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Cold Weather Joint Pain Relief

Fall is here and that means winter is on its way in much of the country.  According to recent research, these chilly temperatures can actually worsen any pre-existing pain in the joints and bones. A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston found evidence that the weather really can cause discomfort for those with arthritis and other kinds of… Read more »

Magnesium Deficiency May be Causing Your Joint Pain

Joint pain can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day.  There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays a role in… Read more »

Bone and Joint Action Week Starts Now

An annual global event, Bone and Joint Action Week is held October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. The events and projects organized by individuals and organizations worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management and treatments as well as advances in a number of areas…. Read more »

Five Immune System Boosting Foods

Your immune system is your body’s best defense against flu season.  But in order to help keep it functioning at its best, you should include these immune boosting foods in your diet. Chicken Soup Chicken soup is more than just good for your soul.  It may keep your airways healthy, as well. Researchers at the… Read more »

Avoid Catching the Latest Bug

Cold and flu season has begun, but there are ways in which to prepare and reduce your chances of catching the latest bug. Getting an annual flu vaccine and practicing good hygiene are great ways for a person to protect themselves and others. Some lifestyle and dietary changes can also reduce the likelihood of getting… Read more »

Cold or Flu? How to Tell…

Cold and flu (influenza) are both caused by viruses and often their symptoms overlap.  Their arrival is usually marked by the changing of the seasons with fall and winter taking the biggest hit.  So, how do you know if the misery you’re feeling is a cold or flu?  There are important differences. First and foremost,… Read more »

Breast Cancer – Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

To be clear, there is no single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, but dietary choices can make a difference in the risk of developing breast cancer and overall well-being while living with breast cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different areas, grow in different ways, and require different kinds of… Read more »

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential… Read more »

Ten Breast Cancer Risk Factors

October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow.  But it’s also that time of year when we are reminded to think pink.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any abnormalities.  But did you… Read more »

Undiagnosed Heart Conditions

You’ve heard the news stories – young, healthy adults dying suddenly due to an undiagnosed heart condition.  Estimates suggest that 3.7 million Americans have an undiagnosed heart condition. Heart conditions can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or physical fitness, and can get better or worse as we age. Heart screenings can be life saving…. Read more »