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When it comes to treating sexual dysfunction, men have a wide range of medications available to them, but women haven’t been as lucky. Last summer marks the first time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat female sexual dysfunction. Addyi (flibanserin) is designed for premenopausal…

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Herbs & Spices

Spices and herbs not only add flavor, color and aroma to food, but also vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Replacing salt with fragrant, tasty herbs and spices is also a simple way to cut your sodium intake. “You can naturally help to lower your blood pressure – whether you’re hypertensive or…

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Health Buzz

1. Taking calcium supplements has long been promoted as a way to prevent osteoporosis, but a recent German study suggests that consuming these supplements could significantly increase your risk of heart attack. Researchers speculate that excess calcium from supplements may be deposited in the arteries, contributing to plaque buildup and…

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Health Buzz

1 – Adopting a positive outlook on life can cut your risk of heart attack in half. A Harvard research review of more than 200 studies showed that being optimistic and satisfied with your life can decrease your chance of cardiovascular disease by 50 percent, regardless of your age, body…

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Health Buzz

Eating a high protein breakfast can help you feel full longer and reduce late-night snacking, according to researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia. They followed 20 overweight women between 18 and 20 years old over a six-day period and divided them into three groups. The first group ate a 350-calorie…

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Trust Your Gut

Taking probiotics has become an increasingly popular way to maintain a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are live microorganisms – known as good bacteria – that are available in food or dietary supplements. “Our intestinal tracts are lined with bacteria that are very important in our digestion, and we need good…

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Get Connected

Want to improve your health and add years to your life? Build positive, supportive relationships with your family, friends and community. “The more socially connected you are, the healthier you are and the longer you live,” says Debra Umberson, Ph.D., director of the Population Research Center and professor of sociology…

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Get Centered

When people hear the word yoga, they often think of the physical practice of stretching and strengthening the body through postures. Although this is the most popular form of yoga in the United States, it is only one of many ways to achieve a state of centeredness and inner peace.…

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Fueled by Food

Planning to go on a long run or play in a soccer tournament this weekend? What you eat before, during and after your workout can make a big difference in your performance, says Penny Wilson, Ph.D., registered dietitian at Ironman Sports Medicine Institute in Houston. “Your nutrition can really make…

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Fractured

Each year Americans break about two million bones as a result of osteoporosis, a “silent” disease that causes bones to become brittle and weak. Although anyone can have osteoporosis, your risk increases if you are Caucasian or Asian, have close family members with the disease, low body weight or are…

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