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Health: Physician Offers “10 Symptoms Never to Ignore”

Health: Physician Offers “10 Symptoms Never to Ignore”

| September 29, 2014

Rolling out his new book titled “How Not to Be My Patient,” Dr. Edward T. Creagan, a cancer professor in Rochester, MN, issued a media release that featured critically important health tips. Dr. Creagan said, “The careful physician will encourage you to elaborate on how you’re feeling, and then with insight, professionalism, and judgement outline […]

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Sunday Meditation: Rooting out inconsistency

Sunday Meditation: Rooting out inconsistency

| September 28, 2014

We all have an amazing ability to spot inconsistencies in others, but how well are we at identifying our own inconsistencies?  That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Meditation. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine put a notice on a social media site that read: “Does anyone know a good Christian family doctor?” The […]

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The Best Weather App for Active People: Weather Underground

The Best Weather App for Active People: Weather Underground

| September 26, 2014

The most essential information we need before we head out for a walk, run, hike, cycle or swim is the weather forecast. We need to know the temperature, wind speed, and, most important of all, whether or not we’re going to get nailed by rain, sleet or snow. Of all the weather apps I’ve tried […]

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Are You Too Out Of Shape To Exercise?

Are You Too Out Of Shape To Exercise?

| September 25, 2014

A common reason many people don’t exercise is because they believe they’re too out of shape.  It’s poor reasoning, too.  Being too out of shape to exercise is like being too thirsty to drink and too hungry to eat.  Your body needs regular aerobic and strength training exercise to be healthy, and there’s no reason […]

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Happy, Healthy Birthday, Bruce Springsteen!

Happy, Healthy Birthday, Bruce Springsteen!

| September 24, 2014

If you’re wondering how in the world a man who just turned 65 can lead powerful 3 1/2 hour marathon rock shows, singing, killing guitar, running and leaping, ask Bruce Springsteen.  The Boss entered senior-dom yesterday with no sign of slowing down. And, from what I’ve read, he owes it all to superb health habits. […]

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Five Steps You Can Take Today To Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk By 80 %

Five Steps You Can Take Today To Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk By 80 %

| September 23, 2014

If someone told you there were steps you could take today to reduce your risk of a heart attack by 80 percent, would you listen to them? A study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology claims to have identified just that. Researchers, led by Agneta Akesson at the Institute […]

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Fitness: Fall Prevention Is Good For Your Health

Fitness: Fall Prevention Is Good For Your Health

| September 22, 2014

Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors?  According to the National Council on Aging, every 15 seconds an older adult shows up at the emergency room to be treated for a fall, and the initial injury can lead to further health complications. To remind people of the […]

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Sunday Meditation: Do you see your life as it truly is?

Sunday Meditation: Do you see your life as it truly is?

| September 21, 2014

Meditation is all about gaining an accurate vision of ourselves, others and the world we live in.  We all believe that our vision of the world is the truth, but is it truly 20/20 or is it clouded by our own ignorance, bias and/or wishes.  That’s the topic of today’s Sunday Meditation. How many times […]

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Eight Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Your Health

Eight Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Your Health

| September 19, 2014

Read health studies every day like I do and pretty soon a pattern emerges, the essentials of good health are demystified, and it becomes easy to name at least eight steps you can take today to improve your health and age well.  The tips in this article aren’t as sexy as fad diets, fad exercise programs and fad medicines, but they […]

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Can Stress Really Kill You?

Can Stress Really Kill You?

| September 18, 2014

Do you get stressed out about traffic, restaurant service, waiting at the bank, politics and other minor inconveniences?  If you do, you could be putting your health at risk. A group of researchers led by Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University, just published a study that analyzed a study of […]

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