Monthly Archives: June 2012

Liver disease: unmanaged condition exacts a heavy toll

Liver disease: unmanaged condition exacts a heavy toll As liver disorders increase nationwide, a condition known as hepatic encephalopathy lurks in the background (ARA) – Chronic liver disease, which often leads to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) saps the body’s vitality. Worse, it can rob someone of their mind. For about half of people with…

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Simple tips to stay safe from the sun while outdoors

Simple tips to stay safe from the sun while outdoors (ARA) – Warm weather means more time spent enjoying the outdoors: picnics, bike rides, hikes and sporting events. While the summer months should be enjoyed to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all of the benefits it brings, also has many…

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How massage therapy can give you an active, healthy summer

How massage therapy can give you an active, healthy summer (ARA) – For many people, summer means fun in the sun that includes outdoor activities like running, hiking, biking and team sports. But an active lifestyle can take a toll on the body and bring about aches and pains from muscles and joints that haven’t…

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Invest in family-healthy diets by growing half your plate

Invest in family-healthy diets by growing half your plate (ARA) – Healthy eating is defined in many different ways, but the United States Department of Agriculture replaced the former Food Pyramid with MyPlate – creating an easy visual for everyone to enjoy healthy and balanced meals. The MyPlate graphic shows a place setting. The dinner…

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