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    When it’s cold outside, thoughts turn to hot chocolate—and how to jazz up the typical hot chocolate. The experts at Milk Unleashed point out that it’s just as easy to make an extra special mug of delicious, nutritious hot chocolate. They’ve compiled a simple hot chocolate idea for...
     
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    Enter to win Yoga Works membership and rice and pea protein
    On the eve of the biggest gastronomic pleasure season of the year, Growing Naturals, makers of allergen-friendly rice and pea protein, are proclaiming both good and bad news: significant holiday weight gain is a myth, but for those already overweight (Body Mass Index 25-29%) and obese (BMI + 30%), holiday binging will...
     
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    Protect your feet from this painful condition
    As the festive fall/winter holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your feet at risk for a gout attack, a painful condition brought on when uric acid builds up and crystalizes in and around your joints. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), gout attacks often occur in...
     
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    One of the most bothersome symptoms of menopause for many women is menopause weight gain. As hormone levels begin to change, many women begin to experience an increase in abdominal fat. Dr. Shoreh Ershadi explains how women can fight menopausal weight gain and other common symptoms. As hormones...
     
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    Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Until now, we haven’t known exactly what...
     
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    Thousands participate in BCBS’ innovative “Maintain, Don’t Gain” Challenge
    A leading national ‘Blue’ health insurance organization is taking an innovative and fresh approach to holiday stress and eating, with more than 2,000 of its members already signed up for an innovative weight-management program this holiday season. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s...
     
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    New research from Harvard University published in New England Journal of Medicine
    In a large new study, observational researchers at Harvard University looked at how eating nuts may help reduce the risk of mortality, finding that those who ate nuts daily, such as pistachios, saw health benefits nearly double. The study’s findings are consistent with previous research, is the largest...
     
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    As Americans sit down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, they often wish their family and friends good health and a long life. Good news! With nuts like almonds on the table, these sentiments are more than just a traditional toast. Significant research published last week in the New England Journal of...
     
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    Holidays find half of potentially eligible adults 60+ are food insecure & not receiving SNAP
    Older relatives gathering with family and friends in New York for holiday meals, may be facing a harsh reality in their own homes—hunger. Senior hunger is soaring in the state, and, according to AARP, so are the barriers to getting help. In a new report, the Association has recommendations to change...
     
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    Diabetes is a serious epidemic in America with more than 26 million American children and adults suffering from it. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the disease has risen to the seventh-leading cause of death among Americans. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and a good time to take...