Is the Keto Diet Worth It?

As expected, the arrival of the new year has brought with it a rush of stories on new diet resolutions — along with some serious misinformation about how effective they might be. The “hot new trend” according to many of these stories is the ket

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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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Is It Time to Take the Ice out of RICE?

You’ve probably heard of RICE — not the food, but the acronym for a common treatment protocol: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. If you’ve ever had an athletic injury or even just sore muscles, someone has probably given you that advice.

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