From the monthly archives:

February 2016

Get Body Relief Faster

February 29, 2016

Have you heard the phrase “just putting a band-aid on it”? It means just patching something up—and not really fixing it. That’s kind of what most pain relievers are like. It’s nice to end pain, and they have some value since they protect wounds, keep them moist, and allow for healing. Similarly, pain relievers can […]

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“Kick Off” Spring!

February 26, 2016

It’s time to go on walks and watch for green buds, hike through our favorite outdoor spaces, hit a ball or two, and meet friends in some sunshine. Then, come home to kick off our shoes—and hope we didn’t sweat too much, especially if our friends are with us. You can prevent, kill, and hide […]

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Breathe Deeply

February 25, 2016

I think it’s a tough call which organ is the most under-appreciated. I think there’s a good case for the lungs—breathing isn’t a conscious decision. There aren’t many major diseases that strike them randomly, so lungs don’t get their own month. And even if you don’t think about your liver or pancreas often, you know […]

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If you haven’t seen the campaign about prediabetes and diabetes risk, it’s time to put it on your radar. It’s more than just gaining weight from too many sweets—there are many factors that are outside your control, like gender, age, race, and family history. In fact, some estimates say 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, […]

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Zoning in on Lyme Disease

February 23, 2016

Did you know? Every single state has had reported cases of Lyme Disease. Of course, not every state is equal in the risk—some get less than one reported case per year, others have thousands! And with bulls-eye rash Lyme Disease spreading inland and a new strain identified in the midwest, now’s a good time to […]

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