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Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
Let’s All Aim to Be “Wellderly”
What thoughts and feelings do the word “elderly” conjure for you? Perhaps you immediately envision a frail man or woman in his or her 80s or 90s living with chronic disease and cognitive impairment. How many of you have a negative connotation of the term? What does it really mean to be elderly? Turning to
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Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity
Mother Nature’s Master Plan for Longevity
Originally featured in   On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I visited Nicoya, one of the world’s most famous “hot spots of longevity,” commonly referred to as Blue Zones. The first Blue Zone was described in a 2004 study in which researchers identified a distinct cluster of centenarians thriving in a mountainous region of Sardinia. Subsequently, Nicoya,
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The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
The Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being
Originally featured in  When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major. Enthused as I was with each course, I felt something was missing. Seeking an answer to my angst, I’d often take long, reflective walks around campus, through eucalyptus groves populated by cackling blue
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Power Is the New Thin
Power Is the New Thin
I’m not usually a fitness class person. Working out solo or with a trainer, whether I’m pumping iron or logging miles, is my modus operandi. Recently, though, I decided to change it up and scoped out the group classes at my Equinox club. The first that caught my eye was a barre class. Having been trained in a ballet academy during
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Ask HER: Anemia, Middle-Age Pregnancy & Migraine Therapies
May 19, 2016

Listen in as Pam and Michelle answer your personal health questions.It’s YOUR time on HER Radio. Be a part of the show… send your comments and ask your questions by email, AskHER@radiomd.com. It’s time to Ask HER. Today, on HER Radio you wanted to know: What causes anemia in women and how can I treat it? Anemia is commonly caused by blood loss fr

Stop Drunk Online Shopping
May 19, 2016

Has your drunk online shopping become a problem?Have you ever gotten drunk and gotten surprise packages a few days later? After much thinking, you realize you must’ve ordered those things online when you were wasted. Oops.How do you know it’s an addiction? You’re really in trouble if you have difficulty being away from your computer. You get anxiou

Modern Day Contraception
May 19, 2016

You are responsible for your own body, which means you need to worry about contraception.Do you want to take hormones? Do you want a contraceptive device inside your body? These are questions that will steer you as you select your contraceptive methods.American Academy of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) can help you find a s

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer
May 19, 2016

Acupuncture helps women with breast cancer find hot flash relief.Acupuncture has been used for 5000 years as part of Chinese medicine. It’s known in America for pain management.Acupuncture can help women get through menopause more comfortably.Women facing breast cancer can’t take hormones to address hot flashes and menopausal symptoms. Acupuncture

Balancing Your Workouts
May 19, 2016

You have to plan a rest day into your workout schedule.You have to let your body rest in order to get fit.If you work out like mad to shape your body by a deadline, you’re increasing your cortisol and insulin with the stress. Your body needs a break to recover from the physical stress. You need rest and appropriate recovery.You need to find a progr