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4 signs you’re not ready for flu season

Yes, I just had my flu shot this week. I’m primed to make it through the season of probable sickness without being sidelined to the couch with a box of Kleenex and easy access to the bathroom.

Sit me down right next to someone who is hacking away and feverish with sweat – with no escape route available … Read More

Simple answer to thinking more clearly (and protecting your memory)

HEALTHY EATING, MENTAL HEALTHSometimes it might seem like feeling blue or having a low mood is a regular part of your day as the colder weather and shorter days start to close in.

Certainly there have been several studies that have shown that there are many lifestyle factors that can impact our mental health, too. But one that might surprise you … Read More

The drink with the most heart health benefit

ANTIOXIDANT, CARDIOVASCULARYour morning routine might look something like this: You roll out of bed, yawning and knowing full well if there is any hope you will start your day off right, you require a cup (or three) of coffee.

Well, I don’t hold anything against a great cup of coffee, but there’s mounting evidence that switching to tea as … Read More

You are definitely at risk of heart disease if…

shutterstock_58495486Diabetes and heart disease are two issues you may not have considered go hand in hand. They do.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes deaths are set to rise by more than 50 percent in the next decade alone. Gaining awareness about this disease and your risk factors has a special importance with such staggering numbers, … Read More

Warning: Loss of smell considered a sign of mortality

death, smellHow keen is your sense of smell? Can you appreciate the uplifting scent of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, pine trees in the woods, or the warming comfort of gingerbread just out of the oven?

Well, take note of your nose power.

New research suggests that the inability of older adults to pinpoint smells could mean that mortality is just … Read More

Mayo Clinic discovers missing link to blood pressure problems

blood pressure, weight

Are your pants getting a little tight these days? Extra weight can be cause for concern, I’m sure you realize, but…

Even five pounds can make a difference to your health.

Those small fluctuations in weight could be doing you harm. So before you brush off that snug waistband, you should know that a small increase in weight … Read More

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