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  • The Health Benefits of Sunshine

    The Health Benefits of Sunshine

    There are many health benefits that we get from sunshine. In fact, Vitamin D is also known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin.’ It is produced by your body in response to exposure to sunlight. To a lesser extent, it can also be consumed through food and supplements.

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  • Choosing the Right Running Shoe

    Choosing the Right Running Shoe

    Whether you run for fitness, fun, or to de-stress at the end of the day, the right pair of running shoes can help the miles simply fly by. On the other hand, an ill-fitting shoe can lead to significant musculoskeletal problems. Here is a list of some of the problems that can occur:

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  • Staying Active on Vacation

    Staying Active on Vacation

    Summer vacations are nearly upon us and it will soon be time to leave behind the alarm clock, household chores, and other mundane tasks in favor some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people are most likely to take a break from their fitness routines.  But avoiding any sort of physical activity and unhealthy eating could leave you drained of energy and unhappy at the end of your vacation. So how do you stay fit and enjoy yourself while on holiday? The key is to plan an active vacation.

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  • Hip Pain? What Your Hips May Be Trying to Tell You

    Hip Pain? What Your Hips May Be Trying to Tell You

    Have you been experiencing stiffness and pain in the hip when you get up from bed in the morning or when standing up after being in a seated position for a long time?  Do you feel the “crunch” of bone against bone when weightbearing on your hip or have difficulty with routine activities such as putting your socks on? This may be an indication that you have arthritis of the hips.

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  • 5 Things to Know About Celiac Disease

    5 Things to Know About Celiac Disease

    If you have celiac disease, consumption of gluten (a protein found in seemingly wholesome foods such as wheat, barley, or rye) can result in an allergic reaction that damages the lining of your intestines and prevents the absorption of important nutrients. It can also cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, lethargy, and nutritional deficiencies.

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  • Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

    Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

    Every year more than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States, making it the most common form of cancer. Most skin cancers are associated with harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. While people with light skin are more likely to suffer skin damage from the harsh rays of the sun increasing their risk of developing skin cancer, dark-skinned people can also be affected and should take adequate precautions to protect their skin.  

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  • Are You at Risk for Knee Injuries?

    Are You at Risk for Knee Injuries?

    Painful, creaking knees are a major complaint for most people as they grow older. When compared to other large joints in the body such as hips, ankles, elbows, and shoulders, knee injuries probably account for most of the orthopedic visits across the US!

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  • How Your Weight Affects Your Joints

    How Your Weight Affects Your Joints

    There is a logical link between excess weight and joint degeneration. The more you weigh, the more stress on your joints and the higher the chances of developing joint pain and degenerative joint disease

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  • Don't Go on Spring Break Without This!

    Don't Go on Spring Break Without This!

    In the long stretch of time between winter vacation and the summer holidays, many of us get ready for spring break. But before you rush headlong into the beach for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, you must ensure you are adequately protected from the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the US - skin cancer.

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  • Can a Colonoscopy Save Your Life?

    Can a Colonoscopy Save Your Life?

    Can a colonoscopy save your life? Most certainly. A colonoscopy is an easy and quick way to identify polyps growing on the inner surface of your colon and remove them before they turn into cancer.

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