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Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

The days are shorter, darker. Come late January, the winter months seem to lose the magic of that first snowfall and the cold air is now biting rather than crisp, leaving some of us cooped up inside, brooding. The “winter blues” can be real. National Institutes of Health researchers have been studying this and a more severe type of depression called seasonal affective disorder, SAD, for years. A NIH report explains that shorter days seem to be a main trigger…

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How to manage arthritis

How to manage arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that affects  one in  four Americans, more than 50 million people and is the No. 1 cause of disability in the country. As the population ages that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. Arthritis describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or tissues around the joint. The most common form of arthritis in the U.S. is osteoarthritis, which causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in your joints. Osteoarthritis can occur…

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Playing it S.M.A.R.T.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Playing it S.M.A.R.T.

It can happen to the best of us. As the new year begins, you come up with a list of resolutions to help make you feel and look better and to keep you healthy. Everything goes well for a couple of weeks—you’re exercising, eating well and getting plenty of sleep. Then, as January progresses and you get back into the day-to-day routines of your life, those resolutions end up trashed like last month’s Christmas tree. How do you make sure…

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