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Health & Beauty

Health and beauty tips often go overlooked as to how they can impact your actual health. Your body’s largest organ is your skin and taking care of it is vitally important. Not to be overlooked, as well, is how looking better can actually make you feel better.

Family History: How Your Genes Affect Your Health

3 generations of a family
Family history is a strong predictor of many health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Having a first-degree relative (mom, dad, or sibling) with either condition increases your risk significantly. But new research in epigenetics is casting new light on genetics and what you can do to mitigate your disease risks, even in the face of strong genetic predispositions.

SMART goals help you get and stay healthy

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about 9 healthy habits to bring into the new year. I also offered some pointers for turning those habits into long-term lifestyle choices. So, today I want to follow up with you on your plans to become a healthy and happier person in 2019 and beyond. So how’s it going so far? Let’s pull up your health plan, take inventory of your successes and setbacks. Using that info, you can make a tweak or a change—maybe even restart entirely—to get you back on track.

Your Annual Preventive Tests to Put on Your Calendar Today

Start the new year with a thorough assessment of your health. We have tests that can “zoom in” on typical trouble spots, better than ever. So we can get a jump on fixing them, or better yet, pronouncing them untroubling—with greater confidence than ever.

Q&A on Recovering from Surgery

Dr. Connealy
I’m all for healing slow and steady, using what nature has so generously given us. But sometimes, surgery is the only answer. Here are some questions I’m frequently asked about the best ways to heal and protect the body after a surgical procedure. Dr. Connealy, I’m about to have surgery. Any tips to help me […]

Heatstroke and other warm weather dangers: symptoms and relief

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With record-breaking heat upon us, the midday sun can be dangerous, even fatal. Here’s how to be sure your summer fun isn’t interrupted by a trip to the emergency room. Don’t shun the sun Let’s start by reminding ourselves that the sun isn’t our enemy—though sunscreen makers sure want you to think that. We don’t […]

Sunscreen: Choose One That Leaves You Healthier

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Summer’s here, so it’s time, once again, to determine which sunscreens are hazardous to our health. There are zillions of sunscreens out there, and many contain known health-threatening ingredients and untested ingredients that might also be dangerous. So before we go dancin’ in the sun-bathed streets, let’s learn sunscreen smarts. We all have skin in […]

Is mineral makeup safer? How dangerous is regular makeup?

If you’re a woman who wears makeup, you’ve likely noticed over the past couple of decades the emergence of mineral makeup. Perhaps not by mistake, the rise of mineral-based makeup seemed to coincide with a growing trend among forward-thinking women to question and scrutinize what they’re putting on their skin and hair. You see, lotion […]

Blog Post: Summer Safety

Publisher and President Lily Moran
Today’s record temperatures can be dangerous to your health. But dive in with me and we’ll beat the heat.  We’ll deal today only with some serious summer threats—dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Being outside, in the heat without taking certain precautions can lead to serious trouble. But follow some simple rules, and there’s no need […]

Anti-perspirant and deodorant dangers, and healthy alternatives

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Raise your hands if you put deodorant or antiperspirant on today. Put your hands down if you know the difference between the two. Finally, lower your hands if you know the dangerous ingredients of conventional deodorants and antiperspirants. Are your hands still up? If so, take a whiff. There’s a very good chance that your […]

Melanoma prevention via sun protection and skin inspection

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Nothing says summer like endless hours of fun in the sun. But as you know, that bright orb in the sky has a dark side. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays over time is the single greatest cause of skin cancer, including deadly melanoma. There are several types of skin cancer, and most are […]
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