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  • The Age of Anxiety January 11, 2019

    Higher Anxiety? Our ‘age of anxiety’ began four centuries ago It can come on suddenly and intensely, causing shaking, confusion and difficulty breathing for no apparent reason…trigger an irrational avoidance of elevators or public transportation…or become a steady drumbeat of worry always ...

  • Going with the Grain January 11, 2019

    Going with the Grain They may be the culinary trendsetters of the 21st century, but the ancient wonders of the grain world have remain unchanged for the last several hundred years. From chia to kamut, sorghum to spelt, like many whole grains, ...

  • Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions January 11, 2019

    Handle with Care: Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions We’ve all seen it played out hundreds of times, as a drug, food or habit is trumpeted as the way to lower the risk of cancer or heart disease only to ...

  • Decoding Different Diets September 25, 2018

    What Kind of Eater are You? In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, even inveterate beef eaters may be considering a more vegetable-centric diet. If you’re on a journey to vegetarianism or simply curious about the side roads surrounding it, follow our ...

  • Pain Management: The New Approach September 25, 2018

    Fewer Pills, Lower Doses, More Vigilance: The New Approach to Pain Management It’s hard to imagine a medical crisis more widely discussed, dissected and debated in the last two years than opioid abuse. As a result, clear action steps have been taken, ...

  • A Flu-Free Winter: Your Best Shot September 25, 2018

    Take Your Best Shot for a Flu-Free Winter Last year’s flu season was severe in most parts of the country and left many wondering why the flu vaccine hadn’t performed more effectively. However, it remains our best line of defense for averting ...

  • The Enemy Within: Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise January 16, 2018

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    A condition that is thought to have tripled in prevalence over the last 50 years, impacting over 23 million people, could justifiably be seen as an epidemic, or at least, a growing health concern. Autoimmune diseases, though, are not ...

  • Plant the Seeds of Healthy Eating January 9, 2018

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    Plant-based eating proponents are growing at a rapid clip in the US, buoyed by ongoing reports that following the regimen faithfully can result in a multitude of health benefits, ranging from increased energy and elevated mood to ...

  • 20,000 and You: Unlocking the Genetic Code January 9, 2018

    In just the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the practical uses of genetic testing, which examines changes, or variants, in your genes that may lead to illness or disease. Once considered more of an investment in the ...

  • Step Up to the Plate: Nutritionists Weigh in on Healthy Eating November 20, 2017

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    Picturing a healthy meal has never been more accessible, thanks to the ubiquity of visual aids such as MyPlate, successor to the well-known Food Pyramid of the ‘90s. A quick scan of the plate’s quadrants enables users to see at a glance proportions of vegetables, proteins ...