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Environment’s role in shaping immune system

How a person’s immune system does its job seems to depend more on environment and the germs he or she encounters than on genes.

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Reducing belly fat is key to optimum exercise results

By Matt D. Essex Toward the end of 2014, you probably missed the breaking news that could impact your New Year’s resolution. CBS reported on the results of a 12-year long study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. Working with subjects an average age of 58, it focused on which type of exercise is […]

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Five bad strategies to avoid when dieting

I’ll have to dramatically change my diet. A radical change is not necessary. A more effective strategy is to simply cut back a few hundred calories a day.

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Stay healthy during the cold winter months

By Dr. David Rideout It is important to stay active year round for overall physical and mental health. The cold winter months can pose challenges for staying healthy and fit, especially for seniors. Here are some tips to stay safe when the temperature plummets. Avoid falling — Falls for seniors are common and dangerous during […]

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Depression can be called the common cold of mental health.

By Gloria Burdett Brain researchers and scientists have discovered that there’s a direct link between stress and depression. When we become stressed by difficult life events, our brains produce chemicals that fuel the “fight-flight response” that can save our lives in an emergency. But, if we have a period of prolonged stress, those same chemicals […]

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3-D printing creates custom knee replacements

For some patients who have had knee replacement surgery and undergone the subsequent physical therapy, getting the second knee replaced is not an idea they relish.

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