Managing Joint Pain
winter joint pain

4 Ways to Reduce Winter Joint Pain

Winter’s frigid temps can do more than nip at your nose. For people living with joint pain, freezing temperatures, combined with low barometric pressure and precipitation, only increase the discomfort. There are ways to effectively curb the intensity of achy, stiff joints and help to make winter’s chill more bearable. …

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Vascular Surgery
Love Your Legs: Solutions for Varicose Veins

Love Your Legs: Solutions for Varicose Veins

Do you ever avoid wearing shorts or dresses because of how the veins in your legs look? Do you experience pain or a sense of heaviness in your legs? Visible veins that are blue or red, thin and spidery or thick, large and bulging could be the sign of a …

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Healthy Pregnancy
Eating for Two

Eating for Two: Healthy Choices for Baby & You

When eating for two (or more), it’s where the calories come from that matters most. Extra baby-building calories need to come from a well-balanced diet that is high in protein, low in sugar and refined carbs, loaded with fiber, and rich in the right kind of fat—omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. You …

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Cosmetic Treatments
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

If you have ever thought about “having a little work done” to improve your appearance, you are definitely not alone. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.5 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures were performed in the United States in 2017 on both men and …

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Practing Self Care
The Downside of Social Media

The Downside of Social Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram were created to strengthen social ties and provide a sense of personal connection. But research increasingly shows extensive use of social media may actually decrease communication with family and friends while increasing feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression. One of the problems with …

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Finding the Right Care
What's the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the Difference?

Palliative care and hospice care relieve pain, anxiety and other symptoms of serious illness and provide emotional support for patients and their families. Both aim at achieving the best possible quality of life. The main differences between palliative and hospice care are related to the type or stage of illness …

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Injury Prevention
5 Ways to Avoid Wrist Injuries

5 Ways to Prevent Wrist Injuries

Whether you are swinging a golf club, carrying grocery bags or typing a report, your wrists are often hard at work and in need of your protection. Prolonged stress on those small bones can make you vulnerable to wrist problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, resulting in pain, …

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Preventing Injuries
Follow These 5 Bike Safety Tips

Let’s Ride! Get Ready with These 5 Bike Safety Tips

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the fresh air and freedom of a bike ride. It’s also a fantastic way to add some activity to your day, burn some calories and get your heart rate up. Before you head out on your set of two wheels, though, be aware …

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Parenting an Adolescent
teen acne

Parents: Help Take the Trauma Out of Teen Acne

As if the teen years aren’t troubling enough, up to 90 percent of individuals in this age group also have to deal with skin eruptions and acne. While your own teenager’s skin issues may seem relatively minor to you, understand that even a small breakout can be a big blow …

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Understanding Your Health
The Dangers of Online Self-Diagnosis

The Dangers of Online Self-Diagnosis

The Internet is an endless source of information and, for many of us, our first go-to for just about everything we want to know. It is also a tempting tool for medical self-diagnosis, but one you should be careful of. For example: You wake up in the middle of the …

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