Medical Misconception: Causes of Weight Gain

Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: causes of weight gain

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Health Benefits of Volunteering

Did you know that volunteering can be good for your health? Yes, knowing you’ve helped someone may leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, but it can actually enhance your well-being too.

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How to Start Exercising

Whether you consider yourself a couch potato or simply live a sedentary lifestyle, it’s never too late to start exercising. And with spring fast approaching—making outdoor activities more enticing—now is a great time to start.

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Medical Misconception: Cracking Knuckles Causes Arthritis

Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: cracking knuckles causes arthritis

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Understanding SPF in Sunscreen

Walk into any store to purchase sunscreen and you’ll be bombarded with all of the choices—not just in brands, but with their Sun Protection Factor (SPF) levels. Do you know what SPF means or its significance in protecting your skin?

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Why You Should Track Your Food Intake

If you’re thinking about making changes in your diet, or you can’t figure out why the number on the scale is increasing, take some time to record your food intake. Many people are often surprised at how much they eat and how quickly the calories add up. Tracking your food intake can give you insight on your daily eating patterns.

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Medical Misconception: A Base Tan Prevents Sunburn

Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: a base tan prevents sunburn.

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Five Health Symptoms Men Should Not Ignore

According to many statistics, a woman’s lifespan often exceeds that of a man’s. This can be attributed to many factors, but one common reason is because women are more likely to visit the doctor sooner if they have a health concern. In other words, some men tend to wait until they are extremely sick or their symptoms are too persistent before seeking medical attention.

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Life Reviews

When the decision is made to pursue hospice care, it signals the end of a person’s life. But it is also a time to reflect and celebrate that life, a time to share memories and photos, a time to ask questions, a time to appreciate.

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How Many Steps a Day Do You Need?

Do I need 10,000 steps?
In the 1960s, pedometers made in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics were called the “10,000 steps meter.” After all these years, the 10,000 step goal has remained, but do we really need that many steps?

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