Protect Your Health & Back When You Travel

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Traveling for business or pleasure is a normal part of life. Some of us do it more than others, but the ill effects of travel on your health can be the same. Travel is a commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain. Air travel in particular can be hazardous to your spinal health due to prolonged slouching in a confined space for several hours followed by...

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Surviving Breast Cancer: Think Low Fat

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Breast cancer is the ever-lurking disease women (and the ones they love) fear. A woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer and more than 40,000 women in the U.S. die of the disease annually (2018 figures). Fortunately, even if diagnosed with the disease, a woman may be able to increase her survival odds by consuming a low-fat diet,...

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Have a Heart: Help Your Teens Get Enough Sleep

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Can heart disease start as early as your teen years? The troubling answer is yes, and for a reason you might not realize. Teens who don't get enough sleep on a regular basis are more likely to have hypertension (high blood pressure), one of the primary risk factors for heart disease. Teens who get fewer than 6 1/2 hours of sleep a night are more than...

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Good Food Is Good for Your Ears

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Yes, you heard it right: Good food is good for your ears, more specifically your ability to hear. Research published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests consuming a healthy diet may help prevent age-related hearing loss. The study tracked more than 80,000 women for 26 years as part of the Nurses' Health Study II. All subjects were 25-42 years of age at...

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When Medications Cause Depression

We talked about depression earlier in this issue of To Your Health, specifically how resistance exercise may help reduce depression symptoms. Now let’s discuss how certain medications, many of which are readily available without a prescription, can actually increase depression risk. Common medications used for birth control, heartburn, allergies, pain...

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Can Exercise Help Beat Depression?

Whether you've been diagnosed with mild to moderate depression or not, your likelihood of experiencing symptoms such as persistent low mood, feelings of sadness, fatigue, sleep pattern disturbances and difficulty concentrating decline if resistance exercise (weight and strength training) is a part of your regular routine. That's the conclusion from a...

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