Heading Off Osteoarthritis

April 17, 2014

Nearly all of us will come down with osteoarthritis at some point in our lives. That's why a good prevention strategy is key!

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Sunscreen Facts

July 04, 2013

If you're going to the beach, boating, playing in the sun or just taking a quick walk... don't forget your sunscreen! If the higher risks of skin cancer hasn't convinced you, think of this: Daily use of sunscreen will give you significantly younger-looking skin, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Cold and Flu Protection

February 02, 2012

Don't let the unseasonably warm weather fool you, it's still the time of the year for colds. Dressing for the season and keeping warm is important, but so is nutrition and overall fitness. A healthy diet and exercise program can protect you from catching a cold and aid in your recovery.

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Achilles Tendon Relief

April 20, 2011

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone and facilitates the ability to rise up on your toes and push off when you walk or run. In fact, depending the type and strength of movement, the Achilles tendon withstands up to 3-12 times a person’s body weight.

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Snow Shoveling Safety

December 09, 2010

For most people, snow shoveling is not a problem, however it will raise the risk of heart attack for many of us. The extra physical exertion combined with colder temperatures increases the workload on the heart, so beware of the extra strain on your system which can lead to a heart attack.

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Heart Health

December 02, 2010

There are major risk factors for coronary disease that simply cannot be changed, most notably heredity, ethnicity and aging. However, behavior-based major risks are within individual's control and can greatly reduce the odds of developing or worsening heart disease.

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A Healthy Prostate Strategy

November 04, 2010

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men during their lifetimes. The older a man is, the more likely he is to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. While only one in ten thousand men under the age of 40 will be diagnosed, that number rises to one in thirty-eight for ages 40 to 59, and skyrockets to one in fifteen for ages 60 to 69.

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