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October 26th, 2014

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Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls

That stubborn muffin top that does not want to budge, the extra 20 minutes you can’t manage to add to your workout – when plateaus occur they can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged, and make it even harder to stick to your get-in-shape goals. What’s the secret to beating a plateau? Avoid it in the first place, says Ameri...

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The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal

The quilt handed down through generations, the turn-of-the-century wooden rocking chair made by a long-gone relative, hand-stitched samplers that have graced every home your family has lived in – handcrafted items simply speak to the soul. In today’s society, when we’re surrounded by technology and homogenous machine-made items fr...

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Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips

Sunscreen, bug spray, pool chlorine – some chemicals seem unavoidable when summer arrives but the season should be a celebration of Mother Nature. You can give your family a healthier and fresher summer by switching to natural cleaning products in your home. “Misconceptions persist that natural cleaning is more expensive and less effect...

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Great-looking, flavorful veggies are also good for your eyes

After a long, cold winter, it’s time to celebrate the start of summer with outdoor picnics, activities with friends and family, and by enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. As you put together your menu for your upcoming summer celebrations, you may not realize just how many foods in some of your favorite recipes contain ingredients that benefit th...

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Dueling with dry skin? Why honey is the bee’s knees, head to toe

While winter gets the rap for being hard on skin, the truth is dry, itchy, flaky skin can occur in any season, and all over your body. When you’re looking for an effective, time-trusted treatment for dry skin, it’s hard to beat the moisturizing power of honey. No beauty ingredient has been around longer or provides more natural nourishm...

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Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up

If you’re one of the millions of people who’s been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, pain can put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities. “I was always an active person, going to the gym several times a week and working in my garden,” says Mary Ann J. age 58, diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis several years...

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Caring for spring and summer skin

Dry skin can be a challenge at any time of year, even as spring and summer increase the humidity in the air. As the largest organ of the body, the skin should be well cared for and protected. If dry skin is neglected, it can become red, flaky and itchy. Dry skin patches can develop into a more serious inflammation called dermatitis; and once the pr...

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Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman on the Acid Truth

Dear Dr. Glassman, Over the past few years, I’ve tried to incorporate more fruits into my diet and replace sodas with sparkling water with lemon, but I’ve noticed that my teeth have become more sensitive. Could there be a connection? -Jen M. Note: Jen M. is a hypothetical patient asking her dentist a typical question ——...

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Walking: the old way to get fit is new again

With so many fitness trends, you might not think of walking as good exercise. If you’re not thrusting a kettlebell over your head, pushing a tractor trailer tire or shaking your hips to a Top 40 dance beat in a scheduled group class, you’re not cutting it, right? Well, not so fast. Walking is actually a great way to get in shape. In fac...

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Ask the Pharmacist: Understanding the dangers of low blood sugar

The numbers are astounding – nearly 400 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes and many patients may not realize they are at risk for a condition known as hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is characterized as dangerously low blood sugar levels that could cause serious side-effects including hospitalization. Jay Belcher, is a specialist pharma...

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