Medical Monday: Preparing for Battle Is Vital for Weekend Warriors

August 3, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

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By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

There is no better medicine than exercise, in my opinion, but choose to do it wisely. Train your body to be able to handle the exercise based activities you want to participate in, take time to warm up and cool down, use your diet to help you prepare for and recover from activity and allow your body time to rest.

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Limbering Up: A Little Goes a Long Way

August 1, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

The fact is most of us could use some good limbering up exercises and stretches, especially as a way to prepare our bodies and our minds for a more effective and enjoyable workout.

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Summer Recipes: ‘Berry Fresh’ and ‘Ginger-Spicey Rainbow’ Fruit Salads

July 31, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The bevvy of berries, fleshy fruits like mangoes and plums, as well as grapes and avocados (actually a fruit) provide a perfect summer buffet of mix-and-match selections for fruit salads and smoothies.

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What We Don’t Tell the Bride About Marriage

July 30, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

When hearing couples make idealistic promises to each other, we wonder if they really understand what’s ahead.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Vertigo—Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

July 27, 2015 by Dr. Baxter B. Allen

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By Dr. Baxter Allen

The symptoms of vertigo are always unsettling. It has many causes; can be brief or chronic; completely benign, or, much less commonly, the first symptom of something serious, like a stroke.

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Water and Exercise—It’s About More Than Thirst

July 25, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to water and exercise, and it is possible to drink too much water (hyponatremia), which has it’s own negative consequences. So, before you guzzle a 64-ounce bottle of water, here are some general guidelines.

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Summer Recipes: Sunshine Summer Salad

July 24, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

In our Summer Recipe series this week, we show you how to put the sunshine in a hearty summer salad—another no-cooking recipe.

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The Healing Power of Psychotherapy

July 23, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

What is therapy and what makes the process of psychotherapy work? Why does it heal, and how is it different from talking to a friend?

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Dr. Pat Consults: 5 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Health That Don’t Come From a Bottle

July 20, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

Some of the simplest things—gardening, spending time with a pet, exercising, dancing—can boost our mental health. And, none of them require a doctor’s prescription.

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Are You (and Your Shoes) Ready to Rock? A Primer on How to Prepare for Fitness Walking

July 18, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Fitness walking is not running, nor is it hiking. Fitness walking is also not strolling around, an activity for which casual shoes or sandals work fine. Shoes that are ideal for fitness walking are designed specifically for that activity and there are a number of brands and styles to choose from.

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Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY Speech Provides a Lesson in Acceptance

July 17, 2015 by Pat Kinney

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By Pat Kinney

The acceptance speech by Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman who most of us first came to know as Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, will be remembered for what she taught us about being different.

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Summer Recipes: Crunchy Quinoa Tabouli

July 17, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Tabouli is traditionally made with bulghur, which is a form of wheat that has been toasted. However, almost any grain can be made tabouli-like. Quinoa lends itself nicely to the task because it is actually a seed that roasts well.

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‘Dietland': A Call to Arms Against Body Shaming

July 16, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Women today are realizing they need to fight back against . . . this idea that only one type of body is acceptable and worse, only an ideal decided on by someone else’s standards can be attractive.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Dementia—Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis

July 13, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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

There are a number of risk factors for developing dementia. These can be thought of broadly in two categories: those that you can do something about and those that you cannot. Risk factors you can’t change include aging—risk dramatically rises with age, with more than 50 percent of those older than 85 being affected—and genetics.

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The Joys of Pilates

July 11, 2015 by Lynne Halliday

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By Lynne Halliday

Dynamic strength, range of motion in all joints, alignment, weight-bearing, bone-building exercise, a community of women and ongoing physical health—what’s not to like?

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