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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Age of High-Tech Housekeeping

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Age of High-Tech Housekeeping

By D.Z. Stone The pain and mobility issues that accompany a chronic illness such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can make perform­ing household chores extremely difficult. The good news: As home design is modernized and technolo­gies evolve in this era of robotics and microfibers, house cleaning is get­ting easier. Add to these [...]

Posted on: April 23, 2015

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10 Tips for Mental Health

10 Tips for Mental Health

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that approxi­mately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. That is more than one in every four adults, and it does not count [...]

Posted on: April 23, 2015

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Symptom Relief with Complementary Therapies

Symptom Relief with Complementary Therapies

By Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD  Among the most common symptoms of cancer and its treatment are pain, depres­sion, and fatigue. All too frequently, patients do not feel that such symp­toms are best, or even adequately, managed by conventional approaches alone. Various complementary therapies can help. Sometimes a single modality, such as [...]

Posted on: April 23, 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: April 23, 2015

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Run for a Cause

Run for a Cause

Nonprofit organizations continue to serve their mission and participants’ wellness through endurance event team building. By Diana Price  Peer-to-peer fundraising through endurance ath­letic events is booming. The model is a win-win for nonprofit organiza­tions facing an increasingly com­petitive fundraising climate and for event participants eager to support their favorite causes while accom­plishing [...]

Posted on: April 23, 2015

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