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Coping with the Afternoon Slump

The afternoon slump that you feel at work is the result of your circadian rhythm, the body’s natural cycle of wakefulness and sleep. Knowing the cause is natural, however, doesn’t make it any easier to resist the temptation to lay your head on the desk at 3 pm and catch […]

Diabetes Lab Tests 101

If your healthcare provider thinks you may have type II diabetes, what tests need to be run to make a diagnosis? If you have type II diabetes, what tests can help you manage your glucose levels? Tests that Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes Your healthcare provider can use 1 or more […]

Reimagining the Sandwich

Nothing is more boring for lunch than packing that same old sandwich day in and day out. So do we ditch the sandwich all together, or reimagine it? If you want to reimagine your sandwich, here are a few tips: Buy artisan bread. It will have more texture and flavor, […]

What to expect when a friend attempts suicide: the ER visit

Few situations are more stressful than being at the emergency room with a friend or relative who has just attempted suicide. Even when the attempt has failed, there are a lot of unknowns and “what do we do now” questions. If this is a first attempt, or the first attempt […]

Is fish really that good for us?

For a food that rarely has a strong flavor (at least when fresh), fish leaves people with surprisingly strong opinions. They seem to either love it or hate it. Fish lovers tend to welcome the news that fish, and fatty fish in particular, are heart healthy foods. Fish haters, on […]

Flu Facts

What is it? The flu is a contagious respiratory virus. How do you get it? by touching someone who has it by kissing or sharing a drinking glass with someone who has it by breathing in droplets of air that contain virus particles by touching something that was touched by […]

What are your core muscles and why do they matter?

References to “core muscles” are popping up everywhere in fitness articles and among exercise gurus. But what are core muscles and why do they matter? Your core muscles include the muscles in your lower back, your abdomen and your sides and your pelvis, basically, the muscles around your trunk. These […]

Night Owls vs Morning People- which lifestyle is healthier?

As one of the world’s most famous “morning people”, Benjamin Franklin believed that being an early riser was good for the health. As it turns out, he may have been right. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, “night owls” are more likely to […]

My Spelling is Slipping – Healthy Aging Brain or Sign of Dementia?

As we age, it’s sometimes difficult to know which changes are normal and which aren’t. We expect the wrinkles and weaker muscles. We don’t like them, but we expect them. Mental changes, however, can be much more alarming. In case you’re worried, these three age-related symptoms are perfectly normal: Some […]