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In 2016, Take Charge of Your Health

Move all day long. Our bodies work best when they move. When you sit all day, you negate all the benefits of exercise. In fact, sitting for five hours is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes. Reengineer your life so you incorporate movement into your day every hour. ...

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Stay Fit and Injury-Free After 70

Tie one end of a resistance band to a door handle. With your elbow close to your side, pull the band across your body, rotating your forearm inward 20 times. Repeat with the other arm. Then rotate your forearm out, 20 reps with each arm. ...

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Yes, Your Dentist Can Give Botox Injections

Botox injections should only be administered by a professionally trained doctor. If you have sensitive areas on the face, an anesthetic cream or an ice pack can be applied beforehand. Should the areas inside and around the lips need treatment, they will be anesthetized ...

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Sore Throat? How to Know If It’s Strep

By Arionne Nettles If you have a sore throat that you just can’t kick this winter, be careful. It may be the common viruses you may often get around this time. You might have streptococcal pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat. “The incidence of strep is higher during the winter and spring months,” said Alysha Hart, certified family nurse practitioner and advanced practice nurse. “About 20 percent of ...

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Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer’s Patients

A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Those who had two to three alcoholic drinks a day had a 77 percent lower risk of dying during the study period than those who had one or fewer drinks a day, the investigators found. “T ...

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