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Staving Off Stress

Here’s a question, if it’s the most wonderful time of the year, why are so many of us stressed out? The magazine Psychology Today shares these simple tips for surviving holiday stress.

Paws For A Longer Life

Sure, they can sit, stay and roll over but, it turns out, one of the many tricks that dogs can do for their humans is to help them live longer lives, especially if they’ve suffered a heart attack or stroke.

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Study Highlights

Brain Games

Looking for a holiday gift for someone who is hard to buy for? You might try choosing a brain game.  Like physical exercise, brain games can help keep our minds sharp.

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SeniorLiving Brain Games

Diabetic For The Holidays

Ironically, November, which is synonymous with holiday feasting, is also Diabetes Awareness Month. Over 30 million people in this country have diabetes, and for them, navigating holiday gatherings can be tricky without support from family and friends.

The American Diabetes Organization says there are ways to survive this season’s get-togethers when food is involved. Here is some of their sage advice.

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Thanksgiving Diabetes Management

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A Call To Arms

The condition has all kinds of nicknames… “Bat Wings,” “Bingo Wings,” “Hi Betty’s,” but to many, having flabby upper arms is no laughing matter.

To “combat the fat” people are now turning to body contouring- one of the hottest trends in cosmetic enhancement- to regain shape and definition in a targeted area.

The idea of regaining tone in the upper arms appealed to this Villages resident, so much so, that she decided to undergo the arm lift procedure herself. She talked to us about her experience with Dr. Fernando Serra.

Knee Relief

Oh, the knees... next to backs, they’re probably the most often complained-about body part when it comes to doing anything physical.

But a program at the University of North Carolina’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center is encouraging people with osteoarthritis to start walking to help reduce their pain.

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Walk With Ease

Flu Patch Possibilities

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can cause mild to severe illness. But a new innovation might just change the way we treat flu prevention.

Stressed Out By Politics

It may be no surprise that Americans are getting accustomed to political unrest in Washington, but what may be a surprise is that we are actually losing sleep over it.

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