Obesity is bad for the brain

By Editorial Staff There’s nothing good about obesity when it comes to your health, with research connecting the dots between excess weight and a laundry list of poor health consequences including, but not limited to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoarthritis, gout, breathing problems and certain cancers. The brain isn’t immune 

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Strength is your ally against diabetes – And it doesn’t take much

By Editorial Staff Type 2 diabetes is no laughing matter, but that doesn’t seem to be motivation enough for many Americans. The unhappy truth: According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million adults are diagnosed with diabetes every year and nearly 100,000 die, making it the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. 

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Don’t let back pain knock you down

By Editorial Staff Have you missed work due to back pain? You’re not alone, according to the American Chiropractic Association; back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed days of work. However, several studies suggest vitamin D can help combat the pain. One such study, published in the journal Pain Treatment 

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3 modern ways to stress less

By Editorial Staff The stresses of our 21st century society require 21st century solutions, and we’ve got three great ones you can incorporate into your life immediately. Bear in mind these aren’t the timeless “get more sleep,” “get organized” or “find some ‘you’ time” stress-relief tips you’ve heard over the years (although those are 

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Aerobics for the Brain: Not Just for Seniors

By Editorial Staff Not only is aerobic exercise beneficial for the cardiovascular system; it’s also great for brain health, and the benefits don’t apply only to seniors. While numerous studies suggest aerobic exercise improves cognition in seniors, a new study published in Neurology provides evidence that aerobic workouts elevate cognitive skills in younger adults, 

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Show your liver some love

By Editorial Staff Liver cancer is barely in the top 10 in terms of frequency in the United States; it’s the 10th most common cancer among men and the 8th most common among women. But don’t let your guard down– since 1980, cases of liver cancer have tripled, and in 2018, more than 42,000 

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Time for a little ‘Me Time’

By Editorial Staff At what point did your life become more about everyone else – work, family, etc. – and far too little about you? It’s OK to be selfish when it comes to your health; after all, if you lose your health, you won’t have the ability to do all the things you 

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Even toddlers get too much screen time

By Editorial Staff We’ve spoken at length about the amount of time adolescents, teens and yes, adults spend consumed with “screen” activities – television, computer / laptop, tablet and mobile phone. We’ve also talked about some of the health risks associated with excessive use, particularly in children, including musculoskeletal pain, lower test scores and 

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Optimize your mental health with the power of nutrition

By Editorial Staff Exercise and proper diet are considered the hallmarks of physical health, helping people lose weight, build lean muscle, enhance their athletic performance and reduce disease risk. But wait: Quality of life isn’t just about the physical; your mental health is important, too Fortunately, exercise and nutrition can optimize the mental side 

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Measles Epidemic: The Real Cause of Deaths

The concomitant and worsening assaults (including extrajudicial killings) on fundamental human rights have subjected marginalized people to extreme physical, biological, psychological and social stress and have repeatedly been forced to be displaced from their land, homes, crops and other means of survival. Under these circumstances, infectious disease epidemics, like measles, and other serious health problems 

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