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Resolved: Stop the Fads and Lose the Weight This Year

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by Susannah Wollman Part 1: Get rid of the yo-yo As though an attempt was being made to make it sound less dangerous, sometimes this phenomenon is called “weight cycling,” which actually sounds like a good thing, right? It’s not. The fact remains that on-again-off-again dieting—losing weight and putting it all (or more!) back on […]

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Have a Healthy New Year—Tips for Budgeting Health Expenses

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By Susannah Wollman Planning for a Healthy New Year Figuring out what you need to plan for health-wise is a life stage consideration. Depending on your age and your particular genetic make-up, you may need check-ups or not. What about insurance? Every healthcare plan should cover preventative measures as well as wellness checkups and illness/injury […]

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Is it a cold or the flu? Know when to see the doctor.

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By Susannah Wollman “I hurt all over. My stomach’s upset and I have a headache. I must have the flu.” But do you really? Every year the flu takes on new characteristics, but those new traits are actually more about the variant rather than symptoms. The influenza virus can be deadly, especially if the patient […]

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Great Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

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By Susannah Wollman Now that holiday decorations are up everywhere, there’s one more place to decorate that can help you avoid overeating this year. Decorate your plate! What? Yes! Here’s how: If you’re the host, shop smart. Don’t go shopping at peak hours when urgency can cause you to throw your healthy plan aside. Instead, […]

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Alzheimer’s Update: What 2019 Has Revealed About the Disease

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By Susannah Wollman Alzheimer’s disease continues its progress across an aging population in the United States. While medical science can help us live longer, we are seeing new problems as we age. So what’s new on the research front? Here’s what we’ve learned about Alzheimer’s disease. More than three decades Research into the devastating effects […]

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Vaccination Debate: Flu Shot or Not?

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by Susannah Wollman Every year during flu season the question arises. There are passionate answers on both sides of the aisle, so understanding how flu shots can affect you and your children is very important. Is it safe for everyone? Every year, hundreds of thousands of people get the influenza virus badly enough to require […]

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Habits to Cut Your Risk of Breast Cancer Decade by Decade

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By Susannah Wollman   The American Cancer Society’s mission statement reads “we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer.” In order to do that, making people aware is the first and most important step. Many women think that they are too young to worry about breast cancer, but research shows that prevention at […]

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The New Normal: Life After Breast Cancer

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by Susannah Wollman   Congratulations! You’re a survivor! You fought the hard fight and came out victorious. Now what? Post-treatment life You’ve patiently sat through the chemo and radiation treatments and finally reached the last one.   “Yay!” you think. “It’s over.” Is that you? Unfortunately, the last treatment doesn’t signal the end of breast […]

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10 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Tailgate Party

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By Susannah Wollman The history behind tailgate parties So you think the all-American tradition of celebrating the game in the parking lot is a modern one? Well, you’re partly right. The modern tailgate party probably started with college football. The very first college football game was in 1869 when teams from Rutgers and Princeton met […]

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Signs of a Concussion—What to Watch Out For with Youth Sports

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by Susannah Wollman As school begins again, many athletes in youth sports are already in the swing of things, training both before and after school. And parents are wondering if allowing their child to play sports is a good idea. The good news Participating in youth sports is a good way for kids to practice […]

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