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  • Potassium – How it Affects You January 27, 2012

    Bananas, rich in potassium, have long been a nutritional staple, particularly after athletic pursuits. Eating a banana after vigorous exercise helps replace valuable electrolytes lost through sweating. Recent studies reveal other advantages to meeting the recommended daily allowance of potassium, found in a variety ... Continue Reading

  • Exercise – A Key Component to Healthy Aging January 27, 2012

    We all experience changes to our bodies as a natural part of growing older. Adapting to these changes can be challenging. While we cannot stop our body’s aging process, we can proactively address the physiological changes that occur in order to reduce the impact ... Continue Reading

  • Snoring – Some Sound Advice January 27, 2012

    According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 90 million adults in the United States snore, which is almost 45% of all adults. Clearly, snoring is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored.

    It is difficult to imagine just what causes the variety of unusual and sometimes ... Continue Reading

  • Junk Food – What’s so Trashy? August 27, 2011

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    “Junk foods” tend to be a way of life for today’s on-the-go society, whether it is a quick snack or a fast food meal. Eating while driving or watching television is a common pastime. In both cases, people are distracted and tend ... Continue Reading

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) August 27, 2011

    The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a quick, easy and efficient screening tool to identify weight problems in adults. While BMI is a strong indicator of body fat percentage, it can vary for age, race and sex. It is important to note that the ... Continue Reading

  • Gas, Constipation and other Irregularities August 27, 2011

    Gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort, such as gas, constipation or loose stools, are issues everyone experiences at some point. However, if these issues are frequent or persistent, they should not be ignored. For some people, this may be easier said than done. Generally, talking about GI ... Continue Reading

  • Superfoods Boost your Health June 27, 2011

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    Hardly a week goes by without a new study touting the health benefits of some food or beverage. Recently the word “superfood” has emerged as a label for an assortment of foods that help boost our health. What are some of these foods ... Continue Reading

  • Diabetes and Aging – Know your Risks June 27, 2011

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    Many people have the perception that type 2 diabetes is a health risk only for overweight individuals. It is true that those who are obese account for approximately 60% of the 17 million adults with diabetes in the United States. However, ... Continue Reading

  • Food/Drug Interaction Awareness April 27, 2011

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    For some of us, an increase in the use of prescription drugs might be a rite of passage as we age. For others who live with a chronic illness, taking several prescription drugs daily is routine. In any circumstance, patients should ... Continue Reading

  • Fiber 101 April 27, 2011

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    Bread and cereal labels beckon you with phrases such as “whole grain guarateed,” “high-fiber” and even “extra fiber.” We know that a certain amount of fiber in our daily diet helps promote good health, but why?

    Years ago, our mothers ... Continue Reading