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Yo-Yo Dieting Is a Real Heart Problem

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We've all either witnessed it or experienced it firsthand: the struggle to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight over time. Long-term weight loss starts and ends with healthy, balanced eating, but for too many people, it's difficult, if not impossible, to sustain. Sure, you can skip desserts and cut back on French fries, eat more fruits and...

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Fight Psoriasis With the Right Diet

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Imagine certain skin cells multiplying rapidly, uncontrollably – up to 10 times faster than normal. Imagine red, raised plaques on the skin, covered with white scales. Imagine itching, pain and bleeding. That's psoriasis, an unpredictable skin condition that manifests in several forms and can affect the knees, elbows and scalp primarily, but also the...

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Get the Runner's High: 5 Steps for Beginners

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Want to start running, but don't know where to start (or if you can do it)? Here are some tips on how to run the right way: Step 1: Choose the Right Shoe: There's no piece of equipment more important than the shoe to a runner. After all, choose the wrong shoe and you'll increase your risk of suffering a minor to major injury not just to the feet, but...

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Show Your Pancreas Some Love

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You've probably heard of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol; the former is "good" cholesterol, which helps remove LDL from the bloodstream. That's important because the latter, LDL, can contribute to plaque buildup in arteries, which can clog them and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. But that's not...

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Keep Breast Cancer From Returning

There is a great deal of controversy regarding the value of multivitamin supplements in cancer prevention. However, with respect to preventing breast cancer recurrence, an important study was published in the Journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment in 2011 by Kwan ML, et al. The LACE (Life After Cancer Epidemiology) Study involved 2,236 women...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Holidays Sane

As we've discussed several times already this year (and on an annual basis), the holidays bring not only the joy of the season, but unfortunately, their fair share of stress as well. Running through malls, organizing events, wrapping up end-of-year work details, and myriad other activities specific to the holiday season can take their toll on even the...

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