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  • Early warning signs of Alzheimer's

    Early warning signs of Alzheimer's

    Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases.More >>
    Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases.More >>
  • Understanding Celiac disease

    Understanding Celiac disease

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Celiac disease can be difficult to diagnose because it affects people differently. There are about 300 known symptoms which may occur in the digestive system or other parts of the body.More >>
    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Celiac disease can be difficult to diagnose because it affects people differently. There are about 300 known symptoms which may occur in the digestive system or other parts of the body.More >>
  • Protecting yourself from the sun's harmful rays

    Protecting yourself from the sun's harmful rays

    Having a golden tan may look great in the summer, but it has the potential to cause serious problems, such as melanoma, down the road.More >>
    Having a golden tan may look great in the summer, but it has the potential to cause serious problems, such as melanoma, down the road.
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  • Avoiding Lyme Disease

    Avoiding Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.More >>
    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.
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  • Avoiding the winter blues

    Avoiding the winter blues

    The "winter blues" can include mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that many people experience during the winter months. Here are some tips to help prevent the blues.More >>
    The "winter blues" can include mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that many people experience during the winter months. Here are some tips to help prevent the blues.More >>
  • Staying well during the holiday season

    Staying well during the holiday season

    The holidays are a special time brimming with festive parties, family gatherings, and an overabundance of delicious food. Here are some tips to stay healthy and well during the most wonderful time of year.More >>
    The holidays are a special time brimming with festive parties, family gatherings, and an overabundance of delicious food. Here are some tips to stay healthy and well during the most wonderful time of year.More >>
  • Aching Joints and Weather

    Aching Joints and Weather

    Have you ever heard someone say, "A storm must be coming…I can feel it in my bones." Is that an "old wives tale" or can aching joints actually predict weather changes?More >>
    Have you ever heard someone say, "A storm must be coming…I can feel it in my bones." Is that an "old wives tale" or can aching joints actually predict weather changes?More >>
  • The many benefits of yoga

    The many benefits of yoga

    When you think about yoga, do you imagine having to stretch yourself into a pretzel like an Olympic gymnast? You might be worried that you're "too old" or "too out of shape" to even give it a try.More >>
    When you think about yoga, do you imagine having to stretch yourself into a pretzel like an Olympic gymnast? You might be worried that you're "too old" or "too out of shape" to even give it a try.More >>
  • Training for a successful marathon

    Training for a successful marathon

    You need to train both physically and mentally for the big day. It can seem overwhelming to think about the miles of pavement you'll be pounding, so it's good to approach your training on a day-by-day basis.More >>
    I may not be a marathon expert, but I do know you need to train both physically and mentally for the big day. It can seem overwhelming to think about the miles of pavement you'll be pounding, so it's good to approach your training on a day-by-day basis.More >>
  • Why Aren't I Sleeping?

    Why Aren't I Sleeping?

    Does this scenario sound familiar? It's two o'clock in the morning and you're tossing and turning in bed, wondering when…if ever...you're going to get to sleep.
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    Does this scenario sound familiar? It's two o'clock in the morning and you're tossing and turning in bed, wondering when…if ever...you're going to get to sleep. To make matters worse, this is the third night this week you've had this problem and the lack of sleep is beginning to take its toll.More >>
  • The Heartache of Heartburn

    The Heartache of Heartburn

    We've all gone through it. You go to the all-you-can-eat taco bar, and about a half-hour later, you feel like you have a three-alarm fire burning in your stomach.More >>
    We've all gone through it. You go to the all-you-can-eat taco bar, and about a half-hour later, you feel like you have a three-alarm fire burning in your stomach. Occasional heartburn is common and usually isn't anything to worry about. However, you should talk to your doctor about persistent or severe heartburn because this could be the symptom of a more serious problem.More >>
  • Stress – It’s a Fact of Life

    Stress – It’s a Fact of Life

    There's no getting around it: life can be stressful. Sometimes you feel like you just can't handle any more stress.More >>
    There's no getting around it: life can be stressful. The phone keeps ringing; your kids need to be in three different places at once; and your boss just gave you an unworkable deadline. Sometimes you feel like you just can't handle any more stress.More >>
  • What you need to know about frostbite

    What you need to know about frostbite

    By: Larry Studt, M.D., Occupational Health & Medicine Program, Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Hospitals We've had a lot of bone-chilling temperatures so far this winter. Staying outside for a prolonged periodMore >>
    We've had a lot of bone-chilling temperatures so far this winter. Staying outside for a prolonged period of time in sub-freezing weather could bring on a case of frostbite. Frostbite can affect any part of the body, but your fingers, toes, nose, ears, chin and cheeks are the most vulnerable.More >>
  • Should I Take a Multi-Vitamin?

    Should I Take a Multi-Vitamin?

    I often hear people lament, "I don't have time to eat healthy." Then they usually follow that up by asking, "Should I take a multi-vitamin?"More >>
    I often hear people lament, "I don't have time to eat healthy." Then they usually follow that up by asking, "Should I take a multi-vitamin?"More >>
  • Does a Glass of Red Wine Really Keep the Doctor Away?

    Does a Glass of Red Wine Really Keep the Doctor Away?

    If you enjoy a good glass of Merlot with your evening meal, you probably welcome the news stories that say a glass of wine at night is good for your heart. But is this truth or fiction?More >>
    If you enjoy a good glass of Merlot with your evening meal, you probably welcome the news stories that say a glass of wine at night is good for your heart. But is this truth or fiction?More >>
  • Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy

    Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy

    Staying healthy doesn't have to be complicated or cost a ton of money. Here are my top five tips.More >>
    Staying healthy doesn't have to be complicated or cost a ton of money. Here are my top five tips.More >>
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  • Heart Health – Know the Facts

    Heart Health – Know the Facts

    Heart disease was once considered only a man's problem. But according to the American Medical Association, cardiovascular disease is also the number one killer of women.More >>
    Heart disease was once considered only a man's problem. But according to the American Medical Association, cardiovascular disease is also the number one killer of women.More >>
  • Avoid the Weight Gain Blues

    Avoid the Weight Gain Blues

    This year, don't eat your way through the cold winter months. Avoid weight gain pitfalls with solid strategies to eat a balanced diet to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.More >>
    This year, don't eat your way through the cold winter months. Avoid weight gain pitfalls with solid strategies to eat a balanced diet to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.More >>
  • Winter Skin Care

    Winter Skin Care

    The cold wind outside combined with central heating inside can make your skin feel dry and irritated.
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    The cold wind outside combined with central heating inside can make your skin feel dry and irritated. But dry skin care is more complex that just grabbing moisturizer whenever itching or skin flakiness appears. It's important to make good skin care decisions proactively.More >>
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