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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

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4 surprising insights into life with Parkinson’s Disease

Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement ...

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Chipotle adds Whole30 menu option

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Chipotle, responding to concerns of customers that its tasty food isn’t really all that healthy in terms of fat and calories, has added a Whole30 menu option. Beginning Wednesday, the Mexican food ...

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Hospital cost transparency big win for patients

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A new rule created by President Trump took effect Jan. 1 and medical facilities are not happy. U.S. hospitals and other medical facilities are now required to provide transparency and list prices ...

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Parents reject doctors’ suggestion; preemie born 3 months early defies odds and is home for Christmas

By definition, when a micro-preemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are substantial. But even by that standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas ...

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Medicare changes ahead for 2019

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Have you ever enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, just to discover in January that your doctor doesn’t accept your new coverage, or to realize you should have stayed in a particular ...

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Kansas state parks to offer First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day

What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? Kansas state parks, including several in northeast ...

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How generosity adds years to your life

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Generosity can save your life–or at least prolong it. From preventing cancer and heart disease to building self-esteem, overwhelming evidence proves generosity is good for your mental and physical health. Dr. Michael ...

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Shampoo, toothpaste causing early puberty in girls

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Many parents already worry about the chemicals in the personal care products that their kids use but now a new study takes that fear to the next level: the exposure starts even ...

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Love of avocados can be deadly unless washed

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Americans’ love of avocados has skyrocketed in recent years yet now, the tasty fruit popular in salads, guacamole and spread on breakfast toast with an egg over-easy can be deadly. The Food ...

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6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

To be a Nutcracker dancer requires extreme dedication – and at a time when many family and friends are enjoying fatty treats and lounging around watching football. What health lessons can Nutcracker dancers ...

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Telemedicine: A promising model for senior health care

Imagine if a senior could receive prompt, high-quality health care at any time, without even leaving their home. Telemedicine, or telehealth, makes this possible. The American Telemedicine Association defines this unique approach ...

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Keeping families safe during the holidays

For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is ...

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Organizations serving women share ‘wish list’ for Christmas

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Looking to have a local impact with your giving this Christmas? Consider the great organizations that work in the pro-life area. Over the next two weeks, Metro Voice will publish the needs ...

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10 tips to make winter running less miserable

Sometimes, the seasons seem to change overnight. One day, you’re ticking off miles on a brisk, 50-degree afternoon with sunshine overhead; then the next morning, the temperature dips below freezing, and your ...

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