Don’t Sugar Coat It

Eating too much sugar not only adds inches to your waistline, but also fuels inflammation, which is a major cause of many chronic diseases. Sugar comes in a number of different forms – including refined sugar (sucrose), naturally occurring fructose found in fresh fruit, and man-made high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, used…

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I’m still IN HERE

As we age, we all have times when we struggle to find a word or forget where we parked our car. These “senior moments” are considered a normal part of aging. But if you’re noticing a marked increase in your forgetfulness or difficulty solving familiar tasks on a consistent basis, it could…

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The Skinny on Fat

For decades, we’ve been told big fat lies: if you want to lose weight, don’t eat fat. But the latest research shows the opposite may be true. Adding healthy fats to your diet may help prevent overeating, promote better brain function and improve your overall health. “A big misconception is…

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Slow Motion

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than the misery of motion sickness. But following a few travel tips and packing the proper medication can make for a more enjoyable trip. Although the exact cause of motion sickness is unknown, many experts believe it occurs when the brain receives conflicting sensory messages.…

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Sitting Too Long

Sitting for hours at a time can cut years off your life and increase your risk for a number of chronic diseases, says Dr. Michael Jensen, endocrinologist and researcher at Mayo Clinic, who has been involved in sedentary behavior research for more than a decade. A plethora of studies have…

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Tips for Avoiding Sitting Disease

Integrating more movement into your day can help you reap big health benefits. Grace DeSimone, national director of group fitness for Plus One Health Management, offers the following tips: Set a timer or an electronic calendar to remind you to get up every hour and move around. Whenever you talk…

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, originating in India more than 5,000 years ago. In the last decade, it has become increasingly popular, and many of its treatments are showing up in spas and clinics across the country. The goal of Ayurveda is to bring…

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Health Buzz

Older adults can cut their risk of falling by nearly one-third by participating in balance and strength training exercises, according to a University of Sydney study. More than 300 men and women, age 70 and older participated in the study and all of them had fallen at least twice in…

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Here Comes the Sun

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, caused primarily from ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure or indoor tanning. About 9,500 Americans are expected to die this year from melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. One or more blistering sunburns before the age of 18 more than doubles…

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Travel Health

If you’re heading overseas, you’ll need more than a passport and a sturdy set of luggage. To ensure a safe trip abroad, plan ahead for vaccinations, medical exams and supplemental health insurance. The first step – before booking your flight – is to check for travel warnings. The U.S. Department…

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