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Making It Past the Mid-January Lag

We’ve made it past the third week of 2015 and I’ve already been floored by some of the results I’ve seen from friends and family on New Year’s resolutions. If…

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How Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Bones

Bone health is a serious concern for all ages, but especially for the aging population where fractures can be life-threatening. Bone health is often thought of in terms of density,…

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Clarifying This Year’s Flu Vaccine

Flu season has arrived, with many regions of the country already seeing a significant uptick in flu cases. I make sure to get vaccinated every year before flu cases appear…

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Possible Mechanism for Multiple Sclerosis Uncovered

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people across the United States. It has a predilection for younger women and usually first causes symptoms in the…

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Drink Soda, Age Faster?

Want to age faster? I’m guessing that your answer, of course, is no. But that’s exactly what you might be doing when you drink soda. If the thought of obesity, type…

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Learning to Swallow Even the Most Troublesome Pills

I remember when my kids were getting older and my wife and I started to switch them from tasty syrups to tasteless pills. While swallowing pills is a skill many…

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Gluten-Free? Don’t Let Sugar Derail Your Diet

As gluten-free eating becomes more and more popular, you might be wondering if you should go gluten-free. The greater availability of gluten-free products has made the transition seem a little…

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Movember: How to Keep the Reluctant Man in Your Life Healthy

movemberIt’s finally November, the time of year when I start thinking about turkey and spending Thanksgiving with my extended family. It’s also a time when we start to see mustaches…

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4 Tips for a Sugar-Free Halloween (Plus a Pumpkin Cookie Recipe!)

You’ve heard that eating a lot of refined carbohydrates can cause weight gain and inflammation while leading to a host of chronic diseases. Now that you’ve nixed sugar-laden treats, it…

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Getting Older? Be Careful Where You Decide to Live

My wife and I love life in the suburbs. There’s a certain peace and tranquility in escaping from the hustle and bustle of New York City, not to mention the…

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