Need Pick Me Up? Consider Other Means to Boost Your Energy Besides Energy Drinks

Until a few years ago, millennials were the driving force behind sales of Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar and other so-called energy drinks. But that trend has been changing. In fact, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers are now significant consumers of the highly caffeinated beverages.

While energy drinks...
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Up Your Game: Take More Precautions Against Ticks this Summer

Experts are predicting a longer, more severe tick season this summer, which may trigger an outbreak of tick-borne illnesses. In particular, researchers are worried about an uptick in Lyme disease and Powassan virus, a rare condition that  can cause brain inflammation. 

While Lyme disease has...
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Should You Go Gluten Free?

For years, people have been forgoing an ingredient found in many breads because they believe it to unhealthy. But gluten, the umbrella term for proteins in found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid) isn’t necessarily unhealthy, unless you fall into the small percentage of...
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A Banana A Day: New Study Suggests Potassium Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Did you know that dietary potassium, found in fruits and vegetables like bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach can help control blood pressure?  

Research shows that too little potassium can increase your risk of hypertension and stroke. But studies also show that people who have high blood...
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