Compression Clothing: Tight & Toned

by Editorial Team May 12th, 2014 Special Interest Section
If you walked into a gym 15 years ago, you would find people exercising in baggy clothes. Loose clothing seemed to be pretty standard; not only for comfort, but to hide areas that needed to get into shape.  Today when you go to the gym you would see people running on the treadmill, lifting weights, or doing Zumba in tight work out gear. This tight clothing is known as compression clothing. The snug apparel is made for nearly every part of the body, compression shorts, skull caps, hoods, arm sleeves, shirts, and socks.  The trend of wearing snug workout clothes
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Children’s Diets During American Heart Month

by Joe Lawrence March 30th, 2014 Children's Health, Health Observance
February is American Heart Month where we need to highlight the heart disease requiring research and those that we already know how to prevent with proper care. Adults, for the most part, know what needs to be done to make a difference. However, when it comes to our children we often ignore the truths, especially when it comes to their diets.

There are very few, if any, people on this planet who wouldn't argue that fast food is terrible for heart health. Why then, do we allow them to eat fast food two to three times per week? On any
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Easy Ways to Communicate

by Lori Sciame May 4th, 2014 Relationships Staying connected to loved ones can be difficult.  There always seems to be something that gets in the way of keeping in touch.  Even those that live in the same house may not see each other enough, as jobs, school, extra-curricular activities, and other obligations pull family members in different directions.  There are ways, however, to keep the lines of communication open - and thriving.

Hand Written Notes

Though out of vogue for many, hand written notes offer a wonderful means of communication. For years, I've slipped loving notes into my children's lunches and even in my husband's briefcase. I do Read More

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Ask The Doctor

Coloring Your Hair While Pregnant

by Dean Heller MD January 10th, 2014 Ask the Doctor
Q:  I am pregnant, and I went to the salon and they told me not to color my hair when I'm pregnant.  I am turning grey and it does not look good. Are they correct? HELP!

A:  While many women choose to avoid any possible toxins during pregnancy, and some are very well proven that you must avoid, like alcohol, smoking, and many medications, some of the wives tales are not as clear.  When you review the literature, there is no clear association between coloring your hair and birth defects, so we will leave it to you to make the decision.

To learn
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Easily Drop 10 Pounds in 5 Weeks

by Kimberly Hays May 3rd, 2014 Diet
mgyTgrC (1280x1280)There is a diet now that boasts that you can lose 10 pounds in five weeks without doing a whole lot other than adding superfoods to your diet and making a few adjustments that seem sensible and not so difficult. For instance, simply rearranging the food in your refrigerator is just one example of the small changes that will lead to success. You will do this to bring the healthy fruits and veggies in sight where you are more apt to eat them instead of other foods. Another example is that you will need to start making your own
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