Wellness

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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  In their lifetime, 1 out of 5 Americans will develop skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, focusing on raising awareness about the main causes of skin cancer, how skin cancer is detected, and how it can be prevented. Each year, more than 5.4 ... Read More »

3 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good for Your Health

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I’m sure we all can recall those nagging moments in which our parents or peers would scare us out of certain habits and compulsions through terrifying wives’ tales, persistent lectures or even emailed articles and news stories that successfully put the fear of God in us quite possibly with just the title alone. Maybe you still receive the occasional reminder ... Read More »

Feel Young at Heart, Live Longer?

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It appears Peter Pan had it right all along. For those of you who reminisce about the good ol’ days of youth as a distant memory rather than a current way of life, you can learn a thing or two from your young-at-heart peers. Even science says so. Research published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people ... Read More »

Worry, and (Still) Be Happy?: How to Effectively Manage GAD

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Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.  – Robert Eliot If you’re a worrier, you might be thinking, “Easier said than done, Robert…” as your usual dose of stress hits. You start worrying about the what-if’s and potential life fiascos, whether you should get that one mole checked, or maybe ... Read More »

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is condition that is diagnosed when there has been irreversible damage to the kidneys. The kidneys can become damaged by diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple kidney infections, or urinary tract obstruction. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, which can be a complication of CKD. Both uncontrolled high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels ... Read More »

What Does ‘Sugar-Free’ Really Mean?

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  Know what you’re eating. A survey done in the mid-1990s found that the average American consumes 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s nearly half a cup! You may think you can protect your teeth by eating more “sugar-free” foods. In fact, almost 8 out of 10 U.S. adults consume some “sugar-free” products. But not all “sugar-free” foods are ... Read More »

This is Your Body on Meditation

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Well, it’s official. Meditation is no longer just for hippies. In fact, according to statistics, it’s quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry. CEOs have even hopped on the mindful train, enjoying countless benefits from building up resilience and boosting emotional intelligence to enhancing creativity, relationships, and laser-sharp focus. Did you know meditation can actually change the structure of ... Read More »