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Category Archives: General Health

Have a Healthy Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is getting close, and you’re likely getting into your planning process. It will be the first feast of the season for most, and you’re surely licking your chops. Everybody needs to let loose and indulge sometimes, and there is really no better time than a long weekend. And if you have one day ...click here to read more

Leg Pain May Be a Symptom of Varicose Veins

If you are experiencing pain in your legs, it may be a symptom of varicose veins. As adults, we sometimes take our health for granted. We assume that if we’re not feeling sick, then we must be healthy. However, sometimes subtle changes in our health can occur without us even realizing it. This is particularly ...click here to read more

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Clumsy? New Study Suggests Meditation May Help

If you’re forgetful or make mistakes when you’re in a rush, a new study suggests a new fix: meditation. Research from the University of Michigan tested how open-monitoring meditation may alter brain activity in a way that makes it easier to recognize personal error. What is open-monitoring meditation? It’s a type of mediation that focuses ...click here to read more

How Chronic Inflammation Sneaks Up

At its very essence, inflammation is a good thing. It’s what your body uses to get rid of a dangerous invader. But if it doesn’t subside when the work is done, it can become a problem. When the body’s immune response remains active after the threat has cleared, acute inflammation has turned to chronic. Chronic ...click here to read more

Boosting Mood with Food

If you’ve had a long day or you’re too wiped to cook, do you ever reach for a fresh salad? Probably not. Like most, you may head to the panty to grab a box of mac and cheese or perhaps the freezer for a tub of ice cream. No bowl. That stuff may help take ...click here to read more

Staying Hydrated Keeps You Healthy

Being dehydrated can have all kinds of symptoms that extend well beyond being thirsty. It’s why many health professionals recommend sipping water consistently throughout the day to help ensure your body always has an adequate supply of water. Dehydration happens when you’re using more water than you’re taking in. That might not sound like a ...click here to read more

The Facts on Urinary Incontinence

Everybody has been in a situation where they’ve really got to go. Maybe you’ve gone beyond the point of crossing your legs and are squirming in a battle to keep your bladder from releasing. For most, this happens occasionally. Maybe you’re at a play or an event when getting to a bathroom can present a ...click here to read more

Muscle: If You Don’t Use It, You Lose It

A little bit of muscle loss is a natural part of getting older. Most lose about one percent of muscle mass each year after 40. It’s called sarcopenia. But muscle loss can be enhanced by an injury, illness, or any prolonged period of inactivity. This can lead to muscle atrophy and bring on weakness, poor ...click here to read more

Struggling to Eat Healthy Isn’t All about Willpower. Here Are Some of the Barriers You May Encounter

At this point, the ingredients for a heart- and brain-healthy diet are well-established: fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, and dairy. Data shows that people sticking to this core are less likely to get sick and more likely to live longer, healthier lives. So, why doesn’t everyone eat this way? Making lifestyle changes ...click here to read more