• Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating

    Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating

    With the holiday season upon us, food is everywhere. From festive holiday parties to dinners with friends and family, let’s face it, this time of year tends to center around food. And, it is perfectly OK to indulge on  occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating,

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  • 4 Impressive Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

    4 Impressive Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

    Not only is fall’s signature squash versatile enough to fit into all the above and more, it also packs some powerful healthy perks — like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie, that is. 1 Pumpkins Keep Eyesight Sharp A cup of cooked, mashed

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  • How Sleep Is Affected by Time Changes

    How Sleep Is Affected by Time Changes

    Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue — light — for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. In doing so, our internal clock becomes out of sync or mismatched with our current day-night cycle. How well we adapt to this depends on several things. In general, “losing”

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  • Happy Movember!

    Remember to get your prostate checked! During the month of November Kansas Medical Center and Wichita Urology are offering a FREE PSA screening. Please call 316-300-4000 to find out more. What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a gland located immediately below the bladder, in front of the bowels. It produces fluid that protects and

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  • Fall superfoods

    Fall superfoods

    The weather is getting cooler, but fall is the time to start eating some of these Fall superfoods and enjoy their health benefits! Apples Sweet or tart, apples are satisfying eaten raw or baked into a delicious dish. Just be sure to eat the skin—it contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. Health benefits include: Full of antioxidants 4

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  • 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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