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The hidden dangers of dietary supplements

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Research suggests that many types of dietary supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients, including erectile dysfunction drugs, weight-loss medications, antidepressants, anabolic steroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The 2018 exercise guidelines say that even short bouts of activity lasting just a few minutes can count toward the recommended goal of 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. […]

Balance is the ability to distribute your weight

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  Exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, boost mood, and improve sleep. In the long term, it reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, depression, and many cancers. The Centers for Disease […]

Warning signs of a serious eye problem

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Eyes aren’t exempt from the wear and tear of aging. Some of the age-related changes in the eyes are annoying but not serious — for example, it can become difficult to focus on near objects, and eyelashes may thin out a bit. But other changes can be serious eye problems that threaten vision. With age, […]

Healthy eating for blood sugar control

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If you have diabetes, a healthy eating plan for you is not that different from a healthy eating planfor people withoutdiabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) echoes the dietary guidelines recommended for the general public — that is, a diet centered on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (peas and beans), and low-fat dairy products. However, […]

Are you missing this simple treatment for restless legs?

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People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience an overwhelming need to move the legs, particularly at night or as they fall asleep. But a simple treatment that may help reduce RLS symptoms is often overlooked as a potential first line of defense. “The concern is that people are being started on medications first when iron […]

Feeling young at heart may help you live longer

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Feeling young may be one way to keep getting older. In a new study, a pair of researchers from University College London found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their actual age were more likely to be alive eight years later than those who felt more than one year older […]

Does a healthy lifestyle make a difference?

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Here are some simple ideas for healthy snacks that you can make at home or add to lunchboxes: Fruit muffins or slices, baked using monounsaturated or polyunsaturated oils and margarine instead of butter Fresh, frozen, canned (in natural or unsweetened juice) or dried fruit Raisin or fruit toast* Toasted English muffins, preferably wholemeal or wholegrain* […]

Healthy lifestyle: 5 keys to a longer life

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How is it that the United States spends the most money on healthcare, and yet still has the one of the lowest life expectancies of all developed nations? (To be specific: $9,400 per capita, 79 years, and 31st.) Maybe those of us in healthcare have been looking at it all wrong, for too long. Healthy […]

Eat Fewer Snacks and Select Healthier Alternatives

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Did you know? More than a third of young people in NSW report eating potato crisps or other salty snacks at least 3 times per week Over a quarter of young people in NSW eat confectionary at least 3 times per week Most young children eat enough fruit every day, but only about half of […]

What Are Night Sweats?

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You could break into a sweat when your room feels warm or you’ve piled on too many blankets. But that’s not what we’re talking about. “Night sweats” refers to repeated drenching perspiration in the middle of the night that’s likely to wake you, and sometimes so much that you need to change your sheets. It’s […]