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‘Tis the (Flu) Season: What You Need to Know about the Flu Shot

‘Tis the (Flu) Season: What You Need to Know about the Flu Shot

With every fall comes brisk days, turning leaves, Halloween costumes, and—oh, yes—flu season. This unwelcome sign of the autumn season and coming winter tends to start around October, peak in January or February, and can last through May. You have a defense, however, against this seasonal bug: a flu shot. The [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Choosing Positive Thinking

Choosing Positive Thinking

    You’ve heard it said that your mind is like a muscle—to keep it sharp you need to exercise it. But just like your quadriceps, abdominals, or any other muscle, to keep your brain fit you need to exercise it properly. This means building on ways to make it [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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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: October 22, 2014

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Working Out with Weights? Tips for Keeping Your Low Back Safe

Working Out with Weights? Tips for Keeping Your Low Back Safe

We hear a lot about the benefits of weight-bearing activity for women, including weightlifting. We’re told that adding some heft to our exercise can help tone our bodies, increase fat-burning, and, importantly, slow bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. The secret to effective weightlifting, whatever your goals, is to performs these activities [...]

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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Finding Work -life Balance at Home

Finding Work -life Balance at Home

Work from home. It sounds so dreamy—until you try to do it and find that working from home is an interesting juggling act that doesn’t include a whole lot of balance. You may have had visions of long leisurely breakfasts and quality, uninterrupted work time in your pajamas—but the reality may [...]

Posted on: October 9, 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: October 31, 2014

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Living and Thriving with RA: “I’m So Tired of Being Tired.”

Living and Thriving with RA: “I’m So Tired of Being Tired.”

When you have rheumatoid arthritis, learning to manage your energy is a critical coping skill. By Lene Andersen Adapted from Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain You have just got­ten up from a full night’s sleep and feel exhausted. You drag yourself to work, and [...]

Posted on: October 31, 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: October 31, 2014

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Connecting On Campus for A Cure

Connecting On Campus for A Cure

Students, faculty, and staff come together to raise awareness of breast cancer. What happens when thou­sands of impassioned college students, faculty, staff, healthcare professionals, and breast cancer survivors team up with equally inspired top singers and songwriters dedicated to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer? In Fort Worth, [...]

Posted on: October 31, 2014

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Sugar: Not So Sweet for Your Heart

Sugar: Not So Sweet for Your Heart

If you need another reason to lay off the sugar, here it is: research has shown that a diet high in added sugar can increase your risk of dying from heart disease by as much as 38 percent. The brain is hardwired to crave sweets, but you can have too much [...]

Posted on: October 31, 2014

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