Take Action Now to Reduce the Risk of Dementia Later

Concerns about dementia are on the rise as our population ages. How do we prevent it? How do we cure it? How do we accommodate people who have it? We will likely be seeking answers to these questions for many years to come, and judging by a recent

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Which Came First, the Happy Person or the Active Person?

Looking for a little extra happiness? Move. No, we’re not talking about packing your house into a U-Haul and heading for the coast. All you really need to do is get out of your chair and take a stroll around the office. That’s the conclusion d

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Short Bursts of Exercise Can Add up to Better Health

We should all be familiar by now with the government’s official Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that for substantial health benefits, adults should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (or at least 75 m

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Celebrate American Heart Month by Taking Care of Yours

It’s February, so it’s time once again to start thinking about hearts — and we don’t mean making dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. February is federally designated as American Heart Month, intended as a reminder of the real heartb

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Exercise Safely During Flu Season

By the time you read this, let’s hope that the intense 2017-2018 flu season is on the way out or gone entirely. As we write these words in mid-January, though, things still don’t look good. This season’s flu is more widespread than any of the l

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New Thinking on the Treatment of Lower Back Pain

A new Show Me The Evidence article over on Vox is providing us with an interesting review of the changing conventional wisdom when it comes to treating back pain. At over 5,000 words, it’s going to be TL;DR for most people, so we thought we’d giv

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