Fermented Foods for Powerful Immunity

Kombucha, kefir, kimchi: these foreign-sounding fermented products are getting a lot of buzz for their health benefits. If you haven’t tried any of these yet, start now! A diet rich…

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Is Retirement Bad for Your Health?

Some of us may have heard stories of people who die within a year of retirement. In the modern world, the word “retirement” is being redefined and can mean a…

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Social Media: Stress-Inducing Tech or Health-Enhancing Tool?

There is no question that texting, social networking and new media tools have changed the way we interact with each other, do business and live our lives. How is this…

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4 Ways to Beat Heart Disease With Optimism

Most of us know that happiness and health are intrinsically linked – but did you know that increased levels of optimism correlate to reduced levels of heart disease? Heart-Healthy Reasons to…

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What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, few causes are more important to me than promoting heart health. In the U.S., heart disease is the leading cause of death by far, killing more…

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4 Nutrition Myths Debunked

Is fat the enemy? Is snacking a bad habit? Is gluten-free the healthiest option? When it is time to eat, cook and shop for food, these questions may frequently pop…

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How Grandparents Make Us Happier

This past Sunday was National Grandparents Day, and this year it had an extra-special meaning for me. My daughter Daphne and her husband, John, recently announced that they are expecting…

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You Got to Have Friends to Be Healthy

The 1973 Bette Midler hit song proclaims that you have to have friends to make the day last long. There is something to the song: There’s scientific evidence that having…

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Find Health and Happiness in Volunteering

Every day, millions of Americans dedicate their time and energy to people, pets and causes that need a helping hand. An estimated one in four Americans volunteers and a growing…

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Chocolate: Is It Healthy?

There’s so much back and forth about whether chocolate is good for you or not, and many a fan of the tasty cocoa treat wonder if their weakness for chocolate…

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