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  • Superfoods Boost your Health June 27, 2011

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    Hardly a week goes by without a new study touting the health benefits of some food or beverage. Recently the word “superfood” has emerged as a label for an assortment of foods that help boost our health. What are some of these foods ... Continue Reading

  • Diabetes and Aging – Know your Risks June 27, 2011

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    Many people have the perception that type 2 diabetes is a health risk only for overweight individuals. It is true that those who are obese account for approximately 60% of the 17 million adults with diabetes in the United States. However, ... Continue Reading

  • Food/Drug Interaction Awareness April 27, 2011

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    For some of us, an increase in the use of prescription drugs might be a rite of passage as we age. For others who live with a chronic illness, taking several prescription drugs daily is routine. In any circumstance, patients should ... Continue Reading

  • Fiber 101 April 27, 2011

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    Bread and cereal labels beckon you with phrases such as “whole grain guarateed,” “high-fiber” and even “extra fiber.” We know that a certain amount of fiber in our daily diet helps promote good health, but why?

    Years ago, our mothers ... Continue Reading

  • Heart Attack Symptoms – More than only Chest Pains April 27, 2011

    When most people hear the words “heart attack,” a dramatic image of someone (usually a man clutching his chest) typically comes to mind. This dramatic perception is what the American Heart Association calls the “movie heart attack.” And while it is true that many ... Continue Reading

  • Salad – What Color is Yours? January 27, 2011

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    People will often say they order salads in restaurants when they are trying to lose weight. They believe eating a salad will decrease their calorie intake … but not all salads are created equal. If you are not careful, ... Continue Reading

  • Germs – Surprising places they hide January 27, 2011

    When it comes to avoiding germs, your smart phone may not be so smart. Experts say cell phones are hot spots for bacteria growth. As we head into the height of cold and flu season, it is important to be aware of where germs ... Continue Reading

  • Fats – What the skinny on them? August 27, 2010

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    We’ve all heard the recommendation to decrease our intake of saturated fats and trans fats. We’ve all heard that eating the wrong kinds of fats can cause serious health problems. We’ve also heard there are good fats and bad fats. Here’s the “skinny”…

    The ... Continue Reading

  • Insomnia – the Waking Game August 27, 2010

    There is a reason for the phrase “I slept like a baby” when describing a good night’s rest. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, once people reach adulthood approximately 30 percent have symptoms of insomnia. For people over age 60, that number ... Continue Reading

  • Statins – Offering a viable option for improving a cholesterol profile August 27, 2010

    With heart disease the single leading cause of death in America and stroke the third leading cause, the use of statins offers many patients viable treatment and prevention options not previously available.

    Controlling your cholesterol level is an important factor in maintaining good health. Cholesterol ... Continue Reading