What Is Coronavirus and Should I Be Worried?

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By Janet Tiberian
January 23, 2020

A few weeks ago, a mystery illness caused almost 60 people in Wuhan, China to fall ill. The virus has since been identified as coronavirus, and it’s spreading throughout Asia and has now reached the United States. 


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Want to Achieve Your Resolutions? You May Find Success by Taking It Back a Notch

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January 18, 2020

Achieving your New Year’s resolutions is not an easy feat. If it were, exercising more, losing weight and saving money wouldn’t appear on the top 10 list of resolutions year after year.

This is not to say you shouldn’t try to make positive changes in your life. Sometimes a few simple changes can help you strengthen your willpower and accomplish your goals. The first change you need to make? Make your resolutions simpler. For instance, if your goal is to:


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Refined Carbs May Be Keeping You Up at Night

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January 20, 2020

Having a tough time sleeping? Check your diet. Refined carbs might be the problem, particularly among post-menopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  


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Studies Suggest These 4 Methods Can Prevent Migraines

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January 17, 2020

If you’re one of the 36 million Americans suffering from migraines, you know how miserable they can be. Pounding, throbbing pain (usually on one side of the head), sensitivity to light, sound and sudden movement, and nausea and vomiting are some migraine symptoms that can last for hours, even days.    

While there isn’t a cure for migraines yet, treatment is available. And there may be a way to prevent them. A few studies suggest some lifestyle changes might help. Here’s what you need to know about preventing migraines.


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6 Tips to Improve Balance

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By Janet Tiberian
December 11, 2019

Have you ever felt a little unsteady on your feet? Maybe you’ve even fallen. It could be related to balance, an important component of fitness that wanes as you age, particularly if you don’t work at preserving it. 


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5 Effective Low Impact Workouts

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By Janet Tiberian
December 11, 2019

Want to turn back the hands of time? Try exercising. 

Whether you’re entering your 50s or already retired, exercise can make a huge difference in how you feel and move. But selecting the right activities can make all the difference in terms of results and motivation. For example, low-impact workouts can help you stay fit or get fit as you age, while limiting the pain and damage that higher intensity exercises can cause. If you have arthritis or lingering injuries or haven’t worked out in a while, low-impact workouts help you get moving and stay moving.


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Study Suggests Fido May Help You Live Longer

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December 16, 2019

Ever notice “Who Rescued Who” bumper stickers while in traffic? What seems like pet owner sentiment actually has some scientific support.

For years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention credited pet ownership with decreasing stress, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and loneliness. But owning a dog can actually help you live longer, according to a new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  


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Americans Still Eating Too Many Low-Quality Carbs and Too Much Saturated Fat

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December 14, 2019

Do you eat a healthy diet? If you’re like most people, you probably said “yes.” About 75 percent of Americans claim to eat healthy diets. But most of us do not.


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Stress-related Disorders Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

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December 13, 2019

If you have a stress-related disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD), acute stress reaction or adjustment disorder, you may have a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in The BMJ.


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Is Your Job Affecting Your Heart?

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November 18, 2019

No surprise —job stress is a major source of worry for Americans. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a cashier at Walmart or a stay-at-home caregiver. Stress has always been linked with health problems but a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology associates having a stressful job with a higher risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib).


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