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Category: General Wellness

Mar 7, 2011

The Truth About Managing Cholesterol: Part 3 of 3

This is the third of three parts on managing cholesterol. Part I defined the problem and Part II defined the solution. Today’s column will discuss how stress can affect cholesterol and the importance of making a commitment to a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise.

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Feb 14, 2011

Sex and Back Pain

This Valentine’s Day do not allow back pain to limit your sexuality! Back pain sufferers can have fulfilling sex lives! While this topic may be slightly awkward for some, those suffering from back pain realize its importance

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Feb 7, 2011

National Dental Health Month: Treat Gum Disease

February is National Dental Health Month and seems like an appropriate time to present information about a new technology available in dentistry which provides a minimally invasive, painless and more effective alternative to traditional dental surgery to the gums, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure or LANAP.

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Jan 31, 2011

Walk or Run Safely This Winter: Part 2 of 2

These tips are appropriate for those who did well in the Steamtown Marathon in October, qualified for the Boston Marathon in the spring, and will be training all winter. Furthermore, those who enjoy winter exercise through walking, running, snow shoeing or cross country skiing will also benefit from this information.

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Jan 3, 2011

Simple, Healthy New Year’s Resolutions For 2011

New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most are health oriented, I purport that a healthy mind, body and spirit requires a healthy lifestyle.

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Dec 27, 2010

New Year's Reflections by Guest Contributor Rabbi Joe

A few weeks ago, while sitting on an exercise ball, attempting to strengthen his core, I asked “Rabbi Joe” Mendelsohn, of Temple Israel in Scranton, if would like to participate in this column by sharing some reflections for the New Year.

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Dec 20, 2010

Healthy Holiday Resolutions for Seniors

According to American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), seniors are considered those 50 years old and older. I will never forget how humbled I felt when I received my application to join AARP two years ago. With this in mind, this year I offer healthy holiday resolution for seniors.

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Dec 13, 2010

Top Exercise Gifts For Christmas

Every year, well intended family members purchase expensive exercise equipment as Christmas gifts for loved ones with the hope of encouraging exercise and fitness for the New Year.

Selecting the right product for the specific needs of the person using the equipment may lead to better compliance and success.

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Dec 6, 2010

Toning Sneakers: Fitness Gift Review For Christmas

No matter what fitness goal you have set--trimming down, building strength, or enhancing endurance--most people would like to achieve it with as little effort as possible. This desire for a shortcut explains why so many people have laced up the newest "instability" sneakers from brands like ReebokR and SkechersR, which promise to increase muscle tone while you walk

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Nov 22, 2010

Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month - Part 2 of 3

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. This column is dedicated to the more than 5 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the nearly 10 million dedicated, patient and loving family caregivers.

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