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Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekIf you take the bus to work, there’s a simple way to sneak in a little extra exercise: Instead of jumping on at your usual stop, walk a mile to the next one down the line. You’ll be surprised by how little time it takes, and there are some big benefits that come with walking.Beat the chair - The average American sits 13 hours a day according to a new survey. Even if you work out for an hour a day, sitting for that long still isn’t...

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 4:41 PM

By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary KracoffMore Content NowWe’ve all heard the phrase “wonder drug.” It’s used to describe a seemingly miraculous new drug that does wonders for patients...

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Q: What is Devic’s disease? Is it a kind of multiple sclerosis?A: Doctors Devic and Gault first described Devic’s disease (now called neuromyelitis optica or NMO) in 1894 from their experience with 16 patients. NMO is...

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Do the various phases of the moon affect our health? Many people believe so and some scientific studies say yes, others say no.The word “lunatic” originally describe people with emotional illnesses that were considered...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Q: I heard there is a new viral disease from Africa that has just come to the Americas. What is this?A: It sounds like you are referring to the chikungunya virus.Chikungunya (which means “stooped walk” in a...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Although teething is a normal process associated with the eruption of babies primary teeth, there is some confusion present, especially among parents, as how to best manage some of the symptoms.Teeth start erupting about age 6...

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Forty years ago, the Parsons-based Farm Talk Newspaper’s Four States Farm Show began what’s become known as an agricultural mall for the region and beyond.For this anniversary, everything seems to have gone right: The economy...

Posted Jul 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on the dangers of prolonged sitting, benefits of eating nuts, children’s health news and senior health news.Tip of the WeekAs the dangers of prolonged sitting are becoming...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Losing weight and keeping it off is a life-altering experience but worth the trouble. When I was pregnant and expecting my first child a relative cautioned me, “Life as you know it will cease to exist.” Not a tactful way to...

Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 9:06 AM

There were a few lessons on Friday evening, as volunteers trained a large crowd of children who are planning to take part in today's Get Fit TRYathlon. That meant swimming, running, biking and transition walk-throughs."It's all hot,...

Posted Jul 11, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on updating workout equipment, obesity, sleep problems and new research.Tip of the WeekAs the year goes on, routines get stale and equipment wears out. Keep your fitness regimen...

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