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New Year Resolution

Every year we make a resolution to improve our lives. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes not. This year I read an article suggesting we ask those who love us to give us a resolution. It has to be done in a loving manner and the giver must be ready to receive a suggestion. But, it

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Holidaze

This year, because of economic restraints, many of my friends, family and patients are cutting back on shopping, card sending, and party going. What they are finding is a much less stressful season. They are making gifts rather than buying; having office parties on site; giving more volunteer time to charities. Isn’t this more reflective

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Bacteria We Need

Our body is the host of 100 trillion microbes.  These microbes weigh a total of just under three pounds.  The microbes perform functions that we need to thrive. The gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small and large intestines) contains most of this bacteria.  The flora is very complex and many species have not yet been identified. In

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Some of us think if we fast the day before we can over-indulge on Thanksgiving day. Better to do 30 minutes of cardio about 12 hours before the big feast. Researchers have found that this exercise can help prevent one of the most damaging effects of over-eating – a spike in triglycerides. Triglycerides are a

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How exercising keeps your cells young

There is much research going on to discover the process of aging. A recent study by German scientists studied men and women and the life span of their cells. Some of the people were young and sedentary, some middle aged and sedentary and two groups were very active. One of the active groups were professional

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Travel Immunizations

Different immunizations are required depending on where you are traveling. Even short trips of less than two weeks may require a booster or vaccination. Check out the cdc.gov website to investigate what you may need. If you have chronic problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma, be sure and take a health record

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October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

You may have noticed a recent ‘Run for the Cure’ race. October is breast cancer awareness month. Over 90% of breast cancer is curable if found in the early stages. So this is the month to get a mammogram..tell your sisters, nieces, aunts, daughters, mothers…to get screened. Early breast cancer may have no symptoms or

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Vitamin D

We have known about the relationship of sunlight exposure and vitamin D levels for over 60 yrs. In the past 20 years studies have shown that over exposure to UV from sunlight is linked to skin cancer. And as the use of sunscreen and limiting sun exposure has increased, our levels of vitamin D has

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Flu Season

Flu season has started earlier than usual in the DC metro area. So get your flu shots starting the 1st week of October rather than the last. Symptoms include upper respiratory congestion, productive cough, fever or sweats, and body aches. Our center has immunizations in stock now. Make your appointment to come in to get

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Medications

It is always a good idea to be proactive regarding your health. Whenever you are given a prescription for a new medication, check out how it works, if it reacts to any other medications you are on, and what the serious side effects are. Notice the term “serious” because all medications have some annoying side

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