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“B” Is for “Bone Health: Vitamin B Might Help Keep Your Bones Strong

“B” Is for “Bone Health: Vitamin B Might Help Keep Your Bones Strong

Calcium-rich foods aren’t the only thing you can eat to keep your bones strong. Research suggests that vitamin B might also help you maintain bone health. Over the years research has taught us that we can help keep our bones strong as we age with weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich [...]

Posted on: May 21, 2015

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The Dawn of Biosimilars: FDA Grants First Approval

The Dawn of Biosimilars: FDA Grants First Approval

A new class of drugs called biosimilars is becoming available to consumers. Though these medications are very similar to already available drugs known as biologics, biosimilars are just now beginning to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In fact, the FDA just granted the first biosimilar approval to [...]

Posted on: May 14, 2015

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Walking Workouts: The Softer—Yet Effective—Side of Interval Training

Walking Workouts: The Softer—Yet Effective—Side of Interval Training

Interval-style workouts are undeniably a current fitness craze. Whether you’re a professional athlete looking for an edge over the competition or a recreational exerciser looking to maintain your weight and promote overall health, intervals, or short bouts of intense activity alternated with recovery, are often recommended. Potential benefits of pushing yourself [...]

Posted on: May 7, 2015

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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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Roadmap to Healthy Aging: Dental Health

Roadmap to Healthy Aging: Dental Health

By Lynn Kiangsoontra, DDS Prosthodontist and Assistant Clinical Professor,  Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco Are There Oral Health Issues Specific To Women? Women tend to experience more changes to their gums throughout their life compared with men due to changes in hormone levels. Also, [...]

Posted on: May 21, 2015

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Growth Through Change

Growth Through Change

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM I remember years ago my father said to me, “The only thing constant in life is change.” We change with each breath we take and with every moment we live. In fact, your body is not the same as it was when you started [...]

Posted on: May 21, 2015

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Working Out With Weights?

Working Out With Weights?

Tips for Keeping Your Lower Back Safe By Mia James We hear a lot about the benefits of weight-bearing activity for women, including weightlifting. We are told that add­ing some heft to our exercise routine can help tone our bodies, increase fat burning, and, importantly, slow bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. The [...]

Posted on: May 21, 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 21, 2015

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The Not-So-Sweet Health Risks of Sugar Substitutes

The Not-So-Sweet Health Risks of Sugar Substitutes

By Mia James Many of us have embraced a real-is-better philosophy when it comes to food. We are choosing butter over marga­rine, natural beef and chicken over processed meats, and fresh vegeta­bles over canned. The same gener­ally goes for our choice of sweeten­ers, as honey, cane, and fruit-based sugars like date [...]

Posted on: May 21, 2015

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