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HOW HEALTHY ARE YOUR BONES?

by Jan Sheehan

Most of us rarely think about our bones – until we break one. And once it heals, we usually return to a state of blissful ignorance. But ignoring your bones is the worst thing you can do if you want to lower your risk of osteoporosis and help ensure a fracture-free future. “Bone health is...

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Evade Boomeritis: Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

by Larry Keller

Snap, crackle, pop. It’s no longer just the sound of a breakfast cereal. Increasingly, it’s the rumble from baby boomers’ joints and ligaments tearing, and bones fracturing. Sedentary during the week, they play sports on weekends with the zeal of maniacal Olympic athletes. And, come Monday,...

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Handling Hot Flashes

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Does your internal thermometer jump to “super, incredibly hot” out of nowhere? If so, you’re probably all too familiar with hot flashes – and maybe even a little frustrated.

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Weight Loss After 50

Weight Loss After 50

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Struggling to lose a few pounds? Dropping weight in mid-life can be tough, but that doesn’t mean you need to accept the cushion forming around your waist. Tweaking your diet and exercise routine can help nudge the numbers on the scale back in the right direction.

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Quality of Life

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Do you snore at night? Struggle to stay awake during the day? You could have sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, congested heart failure and other heart conditions. It can also destroy your work performance, impair your relationships and...

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FOREVER YOUNG: COSMETIC ENHANCEMENTS FOR BABY BOOMERS

by Jan Sheehan

The first wave of Baby Boomers turned 66 in 2012, and according to the AARP they’re reinventing what it means to grow older. In fact, Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young” might just be the Boomer’s theme song. A recent Pew Research study reported that Boomers, on average, feel 15 years younger...

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More Men Having Plastic Surgery

by Larry Keller

Time was when any self-respecting man equated plastic surgery with being a fop, a dandy. Times have changed. Magazines like Men’s Health bulge with articles and ads advising guys on how to look, smell and feel better. And nowadays, hundreds of thousands of men get sliced, peeled and injected...

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Morning Sickness

MANAGING MORNING SICKNESS

by Jan Sheehan

Nausea. Vomiting. Loss of appetite. For many women, the toughest part of pregnancy is morning sickness. That early morning dash to the bathroom is a common symptom of pregnancy. Up to 80 percent of women will feel sick during pregnancy, with half experiencing vomiting at some point. Fortunately,...

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Beyond the Common Cold: Sinusitis

by Jennifer LW Fink

Your child has a runny nose and a cough. Is it a cold – or sinusitis?

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C-Section

What are my chances of giving birth vaginally after having a Cesarean (C-section)?

by Beth Lewkowski, MD

OB/GYN, Mountain Vista Women’s Care, Swedish Medical Center

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