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    • SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
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    Simple Swaps To Eat Less Salt

    If you think steering clear of potato chips, pretzels, and other savory snacks is the best way to trim salt from your diet, think again. Yes, those foods are salty — but they only rank no. 7 on the top 10 sources of sodium (a major component of salt) in the average American’s diet. The

    • SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
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    Understanding And Improving Core Strength

    When most people think about core strength, they think about an abdominal six-pack. While it looks good, this toned outer layer of abdominal musculature is not the same as a strong core. What is the “core” and why is core strength so important? The core is a group of muscles that stabilizes and controls the

    • SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
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    10 Superfoods To Boost A Healthy Diet!

    No single food — not even a superfood — can offer all the nutrition, health benefits, and energy we need to nourish ourselves. The 2015–2020 US Dietary Guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns, “combining healthy choices from across all food groups — while paying attention to calorie limits.” Over the years, research has shown that healthy

    • AUGUST 27, 2018
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    Synthetic Opioids Are Killing Us!!

    Many thanks to The Nib and Stats for this infogram!! You may access the original here.

    • AUGUST 23, 2018
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    Monitoring Blood Pressure At Home

    Stress, exercise, and even a few drinks the night before your doctor’s appointment can push your blood pressure up. So it’s often difficult to tell whether an unusually high reading at the doctor’s office means you have high blood pressure—or, if you have already been diagnosed with hypertension, that it’s worsening— or whether a work

    • AUGUST 16, 2018
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    Common Summer Skin Rashes

    Sunburn is a big risk in the summer. You know the rules: seek the shade, wear protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 30). But sunburn isn’t the only summer skin problem. Image: © LCOSMO/Getty Images Plant-related rashes Many people are allergic to urushiol, an oil found in poison

    • AUGUST 8, 2018
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    The Benefits of Green Tea!!

    If you want to maximize your brainpower and keep your memory razor sharp, there’s a cheap, miracle brew that you need because it’s a brain cell’s best friend. It’s a safe bet that no other beverage has been shown in scientific research to be as helpful to your thinking capacity as green tea. Most recently,

    • AUGUST 2, 2018
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    5 Ways To Boost Bone Strength!!

    The best prevention for bone-thinning osteoporosis begins early — during the first two decades of life, when you can most influence your peak bone mass by getting enough calcium and vitamin D and doing bone-strengthening exercise. If you are over age 20, there’s no need to be discouraged. It’s never too late to adopt bone-preserving

    • JULY 23, 2018
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    Depression – Common Medication Side Effect?

    Do you take medication for acid reflux, allergies, anxiety, birth control, blood pressure, or pain? If so, depression or suicidal thoughts may be listed as a side effect, and those side effects may occur far more often than we realized. At risk of depression and suicide A recent study published in JAMA found that people who take medications

    • JULY 17, 2018
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    Surprising Effects of Using Technology!

    You’ve mastered the art of texting, emailing, and web surfing on your smartphone and computer. But along with that digital prowess, you’ve picked up an unexpected side effect. “We get a number of patients who develop injuries from these activities,” says Dr. Tamara Rozental, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow disorders