August 2014


petloss120x170.jpgSupport group helps those mourning loss of four-legged family members

Last year was a tough one for Janine Kressler. Within six months, the Phillipsburg  resident lost three beloved pets — Lily, Toby and Rosie — all to cancer.

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PainandMeditation170-170.jpgWhy Meditation May Be Effective In Relieving Pain

If you’ve been around meditation for a while you know that it’s helpful with a lot of things. Emotional challenges, physical problems, and spiritual maladies are just some of the things that meditation can help provide both relief and insight into.

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ColonBreastCaPrevention130x170.jpgColon and Breast Cancer Prevention Through Lifestyle Changes

While some causes of breast and colon cancer are unpreventable (like age, family history, and inherited risk), others are completely within your control. Help prevent the formation of these dangerous diseases with some important lifestyle changes.

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gossipingwomen170x110.jpgGossip Might Be Good for You

Despite its bad rap, gossip might be a good thing. Spreading the word about untrustworthy people or unfair situations helps temper frustration, a new study found.

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healthywoman120x170.jpgWhy Women Report Being in Worse Health than Men

When asked to rate their own health, women, on average, consistently report being in worse health than men do, and a new study from researchers in Spain says this is because women have a higher rate of chronic diseases — contradicting a previous theory that women's lower self-rated health is simply a reporting bias.

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Stroke142x170.jpgAnti-Stroke Diet

A way to protect yourself from strokes is a method that Goldilocks might support: Don't eat too many calories or too few calories, but just the right amount.

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familydinner170x120.jpgHealth Tip: Make Eating a Family Affair

Suggestions for healthy group meals. It's easier to eat healthy when everybody in the family is practicing the same nutritional habits.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help the whole family eat healthy:

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Chinese Licorice Root May Help Prevent, Treat Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

A substance known as the main ingredient of a classic candy may actually be good for your teeth: licorice. According to a new study in the Journal of Natural Products, licorice root may help keep teeth healthy.

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mentaldecline140x170.jpgMental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say, Sorry, Boomers, but a new study suggests that memory, reasoning and comprehension can start to slip as early as age 45.

This finding runs counter to conventional wisdom that mental decline doesn't begin before 60, the researchers added.

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ProstateScreening170x120.jpgRoutine Prostate Cancer Screening Doesn't Reduce Risk of Death

Routine screening for prostate cancer does not lower the risk of dying from the disease, according to new study results, reigniting the controversy over the benefits of annual testing.

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A Woman's Heart Attack Risk May Begin Before She's Born


A woman's risk of having a heart attack may begin to rise even before she is born, a new study suggests, and the findings may help researchers better understand the nature of heart disease  in women.

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The Advantages Of A Walking Meditation


Some might scoff at the idea of a walking meditation. For most, the practice involves grabbing a cushion, plopping oneself down with eyes closed, and turning one’s focus within.

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hipfracture120x170.jpgHealth Tip: At Risk for Hip Fracture?

Hip fractures are common among seniors, and their risk increases with age.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says risk factors for hip fractures include:

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smoking170x130.jpgQuality of Life May Improve for Smokers Who Quit

Buck up, all you smokers who are trying to quit or thinking about quitting: a study finds your quality of life might improve once you stop smoking.

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14recipehealth170x112.jpgThis simple, fragrant soup is delicious as thick vegetable soup, not puréed. It becomes a different soup altogether when you purée it, and I like both versions equally.

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docexamwoman150x170.jpg8 Ways to Help Your Doctor Make the Right Diagnosis

Your feeling sick, maybe you are aching all over, tired or even exhausted, coughing, have a fever, some part of your body is not working correctly, what do you do?

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