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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Know your numbers!

You need to know your numbers when it comes to maintaining good health. With a few, simple numbers you'll know if anything is out of the normal range.

BODY MASS INDEX
This measures your body weight relative to your height. High numbers are associated with increased risk for certain can...

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Sticking the Landing

I love watching gymnastics. How many times have I seen a great routine, and then the gymnast can't stick the landing. I know how she feels.

I have lost weight before. About twelve years ago, I lost 72 pounds. I went to a weight loss clinic, paid a lot of money, and lost the wei...

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Daily Qigong Promotes Emotional and Physical Wellness

I feel extremely lucky to have been called to qigong. The health benefits have been remarkable. There are thousands of types of qigong but the one I found to be the easiest to learn and most beneficial, was created by Master Chunyi Lin. His work with the Mayo Clinic is well noted and he has begun...

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Why do I get sick so often?

There isnít anyone who hasnít gotten a cold or virus just days before a big event. For some people, being sick is a way of life, and days of feeling well are few and far between. Getting rid of sniffles, sneezing, and headaches may seem like a dream, but itís possible. However, you have to first kno...

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Reversing Atherosclerosis & Checking for Blocked Arteries In Heart Failure

Reversing Atherosclerosis?

Question: Once I have atherosclerosis, is there anything I can do to reverse it, or is the best I can hope for just to keep it from getting worse?

Answer: Atherosclerosis-----the buildup of fatty plaque inside the arteries-----tends to be a slowly progressi...

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Making a New Plan

Renewing the commitment

Every year at this time, I like to renew my commitment to health. I take my healthy habits and give them an upgrade. This commitment is my priority for wellness and weight management. It also helps me to manage Type II Diabetes.
1. Drink water throughout the day....

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You may have thyroid disease and not know it!

Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function.

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You may have thyroid disease and not know it!

Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function.

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Staying healthy during the winter months

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.

Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared...

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Keep Tabs On Your Drinking

An Afib Association

This isn't the first study to examine long-term moderate drinking and afib, and some of the earlier studies didn't show a link. But several factors make the current results especially compelling, says Dr. Wiviott. "There seems to be a dose-related response; that is, a li...

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