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Wellness

Is taking melatonin a good idea? And other top sleep questions, answered

Sleep—we all need it! And truthfully, most of us need more of it. As a sleep medicine doctor, I spend my days talking to people about how to improve both the quantity and quality of their sleep, and helping them get to the root cause of any sleep disturbances. There are a lot of myths …

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Exercise guidelines for cancer patients and survivors

It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise has several health benefits regardless of age, shape, size, ethnicity or co-morbidities. According to the US Health and Human Services, about $117 billion in annual healthcare costs and about 10% of premature mortality are associated with inadequate physical activity. But did you know exercise can actually help you …

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What makes a healthy breakfast? The carb versus fat debate

Eating breakfast in the morning allows your body to “fuel up,” both physically and mentally, increasing energy and concentration levels throughout the day. But given a choice, do you opt for bacon and eggs or something like oatmeal or a bagel with cream cheese? What’s important to consider here is the value of a macronutrient balance. The …

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Feeding your family on a budget: 6 quick tips to lower your grocery bill

For families working with a tight budget, eating healthy can sometimes be low on the priority list. Consistently eating fresh, nutritious food doesn’t have to break the bank—but it does require some planning. Creating a grocery list can help you plan out your week, keep you accountable and discourage impulsive buys. Check out some of …

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Intermittent fasting plus exercise: Helpful or harmful?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) has become one of the most popular weight loss strategies. But does it really work? Can it boost your efforts to lose weight and build lean body mass? Let’s dive in to see what the research says about intermittent fasting and exercise. How intermittent fasting works There are various ways to practice …

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Does choking, coughing or snoring keep you or your spouse up at night? It could be sleep apnea

You’ve just drifted off to sleep and suddenly, you’re awakened by your spouse’s loud gasping. They settle right back into slumber, but you’re left awake, listening to them snore. Your sleep partner’s nighttime habits are not only annoying—they could also be dangerous if they are suffering from sleep apnea. What are the risks of sleep …

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