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  • Whole Grain Superfood January 11, 2019

    Whole Grain

    Going with the (Whole) Grain

    Whole Grains may be the culinary trendsetters of the 21st century, but the ancient wonders of the grain world have remain unchanged for the last several hundred years. From ...

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  • Health Studies: Expert Insight January 11, 2019

    Understanding Health Studies

    Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions

    We’ve all seen it played out hundreds of times, as a drug, food or habit is trumpeted as the way to lower the risk of ...

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  • Decoding Diets September 25, 2018

    Decoding Diets

    Finding the Path to Better Health Through Your Diet

    In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, even inveterate beef eaters may be considering a more vegetable-centric diet. If you’re on a journey to vegetarianism ...

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  • Pain Management: The New Approach September 25, 2018

    Pain Management

    The New Approach to Pain Management: Fewer Pills, Lower Doses, More Vigilance

    It’s hard to imagine a medical crisis more widely discussed, dissected and debated in the last two years than opioid abuse. As ...

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  • Staying Healthy During the Flu Season September 25, 2018

    Flu Season Vaccine

    Your Best Shot at a Flu-Free Winter

    Last year’s flu season was severe in most parts of the country and left many wondering why the flu vaccine hadn’t performed more effectively. However, it ...

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  • Autoimmune Disease on the Rise January 16, 2018

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    The Enemy Within

    Autoimmune Disease, a condition that is thought to have tripled in prevalence over the last 50 years, impacting over 23 million people, could justifiably be seen as an epidemic, or at ...

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  • Plant-Based Diet January 9, 2018

    Plant-Based Diet

    Plant the Seeds of Healthy Eating

    Plant-based diet proponents are growing at a rapid clip in the US, buoyed by ongoing reports that following the regimen faithfully can result in a multitude of health ...

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  • Genetic Testing and Your Health January 9, 2018

    Genetic Testing

    20,000 and You: Unlocking the Genetic Code

    In just the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the practical uses of genetic testing, ...

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  • Healthy Eating: From Food Pyramid to MyPlate November 20, 2017

    Healthy Eating

    Nutritionists Weigh in on Healthy Eating

    Picturing a healthy meal has never been more accessible, thanks to the ubiquity of visual aids such as MyPlate, successor to ...

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  • Got Milk? Or Calcium Supplements? Or Neither? November 20, 2017

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    Calcium, so essential to strong bones and teeth, as well as nerve transmission, muscle contraction and blood clotting, can be in short supply as we age. Exactly how much is needed of this important mineral, and Vitamin D, ...

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