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  • Let It Go: The Ancient Art of Meditation October 12, 2020

    Finding Peace Through Mindfulness and Meditation

    Mindful, compassionate, serene, happy: emotions that have been in short supply during the pandemic but can be beautifully restored to those who embrace the chance to learn the time- honored practice and art of meditation. For many, it ...

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times with Hope and Optimism July 7, 2020

    How to Adjust, Adapt and Embrace the New Normal

    As we emerge cautiously from the safety of home into a world that seems comfortingly familiar yet irrefutably ...

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  • Pet Therapy: The Healing Power of Dogs April 1, 2020

    Unleashed: The Healing Power of Dogs

    “Who rescued whom?”
    They’re already considered best friends, trusty companions and beloved members of the family. Now add to the dog’s list of accomplishments, heart ...

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  • Alcohol Affects Women Differently than Men December 2, 2019

    The Female Factor: Alcohol is Not Gender-Neutral

    Given the growing popularity of the cocktail culture and wine time, it’s important to know that alcohol affects women very differently than men – physiologically, psychologically and socially. It’s worth asking: For women, is the wine glass ...

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  • When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? November 26, 2019

    Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

    Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways?

    Like trying to define why some people ...

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  • Fight Fatigue July 9, 2019
    Fight Fatigue
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  • An Update on the Measles Outbreak in the US April 29, 2019

    What are the newest guidelines for measles vaccinations?

    • Adults with no evidence of immunity should get 1 dose of MMR. Immunity is defined as documented receipt of 1 dose, or 2 doses, 4 weeks apart if high risk, of live measles virus-containing vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity ...
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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Aging Well, Aging Healthy…a continuing series November 20, 2017

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    HealthWise presents an ongoing look at research that provides valuable insights to help today’s seniors – and the generations set to follow – create a vibrant next chapter. We have looked at strategies to keep the aging brain healthy ...

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