January 18, 2022

Seasonal affective disorder self-care: Feel better during the darker months

Do you start dragging as the days get shorter? You’re not alone. Many people start feeling tired, less motivated and a little down in the dumps as the sunlit hours start to dwindle. Some people even experience crying spells or feelings of deep sadness. When those symptoms start to get in the way of regular […]

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January 11, 2022

Wondering how to make New Year’s resolutions stick? Make small changes

Wondering how to make New Year’s resolutions stick?If you’ve picked up a bad habit or two since the start of the pandemic, you’re not alone. In the fall of 2021, more than 75% of Americans reported feeling high levels of stress, and that stress can lead to bad habits, such as overeating, drinking alcohol and […]

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January 3, 2022

Folic acid deficiency symptoms: Should you talk with your doctor?

As a natural B vitamin that helps the body make blood cells and DNA, folate is an important nutrient — so important, in fact, that the U.S. Food Administration (FDA) has required that its synthetic version, folic acid, be added to grocery foods like bread and pasta since the 1990s. But despite public health efforts […]

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December 27, 2021

Choosing the right weight loss surgery

If you’ve tried diets and exercise programs and you’re still struggling with obesity, you may be thinking about weight loss surgery, and wondering about the criteria for being a candidate. More than 40% of adults in the U.S. have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30, which meets the definition of obesity. Nearly […]

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December 21, 2021

What to eat when craving sugar (and why we crave it in the first place)

If you’ve ever felt like you’re addicted to sugar, you’re not alone. Sugar is so addictive that when you drastically cut down on your sugar intake, you can experience withdrawal symptoms and start to crave it even more. That’s why it’s important not to try to cut out sugar all at once, and to know […]

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December 10, 2021

Winter season vegetables and fruits: 5 holiday recipes to use up peak produce

Harvest season is a great time to shop for delicious, nutritious fruits and vegetables — and for many parts of the world, all four seasons bring something new and tasty to the table. You can usually tell which seasons yield which foods by looking around your local grocery store. For example, in the spring, you […]

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December 2, 2021

Joint replacement surgery: your questions answered

Maybe it started as a twinge in your shoulder when you reach above your head or an ache in your knee or hip after a hike, but once joint pain becomes consistent and gets in the way of your activities, you might wonder whether joint replacement is an option for you. Joint pain and joint […]

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November 29, 2021

Diaphragmatic breathing exercises for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airflow blockages and breathing-related problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When you have COPD, there are a few things you can do to help manage or reduce your symptoms. Diaphragmatic breathing […]

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November 24, 2021

How to check for testicular cancer: Do a self-exam today

Almost 9,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year, making it one of the most common cancers among young men in the United States. The average age of diagnosis is 33, but it can occur at any age, usually after puberty. Fortunately, the outlook for most cases of testicular cancer is quite good. In […]

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