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Make Heart Health a Habit

| February 1, 2012
Make Heart Health a Habit

By Gayle Mensch Replace bad habits with good ones for long-lasting results February is Heart Healthy Month. Unless you live on your own private island, you can’t miss the hoopla. From “Go Red for Women” Day on Feb. 3 focusing on women’s heart health to National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6 to National Heart […]

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Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

| January 1, 2012
Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

–  Throw the diet out the door  – By Sandra Meineke It’s that time again. Time for New Year’s resolutions and holiday regret. The two go hand-in-hand. You ate too much. Again. You do it every year. Just when you were doing so well on your diet-of-the-month, Thanksgiving came along. Then Christmas and the New […]

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The Eyes Have It!

| January 1, 2012
The Eyes Have It!

Take years off your appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery By Judy Latta Your eyes are probably your most prominent facial feature. They communicate to others — sometimes incorrectly — information about you, your mood and your feelings. Do your eyes convey attentiveness and vitality or do they express weariness? Droopy eyelids and/or bags under your […]

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Urinary Tract Infection

| November 1, 2011
Urinary Tract Infection

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention By Judy Latta Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection of the body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that UTIs account for about 8.3 million physician visits each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, a urinary tract infection begins in your urinary […]

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Getting Back to Normal What to do when your back is out of whack

| October 1, 2011
Getting Back to Normal  What to do when your back is out of whack

By Cheryl Alexander Our spine is our support, our source of motion, the information highway for our nervous system, and our tool for walking, bending and sitting. Yet until we have a problem, our spines are often taken for granted. I teach Bikram Yoga part-time, and when I was in teacher training, Bikram would remind […]

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Recover Your Smile and Confidence

| September 1, 2011
Recover Your Smile and Confidence

Dental veneers can jump start your new attitude Do talking and smiling make you feel self-conscious due to discolored, uneven, broken or gapped teeth? Do you feel that your confidence would greatly improve if you could repair your smile? If so, dental veneers may be the answer that will provide the life-changing difference you are […]

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Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

| July 1, 2011
Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

By Judy Latta With the arrival of summer, many of us look forward to lazy days at the beach, lounging by the pool, gardening, summer sports and other outdoor activities.  Not only do these outings in the sunshine make us feel vibrant and healthy, they can also provide us with a beautiful bronze suntan. The […]

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Lose the Belly Blues

| June 1, 2011
Lose the Belly Blues

By Elizabeth Anthony You’ve dieted and cleansed, pushed up and squatted down, sucked in and sucked up, yet you still don’t have the taut tummy you desire and deserve. Most of us strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen, but sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to help us achieve our goals. Even individuals […]

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Belly Fat in Men: Why Weight Loss Matters

| June 1, 2011
Belly Fat in Men: Why Weight Loss Matters

Each year the Men’s Health Network designates the week leading up to Father’s Day as National Men’s Health Week. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Celebrated this year on June 13-19, Men’s Health Week […]

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Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

| May 1, 2011
Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps to safeguarding your vision. May is Healthy Vision Month, as designated by the National Institutes of Health. The American Optometric […]

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The Power to Heal

| April 1, 2011
The Power to Heal

Cancer remains a leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than a half-million Amer­icans annually.  Globally, about 13 percent of all deaths are due to cancer, according to the World Health Organization — 7.6 million in 2005, and an estimated 84 million by 2015. Much of the reduction in cancer occurrence has […]

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The Choice is Clear – Invisible Aligners For Teeth

| March 1, 2011
The Choice is Clear – Invisible Aligners For Teeth

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE IS WITHIN REACH Aside from detracting from your appearance, misaligned teeth also affect your confidence level. However, because of the constraints and consequences associated with traditional braces, many people, both teens and adults, opt to do nothing to correct the problems with their teeth. If this is the case with you or your child, then now […]

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Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year

| February 1, 2011
Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year

Everyone wants a great smile, but not everyone is blessed with naturally straight, pearly white teeth. Today, there is an array of solutions for these dental issues, from braces, to bleaching, to veneers.

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Putting Your Best Face Forward

| January 1, 2011
Putting Your Best Face Forward

Graceful aging means exploring your options Whether we like it or not, graceful aging requires maintenance. While some folks are genetically predisposed to great skin that doesn’t seem to sag or wrinkle, and others have carefully avoided the sun, let’s face it (pun intended), most of us will eventually wonder why those expensive creams and […]

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Nagged by a Fleshy Neck?

| December 1, 2010
Nagged by a Fleshy Neck?

Transform sagging skin into a swan-like neckline Recently during a conversation with a few women friends of mine, the topic turned to our on-going aesthetic treatments and wish lists for future work to enhance and maintain our beauty. The general consensus was that although most of us are pretty satisfied with our general appearance, we […]

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Making Friends with Food

| November 1, 2010
Making Friends with Food

A nutritionist can help you cook for better health Many advances in modern medicine have occurred over the past hundred years or so, but some of the greatest advances in the recent past have been in the relationship between nutrition and the human body. Nature’s ability to heal us has always been available. However, because […]

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Looking for Relief

| October 1, 2010
Looking for Relief

A woman’s hormonal balance is unique in that it changes daily, weekly, and throughout their lifetime. Many women enjoy the notion of no longer having menstrual cycles each month, but with that comes a slew of symptoms associated with menopause. Hot flashes, headaches, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, and several other symptoms are the downside of entering […]

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Sports & Fitness Injuries

| August 1, 2010
Sports & Fitness Injuries

While exercise is wonderful for health, people who exercise do run the risk of injury. Although exercise rarely triggers serious heart problems, they must be the first concern for everyone who works out. To protect yourself, get a check-up before you start a serious exercise program. Listen to your body for warning symptoms, such as […]

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Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

| August 1, 2010
Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now Body’s largest organ takes major impact While most Americans are keenly aware of the potentially deadly health consequences of cigarette smoking on the heart and lungs, many smokers don’t realize the effects that smoking can have on the health of their skin. “The skin […]

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Beyond Brushing

| August 1, 2010
Beyond Brushing

Responsible oral health care goes beyond brushing to include the state of your gums, which are actually tissues that receive and transmit blood back to the heart. Any bacteria in your mouth may find its way to other tissues, your heart and internal organs via your circulatory system. Numerous studies have proven a direct link […]

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