Protect the skin you’re in

  “Minimize the effects of skin damage and premature aging by always using a sunscreen,” states Dr. Steffes.  Here are some other tips to protect the skin you’re in.   Avoid getting sun burnt – if you have five or more sunburns, your risk of developing skin cancer doubles. Avoid using tanning beds – the [...]

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A pet could be just what you need

Did you know that having a pet can have many health benefits? “Far more than just good running partners, pets can improve your mood, help your social life, and be an outlet for children – especially those with special needs. We’ve known it for millennia: animals make us feel good. But they also do us [...]

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Savory Mushroom & Herb Pork Roast Recipe

Savory Mushroom & Herb Pork Roast Recipe

Enjoy this low-carb recipe! Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours Yield: 8 Servings Ingredients 2 medium onions, chopped 12 fresh baby carrots 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds) 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained [...]

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Menopausal Women Could ‘Work Out’ Their Hot Flashes

Many menopausal women are frustrated by hot flashes.  Isn’t it interesting that just by exercising, which already has numerous health benefits, a woman can reduce the amount of hot flashes she experiences? In general, women who are relatively inactive or are overweight or obese tend to have a risk of increased symptoms of perceived hot [...]

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Mindfulness

Psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn has simply defined mindfulness in this way: “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” “Paying attention”  How much of the time are you really paying attention to what’s happening in your life – as opposed to thinking about something else, remembering [...]

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Shopper’s delight: Here’s what to buy organic

Blogger Todd Lohenry curated this article on foods that should be purchased organically vs. those that are ok to buy without the organic label: Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a new version of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides just as I start gearing up to fill my gullet with watermelon, peaches, and [...]

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Why are digital mammograms better?

Digital systems allow mammograms that are faster and easier than ever before, with less radiation exposure. In addition, digital mammograms are better for women who have dense breast tissue, are under the age of 50, or are pre-menopausal. Digital mammography is a mammography system where X-ray film is replaced by solid-state detectors that convert X-rays [...]

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