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Archive for October 2013

Ways to Combat Snoring

There’s nothing good about snoring. Studies estimate that 45 percent of men and 30 percent of women snore on a regular basis. Chronic snoring disrupts sleep patterns and prevents a good night’s rest. Snoring often is a factor in a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been linked to certain health […]

Understanding Sunscreens

Choosing a sunscreen isn’t as simple as it used to be. Sunscreens help protect you from the sun’s dangerous rays in two ways. Some work by scattering the light, reflecting it away from your body. Others absorb the UV rays before they reach your skin. A few years ago, choosing a good sunscreen meant you […]

How to Choose A Multivitamin

Even if you eat a healthy diet, there are plenty of good reasons to take a multivitamin. In a perfect world, you’d get everything you need from a balanced diet full of whole foods, such as lean protein, whole grains and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, in the real world, many people […]

ACL Tears

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries get a lot of scientific and lay press exposure especially lately as NFL players are suffering them more and more. But what is the ACL and what does injury to it mean? The ACL is one of four major ligaments that hold the knee together. It helps control rotation (twisting) […]

What You Should Know About Heart Health

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the U.S.? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die of heart disease every year. That’s one in every four deaths. The good news: You can choose to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle and lower your […]