Reversing the Effects of Sarcopenia, the Muscle-Mass Decline That Starts in the 30s

August 31, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

Most of us realize that muscle mass or size increases with exercise and decreases with inactivity. Muscle mass and size also decrease with aging. Sarcopenia is the medical term utilized to describe this process.

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More Balance Exercises — Just for You!

August 29, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Many of us become afraid of falling as we get older. Doing some balance exercises regularly will help you feel more confident and sure.

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Summer Recipes: Apple and Pomegranate Salad

August 28, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

For our Summer Recipes series, we are finding more ways to cool down. This week, we take you through the sweet, sweet goodness of an apple and pomegranate salad.

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Sexual Assault, Intimidation, and the Fear of Being Rude

August 27, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

It is well documented that women don’t often report sexual abuse, for a whole spectrum of reasons that impair their ability to deal with it and punish the perpetrators. One of those reasons is the fact that victims often don’t feel entitled to see the abuse as a crime.

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One Step Closer to New Treatment Option for Obesity

August 24, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine, the nation’s premier medical journal, released an article describing new discoveries related to the FTO gene and its link to obesity, bringing with it hopes for new treatment options.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Is the ‘Female Viagra’ for Me?

August 24, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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Important work by Rosemary Basson, M.D., introduced the concept of a “circular” response cycle in women, as opposed to the more “linear” one that describes male sexuality, in which desire leads to arousal as a prelude to sex. Many women report “multiple reasons for initiating or agreeing to sex,” and desire may not be experienced until after arousal.

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Three Moves to Help You Keep Your Balance

August 22, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

One out of three older adults (65 and over) fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and fractures, with women being twice as likely to suffer a fracture than men. Exercise, however, is one of the best ways to help you keep your balance and avoid unnecessary falls.

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Summer Recipes: Cucumber Salads

August 21, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

In this week’s edition of Summer Recipes, we are cool as cucumbers with, well. . . cucumber salads of course!

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‘That Sugar Film’: The Truth About Weight Control?

August 20, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The causes of weight gain and the extremely stubborn problem of weight control are much more complicated than originally believed. It turns out that refined carbohydrates, especially sugars, and especially high fructose corn syrup, may be the most “fattening” food you can possibly eat. But if a calorie is a calorie, how can one food be more fattening than another? Isn’t it just a matter or portion regulation?

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More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity

August 17, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Three recent articles in scientific journals explore some of the underlying factors that contribute to obesity. The articles show that we must move beyond the strongly held societal beliefs that obesity is merely an issue of willpower and look for the deeper roots of the condition — in our genetics, how we are raised, and even the size of our plates.

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Fitness Saturday: Measure the Moment — It’s All Good!

August 15, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Life is full of wonderful opportunities to move and be active. Let’s look at some common activities that can easily be turned into exercise, and you don’t need to be wearing your gym clothes to do them, although do wear your workout sneakers if you can.

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Summer Recipes: Curried Veggie Kebobs

August 14, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

This week in our Summer Recipes series, we are heating things up with curried veggie kebobs.

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Sense vs. Nonsense: ‘I’m Too Old For This’

August 13, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Remember to tell your daughter she’s beautiful because she’s unique, and while you’re at it, remind yourself of the same thing. How sad to wait until you’re 60 and look back and say, “I was beautiful and I didn’t even know it.” Maybe not the saddest thing in the world, but nothing to wish on our daughters.

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Medical Monday: How Your Skin Can Flourish in Summer

August 10, 2015 by Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

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By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

Now that we’re in August, our sun protection enthusiasm might be declining. Nonetheless, considering that over 70 percent of UV radiation exposure occurs in the summer months, sun protection is as important as ever. Here are important tips on skin care.

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The Power of Routine—From Effort to Lifestyle Habit

August 8, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

One of the most important things that determine the success of your exercise program is consistency in your workouts. It is also one of the hardest things to establish, however, there are surefire ways to make exercise a regular part of your lifestyle.

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