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Sitting is Bad for Your Brain, Not Just Your Metabolism or Heart

Sitting is Bad for Your Brain, Not Just Your Metabolism or Heart

Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older… Read more »

Medical Corner: De-Stress

Medical Corner: De-Stress

By: Ashmar Mandou Stress does not have to ruin your life or your health. Constant stress, which comes in many forms, such as daily traffic, unhappy marriage, or heavy workload,… Read more »

IDPH Receives Massive Donation for Synthetic Cannabinoids Treatment

IDPH Receives Massive Donation for Synthetic Cannabinoids Treatment

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been working with the Bausch Foundation, the independent charitable organization of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Valeant) to secure a donation of nearly… Read more »

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

As spring swings into gear, pivotal moments in adolescent life come into view: prom, graduation, and maybe even a college acceptance letter. It’s a time to celebrate past success and… Read more »

Consejos Para Tener un Cuerpo Listo para el Verano

Consejos Para Tener un Cuerpo Listo para el Verano

Por: Laura Posada, Entrenadora de Vida y Vocera de Wonderful Pistachios Damas (y caballeros). El verano llega y estamos a tiempo para trabajar nuestros cuerpos y sentirnos mejor, física y… Read more »

Alimentos Para Combatir el Estrés

Alimentos Para Combatir el Estrés

Sucesos estresantes – y no tienen que ser grandes, solo problemas diarios de la vida, – causan que nuestros niveles de cortisona se eleven. La cortisona causa antojo por la… Read more »

Rincón Médico: Como Desestresarse

Rincón Médico: Como Desestresarse

Por: Ashmar Mandou El estrés no tiene que arruinar su vida o su salud. Un estrés constante, que viene de muchas formas, como el tráfico diario, un matrimonio infeliz o… Read more »

Tips to Handle ‘Emotional Eating’

Tips to Handle ‘Emotional Eating’

Research shows certain “comfort” foods release the same kinds of brain chemicals as highly addictive opioid drugs. Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of the bestselling book “The Emotion Code,” with five… Read more »

Older Adults May Not Need Vitamin D to Prevent Falls

Older Adults May Not Need Vitamin D to Prevent Falls

Many older adults should avoid taking vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent falls and fractures, and focus instead on exercises to improve balance and coordination, U.S. doctors recommend. The… Read more »

Night Owls Have Higher Risk of Dying Sooner

Night Owls Have Higher Risk of Dying Sooner

“Night owls” -people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning — have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,”… Read more »