Ulcers, the latest word

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You may remember your great Uncle Bob drinking buttermilk, taking antacids, denying himself his favorite foods and grumbling under his breath about his ulcers any time he was under stress. At least in part because of his stomach ulcers, Uncle Bob never had a lot of fun. And if he were alive today, he would […]

Recipe: Greek spinach dip

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I have to admit I am partial to Greek yogurt. I prefer its thickness, and it is a slimming substitute in many recipes. This recipe uses plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream or mayonnaise and results in a delicious, savory dip to be enjoyed with vegetables, breadsticks, pita chips and more. It yields 2.5 […]

Location is key for skin cancer

02.22.2016Acne myths

Location, location, location is the mantra of the real estate profession. But it’s also a key concept for skin cancer. From 40 to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will eventually develop at least one skin cancer. It’s by far the most common type. If skin cancer is not on your mind […]

When aging legs become restless

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You may know the symptoms: uncomfortable itchy or pins-and-needles sensations in the legs, causing an almost irresistible need to move the legs. A big sleep killer, restless legs syndrome (also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease) can occur at any age–even in young children. But it’s more common with advancing age, and in seniors, poor sleep means […]

Chia seeds

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When it comes to recent food trends, it is almost impossible to ignore the increased use and popularity of Salvia hispanica L. Salvia hispani… what? Salvia hispanica L is popularly known as chia seeds. This mint related plant is leaving its mark on the food industry and is ever so prevalent on the internet. If […]

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