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After lawnmower accident, 4-year-old Kutter is a walking miracle

First responders arrived at the Shed property in April 2022 to find 4-year-old Kutter’s left leg mangled—and his intestines wrapped around the blades of the riding lawnmower that had run him over. He would lose 80% of those intestines. At one point in the operating room, his eyes rolled back.  But thanks to the lifesaving, …

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12 tips for healthier holiday eating

Tis the season for eating. You start at Halloween, sneaking the little chocolate bars from your kids’ haul or munching on leftover candy someone brought to the office. Next comes Thanksgiving, with stuffing and rich casseroles and mountains of desserts. That snowballs through the winter holidays, with more parties, more food and more temptation. It …

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Women’s wellness: How to be your best self in your 40s

Your 40s may be the new 20s. Today’s woman in her 40s is in her prime, busily balancing the demands of life with a sense of purpose. But many women, especially those who are the primary caregivers in their household, need to remember to keep themselves healthy as well. Always busy focusing on everyone else, …

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Mindful movement: How to incorporate more joyful exercise in your life

In the busyness of life, finding time to prioritize movement and self-care can be a challenge. And when we do find the time, hitting the gym or going for a run often feels like the last thing we want to do. Mindful movement, however, can help you reap all the benefits of exercise—both physical and …

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“Liver buddies” for life: Niece saves her aunt’s life through organ donation

As aunt and niece, Demaris and Brittney have always had a special bond. For them, family is everything. So, when Brittney found out that Demaris needed a new liver, she didn’t hesitate to offer hers. Now self-described “liver buddies,” the two are closer than ever. This is their story of hope, healing and never giving …

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141 wellness-inspired gift ideas for everyone on your list

Whether you’re hitting the mall bright and early or “adding to cart” from the comfort of your couch, there is no better feeling than crossing names off your gift list. Stressed about figuring out what to get everyone this Christmas? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Give your loved ones a gift that shows you really care—give …

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How to talk to your doctor about depression

When you’re experiencing a mental health concern like depression, it may seem overwhelming, especially if you feel like you’re in crisis. It can be hard to know where to turn for help or what your next steps might be—depression medication? Counseling or therapy? A great place to start is with your primary care provider. You …

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4 simple ways to eat more mindfully this Thanksgiving

For many people trying to maintain a healthy weight, holiday gatherings, particularly Thanksgiving, come with an air of excitement—and anxiety. This beloved holiday is a time to give thanks and gather with those we love, but it may also have you stressing about the ingredients in your favorite family recipes. Here are some practical tips …

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How to start exercising: A beginner’s guide to working out

We all know the benefits associated with regular physical activity—lower blood pressure, lower risk of chronic disease, better mood, to name a few—yet many of us struggle to find the motivation to fit exercise into our daily routine. For many, it’s simply a matter of not knowing where to start. It can be overwhelming choosing …

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