein disease is more common than you may think. More than half of all women will develop varicose vein disease over the course of their lifetime. Varicose veins occur when some of the deeper surface veins of the leg no longer function [...]

Posted on: May 1, 2015

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Serious Medical Diagnosis? Start Here.

Serious Medical Diagnosis? Start Here.

If you or a loved one is facing a serious health issue, asking the right questions and getting the vital information you need are key. By Elisabeth Schuler Russell Founder and President, Patient Navigator LLC   My journey through the complexities of the US medical system began in 1998, when my two-year old daughter was [...]

Posted on: May 1, 2015

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Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Two experts in breast cancer rehabilitation share their insight into the benefit of this safe, effective form of exercise. By Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT, CPI, CET, and Ann Marie Turo, OTR/L  Why Pilates For Breast Cancer? Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that engages the mind, body, and spirit. The various [...]

Posted on: May 1, 2015

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A Retreat Renews

A Retreat Renews

Hotel spa experiences cater to women stress reduction and overall wellness. By Diana Price  You have done the research. You have made a plan. Tickets are purchased and rooms are booked. You are on your way. Vacation starts now. In this scenario, what is your goal for what happens next? If your [...]

Posted on: May 1, 2015

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Smart Food

Smart Food

A new cookbook provides insight into how food can enhance brain health, along with a host of tasty recipes built around a “culinary pharmacy.” By Diana Price For chef and author Rebecca Katz, the issue of brain health has personal significance; in the introduction to The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big- Flavor Recipes to [...]

Posted on: May 1, 2015

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