• Symptoms of Depression

    Symptoms of Depression

    Spotting the Signs of Depression Common symptoms of depression include guilt, irritability, and having a feeling of sadness that won’t go away. Being in a “blue mood” sometimes is a normal part of life. If you lose a loved one or are laid off from your job, it is natural to be sad. When you have depression symptoms because

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  • Rosemary-Apple Bread

    Rosemary-Apple Bread

    Want tasty bread with one-third less fat than typical loafs? This recipe uses rosemary, an herb that can soothe muscles and possibly boost long-term memory. With only 95 calories per slice, there’s no guilt in eating this delicious bread. Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 package quick-rise yeast

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to

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  • Healthy Fall Living

    Healthy Fall Living

    Crisp fall weather is made for physical activity — walking, running, biking, swimming are all fair game. They’re excellent forms of aerobic exercise, which means they give the heart a good workout. Even when life is ultra-hectic, it’s important to plan for exercise. Exercise helps control blood pressure, and it helps your heart function optimally

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  • Fall Allergies: Seasonal Tips to End the Itch

    Fall Allergies: Seasonal Tips to End the Itch

    Every fall, you’re suddenly sneezing, coughing. Could it be fall allergies? It’s certainly a possibility. Ragweed blooms profusely this time of year. Those lovely, falling leaves become moldy, rotting vegetation after they hit the ground. And no surprise it turns out many people are sensitive to both ragweed pollen and mold. Dust mites can also

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  • September is Prostate Awareness Month

    September is Prostate Awareness Month

    Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. Though all men should get a PSA test after the age of 50, some may need one sooner, if they have certain prostate cancer risk factors, which include: • Family history: Having a father or brother

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  • How to Boost Your Metabolism With Exercise

    How to Boost Your Metabolism With Exercise

    Your next workout could set you up for a speedier metabolism. Your metabolism includes all the things your body does to turn food into energy and keep you going. Some people have a faster metabolism than others. Some things that affect whether your metabolism is speedy or sluggish include things you don’t control, like your

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  • 7 steps to better sleep

    7 steps to better sleep

    Feeling crabby lately? Or simply worn out? Perhaps the solution is better sleep. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep — from pressure at work and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as layoffs, relationship issues or illnesses. It’s no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive.   Although

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  • Top 5 Back-to-School Health Tips for Moms

    Top 5 Back-to-School Health Tips for Moms

    After a long summer break, it’s time for the kids to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. But as you get adjusted to the first month of school, it’s a good idea to take a couple of precautionary measures to set them up for a safe, healthy year.

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  • How much should the average adult exercise every day?

    How much should the average adult exercise every day?

    For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out

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  • 10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    One of the best ways to stay on the move is with preventive health care. Key screenings and tests can help your doctor find medical problems early — before they cause bigger problems that make them more complicated to treat.1. Blood pressure check. High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, a stroke, and eye and kidney problems — without you even knowing your blood pressure is high. That’s why it’s

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  • How to Make Hydration a Habit

    How to Make Hydration a Habit

    Summer is here and with temperatures rising its really important to stay hydrated. Many people are so busy that they barely have time to eat, let alone pause for a water break, and you may find you often go hours and hours without quenching your thirst. But staying hydrated has real advantages, including helping you maintain your energy and focus so you

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