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  • How Red Meat Went from Taboo to Acceptable and Back Again October 14, 2020

    What’s the Beef With Red Meat?

    It’s long been the case that provocative headlines, unexpected findings and misinformation travel far faster than conventional wisdom, especially in the internet age. Even respected medical journals like the Annals of Internal Medicine can become caught in ...

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  • Let It Go: The Ancient Art of Meditation October 14, 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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  • Can We Co-Exist with COVID-19? October 14, 2020

    An Epidemiologist Separates Fact from Fiction and Offers Hope for the Future

    Epidemiologists seek to learn why, how and when some people contract diseases when others don’t. Their findings are used to help monitor public health status, develop new medical treatments and disease prevention efforts, ...

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  • Fighting the Colonoscopy Fear Factor April 1, 2020

    Colonoscopy

    Colorectal Cancer awareness could save your life.

    As one of the country’s most preventable illnesses, with a readily available test that is both diagnostic and therapeutic, ...

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  • Kombucha, Kimchi and More April 1, 2020

    Nutrition Spotlight: Kombucha, Kimchi and More

    Researchers continue to examine the trillions of bacterial species residing in our gut microbiome to better understand their potential to help maintain health and prevent disease. Some of the most studied are probiotics, microorganisms found in yogurt and other fermented items. Probiotic foods are much in demand as a tasty, ...

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

    The Healing Power of Pets

    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 healer, exercise coach, and mood enhancer, and the ...

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  • Are Plant Based Burgers Really Healthier? March 1, 2020

    Plant Based Burgers

    Examining Plant Based Burgers as Meat Alternatives

    They’re 2019’s most sizzling success story, found everywhere from grocery freezer to fast food counter. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have brought plant based burgers from fringe to mainstream with remarkable rapidity. ...

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  • Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes February 19, 2020

    In celebration of American Heart Month, please enjoy these two delicious heart-healthy recipes below.

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  • Headache Types and Remedies February 1, 2020

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    Oh, My Aching Head

    A dull pressure, a sharp pain, an uncomfortable pounding, a vise-like sensation – all can signal the start of a headache. A painful part of the human condition since the beginning of time, more than 150 ...

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  • Antibiotics: Are You Aware? January 16, 2020

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    Are You Antibiotics Aware?

    Spurred by Alexander Fleming’s serendipitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have rightfully become wonder drugs, often able to change the course of deadly bacterial infections in a matter ...

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