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How to Survive Cold and Flu Season

By DR. KERI PETERSON      Resource: www.livestrong.com   Cold and flu season is upon us, and our main priority during this one will be avoiding the germs. During these busy fall months, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your demanding

An Important Vaccine for Seniors

By Ruth Kandel, MD Resource: Generally speaking, seniors want to do all they can to stay healthy. Sometimes my patients tell me there’s just too much information available, and they are not sure what advice is important and should be followed. A

Managing Diabetes Over The Holidays

By Debby Johnson, RD, LD, CDE  Resource: www.parentgiving.com   For many, the holiday season invokes memories of family and friends taking a moment away from the hectic world to enjoy each other’s company. Images of cornucopia centerpieces,

Why You Should Be Tracking Your Vital Signs

By Dr. DAVID L. KATZ Resource: http://www.livestrong.com Everyone has unique medical needs or health and fitness goals that are important to them, which can dictate the levels they should monitor and understand. A good starting place to take

Featured Health Topic: Exercise

Resource:  http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/healthy-eating-after -50 Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying

Diet for Diabetes: Some Common Myths

Myth: Carbohydrates are “bad. Avoid them. Fact: Carbohydrates are an integral part of any diet, including the diabetic diet. Carbohydrate-rich foods provide energy (calories), vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients. You are asked to

Diet and Cancer Prevention

Eating well can lower your chance of developing cancer. In fact, nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention are similar to those for preventing other diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Here are some general guidelines to help reduce your

Easy Steps to a Healthy Weight

When it comes to healthy weight management, small steps add up. In fact, little changes in eating and activity level have a more positive impact on health than drastic ones. This is because you are more likely to stick with smaller changes over