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  • Arthritis – Cause of Aches and Pains? June 27, 2012

    The human body has a remarkable way of speaking to us. While there may be plausible explanations for certain aches and pains, such as exercise overexertion or the natural aging process, persistent painful joints may indicate a more serious health issue, such as arthritis. There are two main categories of arthritis ...

  • Caffeine – What’s the Buzz? April 27, 2012

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    If you are among more than 50% of Americans who drink caffeinated coffee daily, you may be confused by the roller coaster of studies that highlight caffeine’s benefits one day and outline risks the next day. Caffeine is both a naturally derived and synthetically-produced substance that stimulates the central nervous ...

  • Stroke Awareness and Prevention April 27, 2012

    Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the nation’s leading cause of disability. While the majority of individuals who have a stroke are over the age of 65, surprisingly nearly 25% are younger. Reducing risk factors and ...

  • 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 of fresh foods. Potassium is critical for ...

  • 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 of aging on our general health. Commonly, ...

  • 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 incredibly loud sounds that occur when ...