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New machines fight battle of the bulge

Take heart, all you baby boomers who have let the years pass without a commitment to toning your abs and thighs or challenging your cardiovascular system.

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Don’t let bugs take a bite out of your fun

By Dr. David Rideout New Englanders are blessed with a varied landscape of lush gardens, beautiful forests and pretty seashores. With this incredible landscape comes some unwanted visitors: biting insects. Most bites are harmless, but sometimes they require a visit to a doctor in order to ensure they don’t become a health concern. Here is […]

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Learning about the benefits of vitamin D as we age

By Jeannette Sheehan Our bodies do some incredible things. One thing you might not be aware of is the ability of our body to convert its own supply of vitamin D into a usable form that is easily absorbed into our bloodstream with help from the sun. The conversion happens when a fair amount of […]

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Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

Different parts of the federal government describe the problem — and potential solutions — of abuse with Vicodin, OxyContin and other opioid drugs in different terms.

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Married folks have fewer heart problems

“It might be that if someone is married, they have a spouse who encourages them to take better care of themselves,” said Dr. Jeffrey Berger, a preventive cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

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Protecting mobility as you age

By Dr. David Rideout What is mobility and why does it decline with age? Mobility is simply the physical ability to move. Mobility allows us to participate in all kinds of activities inside and outside of our homes and promotes healthy aging. All humans, regardless of age, are wired for physical movement. At the most […]

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