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Balance Exercises Can Help Prevent Falls

March 2017

Each year, more than one-third of people age 65 or older fall, according to the National Institutes of Health. Balance exercises, along with certain strength…

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What is COPD?

March 2017

Q: My mother has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). What is it? Can it be treated? A: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is…

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Is Your First Aid Kit up to Date?

March 2017

Whether you buy a first aid kit or make your own, make sure it has all the necessary items. Include personal medications. Check expiration dates…

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Core Strength: How Good Is Yours?

January 2017

Maintaining a strong body core is important at any age. Balance, posture and back health are linked to core strength. Your core is the vital…

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Strengthen Your Heart - and Improve Your Life - in Just 30 Minutes per Day

January 2017

It is hard to imagine a single practice with more health benefits than regular physical activity. To get benefits, you don’t have to run a…

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Tips for Choosing Healthier Fats

November 2016

There are four main types of fat: Monounsaturated Polyunsaturated Saturated Trans Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are considered healthy, while saturated and trans fats are unhealthy.…

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