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  • Tips To Get More Sleep

    Tips To Get More Sleep

    Oftentimes undervalued, sleep is an essential feature of many facets of our health and well-being, especially for us, fitness freak, sleep is the best recovery after workout you can get! From improving our motivation and levels of concentration to helping support our immune and cardiovascular health; getting quality sleep every night is very important. Unfortunately

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  • What Is Psoriasis?

    What Is Psoriasis?

    Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. How is psoriasis diagnosed and treated? Psoriasis often has a typical appearance that a primary care doctor can recognize, but it can be confused with other skin diseases (like eczema), so a dermatologist (skin doctor) is often the best doctor

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  • How to Support a Loved One Through Cancer

    How to Support a Loved One Through Cancer

    You might not always say and do the right thing, and that’s OK. Supporting a friend in a crisis has always been something I feel comes naturally to me, but when a close friend was diagnosed with cancer, my confidence faltered. I’d always considered myself a good listener, and a kind person with an encouraging

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  • 5 Gentle Back Pain Stretches For Seniors

    5 Gentle Back Pain Stretches For Seniors

    Overview Back pain is the second most common reason for doctor’s office visits, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Back pain can be due to arthritis, carrying around extra weight, poor posture, and even physiological stress. In fact, the ACA states that most cases of back pain are mechanical, meaning the pain is not due

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  • Coping With A Diagnosis Of Chronic Illness

    Coping With A Diagnosis Of Chronic Illness

    Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer, or arthritis can come as a blow. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer, or arthritis can come as a blow. It’s normal to experience a range

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  • Can Older Adults Develop Food Allergies?

    Can Older Adults Develop Food Allergies?

    Most food allergies start in childhood, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Protect yourself by staying proactive and informed. Food allergies are a big topic among children and their parents, but they’re something that should be on your radar too. Today, nearly 15 million Americans have at least one food allergy. And according

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  • Is It Time for Physical Therapy?

    Is It Time for Physical Therapy?

    You stretch, you run, you lift, you exercise every day, yet something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe it’s a nagging pain or stiffness in your joints that won’t go away. Whatever the problem, maybe it’s time to see a physical therapist. “We help with motion — whether that’s in sport, in activities, or at work,” says Mary

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  • The 13 Most Common Cancer Types

    The 13 Most Common Cancer Types

    Of over 200 different types of cancers that have been identified, the cancer diagnosed with the greatest frequency in the United States (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers) is breast cancer. The next most common — ‘common’ being measured as 40,000 cases or more per year (2018) — are lung cancer and prostate cancer. The list of the 13 most common cancers, with

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  • What Causes High Cholesterol?

    What Causes High Cholesterol?

    The most common cause of high cholesterol is an unhealthy lifestyle. This can include: – Unhealthy eating habits, such as eating a lot of unhealthy fats. One type, saturated fat, is found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and processed and fried foods. Another type, trans fat, is found in some fried and

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  • What Are The Benefits Of Flu Vaccination?

    What Are The Benefits Of Flu Vaccination?

    There are many reasons to get an influenza (flu) vaccine each year. Flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu and its potentially serious complications. Below is a summary of the benefits of flu vaccination and selected scientific studies that support these benefits. Flu vaccination can keep you from

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